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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.

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Summer Session 1 Dance and Theatre Showcase

... featuring choreographies by Danella Bedford, Kenia Garcia Cabrera, Allyn Gines, and Gisselle Molina Diaz, as well as "Into the Woods," a story ballet. "Into the Woods" featured students from the Dance and Theatre summer intensives, with choreographies by Danella Bedford and Theatre Direction by Ean Kessler. See Pictures >

To purchase pictures, turn in your Picture Order Form and payment to the CEA Main Office by Friday, July 22nd.

“Life is precious.  Cherish every moment
and hold your loved ones close.”

This past Monday I lost my kid brother to cancer.  He was full of life.  Luisito was a vibrant, intelligent, loving, creative, out-of-the box guy.  He was truly Conchita's son.  Like our mother, Luisito was never impressed by money or work.  He didn't care about a fancy house or fancy car or having ten degrees on the wall.  He stayed true to himself and followed his own course.  He found people interesting and was a good friend to people from all walks of life.  He had an uncanny ability to explain complicated mathematical and engineering ideas in the simplest ways. 

My sadness goes beyond words, but the gratitude I feel for being his sister, for sharing our lives, outweighs the sadness.  He was a great friend, a wonderful son, a doting nephew, a caring husband, a loving uncle, and my annoying, but oh, so interesting baby brother who knew me and as with all who crossed his path, accepted and valued me for who I am.

The day before he died, he jokingly said, "I know I'll die and you'll say I should have gone to tango with my brother."  And he's right.

Luis always championed St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  This hospital provides care to children with cancer free of charge.  It was a cause near and dear to his heart.  If you would like, a donation can be made in his name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at

I know it would be appreciated by all.

Students from CEA and CEC created a book with their reflections about the Festival of the Arts:

by Students of Conchita Espinosa Academy and Conservatory of the Arts

To read the book on your iPad, install the bookPress app and click on the following link: Read Book on iPad

To read the book online, click on the folllowing link: Read Book Online

CEA Joins NIPSA Board

Ms. Carol Diaz-Zubieta, CEA Upper School Principal and Financial Administrator, has been an active board member of the Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF) for many years.

This year, she was also invited to become an official member of the board of the National Independent Private Schools Association (NIPSA). This is a huge achievement for the school. Not only are we accredited by this organization, but have been invited to become official members of their national board!

Thank you, Ms. Diaz, for your work, your commitment, and your immense love for CEA for so many years!

Festival of the Arts 2016

The 2016 Festival of the Arts was a huge success! THANK YOU to our students, parents, and most especially to our AMAZING Conservatory and School teachers, who continually bless us with their talents, their love, and their patience with every child at CEA. You are all the facets that make up this extraordinary place! You are Conchita!

To purchase pictures (Photo by Luis)>

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Congratulations to the CEA c/o 2016!

We are so proud of our newest alumni. They are an incredible group of young men and women and we know they will continue to spread light and joy wherever they go in life! You are Conchita's legacy!

Our CEA c/o 2016 alumni will go on to attend the following high schools:

Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School
Belen Jesuit Preparatory School
Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart
Christopher Columbus High School
Coral Reef High School
Immaculata-La Salle High School
New World School of the Arts
Our Lady of Lourdes Academy
Saint Brendan High School
Westminster Christian School

See and purchase Graduation and Prom Pictures >

Conchita Magazine is Here!

A BIG THANK YOU to all our advertisers for continuing to support our publication.

Thank you to advertisers:

● J.I.S Construction
Management Inc.
● Lavandula
● Associated Real Estate Services
● Advanced Micro Services
● Cuesta Construction
● Cups N Cakes by Jen
● Sunshine Gasoline
● Kazzafix
● RCN Accounting Services
● W Yoga
● Gastro Med
● Ramon Valls

Congratulations to Cesar Santalo, Silver Knight Award Winner

Congratulations Cesar Santalo, CEA Class of 2012 and Columbus Class of 2016! Cesar, we are incredibly proud of all of your accomplishments and growth!

When a fire burned down his home in fourth grade, Cesar Santalo drew and drew and discovered the healing power of art. After playing basketball all his life but not making the team his sophomore year, he founded “Young Explorers of Art” to bring students together to share art around them in museums and galleries.

He also started playing golf and he volunteered with The First Tee Miami to help young players learn the game and life skills. An AP and Honors student, he is founder and president of the Art Honor Society and a campus ministry leader. He volunteers for Liga Contra el Cancer and is active in Squires service club, Student Council and the Roller Hockey Team.

See Full Article >

Conchita Espinosa -Trip to A Noise Within Theatre
from Invisible Harness on Vimeo

Theatre Students Travel to California to Study at A Noise Within

Theatre students in CEA 5th grade and up travelled to Pasadena, California this spring to visit and study theatre at A Noise Within. See Pictures>

Congratulations to the following students who were accepted into New World School of the Arts High School!

Bianca Arocha - Dance
Alejandra Triana - Dance
Julian Perez - Musical Theatre
Amanda Gonzalez - Dance
Hannah Pastor - Dance
Katherine Marino - Music
Ismael Salcedo - Theatre

We are so incredibly proud of our students and of their amazing teachers who guide and mentor them so they can follow their dreams! We cannot wait to see what the future has in store for you!

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Summer at CEA has ended, and we're gearing up for the 2016-2017 school year.

Office Hours:

July 25 – July 29 The office will be closed this week
August 1 – August 5 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
August 8 – August 12 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
August 15 – August 19 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Sunshine Wear CEA Night 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Click here to download the school uniform list and pricing information for the 2016-2017 school year. Uniforms are available from SunshineWear, located at 1413 SW 107 Ave, Suite B, Miami, FL 33174. You can also visit their website at for more information or to shop online.


CEA Little Store Opens



Spanish Dance Master Class Series with Marisol Moreno and Carmen Amaya



First Day of School for Lower School
(K3 - 4th Grades)



First Day of School for Upper School
(5th - 8th Grades)


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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.

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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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