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All-State Academy

Six Gulliver students traveled to Tampa this weekend for the Florida Music Educators Association’s (FMEA) All-State Music Festival. Once a student is chosen to be a participant at All-States, they become ranked as one of the top musicians in the state. Tobias Shoenwald '24 was one of 20 students - and only five trumpets - selected for the All-State Jazz Band, while Constanza Prato '24 and Kate Brewer '24 represented Gulliver in the All-State Middle School Treble and Mixed Chorus, respectively. In addition, Margaret Miao '22 was chosen to play violin in the All-State Concert Orchestra, Craig Cosentino '21 participated as a tenor in the All-State Men’s Choir, and Julia Izquierdo '20 was selected to the All-State Concert Choir as a soprano. The FMEA All-State Music Festival is the second largest All-State Music Festival in the United States.

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Gulliver students have won the Congressional App Challenge for Florida District 27 the last four years

U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala (FL-27) has announced Gulliver Prep's Jake Charron ‘21, Joshua Delgado ‘21, Kamal Kay-Ramos ‘21, and Jordan Schmidt ‘21 as winners of the 2019 Congressional App Challenge for her Congressional district. 

​The group's winning app, AED Locator, uses a person's geolocation to find the nearest automated external defibrillator in more than 10,000 locations in Miami-Dade County. A virtual reality component is being developed in order to help people learn the nuances between AED devices. To learn more about AED Locator, click here.

Under the direction of Dean Morell and Jesse de Vera, Prep Computer Science Faculty, Gulliver students have won the last four Challenges for District FL-27. Jake Seymour '20, Sebastian Quintero '20, Ishan Shah '20, Matthew Garcia '20, Ryan Costa '20, and Daniel Fleites-Cruz '20 won last year’s challenge with CR Coding (formerly known as Kickstart); Gaetan Almela '19 and Kristian Zedan '19 took first place with their ChromaTilt app in 2017; and Vicki Rios '17 won in 2016 with Simple Sign. 

The Congressional App Challenge is a yearly competition that encourages middle and high school students to learn to code and pursue careers in computer science and STEM fields. This year marks the fifth official Challenge, and most successful to-date, as 304 Members of Congress across 48 states hosted app challenges for their student constituents. A record 10,534 students participated, yielding 2,177 original student-created apps, both of which nearly double last year’s totals.

Challenge winners from across the country will be invited to present their apps to Members of Congress and the tech community at #HouseOfCode, a reception on Capitol Hill to be held in the Spring of 2020. The group will also have an opportunity to participate in workshops and network with STEM advocates who oversee mentor programs with companies such as Apple, Google, Verizon, Amazon Web Services, Capital One, and PayPal.

“This year we had an overwhelming amount of submissions from across South Florida. As a lifelong educator, the ingenuity and hard work of our students is truly inspiring,” said Rep. Shalala. “Thank you to all the dedicated students who entered this year’s competition. I look forward to seeing what great ideas our students have in the years to come.”
 

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Student author Olivia Connor spoke about her children's books to undergraduate students at Notre Dame.

Olivia Connor '20 recently traveled to South Bend, Indiana, where she gave an open lecture titled "Storytelling for Justice: Harnessing a Child's Mind Towards Enduring Change" to undergraduate students at the University of Notre Dame. Over the last two years, she has authored a series of children's books on equity, inclusion, diversity, and justice, and was invited to Notre Dame after a video of her talking about her books caught the eye of a university professor. Read on to learn more about Olivia's journey, why she chose to write children's books on these particular topics, and how Gulliver helped her along the way.

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US-Japan Diplomacy

Last week, in an effort spearheaded by Ms. Chiho Cotton, World Languages Faculty, four Gulliver Middle School students and their families hosted Japanese students as part of the "Wings of Youth" program. During the same week, Mr. Patrick Griffin, Prep Social Sciences Faculty, and the Upper School's Social Sciences Department hosted its annual US-Japan Diplomacy project, which simulates negotiations of a treaty between the United States and Japan. 

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Jake Seymour '20: Learning in a Global Context

Jake Seymour '20 had a productive and insightful Summer of 2019. He began by actively networking for STEM outreach programs and representing Gulliver's own CR Coding at a Florida Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) meeting to promote CSforALL. He then embarked upon a truly remarkable trip to Asia, starting with backpacking through Japan and an internship with Jin Mao Partners -- an international firm specializing in China’s Belt & Road Initiative in central Shanghai, China.

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Hurricane Dorian Update

Due to Hurricane Dorian, our campuses will be closed Saturday, August 31 through Tuesday, September 3.

We anticipate to be open for school on Wednesday, September 4; however, this will depend on the storm's impact to our area.

We are monitoring the progress of the storm and will distribute updates as needed, including the status of the school reopening. We ask our families to monitor the media also. The latest updates are also available on the Gulliver Hotline at 1.877.471.1900.

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Gulliver is a superior college preparatory school devoted to educational excellence, where students are inspired and challenged to reach their fullest potential. At Gulliver, character development is as important as academic achievement and we integrate community values into daily instruction. Our rigorous curriculum, cutting-edge facilities and nurturing faculty place students at the center of learning so they are successful, both in the classroom, at college and throughout their careers.

96%

IB Diploma Pass Rate During the Last Decade

25+

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses Offered

100%

Of Students are Accepted to Four-Year Colleges

75+

Campus Organizations

16

Students per Classroom on Average

90+

Sports Teams
Gulliver is proud that students have matriculated at the following colleges and universities:

Gulliver strives to ensure students are prepared for their future by providing access to advanced resources and innovative technology that support 21st century learning. Student-centered instruction and interactive, hands-on coursework encourage students to answer and ask the important questions about, and provide solutions to, the complex problems of today…and tomorrow.

Gulliver provides all students the opportunity to realize their leadership potential. We help them understand accountability and cultural competency and instill in them a strong sense of self. Our character-based curriculum prepares Gulliver students to become global citizens, embodying the 4Cs – critical thinking, communication, creativity, and collaboration – that are essential to facing the complex issues of our rapidly changing world.

Gulliver ensures each student reach his/her unique potential by providing a personalized and engaging educational experience. Our community of dedicated teachers not only promote mastery of academic material but also nurture innate abilities and talents. Gulliver students are inspired to remain lifelong learners, live with integrity and responsibility, and make positive contributions to their communities.

50+
Countries
Represented
by our Students

8:1

Approximate
Student:Teacher
Ratio

1926

Established by Arthur Gulliver

20+

Consecutive Awards as Best Architectural
Program in Miami-Dade County

63,339

Total Hours of Community Service
for Class of 2018

200+

Colleges Attended by Gulliver Graduates

50+

Athletic State Championships

Gulliver offers a wide variety of curricular and co-curricular experiences that require active participation and personal commitment, extending learning beyond the lessons of the traditional classroom. Gulliver students may select from signature programs and innovative coursework that enable them to further explore their interests. Our holistic approach supports a well-rounded education that encourages excellence and champions the “entrepreneurial spirit.”

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