The Palm Beach Maritime Academy meets the same curricular guidelines as the Palm Beach County Public Schools with a focus on maritime studies, science, and technology. Character education and life skills are also an integral part of the curriculum.
A unique integration of subject areas allows students to creatively apply their knowledge to practical situations. Hands-on learning is emphasized in both classroom and field experiences.
The curriculum is enhanced with field trips to various maritime and marine sites such as Peanut Island (former U.S. Coast Guard Station at left is located on Peanut Island), Loxahatchee Nature Preserve, Pine Jog Education Center, the Port of Palm Beach, and local marinas. Students learn small boat seamanship and navigation through the use of the Museum vessels.
Both the K-8 and High School received full accreditation from AdvancED, formally known as SACS. Both schools also received a grade of "C" from the Florida Department of Education.