Welcome! . . . to the magic that is Mater Academy. Functioning in a richly diverse South Florida community, Mater Academy strives to provide a rigorous and relevant curriculum, in a nurturing environment, intended to bring forth the interests and

strengths of each individual student. As a first year principal, it is my intent to continue following the trail set forth by my predecessor and founding principal, Judith Marty, as she created an ambiance where all stakeholders are an integral part of the learning process:
A safe environment.
A college preparatory curriculum.
Advanced academics.
Teachers who really care and are willing to go the extra mile to assure student success.
Students who have been taught to take ownership of their future and are truly engaged in the learning process.
Parents that are “part of the solution”.
Stimulating discussions among stakeholders charting the road for the future.
Caring and involved community leaders.

These ideals and values, engrained in an institution that truly offers a memorable high school journey where students can participate in – a top-notch interscholastic athletic program, . . . or in a theatrical production seen by thousands of students throughout the county, . . . or a television production program broadcasting the school’s news “live”, . . . or a State top-ranked band, . . . or a STE(A)M program ranked nationally, . . . or one of the many other extra-curricular events or activities open to all our students – provides the setting for one of the top schools in the country! Ranked in the top 1% nationally.

Education is a partnership made-up of parents, student, and a supportive school staff. Be involved in your child’s education.
The time invested, whether at home or at school, pays huge dividends.

It is truly an honor and a privilege to be your child’s principal and to be serving in such a caring and supportive community.

Mater is your school. Please become an integral part of our “family”.

Looking forward to meeting each and every one of you at one of our many events.


Jose E. Nunez