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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.


3rd Grade Pioneer Day

On Wednesday, March 7th, 3rd Grade celebrated Pioneer Day. The students created a living museum depicting what life was like for pioneers in 19th century America. The tour began in the theatre with entertainment from the era, including square dancing, guitar players, fiddle players, and Elbow Room. From there, trail guides led their families and other CEA students to the various vignettes set up around the school, which included depictions of farming, a homestead, a school, the transcontinental railroad, the pony express, and the gold rush, among others. The celebration was a tremendous success! Thank you to our third grade teachers: Mrs. Majors, Mrs .Mendez, and Mrs. Bosque for their wonderful work! See Pictures >

1st Grade Medieval Feast

1st Grade had their annual Medieval Feast! They read The Knight at Dawn from the Magic Treehouse series, and completed their unit on the Middle Ages with a magnificent festival and feast! Together, they prepared six different stations, in which they had the chance to participate in a variety of medieval activities: archery, jousting, medieval carving on "metal," making pomander balls, princess story telling, trivia, and even making their own coat of arms. The celebration ended with a great feast! Thank you to our wonderful teachers and amazing volunteer parents for making this an unforgettable day for our first graders!  See Pictures >

Read Across America

On Friday, March 2nd, CEA celebrated Read Across America. For several weeks, in preparation for this event, we collected new and lightly used books to benefit the Children's Trust's "Read to Learn Books for Free" program. On March 2nd, we celebrated our love for reading through a full day of school-wide activities celebrating books and reading. Mr. Kessler, our Theatre Department Head, dressed up as the Cat in the Hat and read Dr. Seuss books to our youngest readers in K3 and K4. 1st and 3rd grades participated in buddy reading together in the CEA cafeteria. 2nd and 4th grades also paired up for buddy reading in Central Park. 5th and 7th grades collaborated in poems together, as did 6th and 8th grades, giving older students an opportunity to mentor and collaborate with younger students, creating beautiful and thoughtful poetry together.

We had several guest athletes from FIU speak to our volleyball players and runners, and an extraordinary panel of professionals spoke to our Upper School students.

Excellent guest readers from all areas of the community donated their time and shared their love of books with our students.

Thank you to Mrs. Martinez for organizing and coordinating this wonderful event, to our NJHS student ambassadors, and to all of our guest readers: See Pictures and Guest Readers >

Onstage New York Competition

Our Dance Masteries and Conservatory dancers participated in the Onstage New York Competition this weekend in Orlando, and they did an OUTSTANDING job representing Conchita Espinosa Academy and Conchita Espinosa Conservatory of the Arts. The level of the competition was very high and the quality of dancers and choreography was amazing! THANK YOU Danella Bedford, Marisol Moreno, Leiza Mendez, Cristina Masdueno and Kenia Luz Garcia Cabrera for the impeccable instruction, dedication, and love you give our dancers every single day. We are blessed! See Pictures and Awards >

Conchita Day Writings

To celebrate Conchita Day (2/23), our founder's birthday and the final day of Spirit Week, students had the opportunity to write about their love for Conchita and what Conchita has meant for them. Our children's words express the love that permeates the buildings at Conchita. We are blessed to have such wonderful students, families, and faculty form part of the CEA community!

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4th Grade Visits St. Augustine and Kennedy Space Center

In conjunction with their studies of Florida history, 4th Grade traveled to the historic city of St. Augustine, Florida. This annual field trip was an excellent opportunity for students to experience what they've been reading and learning about. The Old Florida Museum hosted a re-enactment of what life was like in an Indian Village, a Spanish Village, a Pioneer Village and on board a ship. Playing games students of long ago played, writing with quill and ink, grinding corn, making candles, boring holes for pegs - they experience so many things to excite a lesson in history. A visit to the lighthouse, a stroll through the Old Fort, a drink from the Fountain of Youth, and what overnight field trip would be complete without a ghost tour!

Kennedy Space Center

This year, they stayed an extra day in order to visit the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. It was a life-changing experience to see NASA's primary launch center of human spaceflight. Students Students and parents enjoyed their time in St. Augustine and Cape Canaveral tremendously, as they saw history come to life. See Pictures >

Congratulations to our Upper School Spelling Bee Winners!

1st Place - Alessandra Acosta (6th Grade)
Runner Up - Nicole Sarduy (6th Grade)

Congratulations to all students who participated in the final Spelling Bee, who were their homeroom classroom winners! See pictures >

"It takes nothing to be kind, but it means everything."

From January 22-26th, CEA participated in the nation-wide Great Kindness Challenge ( Schools from all across the nation got together to raise awareness of the great difference simple acts of kindness can make. These are things that we as a community already see and do every day, and which make us the special community we are.

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Congratulations to our 8th Grade ISSF STAR Students, Emma Solorzano, Isidoro Vilariño and Lilianne Iglesias!

Each year the Independent Schools of South Florida (ISSF) allows each school to designate up to three students as STARS. These students are those who have shown outstanding ability and achievement in academics, sports, community service, the arts, and/or effort. Emma Solorzano was selected for being an outstanding example of integrity, maturity, and dedication to the arts. Isidoro Vilariño has demonstrated extraordinary effort, courage, independent thinking and creativity. Lilianne Iglesias has proven excellence in leadership, scholarship, and service. Emma, Isidoro, and Lilianne, we are so proud of you and the people you have become! You are Conchita´s legacy!

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

Upcoming Events

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CEA Happenings for the Week of March 19th, 2018

sunday, march 18


Monday, march 19

Happy Birthday, Ann Daniels!

Happy Birthday, Jimena Cruz!

Tuesday, march 20

Garden to Table Field Trip

wednesday, march 21


Thursday, march 22

"Little Red Riding Hood" Theater

friday, march 23

2nd Grade Night under the Stars

Happy Birthday, Fransel Lapica!

saturday, march 24


Let your joy burst forth


Playmakers and Theatre Youth Ensemble Performance
presents "Little Red Riding Hood"


Tickets on Sale at the Conservatory Office


CM's Cutest Pet Photo Cover Contest

Do you have an adorable pet that you think would look great on the next cover of Conchita Magazine?

Enter your best photo and maybe you and your pet will appear on the cover of our next issue!

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Theatre Department Trip to A Noise Within in Pasadena, California


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Theatre students and students who excel in English Literature in 5th grade and up will travel to Pasadena, California in to visit and study theatre at A Noise Within (ANW), a classical theatre repertory company in Pasadena, California founded in 1992 by CEA graduate, Julia Rodriguez-Elliott (c/o 1974) and her husband, Geoff Elliott. Since its inauguration, A Noise Within has evolved from being a small neighborhood theatre company to becoming one of the most distinguished theatre companies in the Southern California area-- consistently raising the bar on how great classical theatre can be.

At A Noise Within, theatre students will participate in intensive workshops with ANW´s educational department, as well as with professional actors and ANW Director Julia Rodriguez-Elliott. The workshops will center around Shakespeare´s Henry V, during which they will dive into text, work on understanding and translating Shakespearean language, and act out scenes, as well as participate in improvisation classes, sword-fighting, and more! They will explore what occurs behind the scenes in a professional theatre, learning about lighting, costume design, directing, preparing a set, and the many other aspects that go into creating a professional production.

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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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