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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.


2nd Grade Nativity Play

THANK YOU to our amazing teachers who made our annual 2nd grade Nativity Play possible: Yirka Ledon, Maite Diz, Danella Bedford, Mrs. Hernandez, Mrs. Prieto, and Mrs. Llerena! Thank you for the beautiful work you do with our children! Thank you to all the parents who came and helped last night and today, ensuring that everything ran smoothly! You filled the school with joy! Pictures are available for purchase here >

Our 8th Grade Christmas Play was a great success!

Thank you Ms. Jolliff, Ms. Diaz and Jessica Prieto for the incredible job you did! Our 8th graders came together wonderfully as a group to present a Christmas musical, A Storybook Christmas. They all did an excellent job! Pictures are available for purchase at>

Christmas Tree

Dear C.E.A. Family,

    This is a time for renovation, a time to look at our blessings and to set priorities in our lives.  It is a time to look at our children, to enjoy them, to bless them and to ascertain that besides the toys and ”things” they get from Santa, they receive the emotional and spiritual gift they need to become healthy adults.

 May the humble baby from Bethlehem give us much love, health, tolerance and compassion.  May He give us the wisdom to slow down, enjoy, and be gentle with each other.  May He give us the patience and gentleness to look at the beauty of mankind and forgive its weaknesses.  May we have a New Year of peace, generosity and physical and spiritual health.

 Wishing you a season of joy and wonder!

Toy Drive

On behalf of Student Council and Community Creations, we would like to thank all students, teachers and staff who donated to our Toy Drive. Please let your students know that we collected 327 toys (that's 50 more than last year)! The toys were donated to The UM Child Protection Team, who will use them throughout the year to bring much needed joy to some very deserving children in our community. Thank you for your support and cooperation. We wish you a peaceful and joyful holiday season!

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Christmas Themed Persuasive Letters

5th grade is learning how to write persuasive letters with Mrs. Perez. They wrote a letter to Santa trying to convince him they are the perfect person for a job at Santa's workshop. They chose a job that they could use their skills in and even filled out a job application! See Letters >

Role Play

Mrs. Daniels' K4 class has been having fun with role play! This is an important part of child development, as it builds confidence, creativity, communication, physical development and problem solving. The kids have a great time and it allows them to get into character and act out roles (fictional as well as real life roles). See Pictures >

Books for Breakfast

Student Council hosted Books for Breakfast this morning with Mrs. Bosque as our guest reader. She read a book titled, "The Gingerbread Man" by Jim Aylesworth. The children were mesmerized by her fun and animated storytelling. She brought the book to life, and gave each child a gingerbread cut-out to take home and decorate. She also passed out her favorite gingerbread cookie recipe so that they could bake their own gingerbread man, and warned them all to be careful when they opened their oven doors, "for gingerbread men have been known to run away!" Thank you, Mrs. Bosque for waking up extra early and sharing this fun story with us. Student Council thanks you for spreading your love of reading and Christmas cheer! See More >

4th Grade Virtual Field Trip

Mrs. Jeria's 4th grade class went on a virtual field trip to the Mission San Luis, where they were able to learn about the customs and daily life of Apalachee Indians and the Spanish villages. This was a wonderful example of technology working for man and using technology to enhance our children's learning! See Pictures >

Ashley Lapadula

On December 5th, Emmy-nominated journalist with Univision, Ashley Lapadula (CEA c/o 2005) gave an excellent presentation to the CEA Upper School journalism students in Conchita Magazine and CTV. She spoke about the value of being bilingual in today's professional environment, education, curiosity, resilience, and her personal journalism journey. The students left with a fountain of knowledge and things to think about. Thank you, Ashley, for your time and generosity. We are so proud of your accomplishments and cannot wait to see the places you will go! See More >


1st Grade Schema Lesson

Mrs. Palacio's 1st grade class was discussing schema. They created a visual using post its on Mrs. Palacio's head of her knowledge about dogs. The students did the same by drawing their heads and and using post its to write their knowledge on dinosaurs as they are reading the Magic Tree-house Dinosaurs Before Dark. These students will not forget what they learned with this visual!
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Student Writings:
20 days of Gratitude Project

Upper School has been working on a project called "20 Days of Gratitude". Each day for 20 days they wrote about things that are grateful for. Happy Thanksgiving from Mrs. Jackson , Mrs. Munar, and Mrs. Perez! (Upper School Grammar and Composition Teachers) Read More >

3rd Grade Visits the
Philip and Patricia Frost Science Museum

3rd Grade will soon be studying ecosystems in their science class, so to begin their unit, they had a wonderful visit to the Philip and Patricia Frost Science Museum. They spent time in the aquarium, looking at different animals and plants and seeing their interactions in their ecosystem.

Family Affair

Dear CEA Family,

You never cease to amaze us! Family Affair turned out to be perfect in every way. Beautiful weather! Beautiful people! Joyful children! And an overwhelming and invigorating feeling of love! The Conchita Family definitely makes this world a better place. Blanca Sordo, Emily's (5th Grade) and Andy's (Class of 2016), mom did a magnificent job as chairperson for Family Affair. She is organized, diligent, calm, and has great people skills. Our delegates, parent volunteers, teachers and staff worked hard to make everything fall in place. Our gratitude goes to our sponsors that supplied funds for the rides and games:

"Together in Excellence"
$1,000 and up

Pro-Body Collision
Sunshine Gasoline Dist. Inc.
Royalty Logistics, Inc.
El Tropico Restaurant
Financial Designs Inc (CEA Alumni Jessica, Jennifer, and Jorge Valdez)
Herran Family
U.S. Century Bank
Wiltz Family and Dr. Hernandez, DDS.
Pre-K3 & Pre-K4 Classes
1st Grade Class
2nd Grade Class
3rd Grade Class
4th Grade Class
5th Grade Class
6th Grade Class
7th Grade Class
8th Grade Class

"Together in Encouragement"
$500 - $999

Sedano's Supermarket
Mederos Family
Gastromed, LLC.
All Veterinary Supply

"Together in Support"
$25 - $499

Georgiadis Danae
Matthias and Marianne Murrle
Toledo Family
Natalia & Daniel Avella

May you continue to be blessed with health, love, and joy this Thanksgiving and always!

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We are excited to announce our first Dance Mastery Alumni calendar just in time for Christmas! The wall calendars are 14.5 x 22.5 inches with each month featuring a different CEA Alumni Dance Mastery student that you can proudly display on any wall in your home, making an especially delightful gift for any aspiring dancers in your family. Order yours today!

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Volleyball Champions

On Thursday, November 16th the 8th Grade Girls Volleyball team finished their season with a 3 set victory over SOMI in the League Championship game!!! This marks our first title since 2014. The team, comprised of Ellie Herran, Daniela Fernandez, Emma Fernandez, Emilia Corbea, Gabriella Valdes, Genesis Rodriguez, Nathalia Grande and Karla Cruz, finished the season as the only undefeated volleyball team in school history!! We are SO PROUD of our girls!! Thank you Coach Carlos and Coach Jon for leading our team to victory!!

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

Upcoming Events

CEA Happenings for the Week of January 14th, 2018

sunday, january 14

Happy Birthday, Anaida Carquez and Eliana Yero!

Monday, january 15

No School

Happy Birthday, Martha Campos!

Tuesday, january 16

Scholastic Book Fair

wednesday, january 17

Scholastic Book Fair

Thursday, january 18

Scholastic Book Fair

Happy Birthday, Ana Vizoso!

friday, january 19

Scholastic Book Fair

saturday, january 20

CEA Admissions Showcase


CEA's Scholastic Book Fair
CEA's Scholastic Book Fair will be taking place from Friday, January 12th to Friday, January 19th. Students will be coming to visit the book fair during school hours with their class. They should bring cash or a check made out to Conchita Espinosa Academy. The book fair will also be open to parents during the hours of 3:30-5 p.m. every day. During that time, credit cards will be accepted. Make sure to check out your teacher's classroom wish list to donate a book to your classroom's library. A sticker with the student's name will be placed inside the book for your teacher to remember for years to come. This is our first book fair since our library was renovated. Let's make this a great success!


Conchita Espinosa Showcase
Saturday, January 20th

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Conchita Espinosa Academy uses a curriculum rich with art education to shape happy, confident, and academically advanced students. This video offers a taste of the magic of Conchita in about two minutes. See the full-length version>


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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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