More Than A School


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Once you are a member of the CEA family, you will always remain a part of the CEA family. The CEA family includes alumni, parents, and teachers and staff, who together make up the Faces of Conchita.

It brings us great joy to hear about the lives and achievements of our alumni and of those who have passed through our hallways throughout the years. For this reason, we have started the Faces of Conchita. Faces of Conchita is a way of keeping us united: alumni, parents and family members, and teachers and staff, by keeping everyone up to date with the happenings in our CEA community.

Please write to us to say hello. Write to us to tell us how you are doing and where life has taken you. No matter how much time has passed, the Faces of Conchita are clear in our minds and always present in our hearts. Each and every person who has passed through Conchita has left their unique mark, the same way that Conchita left a mark in you.


Alumni News



2018 Features
Gabriela Morgado
Class of 2016

Gabriela Morgado was nominated to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicina at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this summer. She had a wonderful experience enhancing her leadership skills and further developing her interest in the medical field.

Alyssa Bethencourt
Class of 2011

Alyssa, who is currently pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications at the University of Florida, has a great experience this summer in her internship at Fox News in New York City!

2017 Features
Katherine Londono
Class of 2002

Congratulations to Katherine Londono, recipient of the prestigious 2017 Equal Justice Works Fellowship. Katherine's fellowship is with Make the Road New Jersey, where she will provide direct representation, policy advocacy, and community outreach to ensure low-income immigrant women throughout New Jersey have access to earned sick time and paid family and medical leave.
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Alfredo Armas
Class of 2006
Congratulations to Alfredo Armas, who began his Medical Residency Program at New York University Langone Medical Center in anesthesiology!
Bianca Allanic
Class of 2010
Congratulations to alumna Bianca Allanic for signing a company contract with Ballet Theatre of Maryland! Bianca will graduate from Indiana University in May with a Bachelor of Science and a Ballet Performance Major, which she was able to accomplish in 3 years. She starts her season with Ballet Theatre of Maryland this August, but will spend the summer learning the company's repertoire for next season. Bianca has always been a beautiful example of dedication, discipline, joy and hard work. We are so proud of you!

2016 Features
Angela Santalo
Class of 2014

Congratulation to Angela Santalo for being one of ten finalists out of 800 applicants for the Miami-Dade Police Department "Do the Right Thing" program.

Cesar Santalo
Class of 2012

Congratulations to Cesar Santalo for winning the Silver Knight Award! 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.Cesar is graduating from Christopher Columbus High School (Class of 2016) and will continue his studied at Florida International University. Read more here>

Lilisabel Padro
Class of 2012

Congratulations to CEA Class of 2012 alumna Lil Isabel Padro! Lil graduated from Saint Brendan High School with honors and has officially signed the letter of intent to play basketball for the NAIA Bethel College Threshers in North Newton, Kansas. We are so proud of your achievement, Lil!



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Your name will be engraved on a metal leaf that will bring the Legacy Tree to life. This is a unique opportunity for all kind-hearted alumni to give back and at the same time be recognized in your alma mater.

Dear CEA Alumni, 

We are finally on the path of achieving Mrs. Diaz’s long-lived dream of creating an official Alumni Association. Conchita Espinosa Academy has always been “more than a school” to every individual that has walked its halls. It is a place we all call home. As students, we were always motivated to grow to our fullest potential. Our life’s roots are deeply planted because of the solid foundation Conchita fostered in each and every one of us.

The Conchita Espinosa Legacy Tree has been “planted” in anticipation of forming our very own Alumni Association. The leaves of the Legacy Tree will give alumni the opportunity to give back. The donations received will allow us to enhance the educational opportunities for our students.

Conchita Espinosa Academy always nurtured us and encouraged us to be “mejor, mejor, y mejor.” All of us make a difference in transforming CEA and supporting the institution to be able to advance to the next horizon. Help us nourish our tree and continue to give new students the opportunities we were so fortunate to have. With your help, Conchita Espinosa Academy will continue to flourish!

Isabella Mederos
Class of 2010

 Step One:

Please fill out the order form below:


 Step Two:

There are three options to choose from:

Bronze Leaf -  $110

Silver Leaf -  $260

Gold Leaf -  $520

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Legacy Road Bricks

Support Conchita's Legacy with the Legacy Road Brick Program

This program provides a unique opportunity for students and families to support our school by putting your name on a brick on our new Legacy Road. These commemorative bricks are a great way to leave a lasting mark on our campus and support Conchita's legacy. For each brick purchased, you will receive a special Certificate of Registration recognizing your contribution and confirming the inscription you have submitted as it will appear on the engraved brick. Space for bricks is limited, and they will be installed in the order in which registrations are received. Leave your legacy today on the CEA campus with a personalized Legacy Road Brick.

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Featured Alumni:

Class of 2001

Ashley Alvarez

I graduated from CEA in 2001. While I was there, I was always very aware of how significant the arts were to living a fruitful and fulfilling life. My favorite memories from CEA include the many ballet and Cuban dance classes I took during and after school, being a part of the school plays and participating in shows. I remember performing a Gloria Estefan solo in 6th grade after just entering CEA, and I was so nervous! But after seeing the warm reception from my teachers and so many of my classmates, I really started to build my confidence in not only starting a new school, but also in performing. I don't think I would have been granted that wonderful opportunity at any other school. After graduating from Lourdes and receiving my BFA in theater from FIU, I moved to Chicago for a couple of years and truly started to hone my passion in performing on stage. My husband and I moved to New York City in 2014, and he began writing a play called The Cubans, to bring more representation of the Latino community on stage. I am thrilled to be performing in this play now as the main character, Christy, at Miami New Drama at the Colony Theatre. This career can be challenging and unpredictable, but I think back to many of my memories at CEA and realize that performing and expressing myself through the arts has always been such a large part of who I am. I am so grateful to have been surrounded by such a supportive environment at CEA, where the arts were not only included in the curriculum, but also reinforced as a crucial component of leading a rich and meaningful life.

Featured 2019-2020

Class of 2001
Ashley Alvarez
Class of 2010
Kristian A. Cruz
Class of 1996
Miles Medina, PhD

Featured 2018-2019

Featured 2017-2018

Featured 2016-2017

Featured 2015-2016

Featured 2014-2015

Featured 2013-2014


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Our Conchita parents and families are as special to us as our alumni, which is why we have decided to begin Parents of Conchita, a network of parents, grandparents, siblings, families, and friends who are just as much a part of the CEA community as the children who attended the school.

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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), COGNIA (previously SACS/AdvancEd), 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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