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Opa-locka, FL
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15600 Northwest 32nd Avenue
Opa-locka, FL 33054

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(305) 624-8534
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June 04, 2014
As a former student (Class of 1979) and the parent of 2 students that graduated in 2000 and 2003 as well as a current junior, I can honestly say that I would recommend this school to ANY parent looking for a stimulating, challenging education guided by Catholic Values. The teachers and administration are committed to making sure that the Catholic Faith is an intricate part of the daily curriculum all while challenging the children academically and socially. Respect for family, church and authority are an underlying them throughout the year and making sure that your children graduate and go on to a college education is highly encouraged. This school promotes Christian values and my two graduate children have gone on to successful careers - one as an attorney and the other a graphic designer. The lifelong friends that I and my children have made there are just the icing on the cake!! I totally recommend this school to any parent or student looking for a wonderful high school experience.

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January 14, 2014
I am currently a Junior attending Pace, and I can honestly say that this is a fantastic school. For once, I actually look forward to coming to school. The school offers a wide array of AP classes, and their honors program (Spartan Sword and Shield) is fantastic at pushing the most advanced students into getting a top of the line education so that they will be prepared for college. The school also offers many opportunities to get involved through clubs like Student Government and Leadership, but at the same time, doesn't force you to become involved, although the experience is much better when you are. I would strongly recommend Pace to anybody, especially somebody who wants to be involved and receive a great education.

- submitted by a student

October 17, 2013
I attended this school 10 years ago, and I could not have asked for a better foundation and environment for some of the most formative years of my life. I graduated from Pace with 36 college credits, cutting out at least a year of my BA. While I chose to attend a public university in Florida, I was accepted to several prestigious universities in the northeast. I felt MORE THAN adequately prepared for college, and was able to complete my bachelors degree in 3 years. Aside from preparing me academically, while I was at Pace, I was excited to go to school. Learning is important, but high school shapes a large part of you, and being able to grow spiritually, socially, and culturally is of enormous importance when choosing a high school. I made connections in high school that have served me well throughout my career and life. By placing the focus on not just one area, Pace produces well-rounded individuals who are able to succeed in society, and who stand apart from others in the pack. In the last ten years, Pace has grown by leaps and bounds and continues to improve daily. I would highly recommend this school for anyone who wants a safe, enjoyable, enthusiastic, quality education.

- submitted by a community member

January 18, 2013
I am a former student who graduated eight years ago. Although I was in AP and honors classes through my four year at Pace, there was a lot I wish was different about the school. A top quality Catholic education and environment was not of importance to the school. Many, many of the teachers were not practicing Catholics. Participating in Masses were only left to an elite few. The leadership at the school was really embarrassing and it is sad that it remains the same as when I graduated. There was little respect for students from administration and the faculty, but I wouldn't blame it all on them...there were many disrespectful students who would make anyone lose faith in a structured and civil learning environment. One of the saddest things I can remember is that teachers had friendships with students outside of the school's walls. It's really not a quality school where I would want my child to receive an education from. I pray that parents take the time to learn about the culture, leadership, faith of the schools they are considering for their child and make prayerful decision because high school years are very important in shaping your child.

- submitted by a student

January 13, 2013
I graduated from pace in 3 years ago. I'm glad I went here because I had a great time. That said, this school is not somewhere I'd recommend sending your child if you're looking for an academically challenging environment. Pace only offered a handful of AP classes. The students often slacked off in class and a few of the teachers were just sports coaches. It's strength is in its spanish classes and extracurriculars, like drama club and sports teams.

- submitted by a student

September 18, 2012
My husband and i have two kids that graduated from Pace. As two people with a great focus in our lives on both education and catholic background I know even know that the school was the right choice for them. to this day they still talk about there wonderful experience. For two socially different children both academically challenged in spite of being both in AP level course I know they got their money's worth. In addition to being taught how to be socially aware and alma mater strong. Have 2 more in the wings but at least 8 years till they get there. Every school has some bad apples, but quite frankly i only know of 3 here. Luckily my kids worked around them.

- submitted by a parent

July 31, 2012
Pace is Amazing. I will never return to MAST after being transferred to Pace. Overall, Pace provides a great educational system.

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July 31, 2012
I absolutely love Pace. I had attempted to attend both the MAST ACADEMY in hialeah and the one in key biscayne. To be honest, they are both extremely horrible. The educational system is absolute garbage. I love Pace, and I am looking forward for the future.

- submitted by a student

October 25, 2011
Since the open house for this school is coming soon, I feel responsible as a parent to prevent other parents from making the same mistake my husband and I made when we enrolled our child at Monsignor Edward Pace High School. The school is poor academically. Most of the teachers lack the knowledge and skills to create a challenging and encouraging environment with few exceptions such as Mrs. Celia Cabrera, a wonderful, caring and dedicated Spanish teacher who does an excellent job. Student s stimulation is based on personal favoritism instead of fairly evaluation of effort. Mathematics is the worst department where most of the teachers not only need improvement in the subject but also commitment to their jobs. The Worst Teacher Award would definitely go to Ms. Rosa Pou.

- submitted by a parent

July 07, 2011
In retrospect, Pace was a good experience. Socially, the school offers an encouraging environment. Everyone is included and encouraged to be involved. I cannot, however, give this school 5 stars. While I had some OUTSTANDING teachers at Pace, there were also some "lemons." Overall, the attention to education in the classroom does not measure up to the standards of the social family environment.

- submitted by a student

December 04, 2010
I am currently a junior at Pace graduating in 2012 and I can honestly say I couldn't have picked a better high school to attend. Between the friends I've made, the teachers I've encountered and the outstanding grades I've been able to achieve, I just absolutely love this school. I HIGHLY recommend sending your child here it's a very family oriented catholic high school that will ensure your child to have made the right decision in going there. I will definitely be sending my children here in the future.

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September 18, 2009
It is an amazing, family oriented, Catholic School.

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September 16, 2009
Caring loving enriching environment

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January 23, 2009
This is outstanding my son is in 11 grade and we are very happy that wewere able to sent him to this school also we can't wait still are other son that is in five grade to be able to go to this school It's outstanding and wonderful school. Thank you

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July 24, 2008
I'm currently a student of Msgr Pace High, and am graduating this coming year as a part of the class of 2009. Honestly I could'nt be any happier or prouder of being a pace student. From the moment I stepped foot at Pace as a student, I felt as if I were part of a big family. The faculty and staff care about your safety and well being and do as much as they can to help you succeed. They always encourage you to do your best and to try your hardest. People say that sports and publicity are the school's main priority, when in fact its the student's education and advancement in life that is the school's main goal. The education is great, as are the teachers. Overall I love my school and I consider it to be one of the best high schools around regardless of what people say

- submitted by a student

June 20, 2008
I am a Pace student (class of 2010) currently entering my junior year. This prestigious school seems to have a down to earth environment with teachers who inform us about the subjects at hand. For those who are interested in academics, the counselors and teachers are extremely helpful and always encourage the best out of the students. I believe if you are unhappy with a teacher s method of teaching, you should learn on your own. The tools are given to you (notebook and textbook). Other teachers are always willing to give a little help as well. For those who are interested in sports, we have an outstanding sports program. The cafeteria has good food. The students have a great selection of healthy food (salads, wraps, subs) as well as some not so healthy food (pizza, hamburgers). Though many activities have been restricted lately, our pep rallies will always remain the best! My only complaint is that I wish they would repaint or remodel the school (it is +50 years old). I truly am satisfied with this school.

- submitted by a student

June 20, 2008
I am a student writing from actual experience walking in the halls. We are not only a school, but a community, a family of students gathered together to learn. I graduate in 2010, and I came to school in my freshamn year. I have never before felt part of a school as I do here. All my fellow students, are warm and are welcoming. Every school has its ups and downs. If you are there to learn, you will learn. I had plenty of teachers that taught there lessons and at the end of the day I had homework. Parents don't believe the lies you here. We are interested in sports, of course, but we don't make it our number one priority. The teachers their are caring and encourgaing. Our councilers are there to give advice whenever we need it. The food is good and the enviroment is enjoyable.

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March 11, 2008
If I had to do it all over again, I would definitley NOT send my children to this school. The focus is not education but publicity and money. Sports are thier main concern. There are very few teachers that actually are good and care. My son had a hard time his first year of College due to not getting the education I thought I was paying for him. Extra credit is given in most classes for attending sports events or bringing in money for charity drives. Save your money and send your kids to other schools that actually teach. Oh the kids will tell you they love this school because to them it's a party school!!!

- submitted by a parent

March 10, 2008
As a student attending pace high school, Im actually a transfer and I couldn't be happier...Since the day I entered this school I was more serious about school... Ofcoarse like every other school theres teachers that don't care and those that do ....as well as students that care and those that slack off...the school is overall great and I am enjoying my time there....and I recommend students to attend here....

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August 04, 2007
My sons go to this school and its great! go ahead go to pace! a++++++

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April 04, 2007
great school! Awesome Teachers! Great Discipline and Safety! A++++

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August 28, 2006
I am an Alumni of Pace (class of 2001), and I'd definitely recommend this school to any parents researching Catholic Highschools. Every student needs a good foundation in order to succeed, and I can attest to that. I have completed my 4 year degree, and I am currently pursuing my MS. Go ahead, attend Pace!

- submitted by a student

February 02, 2006
Great School. Great Place. Excellent Academic Standards in a Chatolic and Family oriented atmosphere! Pace is the place!

- submitted by a student

December 13, 2005
From past experience the academic programs are first rate.

- submitted by a parent

June 03, 2005
Perhaps because this is a private school, the children that attend this school are what can be referred to as snobs. Education isn't simply about books, but about real life experiences. PACE shelters it's students too much and does not prepare them for real life situations.

- submitted by a teacher

April 27, 2005
I give this school a great high score. I loved this school.they are 1 big happy family.

- submitted by a student

November 08, 2003
Honestly, I dont like this school in the least. I believe it's just publicity that this school has. I am a current student at Pace now. There is the ocassional teacher who cares. But most of them dont and they do not teach in the classroom. I barely ever get homework. For a school that charges so much tuition and has such a great title, I would really hope that I'd be learning. This school is too involved in sports and cares way too much about sports. They give scholarships to everyone who plays sports, but not the the student who actually works hard in the classroom or deserves what a scholarship really is. Tuition is way too high for the quality of school it is and it's not fair that the others have to pay for those athletes tuition, We are all the same, so we should all pay the same equal amount tution I believe this school definitely over rated and does not deserve the blue ribbon title.

- submitted by a community member

September 04, 2003
As a student at Monsignior Pace, i have never wanted to go to school like I do now. Ever since I stepped foot at that school, I felt comfortable and protected. The teachers are great. They interact with the students as friends and teachers. The students are really involveed in each activity. The sports teams are awesome, and the dance team are very good. The students are very friendly and I have to say, that this is the best school I've ever been to.

- submitted by a student

August 26, 2003
I have 2 siblings there and Pace has been nothing less than a wonderful learning environment and wonderful experience for them as well as my family.

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Monsignor Edward Pace High School
15600 Northwest 32nd Avenue, Opa-locka, FL  33054
(305) 624-8534
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