German I.S. Program Since: 1989
Grades: 6th through 8th
Total Students at School: 1,005
German Students: 175
George Washington Carver Middle School is a Nationally Certified Magnet School of Excellence. The school was established in 1951 and the German program was introduced in 1989.
GW Carver offers both the International Education (IE) and the International Studies (IS) programs in German, French, Spanish and Italian to students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades. German courses are taught by native German speakers, and students additionally receive advanced instruction in mathematics, English and natural sciences. All eighth grade students enrolled in the German IS program take German at an Advanced Placement (AP) level, which leads to the AP examination. Carver students enjoy a true middle school experience complete with clubs, after-school sports and exciting field trips.
GW Carver’s teachers and students hail from over 30 different countries, which means students are immersed in an international experience both inside and outside of the classroom every single day. This global mindset is reinforced throughout the school year with fun, internationally-focused events.
Awards & Recognition
- Nationally Certified Magnet School of Excellence – 2016, 2017
- MDCPS Golden School Award – 2017
- Florida Department of Education – Five Star School Award 2015-2016 school year
- Listed in the top 100 Middle Schools in the State of Florida 2018
- Attendance is top ranked in Miami Dade County Middle Schools
- Students regularly place first or second in state-wide competitions, and compete at the high school level in foreign language
- Florida School Recognition Award – 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017
IMPORTANT NOTE: German IS students enrolled at Carver Middle School have direct matriculation into the German IS program at Coral Reef High School. However, to ensure they meet the minimum requirements, Miami-Dade County requires all students to submit an application to Coral Reef through the regular Magnet Schools application process.
Congratulations to Henry S. West Laboratory School, Sunset Elementary School, and GW Carver Middle School! These GIPA schools were recently ranked as the #1 and #2 elementary schools (respectively) and the #4 middle school among all of South Florida's public...read more
It’s been an eventful and celebratory past two months at GW Carver Middle School. From the German-American Luncheon and the school’s 30th Anniversary Celebration, to the DSD I Certificate Ceremony and the German Consulate Essay Awards Ceremony & Luncheon, our Carver...read more
Magnet Schools of America has just announced that GW Carver Middle is one of 55 schools nationwide that is now a "Certified National Magnet School of Excellence". This first-of-its-kind designation was created to recognize the most exemplary magnet programs across...read more
For many years GIPA and the second-grade families have hosted 1st grade students and their families for a welcome picnic. It is a great chance to meet other families in the program, meet the teachers, and reconnect with friends after the summer. This event has been so...read more