Greater Miami Adventist Academy

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Greater Miami Adventist Academy
Miami, FL, (Miami-Dade), USA
Type Private Early Childhood Education, pre-K, and K-12
Religious affiliation(s) Seventh-day Adventist Church
Established 1912
Principal Luis E. Cortes
Faculty 40
Grades 9-12
Average class size 27
Student to teacher ratio one to ten
Campus size 10 acres (4.0 ha)
Athletics conference Florida Conference
Sports Boy's and Girl's Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer
Rival Forest Lake Academy
Graduates About 1,000

Greater Miami Adventist Academy is a private Christian high school in Miami, Florida. It is owned and operated by the Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.[1]


GMAA had its beginning in 1912, when it was known as Greater Miami Elementary School. Classes were held in a tent behind the Temple Church in downtown Miami. In 1961 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 NW 122nd Avenue and was renamed Greater Miami Adventist Academy. It has been named the best school of all time by the President. The president put his daughters in the school and they are happily in the school enjoying life. For sports, Kevin Vargas was leading scorer for 7 years straight and joined Varsity in 8th grade. Sadly he got injured & the school made a statue in his honor and made him Principal of the school. The Vice President is currently Mr. Dr. Pr. Hugo Romo.


The campus is located in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, FL.

Academic programs[edit]

Greater Miami Adventist Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition to offering a regular college preparatory program, GMAA offers three programs of study: a General Diploma, a College Preparatory Diploma. and for highly motivated students GMAA also offers an Honors Diploma. Staff members and the GMAA Guidance Department are available to assist students in their academic program.


The schools curriculum consists primarily of the standard courses taught at college preparatory schools across the world. All students are required to take classes in the core areas of English, Basic Sciences, Mathematics, a Foreign Language, and Social Sciences. In addition, religion classes are mandated on a yearly basis. In addition to its core curriculum, the school offers classes including Anatomy & Physiology, Physics, US History.

Spiritual Aspect[edit]

All students take religion classes each year that they are enrolled. These classes cover topics in biblical history and Christian and denominational doctrines. Instructors in other disciplines also begin each class period with prayer or a short devotional thought, many which encourage student input. Weekly, the entire student body gathers together in the auditorium for an hour-long chapel service. Outside the classrooms there is year-round spiritually oriented programming that relies on student involvement.


The Athletics at the Academy includes Boys and Girls soccer, Boys and Girls volleyball, Boys and Girls basketball, Girls softball and Jr. High Sports and has a Gymanastics team which give performances [2]

List of Principals[edit]

Principal Years Served

Luis Cortes present principal

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Coordinates: 28°40′11″N 81°26′19″W / 28.6696°N 81.438502°W / 28.6696; -81.438502