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Conchita Espinosa Academy is a fully-accredited, co-educational independent private school for K3 through eighth grades. For over 80 years, Conchita Espinosa Academy has given its students an exceptional academic curriculum partnered with a sophisticated arts and humanities foundation, sensitivity to the arts and human needs, a sense of self-worth, and strong human values.


Christina Gonzalez at DISRUPT Miami

On, Friday, July 28th, our Educational Technology Coordinator, Christina Gonzalez, was invited to participate in a panel discussion for DISRUPT Miami at The Langsford Hotel in Downtown Miami. DISRUPT Miami is a monthly breakfast series connecting like-minded individuals with local innovators and creators who are shaping the way of Miami's future. This month's discussion focused on education and the role the private sector plays in helping improve the quality of education in our schools in Miami. Ms. Gonzalez joined four other panelists from various walks of life, as she spoke about how the arts impact children and how CEA implements the arts into the curriculum and the students' daily lives. Ms. Gonzalez spoke about the importance of seeing each child as an individual and giving them an outlet to bring out their own "extraordinary". She also spoke about CEA's unique Mastery Program and how it allows our students to explore and hone in an area of interest or passion. When they opened up the Q&A session to the audience, an audience member said "if only all of our schools were like Conchita".

Other areas addressed in the discussion were the need for schools in Downtown Miami, the idea of education changing now that information is so easily accessible to our students, and the improvements that need to be made to our urban and under-served communities.

We are so proud of Ms. Gonzalez and the impact she is making on our community. Each day she is helping to make CEA "mejor, mejor, y mejor!"

Maribel Z. Diaz's speech to the
Graduating class of 2017

From the Desk of Maribel Zubieta-Diaz

It has been a summer of joy, growth, self-discovery and opportunity to make new friends, connect with old friends, and discover how fortunate we all are to be a part of the Conchita family.

     I feel grateful and fortunate to see our former students come back as teachers and counselors to our younger ones.  There is no greater reward than to see the children you have loved and guided grow into intelligent, caring and loving adults.  The history and legacy created by Conchita and all who followed continues to grow, giving our younger generation the physical, mental and spiritual tools to fulfill their destinies and build a better world.

     To the parents and families of our students, thank you for being part of the team.  Have a joyous rest of the summer and come back energized and curious to begin a spectacular 2017-2018 school year.

Maribel Z. Diaz, Director

Upcoming Events

CEA Happenings for the Week of August 21, 2017

Monday, August 21

iPad Meeting for all 6th Grade and new 7th and 8th Grade parents and students – 1:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.

What's Cooking at Café Conchita – PPA Delegates 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 22

Meet Your Teacher 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Informal drop by for parents and students to say hi to your new teachers

Kindergarten and Pre-Primary Orientation – 7:00 p.m. This is for parents only.

wednesday, August 23  
Thursday, August 24

1st Day of School for K3 – 4th Grade (Lower School)

friday, August 25

K3 – 8th Grade

backpackA Blessing for Our Backpacks backpack

God of Wisdom, we give thanks for schools and classrooms and for the teachers and students who fill them each day.  We thank you for this new beginning, for new books and new ideas.  We thank you for sharpened pencils, pointy crayons, and crisp blank pages waiting to be filled.

We thank you for the gift of making mistakes and trying again.  Help us to remember that asking the right questions is often as important as giving the right answers.  We ask you to bless us all – students, teachers, and parents – with curiosity, imagination, understanding and respect.

May our backpacks be a sign that we have everything we need to learn and grow this year in school.  May we be guided by your love to take what we learn and use it to create a better world filled with compassion, peace, and love


1st Day of School (K-4th Grades)



1st Day of School (5th - 8th Grades)



Back to School Parent Meetings

  Sept. 5 - 3rd and 4th grades
Sept. 6 - 5th and 6th grades
Sept. 7 - 7th and 8th grades


Conservatory Classes
and French Classes Begin

Registration is now open!

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Conchita Espinosa Academy uses a curriculum rich with art education to shape happy, confident, and academically advanced students. This video offers a taste of the magic of Conchita in about two minutes. See the full-length version>

We are now accepting applications for the
2017-2018 school year! more info >

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Conchita Espinosa Academy, 12975 SW 6th Street, Miami, FL 33184, Office: 305-227-1149, Fax: 305-225-0184

Conchita Espinosa Academy is accredited internationally, nationally and regionally by Accreditation International (AI), National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA), National Independent Private Schools Association (NIPSA) , the Middle States Association (MSA), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and the Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF). We are also members of the Independent Schools of South Florida (ISSF).


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