Mater’s first school, Mater Academy elementary, opened its doors in 1998. In that same year, the Florida Department of Education implemented the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) as part of Florida’s overall plan to increase student achievement by implementing higher standards. In 2015, Mater Academy Elementary earned its 13th consecutive “A” grade from the Florida Department of Education based on student achievement. The school’s proven academic record is a testament to Mater’s commitment of ensuring that all of its students are college bound from as early as Kindergarten.
Mater Academy Elementary has received multiple recognitions over its 18-year history including the Florida School Recognition Award for Achieving Higher Academic Performance for All Students, the Platinum Award for Superior School Performance and the Florida Title I Distinguished School Award.