Ponce de Leon Middle is now a Certified National Magnet School by Magnet Schools of America as a National Demonstration School. Ponce de Leon Middle joined an elite group of previously certified schools that are recognized as the the top magnet schools in the nation. Also, Ponce de Leon is a Designated GOLD STEM School.


Ponce de Leon has been Designated as GOLD STEM School.

Congratulation to Veronica Baute. Winner of Values Matter Miami Cleat Design Contest sponsored in partnership with the Miami Dolphins a part of the NFL's annual "My Cause My Cleats" initiative

Congratulations to Annalie Gonzalez and Jade Gil-Guerra, Gold medal winners at STEAM Expo/South Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair and nominated to the Society for Science’s National Middle School STEM research competition, the Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge. Thank you, Mr. Machado, for encouraging your students.

Congratulations to Nicolas Theye, Brandon Fitros, Emmanuel Nelson and Fidel Toiraccantillo Gold medal winners at the STEAM Expo SCEME Olympiad for Mousetrap car, invited to the compete in Nationals. Also, congratulations to Julianna Moore, Emily Mash, and Isabella Palacios Gold Medal winners in the Water Bottle Rocket Competition and Thank you for all your hard work Ms. Verma

Hats off to Piano Slam Finalists to Jaslyn Vasquezbello for her STEM Poem and Andrea Bolz on her ELA Poem. Way to go Mr. Hayes and Ms. Morell.

Congratulations to the SECME Olympiad Team: Gold Medal Mousetrap race car and Egg Drop Engineering; Silver Medal Bridge Engineering and Robotic Prosthetic Hand; Bronze Medal FPL Generator Engineering and Science Brain Bowl. Good work Ms. Verma.

Congratulations to Antonio DeAndrade, Silver Medal winner at STEAM Expo/SFRESF and recipient of the Naval Award for Innovation. Good job Mr. Machado

Alec Angulo, Winner of the 2024 Carson Scholarship for his IB MYP Community Service “Community Education for Simpson Park”. Thank you for your support, Ms. Ramos.

EESAC Meeting schedule – Please email Ms. Milford for dates and times. All are welcomed.

Ponce de Leon has been designated as Magnet School of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America.

Third nine weeks ends April 9, 2024.

Congratulations to our 38 new inductees to the 2023-2024 Ponce de Leon Middle School National Junior Honor Society.

Homework Help is available Tuesday-Thursday from 4 to 5 pm. Contact your child's counselor for a registration form.

Principal’s Message – Anthony J. Balboa

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Ponce de Leon Middle School, an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. As the principal, it is my honor to be the instructional leader. It will be my personal goal to continue the tradition of academic excellence and school pride, as well as providing students with a plethora of opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities and community service projects.

As educators, it is our responsibility to create a safe, nurturing environment where every student feels a sense of belonging and a desire to learn. Our mission is to provide a rigorous education that challenges our students to become globally literate by inspiring them to achieve their maximum potential while meeting their cognitive, personal and social needs. This environment is supported by a faculty and staff that offer the finest middle school international... Read More

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