Signature Academic Programs
Gulliver's innovative and rigorous curriculum provides broad exposure in all disciplines and presents students with opportunities to explore and develop their areas of interest. Our signature academic courses include architecture, biomedical sciences, engineering, international business and entrepreneurship, and field studies.
- Biomedical Sciences
- International Business and Entrepreneurship
- Field Studies
Recognized as the finest program of its kind in Miami-Dade County for more than two decades, Gulliver’s Architecture program prepares students for successful careers in architecture, urban planning, industrial design and technical communications.
The rigorous three-year, five-course curriculum exposes students to a realistic environment in which to apply techniques learned through design, two-dimensional presentations and three-dimensional modeling. Students research, observe and implement architectural styles and elements; they become proficient in Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems and generate presentations (proposals) using the latest AutoCAD/Autodesk Revit software.
The study of environmental (green) design and sustainability also is a fundamental element of the architecture program. It provides opportunities for participation in authentic community proposals emphasizing restoration and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification with participating entities such as the City of Coral Gables, the Miami Marlins, the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, and the City of Miami, among others.
Portfolio preparation is strongly emphasized in preparation for college entrance and summer internships with local architectural firms are encouraged. Graduates of our program have been accepted to, and have successfully completed their studies at, top architecture schools in the country such as: Cornell University, Syracuse University, Rice University, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo, University of Texas at Austin, Auburn University, Pratt Institute, University of Virginia, Georgia Institute of Technology and Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
For additional information on the Architecture Program offered at Gulliver, please contact Emily Wilson.
The Biomedical Sciences program is designed to provide a sound academic foundation for studies in fields such as medicine, biomedical engineering and health sciences. Over the course of four years, students develop an appreciation of careers available in this broad field.
Students explore how biomedical systems function using hands-on learning experiences. Areas of study include the operational performance of the human body – its physiology, genetics, pathology and bio-informatics. The program is project-based and collaborative, emphasizes writing and research, and culminates in group presentations. A considerable amount of laboratory work is performed, encouraging students to mature into independent thinkers and researchers.
Summer internship opportunities are available through the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine and Baptist Hospital. These experiences provide students with an opportunity to enhance their understanding of biological/biomedical principles and their analytical/technical skills. An advisory board consisting of a team of professionals from medical schools throughout Florida, including the University of Florida, Florida State University, the University of Miami and Florida International University, counsels on curricular and pedagogical matters.
For additional information on the Biomedical Science Program offered at Gulliver, please contact Laura Keepax.
Gulliver’s STEM program helps prepare students for the 21st century workplace and leadership roles. Articulated through all grades, the rigorous project-based curriculum in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) focuses on literacy, effective oral and written communication, group collaboration, and entrepreneurship.
Gulliver’s professors use student-centered learning approaches so that students understand, explore and engage with the world in which they live. A STEM-literate Gulliver graduate will be able to think critically and make meaningful connections with broader issues affecting our local and global communities.
Gulliver incorporates the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) STEM Curriculum in grades K-12 aligned to grade-level standards. Our Engineering, Computer Science and Biomedical program begins in the primary years and progresses throughout the lower school, middle school and high school years. Students are immersed in 21st century skills: Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, Creativity and Digital Citizenship. Giving students early experiences in the world of science, technology, engineering and math helps them gain confidence in seeking solutions to new problems and connecting classroom lessons to the world around them, while discovering how to become effective problem solvers.
For additional information on the Engineering Program offered at Gulliver, please contact Claude Charron.
The International Business and Entrepreneurship program is an honors-level academic program that prepares Gulliver students to thrive at selective undergraduate schools of business by arming them with business analysis and problem-solving skills. The entrepreneurship component nurtures students’ abilities to create and develop business ideas, while the international business component teaches them how to analyze factors at work within our complex global business environment.
The curriculum includes up to six courses, beginning with Introduction to Business, which gives students a fundamental understanding of what businesses do and how they work. It teaches students the language of business and familiarizes them with real-world business case studies. As students progress through the sequence of courses, they learn how to write and implement business plans; develop quantitative analysis skills through the study of statistics, economics, and basic accounting; and practice effective communication via collaborative projects and public speaking.
In addition to coursework, students participate in co-curricular activities that are relevant, engaging and challenging. They collaborate with various academic programs throughout the school and interact with other members of the South Florida business community. Program participants also compete in local, national and international business skills competitions.
The International Business and Entrepreneurship program fosters the personal development of each student by nurturing intellectual curiosity, problem-solving, ambition, academic achievement, service, leadership and interpersonal relationships. Students develop a stakeholder view of business that emphasizes sustainable ethical behavior and an understanding of the value that our future business leaders offer society.
For additional information on the International Business and Entrepreneurship Program offered at Gulliver, please contact Daniela Brenha.
The Field Studies Program has been designed to provide students with the skills necessary to conduct scientific research in various environmental conditions. The main objective is to create an interdisciplinary program that prepares students for the rigors of what constitutes a proper research protocol in an experiential learning format. Collaboration with local and international organizations and universities will allow students to access resources and experience not commonly found in a traditional classroom setting. Seminars by experts in topics like photography, writing, and specialized types of scientific research help students develop additional skills that will enhance their research experience.