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Palmetto Bay Academy

16637 South Dixie Highway, Miami, FL 33157
(786) 293-5353

(out of 10)

Private Grades 6-12 24 students 4 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

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About this school

Palmetto Bay Academy is a private high school in Village of Palmetto Bay. The principal of Palmetto Bay Academy is Lois Dimos, who can be contacted at 24 students attend Palmetto Bay Academy and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at Palmetto Bay Academy is 4:1. Carpe Diem Academia is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 53% %
White, non-Hispanic 47% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 months ago)

    In response to the "review" posted on Nov. 2- I know for a fact that the Director did not leave her prior school suddenly. Her prior school did not want her to leave as she had been there for 13+ years. She is well respected in the community and has an excellent reputation. Her husband retired with honor from Federal Law Enforcement.

  • (3 months ago)

    Without trying to be overly dramatic I would have to say that Palmetto Bay Academy saved my son's life and got him back on the road to academic and personal success. My very bright son went from missing over 70 days of 11th grade due to illness with failing grades no interest in college and behavioral issues to being the valedictorian of the Palmetto Bay Academy class of 2014 and getting into all 10 colleges he applied to. The guidance and positive acceptance of this child by PBA teachers and staff put my son back in the academic world and inspired him to turn everything around in his life. We can never be grateful enough for what Palmetto Bay Academy did for our son.

  • (4 months ago)

    The Husband of our Director left the school suddenly. I just found out both of them were at another private school before ours and left that school suddenly as well. Given everything else that has happened with my child I am very curious what is going on.

  • (8 months ago)

    The excellence of the faculty members at any school is a major factor in the quality of education you receive and this is one of the main advantages of attending PBA very supportive and qualified faculty. Failing is not an option.

  • (9 months ago)

    EXCELLENT for Smart kids that need an individualized approach. Many kids that dont work well in TRADITIONAL schools and are subject to bullying or are unconventional can get in the business of learning getting credits and focusing 100% in academics. It has no Athletic department and minimal social events. Perfect for kids that need extra supervising under freedom of working at their own pace. A lot come from great pr vate schools are catching up coming from schools abroad or faced setbacks such as sickness and come here to work under a rigurous program.

  • (2 years ago)

    I think PBA is very small in Miami. But I believe that PBA"s students who will graduate excellent and attend in fravorite Universities. I want to know procdure attend PBA in Fall 2012-2013 year school. Do PBA has a broading school ? My child will study 10th grade in Fall 2012-2013 yearschool.

  • (3 years ago)

    Excellent school! Teachers and staff are genuinely interested in each student receiving a quality education. My son has thrived here and I do not believe that he could have received a better education anywhere else!

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