Learning Through Adventure!

Education & Outdoor Recreation

Great Moose Adventures

Outdoor Education, Wilderness Retreats & Canadian Culture

About GMA Academy

Our Mission & Guiding Goals

Our mission seeks to challenge and enable our students with the skills and determination to lead a successful life, rooted in a passion for life-long learning, a strong sense of community and the creativity to excel in a changing world.

To us 'balance' in mind, body and spirit is the foundation for teaching, learning and character development  as we combine a myriad of educational philosophies with inquiry based outdoor education, individualised academics, a wide variety of physical activity, arts & music,  and a student-centered  approach to emotional wellness and social development.


The GMA Academy  faculty are a dedicated group of qualified and certified teachers who all share a passion for life long learning and a belief in a growth mindset where anyone can be successful with the proper support.


GMA Academy is located  just 10 minutes from Gravenhurst, Muskoka. Situated on 96 acres of private property and adjoining another 200 acres of Crown Land, we are surrounded by lakes, rives, forests, beaver ponds and the beautiful Canadian Shield. With kilometers of trails, there is lots to explore and enjoy in all seasons.

A Small School with a Big Heart

GMA Academy prides itself as a safe learning community where positive challenges are provided within a context of consistent support. This is best achieved due to our low child to teacher ratios and student-centered approach to academic growth, emotional wellness & social development. Such an approach allows for a range of benefits:

  • easier for students to be supported and continually progress in their academics learning
  • teachers are well connected to their students and able to monitor their holistic education more effectively
  • increased opportunities for students to take leadership positions
  • learning can be tailored to students' interests and individual abilities & skills

Perks for the Parents

  • early drop off from 7:45am and late pick ups until 4:30pm- included in tuition fees
  • class field trip costs are included in tuition fees
  • all gear for canoe trips, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and other sports are included at no extra cost
  • access to our Summer Camps at a 25% discounted price for full time students


Admissions and Tuition

 Yearly Fees for 2023/24

Full time enrollment  for children in Junior Kindergarten - Grade 8: $10,080

Part time enrollment for children in Junior Kindergarten &  Senior Kindergarten:

  • 4 days a week = $8064
  • 3 days a week = $6048
  • 2 days a week = $4032

Fees can be paid in one lump sum at the beginning of the academic year or in 10 installments on the 1st of each month.

A $225 discount is applied for full yearly payments for full time students.

A $450 discount is applied for the sibling of full time students.

A $675 discount is applied for 2nd+ siblings of full time students.

(Sibling discounts are applied only if a sibling is also registering for full time.)

A non refundable registration fee of $150 is required for new students along with a $1000 tuition fee deposit. This deposit is applied to the final payments of the school year if paying in monthly installments.

Families interested in joining are invited to come in for a tour and to discuss their child's educational history and goals for the future.


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