The SEED School Miami

LAST UPDATED: October 12, 2018
Education & Youth Development
The SEED School of Miami is South Florida’s first college-preparatory, public boarding school. Our mission is to provide an outstanding educational program that empowers students to be successful, both academically and socially, in college and beyond. SEED Miami is currently in its fifth academic year, serving 300 scholars in grades six through ten. By 2020-2021, SEED will serve 400 scholars in grades 6-12. SEED gives students the gift of time. Having students from Sunday evening through Friday afternoon, SEED Miami scholars benefit from 120 hours each week with 24-hour-day faculty to focus on academic success and life skills development. Our unique college-completion model, consist of 24-hour, wrap-around health services including a dedicated team of Professors, 4 full-time Mental Health Counselors and Nurses, Student Life team, and administrators. The student life program encompasses the hours of 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and includes after-school programs, student support services, study hall, life skills program and curriculum, overnight supervision and support, and crisis support, provided by a dedicated team. HALLS or Habits for Achieving Life-Long Success, the boarding program curriculum, enhances the social and academic skills of our students. Additionally, all students participate in Sparks biweekly. For twenty years SEED has succeeded at preparing under-resourced students to become first-generation college graduates, and SEED Miami is just getting started!
8004 NW 154 Street
Miami Lakes, FL 33016

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Kara Locke, Ed.D.
Head of School
George Cabrera
Director of Finance
Theresa Thomas
Director of High School Academic Affairs
Eric Lewis
Director of Admissions & Enrollment Management
Giovanna Angulo
Director of Operations
Derik Washington
Director of Student Support Services
Latrice Thomas
Director of High School Student Affairs
Cristine O'Hara, Ed.D.
Director of Middle School Academics
Tiffany Graver-Smith
Director of Development: Annual Giving
Galia Pennekamp
Director of Development: Capital Campaign


This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.