Award Year: 2019

Archimedean Middle Conservatory

12425 Sunset Drive
Miami, FL, 33183-2513

(305) 279-6572

Ms. Vasiliki Moysidis, Principal at time of Nomination

Mr. Afshin Mirhaj, Current Principal

Charter School

Miami Dade School District

School Website

Mission

The mission of the Archimedean Middle Conservatory is to initiate the young mind to the art of thinking through the teaching of Mathematics, English, and the Greek language.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 9%
  • Hispanic: 81%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Two or more races: 1%
Application
Engaged and collaborative learning environment

Engaged and collaborative learning environment

Archimedean Middle Conservatory (AMC) is a conservatory of Mathematics and the Greek language. AMC has developed a climate of academic rigor and contagious enthusiasm about learning and competing. These particular aspects of academic diligence, school spirit, and community support separate AMC from other schools. It is truly a community with strong academic, social, and emotional support systems in place for students, teachers, and parents so that everyone feels safe and motivated to succeed. As a result, the performance of the school has consistently remained at the highest level over the past 5 years.

Challenged by the highest level of academic rigor, AMC students work hard and strive for their best, while teachers communicate goals and expectations to students through explicit instruction, student-centered activities, and Socratic dialogue. Every child is expected and supported to succeed and achieve excellence. An ongoing dialogue takes place between the principal, the students, and teachers about the expectations, potential, and strengths of individual students and groups. AMC students have learned to internalize the value of education and actively solve problems in order to achieve academic and social success. Constant communication takes place through weekly assemblies, weekly electronic newsletters, individual student meetings with a team of faculty members, and faculty meetings with the principal. There are many opportunities for students to not only communicate and advocate on behalf of their rights, but also to find their individual voices and to take interest and pride in their own education.