Story at a glance

  • The Centner Academy is a private school in Miami that runs from pre-K through eighth grade.
  • The school sent home a letter to parents that said students who get vaccinated will need to quarantine at home for 30 days before returning to school.
  • The letter went on to state the academy’s stance on “experimental vaccines” hasn’t changed.

A private school in Miami has become enveloped in controversy for its anti-vaccination rules and views. 

The Centner Academy, situated along three campuses in the Miami Design District and Wynwood, recently sent home a letter to parents that said students who get vaccinated will need to quarantine at home for 30 days before returning to school. The academy has students ranging from pre-K through eighth grade.

“Because of the potential impact on other students and our school community, vaccinated students will need to stay at home for 30 days post-vaccination for each dose and booster they receive and may return to school after 30 days as long as the student is healthy and symptom-free,” the letter read, according to WSVN.

The letter went on to state the academy’s stance on “experimental vaccines” hasn’t changed, and it is concerned with the possible health issues it could cause and the chance that those vaccinated could go on to infect the unvaccinated.


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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that none of the three FDA-authorized vaccines use live viruses and, therefore, vaccinated people can not “shed” the virus and infect others.

This is not the first time the school has made headlines for its anti-vaccination stance.

In April, Centner Academy said if school employees received the vaccine after April 22 they would no longer be allowed to work at the school. However, the academy later changed course and said vaccinated employees would keep their jobs but not be allowed to interact with students.

“Centner Academy’s top priorities are our students’ well-being and their sense of safety within our educational environment,” the Centner Academy told WSVN in a statement. “We will continue to act in accordance with these priorities. The email that was sent to families today was grounded in these priorities.”


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Published on Oct 19, 2021