Miami-Dade County School Board Names New K-8 and High School in Doral


Doral, FL – On June 17, 2020, the Miami-Dade County School Board approved the naming of two new schools in Doral. The K-8 center will be named after Ms. Andrea Castillo, teacher and the late daughter of School Board Member, Susie Castillo. The high school will be named after Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez, founding and current Mayor of the City of Doral. The names were recommended to the school board by members of the community after various public meetings.

“We are very proud that our City’s new educational institutions will honor two individuals that are well-known to our residents and made a great difference in the Doral community,” said Doral City Manager Albert P. Childress.

JC Bermudez Doral Senior High School is located at 5005 NW 112 avenue, Doral, FL. 33178. For the inaugural 2020-2021 school year, the school will offer 9th grade, and each subsequent year, another grade level will be added. Full capacity (9th thru 12th grades) is anticipated for the 2023-2024 school year. The Doral feeder pattern schools are John I. Smith and Eugenia B. Thomas (EBTK-8). JC Bermudez Doral Senior High School will offer the following programs in its first year: Cambridge, Veterinary Sciences, Nursing, Entrepreneurship, and JV Athletics. The first Principal is Mr. Ed Smith, who comes from Miami Springs Senior High School.

“Juan Carlos Bermudez has served the City of Doral well since its inception, and has established an incredible foundation for this flourishing, young city. It is fitting that this new school, which will provide a world class education for students in the Doral area, is being named after a dedicated community leader,” said Miami-Dade County School Board Chair Perla Tabares Hantman.

Andrea Castillo Preparatory Academy is the new K-8 Center in Doral located at 10201 NW 78 street, Doral, FL. 33178. The first year the school will offer Pre-K thru 2nd grade. The school naming commemorates Ms. Castillo’s passion for education.

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