Statements from the Schools

Sunset Elementary School

From K to 5th grade

A Magnet School & French International Studies Program
Sunset Elementary School is a vibrant global learning community in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools system.  Sunset’s renowned International Studies Magnet Program, the first one in South Florida, was created in 1986 in response to the needs of the area’s international community.

Coconut Grove Elementary School

The environment at Coconut Grove Elementary
Tucked away amidst the tree-lined streets that surround the charming village of Coconut Grove sits Coconut Grove Elementary School, a cornerstone that defines this naturally integrated, and elegant, community. Coconut Grove School is credited as being the oldest Miami-Dade County public school dating back to 1887, as well as the oldest public school building in continuous use, officially opened on September 29, 1911.
Coconut Grove Elementary School remains a celebrated school serving children from pre-kindergarten to fifth grade, and offering students a classical education and an early start in achieving fluency in foreign languages such as Spanish and French in this unique area.

George Washington Carver Middle School

Number 1 Traditional Middle School in the State of Florida
George Washington Carver Middle School (Carver) is recognized as an “A” school by the Florida Department of Education and is one of the top ranked public schools in the State. It is also a U.S. Department of Education “Blue Ribbon School of Excellence” and has been recognized by Magnet Schools of America with the “Magnet School of Excellence Award.” Carver provides various language curriculums from grades 6th to 8th Grade as well as an advanced and honors American curriculum. All students must apply via the magnet application that is open between October 1 – January 15 of each year.
There are two French Program tracks at Carver Middle:
International Studies Program (IS) serving students applying from an IS elementary school and/or via exam placement
International Education (IE) beginners’ French program
The International Studies Program was established at Carver in 1987. 

ISCHS (International Studies Charter High School)

Middle and High School
IISCHS is rated an “A+” High School and “A” Middle School according to FSA results. It ranks in the top 5 high schools in Miami.  Its AP results are 30% above the Florida and US average.
ISCHS is the only accredited school by the French Ministry of National Education, from 6th grade (6ème) to 12th grade (Terminale) and a member of the AEFE network. The French International Studies program at ISCHS is unique in Miami because ISCHS is the only school that gives students the opportunity to graduate with an American high school diploma and a French Baccalaureate, in a tuition free environment. The students enrolled in the French program enroll in the most prestigious universities in the US, Canada, France and around the world.
The core subjects of the French program are taught in French while American subjects are taught in English. American and French methods of teaching and learning are very different. Students navigate daily between two educational systems, which creates multicultural global minds.
Vision, Mission & Learning Philosophy
Vision Statement
International Studies Preparatory Academy at Gables (ISPA) will be a model for international education while creating an educational community where every student becomes responsible citizens, lifelong learners and contributors to a global society. ISPA will foster a sense of communal responsibility and solidarity through the celebration of culture, language and diversity.


High School
Mission Statement
Our mission is to prepare the students to meet the challenges of the 21st century through the development of their academic and social development, their linguistic capacity, cultural appreciation and international and global awareness. The students of ISPA will move forward ready to meet human demands of post-secondary education taking with them the power of two languages.
To fulfill this mission, we envision ISPA as:
Developing an exemplary center of teaching and learning of modern languages.
Promoting international understanding.
Connecting to the global community through its diverse student body and faculty.
Rich in intellectual stimulation and motivation for exploration.
Achieving high educational standards and nurturing life-long learners through the growth of their intellectual powers.
A rigorous comprehensive curriculum which prepares young people for the next phase of their education.