5807 Calhoun Rd, Houston, TX 77021

About Beatrice Mayes Institute

For fifty years, Wonderland has empowered students in Houston with
academic success in a nurturing environment in the Historic Third Ward.

Years in education
10 +
Active Alumni
200 +
Teacher-Student Ratio
1: 0
Attendance rate
50 %

Our mission

The Wonderland Story

Welcome to Wonderland in Houston’s Historic Third Ward. For over five decades, the Beatrice Mayes Institute has empowered African-American students through rigorous academics, fostering self-confidence, positive character, and ethical standards.

Our goal is to instill a lifelong passion for learning, understanding, and community service. Join us in shaping tomorrow’s leaders.


Rigorous, well-rounded, mastery-based education. Deep, long-term relationships between teachers, students and families, enabled by small class sizes and cross-grade “clusters”

Current enrollment: 510
K – 5th (384), 6th – 8th (126)
Student/faculty ratio: 20:1

Beatrice Mayes Institute is a FREE charter school

Here at BMI, we honor cultural heritage and allow students to explore who they are

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