School Profile

The St. Maarten Academy is an independent Secondary School located on the island of Dutch St. Maarten.
St. Maarten Academy, now known as FAVE (Foundation for Academic and Vocational Education), emerged in 1974 as the first secondary school with English as the language of instruction.
The school has two campuses – the academic section is located on L.B. Scott Road, while the vocational section is located in Ebenezer.
St. Maarten Academy offers quality education for challenged post elementary students and prepares them for a post secondary college or the world of work. The school’s environment is one in which students can feel comfortable and thus students can perform to the highest of their potential. The principal and staff seek to provide an atmosphere that is conducive to learning and continual development. At St. Maarten Academy students experience the joy of learning, achieving and excelling. This is our motto.
Both the academic and vocational sections have a diverse racial, ethnic and national population of students of more than 500 on each campus. The school is fully accredited by the educational authorities of the Netherlands Antilles.

School Philosopy

The St. Maarten Academy is committed to excellence in scholastic achievement, social development, self-discipline, sound morals and values practiced by responsible and successful citizens.

Mission Statement

The St. Maarten Academy is a caring and nurturing community committed to learning, achieving and excelling. Our mission is to develop the character and intellect of all students to the fullest extent possible, by motivating and inspiring them to academic excellence and instilling social and civic responsibility and moral values through a dynamic medium involving teachers, school management, parents and the community at large, so that they can function optimally in a global society.
  • To foster investigation and form an enquiring mind.
  • b)   To read, write and speak the mother tongue fluently and accurately.
  • c)   To develop academic and social skills, which will provide the base for the student’s future.
  • d) To communicate effectively in a second language.
  • e) To appreciate the beauty and aesthetics as reflected in nature and expressed in the art and culture throughout the ages.
  • f)   To develop the unique character of each student.