It's happening! Metropolitan International School of Miami and Centner Academy are now one.
MICA is Miami's happy school, where world languages, values-based education, mindfulness, and student-centered academics infuse every interaction with joy and learning. Through a unique blend of diverse academic paradigms, the school engages students from the very beginning in an innovative environment supported by five Key Pillars: language mastery, leadership, values-based character development, mindfulness, and life skills.
MICA's philosophy was developed by a team of seasoned educators to meet the needs and expectations of globally minded families. We shape future adults who are not only confident and poised to succeed, but who also have the character and skills needed to make the world a better, kinder, and more loving place for all.
THE HOW: OUR 5 PILLARS
Established scientific research routinely concludes that students raised in a multilingual community perform better academically and tend to be more creative, empathetic and curious about other cultures. Language mastery also helps them integrate more naturally into other communities and to contribute more broadly to the world around them.
Character forms from the earliest stages of child development. Though many characteristics are genetic, every child has potential to learn leadership, which is truly the highest form of citizenship and participation in society. Our curriculum and the way the entire school community is designed reflect this belief in our students as future leaders.
Values of kindness, compassion, acceptance, excellence, perseverance and respect are infused into the curriculum to help produce balanced, high-functioning students prepared to become versatile, talented leaders in a changing world.
When a child’s mind is unencumbered by worry about the future, or concern about the past, they are able to experience a fuller, more emotionally balanced life that releases their imagination and opens up endless possibilities for lifelong learning and achievement. These skills are easily taught to children at a young age, which can result in significantly increased levels of emotional intelligence and confidence as adults.
Even in their earliest years, students are capable of responsible, productive behavior that benefits themselves and those around them. This habit of learning from those around them, while identifying and solving problems, creates highly successful skills for life as our students become adults.
RESILIENT STUDENTS, COLLABORATIVE LEADERS
MICA starts children on the road to being fully prepared for life in a world with fewer economic borders through daily immersion classes in Mandarin, Spanish and English, the world’s three most widely spoken languages. Other languages are available based on student interest.
In addition to our globally-minded curriculum, the emphasis on multilingualism is at the core of our unique combination of progressive academics and cultural inclusion, which comes to life.