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Top Miami-Dade Public and Private Schools in Miami Beach: Elementary, Middle & High Schools

April 4, 2019
Top Public and Private Schools in Miami Beach

The choice of where to send your child to school is a deeply personal decision with wide ranging solutions.  Depending on the needs of your individual child, it is vital to find the best Miami Beach schools with the ability to meet those specific needs. It is important to note that schools are ever-changing.  Bringing in new teachers, new administration, new activities, and new curriculum can result in huge changes in a local school even within one single year. Miami Beach has excellent options for both public and private schools.      

PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN MIAMI BEACH

For those that prefer the public school option, you will appreciate Miami Beach’s long-term commitment to and investments in the local schools. In 2019, Miami Beach deployed the STEAM Plus pilot program. The program partners with local cultural institutions to infuse daily curriculum with new creative educational initiatives.  This is one of many initiatives that parents and local Miami Beach government representatives are excited to implement.  

Public Elementary Schools in Miami Beach :

North Beach Elementary
4100 Prairie Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Neighborhood: Mid Beach

Details: North Beach Elementary is known for its very active PTA (Parent-Teacher Association) called Friends of North Beach. Follow them on social  media to hear about what they have planned for the coming year!

South Pointe Elementary
1050 4th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Neighborhood: South Beach  

Details: This is the newest public school in Miami Beach. This school’s PTA started the SPE Children’s Garden full of organic edible vegetation.  South Pointe Elementary also welcomes authors to do regular book talks at the school. Check out their website for upcoming dates.

Public Middle School in Miami Beach:

Nautilus Middle School
4301 North Michigan
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Neighborhood: Mid Beach

Details: Although all local public schools are working on getting their STEAM designation through the STEAM Plus pilot program, Nautilus Middle has already achieved this admired designation. This school is also known for their Advance Learning (Honors) Programs.

Public High School in Miami Beach :

Miami Beach Senior High School
2231 Prairie Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Neighborhood: South Beach

Details: Miami Beach Senior High School is an International Baccalaureate World School, students are given great opportunity with Advanced Learning (Honors) Programs.  Proud alumni include the likes of journalist, Barbara Walters, actor, Mickey Rourke, and our current Miami Beach City Manager, Jimmy L. Morales.

PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN MIAMI BEACH

For those that choose a private Miami Beach school for their children’s education, below are some highly rated options that may be the right fit for your child’s educational needs and desires.   

Private Elementary Schools in Miami Beach:

Casa Dei Bambini

1st Location:
4025 Pine Tree Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33140  
Neighborhood: Mid Beach

2nd Location:
2200 Verdun Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33141
Neighborhood: Normandy Isle

Details: Casa Dei Bambini Montessori School has two campuses divided by age. The Age 18-36-month-old program is in Normandy Isle.  The Age 3-12 school is in Mid Beach. The unique program at Casa Dei Bambini mixes age groups to encourage social interaction and learning at the child’s own pace.    

Lehrman Community Day School  

727 Lehrman Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33141
Neighborhood: North Beach

Details: Lehrman private community day school combines the child’s formal education with Judaic studies. Their focus is the whole child and they boast educating generations of Jewish children.

The Montessori Academy at St. John’s

4760 Pine Tree Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Neighborhood: Mid Beach

Details: The Montessori Academy at St. John’s takes children as young as 9-months old. The five programs available are Infants, Toddler, Preschool, Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary.  Boasting a 1 to 15 teacher to student ratio, they also offer special enrichments, STEM education and language immersion.

Le Petit Papillon Montessori

1021 Biarritz Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33141
Neighborhood: North Beach

Details: The Papillon Montessori school is not only known for their education, but also their incredible dynamic outdoor learning space!  They have a playground, treehouse, organic garden, koi pond, bird aviary, exotic animal enclosure and native wildlife. Plans to expand further are coming soon!

Private Middle & High Schools in Miami Beach:

The Cushman School
592 NE 60th Street
Miami, FL 33137
Neighborhood: Upper East Side in Miami

Details: Founded in 1924, The Cushman School is PK – 12th grade.  The high school just opened September 2017 and the first senior class will graduate in 2021. Alumni include fashion designer, Esteban Cortazar, entertainer, Enrique Iglesias Jr., and professional baseball player, Nicholas Castellanos.    

Miami Country Day School

601 NE 107th Street
Miami, FL 33161
Neighborhood: Miami Shores in Miami

Details: Founded in 1938, Miami Country Day School is Elementary through High School. The school has many unique programs throughout the year.  Check out their spring break and summer programs, as well. Alumni include actress/singer, Zoe Kravitz, PGA player, Briny Baird, and University of Miami’s defensive coordinator, Manny Diaz.  

Other than the beautiful beaches, what else does Miami Beach offer for children and families?

Adding to the value for the children living in Miami Beach, the city has a host of perks for residents including a multitude of parks, recreational and cultural facilities!  Over the next decade, the city of Miami Beach has a plan to substantially invest in further improvements and sustainability of these much-loved city amenities.

When buying a home, does the Miami Beach school system matter, if you are not planning on having children in this home?

Yes, your zoned school system still matters for the future resale value of your home. For certain neighborhoods it will be much more significant than others.  Resale Tip: When thinking about the resale value of your new home, view your Miami Beach home and neighborhood through the eyes of a future buyer. Of course, this is only one factor to consider in the home buying decision making process.  

A key decision for Miami Beach home buyers when buying their primary home is local private and public schools. As locals whose children attend these Miami Beach schools, Urban Resource real estate experts can provide you with a range of top school zones in Miami-Dade to help you decide on the best fit for your child and their needs.

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