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Education in Miami: primary, secondary, higher education

Education in Miami: primary, secondary, higher education

Miami has always been the commercial and cultural center of Florida and the Caribbean, and over the past 30 years has grown into a world-class international hub, the gateway to all of Latin America. In many ways, it serves as the central logistics and cultural center for the entire Western Hemisphere. Miami is considered a tourist destination, but imports, exports, international financial trade with Latin American countries make up a large part of the economy. These activities are developing a large banking sector, cargo transportation, logistics, manufacturing and corporate headquarters are emerging. The city is overcrowded, stressful in many ways, and the mixing of cultures and local poverty has sometimes spawned ethnic and civil conflict. Miami is undoubtedly a vibrant city.

Primary, secondary education in Miami

Miami offers tuition in public, private, international schools.

Each US state sets its own education laws and public school initiatives. This means that secondary schools in US do not have a national curriculum, and the education system can vary greatly from state to state.

Education begins in elementary school, where children from 5 to 11 years old (grade 5) are admitted. High school is divided into middle school, which is attended by children aged 11 to 14 (grades 6-8), and senior, where adolescents aged 14 to 18 (grades 9-12) study.

Public schools teach several compulsory courses, including core subjects:

  • English
  • maths
  • natural Sciences
  • foreign language.

The US curriculum has a broad, versatile approach right up to the last grade of school.

International students are more likely to choose private schools in Miami: 432 private schools operate here, tuition fees range from $ 10,636 in elementary school to $ 12,742 in secondary. Private schools are favored for excellent facilities, low student / teacher ratios, rich arts programs, and sports opportunities. These schools define their curriculum themselves, and if you want to follow this path, meet European standards, it is best to look for a private school that offers the International Baccalaureate program.

Schools offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) are renowned for their excellence in teaching, offering a wide range of curricula with a global focus. IB courses offer kindergarten to grade 12 curriculum focused on global education, academic, personal, emotional, social skills development.

  • The primary school program (3-12 years old) is aimed at developing children, preparing them to acquire the necessary skills so that they become active, caring people.
  • The Secondary Education Program (11-16 years old) prepares students for the delivery of a graduate program, recognized worldwide for the depth of knowledge it offers.
  • The Diploma Program (16-19 years old) is an internationally recognized pre-university course offering in-depth training in grades 9 and 10, high-level courses for grades 11-12. The program encourages students to think critically and is accepted by universities around the world.

Today Miami has 14 private schools offering IB programs.

Top 5 private schools in Miami

  1. North Broward Preparatory School
  2. American Heritage School Plantation Florida
  3. OHLA Miami Summer
  4. Academia Sánchez-Casal Florida
  5. Miami Country Day School 

Higher education in Miami

The Miami metropolitan area is home to 59 colleges, universities and vocational schools. South Florida employers prioritize candidates with a good education in their field. According to the US Census, 26% of Miami residents aged 25 and over have completed at least a bachelor's degree.

Students in Miami can study a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, and schools offering specialized professional training, certification programs in the arts, science, technology, health care are also open. Those who are unable to attend courses on campus can choose from one of five online programs.

The city is home to Florida's largest public university (Florida International University), Miami-Dade Community College serving 47,000 students, four religious colleges, the private University of Miami at Coral Gables serving 15,000 students and offering 110 undergraduate, 103 graduate, 62 doctoral programs.

Top 8 universities in Miami

  1. New York Film Academy South Beach Miami
  2. University of Miami
  3. Johnson & Wales University North Miami
  4. Atlantis University
  5. Florida International University (FIU)
  6. Ross University
  7. Barry University
  8. St. Thomas University
  9. Millennia Atlantic University.
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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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