About Our School

Dr. Carlos J. Finlay Elementary (CJF) is a Title I school which offers its students a Bilingual School Organization (BISO) wherein students receive 60% of their daily instruction in English and 40% in Spanish. The faculty and staff collaborate with Florida International University to offer opportunities for students to participate in unique programs and experiences.

Our school strives to provide a nurturing environment where a positive school culture permeates through its halls and classrooms. The exemplary teachers at CJF provide their students with a rich academic program using 21st Century Learning practices and Inquiry-based learning approaches.  The faculty and staff also focus on their social emotional development and foundational skills through differentiated and individualized instruction.  CJF’s faculty and staff are committed to developing the “whole” child.

In addition, Dr. Carlos J. Finlay Elementary offers multiple opportunities for parents to become active partners in their child’s education.  Families are drawn into the school with fun and engaging activities where they can share time with their child and strengthen the home-school connection. 

CJF is Simply the Best! – ¡Simplemente los mejores!