Mater Academy of International Studies Middle School
Principal: Ileana Melian
Opened: 2008 / 2008
Grades: 5 – 8
Total Students: 189 / 16
Minority: 99% / 100%
FRL: 100% / 95%
Mater Academy of International Studies Middle School 9-12 opened its doors in 2009 in the neighborhood of Allapattah, on the same premises previously occupied by Corpus Christi Catholic School.
The schools offer a rigorous curriculum featuring language programs in Spanish and French as well as the latest classroom technology. In 2014, the elementary increased from a “D” to an “A” grade and continues to strive towards academic excellence. During that same year, the schools established a mindfulness program which helps reduce stress and anxiety, develop attention and focus, promote emotional regulation and impulse control, teach empathy and compassion and create a general sense of well-being.
The middle school ranks among the top 10 public middle schools in Miami-Dade County having earned an “A” grade since 2010. The school has also been recognized as a Red Ribbon Certified School for its efforts in working collaboratively with parents and the local community towards academic excellence through prevention of substance abuse among youth.Mater Academy of International Studies continues to provide a positive vision and mission with a progressive outlook on the incredible opportunity to serve its community.