Gulliver Preparatory School

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Gulliver Prep
Location
Information
TypePrivate, Independent
Opened1926 (Gulliver Academy)
1975 (Gulliver Preparatory School)
GradesPre-K, 3 to 12
Campus typeSuburban
Color(s)Navy Blue and White    
MascotRaider
Websitehttp://www.gulliverprep.org

Gulliver Prep is a private co-educational school. Its management offices are in Kendall, a census-designated place in Miami-Dade County, Florida.[1][2] Its four campuses are across the county.

Gulliver Academy

Previously the administrative offices were in Coral Gables.[3]

History[edit]

Gulliver Academy was founded in 1926.[4] Gulliver Preparatory opened in 1975.[5] The Miller Drive Campus opened in 1996.[6] In 2021 Gulliver Preparatory broke ground on a new center for student life, which will be located at the at its Marian C. Krutulis PK-8 Campus. The center is the first major construction undertaken as part of the school's new master plan. It is also part of Gulliver's long-term plan to consolidate its four academic campuses into two. [7]

Campuses[edit]

Campuses operated by Gulliver schools include:

  • Gulliver Prep - Executive Office
  • Gulliver Prep - Marian C. Krutulis PK-8 Campus - Coral Gables[1]
  • Gulliver Prep - Montgomery Campus - Pinecrest[1] - Formerly Pinecrest Middle School[8]
  • Gulliver Prep - Upper School Campus- Pinecrest[1]
  • Gulliver Prep - Upper School Miller Campus - Olympia Heights[1][9] - Formerly Pinecrest Prep Campus[6]
Campuses in the Miami area

Accreditation[edit]

Gulliver Prep is accredited by five agencies: the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS), the Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC), and the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA).

Student life[edit]

More than 2,200 students are enrolled at Gulliver’s four campuses.

Academics[edit]

Gulliver Prep offers honors, International Baccalaureate program, Advanced Placement, work and extracurricular experiences. The average class size at Gulliver is 16 students; the student/teacher ratio is approximately 8-to-1.[citation needed] Gulliver offers more than 30 AP courses, an internship program, and dual enrollment opportunities at the University of Miami, Florida International University [10] and Miami-Dade College.[11]

Gulliver Preparatory awards the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

Academic Programs are offered at all campuses. The Marian C. Krutulis PK-8 campus offers middle school students Gateway to Technology and Gateway to Technology for Girls. The Upper School Campus Signature Academic Programs include architecture, biomedical sciences, engineering, international business and entrepreneurship and law and litigation.[citation needed]

Age discrimination lawsuit[edit]

In 2014 Patrick Snay, a former headmaster for the Miami, Florida location, was awarded a settlement of $80,000 related to an age discrimination complaint he had brought against the institution when his 2010-11 contract was not renewed. Snay's daughter, Dana Snay, posted information about the settlement on social media. The post was used as evidence that the Snays had violated the non-disclosure agreement with Gulliver Preparatory; courts ultimately ruled in the school's favor.[12]

Notable alumni[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Gulliver's teams, The Raiders, have won district, regional, sectional, state runner-up and state championships, as well as numerous conference championships. Gulliver currently competes in the 4A classification. The Miami Herald awarded Gulliver the All Sports Award for having the top program for small schools in Miami-Dade County, and the Florida High School Activities Association ranked Gulliver Schools 2nd in the state in the 2A and 3A classifications dependent upon sport.

The football field was renamed Sean Taylor Memorial Field on September 5, 2009 in honor of the late football player.

FHSAA team championships by sport[edit]

Sport Gender Championships Years Runner-up Years Notes
Baseball 1 2004 2 1998, 2010
Basketball Boys 0 0
Girls 1 2004 0
Cross Country Boys 3 1998, 1999, 2001 0 In 1999, cross-country became the first team to win back-to-back titles in Miami-Dade County
Girls 2 1990, 1997 1 1996
Football 1 2001 1 2008 Team featured Sean Taylor and Buck Ortega. The 2019 Raiders football team was the first team to ever go undefeated in the regular season. While the raiders did not win a state championship that year, this team included some big names like, Donell Harris, Diego La'Monica, Gabriel Taylor, Terell Torrence, and Westley Neal
Golf Boys 0 0
Girls 0 0
Lacrosse Boys 0 0
Soccer Boys 7 1992, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2014, 2015, 2020 2 2013, 2021
Girls 1 2011 4 1997, 1999, 2001, 2013
Softball 6 1998, 2001, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 1 2007
Swimming Boys 1 2016, 4 1981, 1982, 1983, 2017
Girls 4 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 1 2005
Tennis Boys 9 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 3 2002, 2004, 2012
Girls 6 1994, 1997, 2006, 2007, 2013, 2014 4 1999, 2002, 2003, 2012
Track & Field Boys 0 0
Girls 1 1998 2 2002, 2003
Volleyball Girls 0 0
Water Polo Boys 3 2007, 2012, 2014 3 2001, 2006, 2011
Girls 9 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013 4 1998, 2000, 2014, 2017
Total 51 31

Source: FHSAA.org[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Home page. Gulliver Schools. Retrieved on January 3, 2016. "Executive Office: 9350 South Dixie Highway, 11th Floor Miami, Florida 33156[...]Academy - Marian C. Krutulis Campus: 12595 Red Road Coral Gables, Florida 33156[...]Montgomery Drive Campus: 7500 SW 120 Street Pinecrest, Florida 33156[...]Preparatory School: 6575 North Kendall Drive Pinecrest, Florida 33156[...]Miller Drive Campus: 8000 SW 56 Street Miami, Florida 33155 • 305.274.9535"
  2. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP (INDEX): Kendall CDP, FL" (Archive). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on June 26, 2015.
  3. ^ "[1]" (Archive). Gulliver Schools. October 9, 2011. Retrieved on January 3, 2016. "1500 San Remo Avenue, Suite 420 Coral Gables, Florida 33146"
  4. ^ "Gulliver Academy." Gulliver Schools. Retrieved on September 28, 2009.
  5. ^ "Gulliver Preparatory Campus". Gulliver Schools. 2011-10-09. Archived from the original on 2011-10-09. Retrieved 2018-03-21.
  6. ^ a b "Gulliver Pinecrest Prep Campus."
  7. ^ BizJournals, "Gulliver Prep breaks Ground on Center for Student Life," March 2, 2021 [2]
  8. ^ "Gulliver Schools - About: Pinecrest Middle School". 9 October 2011. Archived from the original on 9 October 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  9. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Olympia Heights CDP, FL" (Archive). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on January 3, 2015.
  10. ^ Florida International University, "Partner Schools," [3] accessed 8 March 2021
  11. ^ Miami-Dade College, "Miami-Dade County Private Schools Approved for Dual Enrollment," updated 2009 [4]
  12. ^ "Girl costs father $80,000 with 'SUCK IT' Facebook post". CNN. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
  13. ^ "EF Education First Drapac p/b Cannondale - Pro Cycling Team". EF Education First - Drapac p/b Cannondale. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  14. ^ "FHSAA.org - FHSAA Championship Record Books". www.fhsaa.org. Retrieved 24 October 2018.

External links[edit]

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