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Dorothy M. Wallace COPE Center  built in 1992, is located on 5.65 acres in Richmond Heights at 10225 SW 147 Terrace in Southwest Miami Dade County.   The school is a comprehensive facility that houses 20 classrooms, 3 technology/curriculum labs, an onsite licensed early childcare facility with 2 playgrounds, early-childhood classroom with state of the art interactive whiteboards, full-service medical clinic, parenting lab, and health science lab.. 

We Specialize in educating teen mothers in being responsible, caring parents while simultaneously assisting the young mother to continue working towards her academic and post-secondary  goals by meeting Miami Dade County Schools curriculum.

In accordance with Miami-Dade County Schools digital convergence initiative, the facility has state of the art technology infrastructure to include but not limited to interactive whiteboards/Promethean boards in all classrooms, and  wifi throughout the school site including our Pre-K classroom for our youngest students. In addition to the technology provided in every classroom, our curriculum provides instruction using tablets that incorporates our 1:1 computing initiative.

"COPE" as it is affectionately called is a school of choice and our unique learning environment comprises:

  • Business Academy
  • Early Childhood Academy
  • Health Science Academy
  • Clubs and Service Organizations

The faculty and staff of Dorothy M. Wallace COPE Center are diverse in  their makeup.  The school is staffed with a Student Services Department to include guidance counselors, school social worker and school nurse.  The school also has a comprehensive media center, CNA  certification( Certified Nursing Assistant), and Early Childhood Certification program.

In addition to the instructional program an on-campus childcare facility provides quality childcare by early-childhood professionals dedicated to providing a nurturing environment that focuses on the social, emotional, and cognitive development of the children in our care.






DMW COPE Ctr 10225 SW 147th Terrace; Miami, Fl 33176; phone: 305-233-1044;  fax: 305-256-8694