Dear Families,

Thank you for visiting The Mandelstam School website. By exploring our site, you only just begin to achieve an understanding of the unique educational experience The Mandelstam School offers.  

The Mandelstam School is based on a dynamic triad of multi-faceted, interrelated programs. It begins with a strong foundation in academics and is complemented by athletics and the arts. Through small classes and individual attention, we provide a program to best meet the needs of each student. Our innovative curriculum prepares students for a future as lifelong learners by establishing a solid foundation in reading, writing, critical thinking, mathematical computation and problem solving.

The athletic component is rooted in gymnastics. Every student gets intensive training in gymnastics every day, carried out in a huge, well-equipped facility by highly-qualified, successful coaches. Children gain flexibility, strength, and coordination, as well as the ability to overcome their fears and accomplish personal goals. I am amazed at what they accomplish.

The arts are also a significant part of every child’s world here. Not only do they each take weekly art, music, and dance classes, but they all participate in musical theater productions. Everyone gets up on that stage, again and again. The theater shows include professional lighting and sound, original scripts and choreography, fantastic costumes and sets, and meticulous rehearsing. The result is a level of excellence rarely seen among elementary school productions.

When you put together the three elements of the triad, Academics, Athletics, and Arts you see something truly special happen in the students’ lives. Their minds, their social and emotional skills, and their bodies grow strong all together. It is wondrous to observe.

I invite you to visit our School in person, as this is the only way to actually feel the welcoming, family community our school imparts. A walk through our campus will show you how our school is a place unlike any other.

Kent Hercules Head of School

I think the nurturing environment and teacher to student ratio in The Mandelstam School is extremely beneficial for children who are developing their writing, reading, and math skills. Being able to establish a one on one relationship with teachers and have t…

Suzie Cancio

Education is the hope for our future, and this school is committed to it. The School provides a high level of academics, excellence in arts, music and theater, along with an extraordinary physical education program in the form of gymnastics. Its educational c…

Marta Palao

The Mandelstam School is the only elementary school in Miami that addresses the education of the entire child on a daily basis–from the balance provided by the gym program, to the methodical and disciplined approach to academics, to the confidence delivered b…

Henri & Sheila Ringel

If I could custom-make a school for my daughter, it would be The Mandelstam School. It’s a close-knit, nurturing community that also provides stellar academics, exceptional athletics and arts, state-of-the-art facilities, character development, environmental …

L. Brawley

My son has gained enormous confidence at the Mandelstam School through both theatre productions and the gymnastics program offered throughout the school year; these two characteristics make TMS unique from any other school in Miami.

Helena Alzetta