Mater Academy Charter School

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Hialeah Gardens, Florida
United States
Type Charter
Established August 2002
School district Miami-Dade Public Schools
Principal Judith Marty
Grades 6-12
Enrollment 10,000
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Green & Gold
Mascot Lions
School hours 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Average class size 31

Mater Academy Charter Middle/High School is a charter school located in Hialeah Gardens, Florida. It opened in 2002.

The school won the Silver Medal from U.S. News & World Report's America's Best High Schools two years in a row,[1][2] and the College Board's 2011 Inspiration Award. In the 2008-2009 school year, the Middle, High, and Performing Arts and Entertainment Academy divisions all received an "A" rating in the state's FCAT examination.[3]

Mater Academy Charter Middle/High School is part of the Mater Academy network of charter schools.

Performing Arts Pavilion[edit]

The Performing Arts Pavilion, adjacent to the main campus, was completed in February 2007 and dedicated in April 2007.[4] It provides classroom and multimedia support for the main campus.[5] Classes such as Guitar and School band are held in the building. It is also used to host presentations by guests, such as Pitbull, faculty meetings, and administrative functions.[6] The Pavilion also includes space for lunch and vending machines.

Other building additions[edit]

A new building called the Annex has also been added. It includes an auditorium and classrooms. Early into the 2014-2015 school year, two new buildings were opened, one of which is for the Mater Academy Elementary School students.

There are two lunch periods: first and second. First Lunch includes all of the middle school students. Second Lunch includes all of the high school students, the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders.


Mater Academy Charter High School was chosen as one of America's best for 2008 and 2009 by U.S. News & World Report. Mater academy has one of the most respected football teams in the dade county area.[1][2][7]


  1. ^ a b Lucia Orozco January 4, 2009 page 6NC (Neighbors) Miami Herald
  2. ^ a b Two predominantly Hispanic charter schools named among America's best high schools mber, 17, 2007 Hispanic Wire
  3. ^ FDOE Grades Site[1][2][3]
  4. ^ Miami Herald - April 29, 2007 - NW8
  5. ^ "School Designs". 
  6. ^ "Cornell and MIT Presentation Photo Gallery". 
  7. ^ U.S. News & World Report

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