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.
Two of our CEA 6th grade teachers, Ms. Gonzalez and Mrs. Santalo, presented workshops and sessions at the international technology in education conference, FETC 2015. Ms. Martinez (3rd grade) also attended the conference. See Pictures >
Court of Dreams
On Friday, January 23, 2015, our basketball teams attended the annual "Court of Dreams" at the American Airlines Arena and had the opportunity to play in the same court as the Miami Heat for the fifth year in a row. See Pictures >
On Friday, January 16th was the annual Miami Herald Spelling Bee school preliminaries. Each homeroom had its own spelling bee. The winner and runner-up for each class got to participate in the school Spelling Bees. See Pictures >
Lauren Von Der Pool visits CEA
On January 15, 2015 CEA was honored to have renowned celebrity chef, Lauren Von Der Pool give a healthy cooking demonstration for the children in the Cooking and Edible Garden Mastery Groups! Together they may fruit smoothie parfaits, seasoned popcorn, and a beautiful kale salad with homemade dressing! Afterwards, Lauren spoke to the Middle School about her journey to become a celebrity chef. Thank you to Lauren and her wonderful team for taking the time to visit us! Read Bio >
CEC Youth Ballet Company, Senior CEYDE, and Senior Choir perform at the Coral Gables Museum Family Day See Pictures & Videos>
The Civics Mastery will be engaging in a plastic bottle top recyclable art project. They will be going around homeroom classes during their Mastery period collecting plastic bottle tops (all colors and sizes). Please remember to recycle any caps from home and turn them in to your homeroom teacher!
Presidential Physical Fitness Awards
We have the results of the Presidential Physical Fitness Awards winners! Our top 3 athletes for the school were
1) Andrea Comas-Sanchez (3rd grade)
2) Courtney Fernandez (4th grade)
3) Nicholas Guede (1st grade)
Congratulations to our students for their achievements in PE and Fitness! Thank you to Coach Carlos for the wonderful job you do every day in coaching and mentoring our athletes at CEA!
Flag Football season opened up for both our Varsity and JV teams.
Code.Org's An Hour of Code at CEA It's official! Code.org's Hour of code at Conchita Espinosa Academy has begun! Today our Middle School STEAM students did One Hour of Code with 1st grade!
The week of December 8-12, Code.org hosts their annual Hour of Code, a national challenge for kids in America to do one hour of coding during this week. Last year, our STEAM Mastery taught the 5th graders how to code as part of this project. Since our STEAM Mastery does much more than one hour of coding each week, this year they plan on teaching ALL CEA students in grades 1-8 to code, making it a school-wide challenge!! See Pictures >
Fernanda Miranda in Carnegie Hall Fernanda Miranda (8th grade) was one of the winners of the American Fine Arts Festival Competition in the Romantic music category. As a winner, she has been chosen to play in the Winner's Concert in Carnegie Hall in New York City on December 14, 2014. Read More>
5th Grade Spain Project
In preparation for this year's school trip to Spain, the entire school is learning about Spain and its different regions this school year. These are some videos of the 5th Grade Spanish city project. See more videos >
We finally received our first new Yamaha piano!
Thank you to the people who have already bought a key in support of CEA/CEC. We are now collecting keys for the 2nd piano... See list of sponsors >
for the Week of January 26, 2015
SUNday, January 25
Monday, January 26
Book Fair open 9:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m.
Parent Night – 7:00 p.m. for 5th – 8th Grades
Tuesday, January 27
Book Fair open 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
and 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Parent Night – 7:00 p.m. for Kinder, Pre and 1st Grades
Wednesday, January 28
Book Fair open 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Parent Night – 7:00 p.m. for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grades
Thank you in advance to the gracious parents who will be working at our Book Fair. We have a wonderful, supportive reading community!
Books for Breakfast at 7:15!
CEC Theatre Department presents East of the Sun, West of the Moon
A Norwegian Folk Tale adapted by Claudia Ferguson from the short story by Asbjornsen and Moe. Additional poems by Olav H. Hauge. Directed by Loly Lopez
The Troll Queen, in good old fairy tale fashion, has changed the Prince into a fierce white bear. He is befriended by a brave and lovely young girl. Because this girl threatens the Queen's magic, the Queen sends two of her trolls to imprison the bear. To save him, the girl seeks the help of the Mother of the Winds.
We hope we don't have to do this, but if we do need to close school for an emergency, if the Miami-Dade County Schools close due to hurricane or other inclement weather, Conchita Espinosa Academy will also close. We will notify the local radio and television stations. We will reopen when the Miami-Dade County Schools open or you will be notified by a Parents Partnership Association member via our telephone tree. We will also keep you updated via our social media channels.
Box Tops for Education
We participate in the General Mills Box Tops for Education program. You can help, too! Find out how...
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).