Learning Through Adventure!

Education & Outdoor Recreation

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Outdoor Education, Wilderness Retreats & Canadian Culture

About GMA Academy

High quality Academic Learning
GMA Academy - Private School
Outdoor Learning & Play

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, individualized academics, a wide variety of physical activity, arts & music, healthy homemade meals,  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. 

Classrooms are found in the main lodge together with an art studio and dining room.

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- free of charge
  • healthy snacks and a hot lunch are provided and included in tuition fees
  • regular communication with the teachers through the Seesaw App
  • 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 other programs such as  Winter Camps and Summer Camps at a 20%  discounted price (full time students only)


Admissions and Tuition

 Yearly Fees for 2018/19 & 2019/20

Full time enrollment  for children in Junior Kindergarten - Grade 8: $9000

Part time enrollment for children in Junior Kindergarten - Grade 1:

  • 4 days a week = $7200 
  • 3 days a week = $5400 
  • 2 days a week = $3600 
  • 1 day per week = $1800 (Fridays only)

Part Time enrollment from children in Grade 2 - Grade 8:

  • 2 days a week = $3600 (Wednesdays & Fridays only)
  • 1 day per week = $1800 (Fridays only)

Late pickup until 4:30pm is included in the yearly tuition fees. Pickup from 4:30pm-5:30pm (including snack) is available at the following rate:

$150 per month for full time students

$120 per month for 4 days per week

$90 per month for 3 days per week

$60 per month for 2 days per week

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 $200 discount is applied for:

 - Full yearly payments for full time students

 - Additional siblings for full time students

A non refundable registration fee of $150 is required for new students along with a $500 tuition fee deposit. This deposit is applied to the final payment of the school year if paying in monthly installments or the lump sum payment at the beginning of the school year. 

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.