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.
We are currently working with Yamaha to update our pianos, and are excited to introduce to you the unique Buy a Key Program, which will aid us in the purchase of new pianos for the school and conservatory. get details >
National Day of Writing
On October 20th was National Day of Writing. This year's theme for this national activity was to write about one's community. At CEA, students in all grades participated in National Day of Writing and wrote about their CEA community. Some grades prepared journal entries, some created videos, and other wrote paragraphs or essays about their CEA community. Here are journal entries by CEA 8th Graders Sofia Aira and Arella Zambrano. See more>
Today, October 17th, the boys and girls cross country teams were in action at Larry and Penny Thompson Park for the Junior Orange Bowl cross country invitational. The girls finished seventh overall as a team led by Barbara Silva's 12th place finish. Barbara now qualifies for the state championships to be held in Lakeland Florida on November 1. The boys team managed to finish third overall and therefore qualify as a team for the state championship race. Nicholas Aixala lead the team with a ninth place finish in a time of 12 minutes and 56 seconds. The time is good enough for second place in school history. 12 out of 13 racers ran a personal best time. See Pictures and get the full results>
Interactive Learning: Mrs. Daniels' K4 class learned how to "Grow Grass" for the letter Gg.
As a part of this project, they also learned the parts of a plant (roots, stem, leaves etc) as well as what plants need in order to grow.
On Thursday, October 2, 2014, we celebrated an extraordinary individual. Few people have the opportunity to shape as many lives as Ms. Mahr did. Martha Mahr had a long and successful career. She was a prima ballerina and ballet mistress for the Ballet Nacional de Alicia Alonso in Cuba. It was during this time that she began to teach at Conchita Espinosa Academy and Conservatory of the Arts in Havana. See Pictures >
Congratulations to Lil Isabel Padro, CEA alumni c/o 2011!!!
Lil, who is currently an honors student at St. Brendan High School, has been selected to represent the United States in the 2015 United World Games for basketball in Europe and to another international tournament in Dominican Republic. Both events will happen during the summer of 2015. The event will hosted by the AIST “ American International Sports Team Organization”.
Girls' Volleyball -
Meet the Teams click here to meet the teams!
We are pleased to announce that Conchita Espinosa Academy will continue its partnership with Coach Rob and Thunder Athletics for our Cougar Athletics sports program. Get Details
Shoparoo is hassle-free approach to raising money for schools nationwide. With the free Shoparoo app, all you have to do to raise money for our school is take pictures of your grocery receipts with your phone! Our school receives a donation for every grocery and/or department store receipt picture taken through the free Shoparoo app. There is no limit to how much we can raise with Shoparoo, so please download the app and started taking pictures today. Also, each of our first 20 participants will earn a guaranteed $1 donation for their first receipt! (www.shoparoo.com)
1. Download the free Shoparoo app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
2. Once it’s downloaded, select our school as your cause and take pictures of receipts!
3. Invite other parents and members of the community to participate in this simple fundraiser.
Ms. Gonzalez will be presenting a three hour workshop on how to effectively implement the iPad into school curriculum through app exploration. Educators will discover fun and easy ways to use their iPad to enhance their teaching and ignite their students' love of learning. Read More
The CEC Youth Ballet Company is sponsoring a clothing drive to raise funds for their company!get details
Box Tops for Education
We participate in the General Mills Box Tops for Education program. You can help, too! Find out how...
for the Week of of October 20, 2014
Monday, October 20
Write My Community: The National Day on Writing
Marisol Moreno returns
Tuesday, October 21
Police officers visit Pre-Primary classes as part of community helpers unit.
Wednesday, October 22
Dr. Samantha Gonzalez hosts the Teddy Bear Clinic
Family Affair meeting – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 23
8th Grade visits Archbishop Coleman Carroll High School
Friday, October 24
Pianist, Josu Okiñena, conducts master classes and works with our middle school choir.
Saturday, October 25
Josu Okiñena performs in the Rosita Segovia Theatre at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free, but tickets are limited and must be requested in advance.
Sunday, October 26
Fill your paper with the
breathings of your heart.
For several years we have supported a costume drive for children who cannot afford Halloween costumes. This is done through Neighbors 4 Neighbors and the Food for Life Ministry. Costumes may be dropped off in your child's homeroom and will be collected and organized by our Civics Mastery through Tuesday, October 21st.
Halloween Costume Drive Now through Tuesday, October 21st
3:30 - 5:00pm Music Master Class with Josu Okiñena
Conchita Espinosa Concert Series: Josu Okiñena Plays at the Rosita Segovia Theatre at 7:00pmDetails >
Estampas del Quijote: An adaptation of Don Quijote de la Mancha by Loly Lopez and Marisol Moreno.
Estampas del Quijote, a collaboration between CEC's theatre and Spanish dance departments, is an adaptation of the stories of the famous Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Loly Lopez created the written adaptation, based on excerpts from the original novel, which is put together with choreographies by Marisol Moreno in a sequence that follows the story of Don Quijote's adventures through La Mancha, as he searches to become a knight and find his Dulcinea. Join us as we witness Don Quijote's "andanzas" through La Mancha alongside his beloved friend and "escudero", Sancho.
Saturday, November 8, 2014 •
Rosita Segovia Theatre
$10 Admission • For tickets, please call 305-227-1149.
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.
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).