Welcome to the Archimedean Academy
A Conservatory of Mathematics and the Greek Language.
A Miami-Dade County Public Elementary Charter School, established in 2002.
We view Mathematics as both poetry of abstract elegant Ideas and as an important instrument to model Nature, Science, Technology, Engineering, Economics, and human behavior. The Conservatory of Mathematics approach provides students with the highest quality education. Its strength emanates from a deep sense of responsibility in helping the mind to grow and in the confidence in teaching the art of thinking through Mathematics and Greek language immersion.
For centuries, the Greek language has been an important part of western civilization, with its deep connection to literature and scientific and humanistic vernacular. The teaching of the Greek Language in a partial immersion setting will bring to our students the benefit of bilingual education to the brain. Through the greek language, as a second language, the students are exposed to world-class education with elements of the Greek culture and traditions. We use a greek mathematical curriculum with an emphasis on mental arithmetic, a no-nonsense training in algebra, and a dedication to rigorous euclidean geometry, trigonometry, and finite combinatorics, as the content subject for greek language immersion. Thus the Greek language is also used as a “linguistic vehicle” to bring enhancement and fusion of the American Mathematics Curriculum with a deeper and narrow European curriculum.
Our students learns how to express their ideas with passion and solid logic. Philosophy provides the balance of Humanities to that of Mathematics and Science. We will adopt and adapt the Philosophy For Children Method at the Academy, the Socratic method in our Middle Conservatory, and will immerse our students into Logic, Ethics, Political Philosophy, and Feminist Philosophy in our Upper Conservatory.
The educational philosophy of the Archimedean Academy is unique. It integrates immersion in Greek as a second language with a comprehensive mathematics curriculum. The mathematics curriculum combines traditional American mathematics: with an emphasis on problem-solving and critical thinking with the Greek curriculum: with an emphasis on number sense, rigorous mental arithmetic with undertones of algebra, and geometry.
Teachers design learning opportunities in the areas of English, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Mathematics, and Greek Mathematics and Language. The school’s ultimate goal is to support all students to become productive contributors of the XXI Century by fostering in them the following skills:
The Archimedean Schools Process
Archimedean Elementary Walkthrough
Dates & Events
|August 10, 2023||Teachers Report|
|August 14,15, 16||Teacher planning day; not available to opt; no students in school|
|August 17||First Day of School; begin first semester|
|September 4||Labor Day; holiday for students and employees|
|September 25||Teacher planning day; not available to opt; no students in school|
|October 26||End first grading period; first semester|
|October 27||Teacher planning day; District-wide Professional Development Day – no students in school|
|October 30||Begin second grading period; first semester|
|November 10||Observation of Veterans* Day: holiday for students and employees|
|November 20-22||Fall Recess for 10-month employees|
|November 23||Thanksgiving; Board-approved holiday for students and employees|
|November 24||Recess Day|
|December 22||Teacher planning day; no students in school|
|December 25 2023 – Jan 5 2024||Winter recess for students and 10 month employees|
|January 15, 2024||Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday; holiday for students and employees|
|January 18||End first semester and second grading period|
|January 19||Teacher planning day; no students in school|
|January 22||Begin third grading period; second semester|
|February 19||All Presidents Day; holiday for students and employees|
|March 4-8||Spring recess for students and 10 month employees|
|March 29||Teacher planning day; no students in school (change from MDCPS from 03/22/24 to 03/29/24)|
|April 9||End third grading period; second semester|
|April 10||Teacher planning day; no students in school|
|April 11||Begin fourth grading period; second semester|
|May 27||Observance of Memorial Day; holiday for students and employees|
|June 6||Last Day of School; end fourth grading period; second semester|
|June 7||Teacher planning day; not available to opt; no students in school|
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12425 Sunset Dr, Miami, FL 33183, USA
305 675 8448
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