Committed to Excellence

The St. Maarten Academy is an independent Secondary School located on the Island of St. Maarten. It's 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.

It has an Academic campus and a Vocational campus. The 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 are made to feel comfortable and perform to their highest potential. The Principal and Staff seek to provide an atmosphere that is conducive to learning and continual development. At the St. Maarten Academy students experience caring and the joy of learning, achieving and excelling.

Our School’s Philosophy


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 their fullest extent, 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.

St. Maarten Academy

Cupper Drive #2

Cul-de-Sac, Sint Maarten



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Conferences & Projects

*  DigiTeenz Project


High School

YEAR 1-5