Tuition-Free K-12 College Prep Charter Schools

We all want our children to succeed… at Mater Academy, we prepare them to excel. Since 1998, students and families throughout South Florida have come to depend on Mater Academy schools for the rigorous academics, enriching student experiences, and exceptional leadership development only a tuition-free public charter education can provide. We call it Mater Made… You’ll simply call it learning done right.

OUR MISSION IS TO SEEK…

Meaningful Achievement of Academics facilitated by Teachers, administrators, parents and the community
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nabling students to become confident, self-directed and Responsible lifelong learners

Every child deserves the chance to succeed at their education. Our tailor-made approach is designed to treat each student as an individual, encouraging them to set goals and accept challenges while also increasing their confidence and skills.

Students are more successful when families are involved. Through our cooperative, welcoming environment you’ll always know how your student is doing and how you can contribute to their future achievement.

Results are always at the forefront of our curriculum and teaching decisions, which can be seen in our greater than 95% graduation rates, student scholarship awards, superior college acceptance rates, and students who graduate with up to 2 years of college credit.

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iMater placing first and earning gold at the Fairchild challenge

iMater students have been participating in the Fairchild challenge all year. The Fairchild Challenge is our award-winning, interdisciplinary, environmental science competition designed to engage students of diverse interests, abilities, talents and backgrounds to...

Two high-school seniors from Miami-Dade County chosen as U.S. Presidential Scholars

By Martin Vassolo May 08, 2019 06:00 AM, Updated May 08, 2019 06:00 AM Two high school seniors from Miami-Dade County were among a select group of 161 students nationwide chosen as 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars. Nina Ahmadi, a senior at the Design &...

Student Onelio Rios from Mater Academy Charter Middle/High School was recognized at the Miami Heat Game and was awarded a Carnival Cruise Lines Scholarship

Onelio Rios is a senior at Mater Academy Charter Middle/High School and currently has 3.9 GPA, and is a dual enrollment student.  This student-athlete plays Varsity Football, Varsity Volleyball and Track and Field.  He has been accepted to the University of West...

Mater Academy High School and iMater High School were awarded scholarships to attend the Spirit of America Youth Leadership Program

The past four days, our selected juniors from Mater Academy High School and iMater High School were awarded scholarships to attend the Spirit of America Youth Leadership Program at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. When the students arrived to the SOAYLP in Valley Forge,...

Five Mater Schools’ SGA Attend FASC

by Mrs. Melissa Gil The Florida Association of Student Councils hosts a state level convention every year in which schools from different districts get the chance to build upon student leadership, school activities, networking, and project competitions. SGA goes...
Mater Lakes makes school history at John Lyzott

Mater Lakes makes school history at John Lyzott

Brant ParsonsContact ReporterOrlando Sentinel Original Article from: https://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/highschool/wrestling/os-sp-wrestling-john-lyzott-memorial-2018-story.html Mater Lakes made school history on Saturday, winning the first-ever IBT title in...

Staff members from Mater Middle-High visited Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s Telehealth Command Center

Staff members from Mater Middle-High visited Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s Telehealth Command Center this past week to receive training on the hospital’s telehealth program and the NCHS Anywhere BearCare® device, which connects medical providers from Nicklaus...

Mater Lakes Wrestling Brings Home Five All-Americans

Mater Lakes Wrestling Brings Home Five All-Americans Mater Lakes Academy wrestling team competed in the AAU National Disney Team Duals at the ESPN Wide World of Sports on June 25th through the 28th. The MLA Golden Bears wrestling club team competed at their first...

Jazz Roots: Sound Check Brings Students from Mater Lakes Academy Behind The Scenes Of Chucho Valdés Show

Article by WLRN By Danny Hwang • Apr 23, 2018 Link: http://wlrn.org/post/jazz-roots-sound-check-brings-students-behind-scenes-chucho-vald-s-show Hours before legendary Cuban jazz musician Chucho Valdés and Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueiredo performed at the...

Mater Lakes Academy Qualify Eight Students for Nationals

Miami, FL, Monday, April 23, 2018 – Mater Lakes Academy had fourty-two students that competed at the Future Business Leaders of America’s State Leadership Conference.  The FBLA SLC was held March 15th – 18th in Orlando. “The students spent several weeks preparing...