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Introduction

Nautilus Middle School is located in a residential community on approximately 10 acres of land on Miami Beach. The original school was built in 1949. During its existence, the grade configuration of the school was changed from a traditional junior high school model consisting of students in grades seven through nine to a middle school model consisting of students in grades seven and eight. Concurrently, the high school within the feeder pattern was reconfigured to serve students in grades nine through twelve. In 1993 the original school was razed and a new school, the design of which is reminiscent of the Art Deco Period, was constructed and dedicated in 1995. A three-story academic building and a single-story auditorium are the two major architectural features on the campus. Both structures are fully air conditioned and equipped with modern lighting, sound, and electrical systems. The main academic building houses a cafeteria, library/media center, general education classrooms, science laboratories, visual and performing arts suites, locker rooms, computer laboratories, and a health clinic. All classrooms are wired for both Intranet and Internet communication. The school shares an adjacent recreational park facility with the City of Miami Beach, which contains a softball field, a soccer field, four handball courts, four basketball courts, and four tennis courts.

VISION
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.  To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment.  These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences can also be right.

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MISSION
The education stakeholders of Nautilus Middle School strive to provide our students with a safe, academically challenging, and culturally diverse environment that fosters the development of exceptionally strong character and intellect.  It is our goal to empower students to reach their maximum potential and mature into responsible, self sufficient, productive and compassionate members of a global society.

CORE VALUES
Nautilus Middle School holds the following values as the fundamental purpose for all undertakings by the institution. We are committed to educational excellence. We acknowledge our responsibility to provide a caring and challenging setting which fosters open communication, and respect for our community of learners.

Principal:

Mr. Bellmas

Grades:

6th, 7th & 8th

Enrollment:

@ 1,080 students

School Colors:

Red and White

Mascot:

Shark

Average Class Size:

27

Hours:

9:10 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.

Accreditation:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

Partners in Education:

Charter Communication, Colonial Bank, Papa John's
Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce
Miami Beach Ocean Resort
Miami Dolphins, Miami Heat, Ocean Bank
Sheridan Bal Harbor
World's Finest Chocolate

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