We have been an ‘A School’ by the Florida Department of Education for over 20 years!


We have been an ‘A School’ by the Florida Department of Education for over 20 years!


We have been an ‘A School’ by the Florida Department of Education for over 20 years!  


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Principal: LaToya James-Edwards 

Grade Levels: K-5

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A-RATED School for over 20 Years!

Proud to be recognized as an A-RATED school since 1998.

Nationally Recognized Magnet School

North Dade Center for Modern Languages has been nationally recognized by Magnet Schools of America as recipient of the National Excellence Award in 2011 as well as the recipient of the National Distinction Award in 2017,2018 and 2019!

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Registration and Enrollment

We are a full-school Magnet school offering unique courses of study focusing on a foreign language and international studies program.

Our Curriculum

NDCML provides an academically challenging curriculum with a magnet focus in foreign languages/international studies. We also teach the critical leadership and life skills of empathy and emotional intelligence.

M-DCPS District Calendars

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2023-2024 M-DCPS K-12 Comprehensive Evidence-Based Reading Plan

Commencing in the 2023-2024 school year, the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) Rule 6A-6.053 requires each school district to submit a Comprehensive Evidence-Based Reading Plan (CERP) for specific use of the evidence-based reading instruction. The comprehensive reading plan must be approved by the applicable school board.  Therefore, on May 17, 2023, The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida approved Board Item C-2 titled, “2023-2024 Comprehensive Evidence-Based Reading Plan (CERP).”

Reopening of Schools

Miami-Dade County Public Schools is providing you with the opportunity to declare your intent for your child’s educational experience for the opening of schools 2020-2021. Detailed information about each option is available at

School Supply Lists

At North Dade Center for Modern Languages each grade level has it own unique supply list. Please be sure to write your child’s name on all belongings. Please view our info sheet for information on required uniform and supplies for your child.


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Free and Reduced Lunch Application

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YMCA Before/After Care

Before and after school, on-site program options available. Learn more by clicking here…

School Uniforms

Uniforms Policy

North Dade Center for Modern Languages is a mandatory uniform school. We take great pride in the appearance of the students enrolled in the school. The school PTA is selling uniform tops, log-in to the following for more information . It is the responsibility of the parent to have the proper daily attire ensuring that the student’s appearance reflects a clean and orderly look. ALL students are expected to dress daily in the appropriate school uniform with their shirts tucked in. Monday through Thursday students must wear their polo uniform top. School uniform t-shirts or program t-shirts may be worn on Fridays only. Jeans are NOT acceptable.

Girls (K-5 grades)

  • White, light blue or, light yellow polo shirt with embroidered school logo or patch
  • Friday t-shirt
  • Navy blue or green plaid “skort” or pant (NO SKIRTS)
  • Navy blue sweater
  • Sneakers or closed toe shoes

Boys (K-5 grades)

  • White, light blue, or light yellow polo shirt with embroidered school logo or patch
  • Navy shorts or pants
  • Friday t-shirt
  • Navy blue sweater
  • Sneakers or closed toe shoes
Staff Directory

Our teachers and staff work endlessly to provide our young scholars the opportunity to receive a world-class instruction that educates the whole child.

Instructional Materials Database

the Innovation & School Choice office has created a centralized site that provides library and textbook materials lists that are currently accessible at your schools. 

School News

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About Our School

North Dade Center for Modern of Language (CML) knows the nation’s success depends on narrowing and eliminating student achievement gaps. CML embraces diversity through positive and compassionate perspectives that spreads beyond classroom walls and students. That is why student-centered learning, second language acquisition, and cultural competencies are at the heart of the CML mission. The aim is to teach the ‘whole child’ so they may attain future success in today’s interconnected societies.

What we offer

CML offers a French IE Program where students learn to speak, read, and write in French. The French IE Program exposes students to literature, mathematics, social studies, and science in French.


Our International Education (IE) Program immerses students in a multicultural curriculum which places emphasis on learning Spanish as a second language. Students are exposed to challenging dual language instruction uniquely designed to provide a cross-cultural program of study. 


The Spanish International Studies Program is an advanced and rigorous second language program. Students participating in the IS program follow the official curriculum of Spain and traditional Florida state standards and benchmarks.


The school’s full-time Gifted program prepares students to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally in an interconnected world. Intrinsic learning occurs via a plethora of interdisciplinary projects, emphasizing critical thinking, peer collaboration




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Location: 1840 NW 157TH STREET

Telephone: (305) 625-3885

Email: School Principal

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Latoya James-Edwards

Latoya James-Edwards


Welcome to North Dade Center for Modern Languages (CML)!

I am proud to be the newly appointed principal of this great educational institution. As your principal, it is my sincere pleasure to work with our dedicated staff and community to help provide an atmosphere of safety, respect, responsibility, and accountability for our students. I am excitedly looking forward to working with all stakeholders to ensure success.

My vision for CML is to provide students with an educational experience that inspires and motivates them to be lifelong learners and contributors to the world around them. We are committed to every aspect of your child’s well-being.

Students at CML will be emerged in a world- class education. It is a research-based program of study, inclusive of advanced literacy, math, and science standards with a rigorous focus on foreign language studies and second language acquisition. With intellectual curiosity, creativity, and problem-solving skills, your child will be prepared for a rapidly changing future.  Students are involved in extra-curricular activities which provides them with opportunities for leadership, collaboration, and to explore their interests.

Parental involvement is a significant factor in student success, and you are encouraged to be involved in your child’s education. Constant communication is the key! We are looking forward to forging strong partnerships and your participation in our PTA!

I am elated for the opportunity to work with you and your child to provide a safe, nurturing, and productive learning environment. Looking forward to enormous success this school year! Go Panthers!


Mrs. LaToya James-Edwards


Anti-Discrimination Policy

Anti-Discrimination/Harassment (Students)  School Board Policies 1362, 3362, 4362, and 5517

Prohibit harassment and/or discrimination against students, employees, or applicants on the basis of sex, race, color, ethnic or national origin, religion, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, political beliefs, sexual orientation, gender, gender identification, social and family background, linguistic preference, pregnancy, citizenship status, and any other legally prohibited basis. Retaliation for engaging in a protected activity is also prohibited.

Questions, complaints or requests for additional information regarding discrimination or harassment may be sent to: Executive Director, Civil Rights Compliance Office, 155 NE 15 Street, Suite P-104E, Miami, Florida 33132; PH: 305-995-1580 or e-mail address:

Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act of 2002 – no public school shall deny equal access to, or a fair opportunity for groups to meet on school premises or in school facilities before or after school hours, or discriminate against any group officially affiliated with Boy Scouts of America or any other youth or community group listed in Title 36 (as a patriotic society).


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