Mater Gardens Academy Elementary / Middle School
Principal: Lourdes Isla
WL#: 0312 / 6064
Grades: K-5 / 6-8
Total Students: 573 / 217
Minority: 97% / 94%
FRL: 23% / 26%
Mater Gardens Academy has been a distinguished “A” school in both the elementary and the middle school since 2008. Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2014, the elementary boasts of programs that enable teachers to reach the varying learning styles and backgrounds of their students.
Higher order reasoning and critical thinking are integral components of the educational program. The school provides students with enriching educational opportunities including a bilingual and gifted program and an abundance of extracurricular activities such National Junior Honors Society, choir and various sports teams.
Mater Gardens received the Florida School Recognition Award in 2008, the Gold Award from Miami-Dade County Public Schools in 2006 and 2007 and is among the top 20 highest performing schools in Miami-Dade County.