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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, rivers, forests, beaver ponds and the beautiful Canadian Shield. With kilometers of trails, there is lots to explore and enjoy in all seasons.

While we spend a lot of time outdoors, indoor learning is also a big part of the school. The main lodge contains our classrooms, washrooms and change areas.

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

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