About

About Us

Mater Brickell Preparatory is a tuition-free, public charter school that opened August 2011 at the Boys & Girls Club of Miami, 2805 SW 32nd Avenue. Public charter schools are attended by choice; therefore, no student will be assigned to attend this school.

Mater Brickell offers a complete college preparatory curriculum to approximately 700 students from Kindergarten to 8th grade. Mater Brickell has been an “A” rated school since 2013-2014 school year. Mater Brickell Preparatory has also been designated as a High Performing Charter.

Our mission, in partnership with parents, is to provide students with the skills, strategies, technology, and resources that will enable them to succeed academically.  Our highly qualified, state-certified teachers cater to individual student’s needs and abilities, helping them become proficient readers, effective writers, problem solvers, inquisitive researchers, and responsible citizens in a diverse society.

Our program provides:

  • Effective teaching strategies that incorporate scientifically–based reading initiatives and proven teaching techniques
  • Continuous monitoring and evaluation to improve both curriculum and teaching strategies to achieve student progress
  • Opportunities for active involvement of students, families, and community partners in the educational process
  • High-quality curricular and extra-curricular activities that promote the development of the whole child

Curriculum

The school’s curriculum focuses on clear and measurable expectations for student learning and covers the main subject areas of Reading/Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. Mater Brickell also offers classes in Spanish, Art, Music and Physical Education. Our program reflects high-quality instruction and the implementation of proven classroom strategies as well as innovative activities that help students learn. As a public charter school, our students are required to participate in all state-wide assessment programs including the state standardized assessments and other school-based assessments to measure academic progress and mastery of various subject areas.

Faculty

Excellence and performance drives the faculty at Mater Grove.   All our teachers are highly qualified and state certified.  Using effective research-based strategies such as hands-on learning, inquiry-based research projects, science experimentation, technology-rich environments, and high expectations for all students, our teachers motivate students to succeed academically and help them become life-long learners.

History

Mater Brickell is part of the high-performing, nationally recognized Mater Preparatory schools located throughout South Florida. Mater Preparatory, Inc. is a non-profit organization that has served public charter school students since its inception in 1997, with one small charter school of just 18 students. Today, the charter school network has established high-quality educational programs in 15 charter schools serving Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade, with a student body of over 7,000 on eight different campuses in Miami-Dade County. The Mater Preparatory, Inc. charter school network includes one of the nation’s 10 best high schools, according to Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report magazines, and a 2010 National Blue Ribbon school.

Facility

Located on the grounds of the Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade / Hank Kline Club at 2805 Southwest 32 Avenue, Mater Brickell will utilize the organization’s existing facilities that are comprised of 10 acres. The property features a state of the art five story building.

Mater Brickell leases the facilities in order to provide the educational component during the day. At the end of the academic day, students have the option to attend after care provided by the Boys & Girls Club of Miami.

Parents

A key part of the educational process at Mater Brickell is the Teacher-Parent-Student partnership. Learning best occurs for students when there is a strong interaction between the home and school. Therefore, at Mater Grove, parents are expected to play an integral role in their child’s education by completing volunteer hours and participating in other school activities.