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Type of School

Private, Independent day school for boys and girls in grades 6 –12


Founded in 1983 by Dr. Sarah F. Allison in response to the demand for competitive, private education within a small, caring school environment.


Located in North Miami Beach, FL, 5 miles north of downtown Miami.


Two buildings and 25 rooms.

Total Enrollment



60% have masters or doctoral degrees
60% have more than 10 years at Allison

Average Class Size

12–14 students

Financial Information


$15,000 per year plus registration, book/computer fees

Financial Aid

25% qualified students receive financial aid.

Academic Information

Resources in Library

Access to 3.8 million volumes and 60 periodical subscriptions

Computer Network

Campus-wide inter-network featuring access to file storage, the Internet, and electronic mail

SchoolSpeak: connects students to features such as grades, homework and resources from home computers.

Computers and labs

1 computer lab on campus
All students have access to a computer in all classes
Students to computers ratio is 1:1

Middle School Departments

Arts, English, History, Math, Science, Health, Technology, Athletics, Physical Education, Reading,History, World Geography, Music.

Upper School Departments

Arts, English, History, Math, Science, World Languages, Computer Science/Technology, Health, Athletics/Physical Education, Reading.


Most courses are offered at two levels, some including Honors and Advanced Placement. Students are placed in courses that best suit their background and ability, and it is not unusual for students to have an academic schedule that includes courses from different levels.

Graduation Requirements

24 academic credits plus physical education are required
28 credits are recommended
Minimum Requirements:
4 years English
4 years Math, including Algebra I and geometry
3 years Natural Science, including biology
3 years Social Studies, including world history, American History, American Government/Economics
1 year Fine Art
2 years Foreign Language
1 year Applied Art
1 year physical education
4 or more Electives
75 Hours of Community Service are required

Foreign Language

2 languages offered: French/ Spanish

Academic Profile 2007

SAT Reasoning Test

Middle 50% ranges last year
Critical Reading 560-660
Math 570-670
Writing 570-670


95% of our students matriculate to an accredited college or university.lick here.

School Newspaper

The Allison Times

Extra Curricular


90% of our students participate in more than one extracurricular activity such as clubs, student government, and sports.

Community Service

Every student participates in school-wide community service activities. A myriad of community outreach programs also exist for individual and small-group participation off campus, incuding: the Humane Society, Beach & Park Cleanup, City Civic Functions, Various Food and Clothing Drives, and The Fairchild Challenge.

Learning- Through-Travel Programs

High School students are given the opportunity to participate in a 10-day foreign travel experience every spring. Over the past few years, students have traveled to England, France, Greece, and Italy.

During the school year, all students participate in field trips. The trips are planned for educational enrichment and for social activities. Students have participated in trips to Monkey Jungle, snorkeling in the Florida Keys, Miami Seaquarium, St. Augustine, Cape Canaveral, Everglades National Park, Duck Tours, Parrot Jungle, Museum of Science, Florida History Museum, and MOCA, Grad Nite at Universal Studios, Disney World, Islands of Adventure.

Facility Improvements

Over the last 5 years, Allison has invested more than $100,000 in physical plant upgrades to better serve the academic and athletic curriculum.

Extra Curricular

Association of Independent Schools of Florida

National Council for Private School Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

AdvancED – Advancing Excellence in Education

MSA/Middle States Association