GMAA had its beginning in 1912, when it was known as Greater Miami Elementary School.
Classes were held in a tent behind the downtown Temple Church.
In 1960 it became a full fledge, four year academy.
Today the academy serves a rich and diverse constituency representing over thirty different national backgrounds.
GMAA presently occupies a beautiful two story facility at 500 N.W.
122nd Avenue. We offer K 4 to 12th grade. GMAA's philosophy is the reason for its existence and is stated in the following quote: "To restore man to the image of his Maker, to bring him back to the perfection in which he was created, to promote the development of body, mind and soul, that the divine purpose in His creation might be realized.
This is the object of education, the great object of life." That man has lost much of his Creator's image since sin entered the human race.
Spiritually, we need redemption and trust in our Savior. Physically, our body's health and strength needs restoration.
Mentally, in all subject areas, man's intelligence is far below its original capabilities.
Emotionally, man's self-esteem affects the way he treats others and desperately needs repairing.
That all true knowledge comes from God. This includes the knowledge of how to have stronger bodies and minds, a healthy self-image and a caring, loving attitude toward God and our fellow men.
That this knowledge constitutes the curriculum of true education. Within this curriculum every student needs to be challenged to achieve excellence in every area.
This achievement needs to be recognized often and encouraged: " Excellence for the Purpose of Service." The mission of GMAA is to provide a 7th Day Adventist education for the youth of South Florida in an environment in which they may mature and develop spiritually, intellectually and socially.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 380 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Student Body

Total Students
380 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade
Greater Miami Adventist Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

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This is home away from home. A super excellent school with all the " public school resources" coupled with an Excellent christian curriculum. A school of excellence and honor, with virtue rare. Go GMAA!! 10 STARS!!!! GMAA!!!
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 380 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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