We create a welcoming community where you and your child feel part of an extended family. Educators create a sense of belonging where every student is known, valued, and heard.
We empower students to expand their minds and embrace their cultural heritage so that they discover their potential. By learning about their heritage, students develop stronger confidence and character.
We teach students a rich, challenging curriculum that prepares them for college and future success. Students engage in hands-on learning to develop math, science, and technology skills.
We believe in the brilliance and potential of each student. Our teachers meet students where they are academically and tailor the educational experience.
We are a Black-founded and Black-led organization with a 50-year track record of educational excellence. Thousands of our graduates have gone on to college and fulfilling careers.
Submit an enrollment application.
Receive notification of admission in March 2024.
Accept your child’s seat at BMI for the 2024-25 school year.
Wonderland, Inc. is an umbrella nonprofit organization that includes the tuition-free Beatrice Mayes Institute public charter school (K-8) and private Wonderland School (PreK).
Students are required to wear uniforms on specific days. The uniforms are
plaid green color. Uniforms help students feel part of the same team and feel
as well as eliminating any pressure that students may face regarding fashion.
We detail our uniform policy in our student handbook
BMI believes in the value of athletics and extracurricular activities. They
provide students with leadership skills, learn the value of teamwork, and
provide students with a social outlet that helps them get to know other
students outside the classroom. Some of the extracurricular activities that we
provide include athletics, modern dance, choir, newspaper, and drama. Read
more about our athletics and extracurriculars.
BMI is not affiliated with Houston ISD. BMI is an independent public school
governed by a volunteer separate board of directors. BMI does follow the same
calendar as Houston ISD schools.
This private school is available for parents with children ages 18 months to 4 years. The Wonderland Private School curriculum includes academic disciplines within science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics. The curriculum also includes character building and creating strong moral foundations for students of this institution. Parents and/or legal guardians must pay tuition and other related fees to enroll in Wonderland Private School.
BMI is a secular public school that is not affiliated with any religion. The school
is open to all students regardless of race, nationality, or religion.