Gulf Pointe Academy (GPA) in Navarre, Florida was founded in the fall of 2011 by Dianne and Rob Hamer with an inaugural class of three kindergartners. As our application process for the 2013/2014 school year wraps up, we are preparing for approximately 50 students (with a wait-list) who will attend pre-K through 2nd grade with a staff of five teachers. GPA will continue to add one grade per year through high school.
GPA is inspired and enlightened by Highlands Latin School and utilizes Memoria Press’ complete Classical Core Curriculum. Our mission is to instill in our students a love of learning and the requisite tools to facilitate critical thinking skills and the lifelong pursuit of knowledge. We believe that Memoria’s curriculum, utilizing timetested methods emphasizing the Western tradition within the framework of Christian values, provides students with the best opportunity to develop an intellectually rich and meaningful life.
Dianne and Rob and all of GPA’s teachers have made the Memoria Press Classical Education Conference an annual sabbatical where we hone our teaching skills and refine our strategies to create a world-class school in our little part of Florida. The staff of Highlands and Memoria Press radiates an energy and passion that is contagious and invigorating! Gulf Pointe Academy has built a solid foundation, and we are looking forward to continuing this journey to develop extraordinary minds
Originally published in The Classical Teacher Summer 2013 edition.