Greater Miami Adventist Academy

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Greater Miami Adventist Academy
500 Northwest 122nd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33182
United States
Coordinates 28°40′11″N 81°26′19″W / 28.6696°N 81.438502°W / 28.6696; -81.438502Coordinates: 28°40′11″N 81°26′19″W / 28.6696°N 81.438502°W / 28.6696; -81.438502
Type Private, Coeducational high school
Religious affiliation(s) Seventh-day Adventist Church
Established 1912
Principal Luis E. Cortes
Faculty 40
Grades K5-12
Campus size 10 acres (4.0 ha)
Color(s) Navy, Gold, White
Sports Boys and Girls Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Boys Flag Football
Nickname GMAA
Rival Forest Lake Academy
Greater Miami Adventist Academy is located in Florida
Greater Miami Adventist Academy
Greater Miami Adventist Academy
Greater Miami Adventist Academy location in Florida

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] It is accredited by the Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges and Universities, which is a member of the National Council for Private School Accreditation. It also is accredited by Florida Association of Academic Non-Public Schools, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and Board of Regents of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.[2] Founded in 1912, it has experienced steady growth in attendance and is a part of the Seventh-day Adventist education system, the world's second largest Christian school system.


GMAA had its beginning in 1912, when it was known as Greater Miami Elementary School. Classes were held in a tent behind the Miami Temple Church in Downtown Miami. In 1961 it became a four-year academy. GMAA presently occupies a two story facility at 500 NW 122nd Avenue in Tamiami and was renamed Greater Miami Adventist Academy.


Greater Miami Adventist Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Spiritual aspects[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 Academy offers the following FHSAA sanctioned varsity competitive sports:[3]

  • Basketball (boys & girls)
  • Cross Country (boys & girls)
  • Flag Football (boys)
  • Soccer (boys & girls)
  • Softball (girls)
  • Tennis (boys & girls)
  • Volleyball (boys & girls)

In addition, the school sponsors an exhibition gymnastics team called The Acroamericas, which performs at college and professional sporting events and gives drug and alcohol awareness performances at other schools.[4]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Greater Miami Adventist Academy - Accreditation". Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Greater Miami Academy of Seventh-Day Adventists". Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Greater Miami Adventist Academy - Gymnastic". Retrieved 17 February 2015. 

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