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Palmetto Bay Academy International Student Program 2016-2017

Palmetto Bay Academy is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.


PBA international students get enjoy to many South Florida adventures throughout the year with their American classmates.

Palmetto Bay Academy’s international student program is founded in the experience of our Founder Lois Dimos, who has 30 years experience with ESL programs and international students, as well as our Director Maggie Eubanks and Associate Director John Eubanks, who spent five years each building schools and educating learners in China and Indonesia.

Their experience with international learners helps you know you will have an experienced, knowledgeable support system for your international education experience!


Students and teachers enjoy Palmetto Bay Academy’s Heritage Thanksgiving Luncheon.

Our program offers:

  • College preparatory program with graduates accepted at top state and US schools (UM, FIU, FSU, Loyola, Emory etc.)
  • 8 to 1 student to teacher ration to support academic and social success
  • American teachers experienced with international students
  • Individual Faculty Advisor
  • Language support
  • Support services for students with learning differences
  • One-on-one teacher interactions
  • Specialized cultural trips to truly “experience” South Florida
  • College counselling support and events
  • Freedom to choose any homestead provider


Students use the “flipped learning” model and 1-to-1 technology to become leaders in 21st century education.

How to apply:

Submit the following documents electronically to

  • A completed application: download here.
  • Copy of passport
  • A recent photo of the applicant
  • A scan of an official bank statement showing sufficient funds for tuition and fees
  • Official immunization record

Academic Records

  • A scan of student’s high school transcript. (If a 9th grader include grades from the previous two school years.)
  • TOEFL test scores
  • At the school’s request applying students may be required to submit all documents to a document verification and translation organization.

Call 786-293-5353 for assistance.

2016-2017 PBA International Student Program Fees

Application fee $100
Registration fee $500
Annual Tuition $23,000
Book and Online Licensing Fee $800
Annual field trip fee $600