Mater Academy has announced a new campus at SoLé Mia in Miami

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SoLé Mia, a sprawling 184-acre, $4 billion neighborhood project in North Miami, spearheaded by LeFrak and Turnberry, is set to address Miami’s persistent shortage of quality educational options with the announcement of a new Mater Academy. This K-5 campus represents a pioneering approach by developers to incorporate education as a central component of their projects. Not only will it serve as an onsite amenity for SoLé Mia residents within this pedestrian-friendly community, but it will also cater to the broader North Miami community, offering a sought-after top-tier educational facility for families.

The modern facility will offers high-tech classrooms, green spaces for academic success, and skill-building. Its design prioritizes community, engagement, and personalized learning.

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SoLé Mia, a city within a city, is emerging between Biscayne Boulevard and Biscayne Bay. Construction began in 2015. Around 1,000 residents now call it home across properties like The Shoreline, Villa SoLé, and Villa Laguna. In March, LeFrak and Turnberry broke ground on their fourth property, 2400 Laguna Circle, adding 328 apartments.

The upcoming opening dates for Mater Academy SoLé Mia

They plan to open the upcoming academy in the fall of 2025. Mater Academy SoLé Mia will place a significant emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education, leveraging the nearby Oleta River State Park to expose students to natural sciences. Graduates from the fifth grade will have seamless access to other Mater Academy schools in the vicinity. This  includes Mater Academy Biscayne Middle and High School.

This school initiative represents the second community-oriented offering within the SoLé Mia development. Earlier, the University of Miami began constructing a 363,000-square-foot medical center known as UHealth SoLé Mia. This seven-story facility, slated to open in early 2025, will become the largest ambulatory site for the university’s health system.

Additionally, plans to develop the community span over two decades. LeFrak and Turnberry plan 15-20 residential properties and 500,000 sq ft of retail/office space, cementing SoLé Mia as a vibrant urban hub.