...bringing out the extraordinary in every child.


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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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We finally received our first new Yamaha piano!

Thank you to the people who have already bought a key in support of CEA/CEC. We are now collecting keys for the 2nd piano...  See list of sponsors >

Concierto de Aranjuez - De España Soy 2014

Estampas del Quijote:  An adaptation of Don Quijote de la Mancha by Loly Lopez and Marisol Moreno. See more videos >

From the Desk of Maribel Zubieta-Diaz

It’s that time of the year again – time for Family Affair!

This morning as I walked in, I was met by mothers joyfully decorating our hallways, not only with beautiful Christmas trees, ornaments, and ribbons, but also with an energy of love, trust and excitement.

Family Affair is a special day to rejoice in the blessings we have been given and to look around and value the wonderful place we have built together.

Conchita is a place of creation, achievement, growth and excellence. We think out of the box. We value our differences and learn from them. We open our minds and hearts to learn, to share, and to grow. We all have a unique and extraordinary gift to share. This is what Family Affair is all about. So, spread the news! Invite your family and friends. Share on Facebook. Let our former students know.

On Family Affair day we celebrate us – the heart of Conchita.
Maribel Z. Diaz, Director

pdf Time for Family Affair - November 2014

The Senior Dance Mastery Calendar is now accepting Pre-Orders!

Just a reminder of all who participated:

Hip Hop (Nerds)
Light Blue Ballet 1 and 2
Red Ballet 1
Lilac Ballet 1 and 2
Navy Ballet 1 and 2
Forest Green Ballet
Elementary Theatre Mastery
Junior Dance Mastery
Senior Dance Mastery
Tap: Robinson and Glover
Spanish Dance: Jerez 1 and 2, Sevilla 1, Cantabria 2
Karate: Orange and Yellow Belts

Calendars are only $20! Order yours for Christmas!

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Ballet Nacional de España

Select Spanish dance students took a master class with Eduardo Martinez from Ballet Nacional de España on Friday, November 7, 2014 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. The students did one hour of Escuela Bolera and one hour of Classical Spanish dance. Gracias, Eduardo, por una experiencia inolvidable para nuestras alumnas. See Pictures




CEC Youth Ballet Company Christmas Raffle


Enter for a chance to win a beautiful holiday basket!


The Holiday Ballet Basket includes:

  • Pointe shoes autographed by Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg (Miami City Ballet)
  • Autographed issue of Dance Magazine featuring Ms. Kronenberg on the cover
  • Autographed copy of book, “So, You Want To Be a Ballet Dancer?” by Jennifer Kronenberg
  • Framed and autographed photo of Jennifer Kronenberg and Carlos Guerra
  • Ballet slippers autographed by Carlos Guerra
  • Book titled “The History of the Nutcracker”
  • Framed and autographed photo of Lourdes Lopez, Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet
  • 4 tickets to Miami City Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (valued at $196) for Thursday, December 18th @ 7:30 p.m.

Raffle Tickets are only $5!

Dancers will be selling tickets after school starting this Friday. They will also have their own booth at Family Affair where they will continue to sell tickets until the drawing.

**Only cash will be accepted for this raffle during Family Affair**

Junior Thespians Honor Society went to regional competitions on November 1st. They proudly came back with several awards... Read more>

Middle School:
Art Mastery VHS Video

Art has been working on beautiful pieces this first quarter of the school year. Among many other projects, Middle School Art Mastery worked on creating pieces of art with recycled materials. Their material of choice was old VHS videos. They decorated the outside of the videos and used the tape inside to create self-portraits. Thank you Ms. Vazquez for your wonderfully creative work and guidance! See pictures >

Middle School STEAM Mastery has been working on Robotics during the first quarter. They have been doing their own coding, designing, and building. For Halloween, they created "Ghost Robots". STEAM - you are doing an amazing job and integrating your creativity with math, science, and technology!! Thank you, Mrs. Hastings, for your wonderful guidance!

Please help us feed those in need!
Deadline:  Tuesday, November 18

K3: Canned Corn
K4:  Mixed Vegetables
PP: Canned Beans
1st: Canned Soups
2nd:  Canned Fruit
3rd: Stuffing
4th: Canned Corn
5th: Canned Soups
6th: Rice
7th: Mashed Potatoes & Canned Gravy
8th: Powered Milk & Cereal Boxes

We are also collecting $2.00 per student to purchase turkeys!
Thank you for all your help and support!
- The Civics Mastery

CEYDE at Gainesville

The weekend of November 1st, CEYDE (Conchita Espinosa Youth Dance Ensemble) went to Gainesville for the Florida Dance Association Workshop for Young Dancers weekend. The girls had the opportunity to take a variety of classes, including ballet, modern, jazz, musical theatre, African, improv, hip hop, stage combat, and many more.

"Chronos", choreographed by Ms. Danella Bedford was chosen for the Saturday night performance of the convention weekend. See Pictures >

Conchita Espinosa Concert Series: Josu Okiñena

Friday, October 24th, we were honored to have Josu Okiñena visit CEA/CEC. On Friday he worked with our Middle School Choir on a Jota Aragonesa. In the afternoon he gave a wonderful Master Class to the Conservatory music students. Four of our most advanced pianists, Claudia Michiels (5th grade), Alejandro Fernandez (7th grade), Fernanda Miranda (8th grade), and Monica Gutierrez (9th grade, CEA '14) played for the Master Class. On Saturday he gave a beautiful concert for the CEA and local community. The program included a variety of works from Spain, ranging from Aita Donostia to Manuel de Falla.  See Pictures >

Descubrimiento de America

In honor of Columbus Day, CEA Elementary Theatre Mastery collaborated with the Spanish department to create a skit about Columbus' first journey to America.

Costume Drive

The costumes were picked up today by Food of Life Ministry. We collected 183 costumes. See Pictures >

Conchita Magazine, CTv/Public Relations, and The Legado (Yearbook) attended FIU's 42nd Annual South Florida Journalism Day | See Pictures >

for the Week of November 17, 2014
Monday, November 17

Conservatory Open Classes

Tuesday, November 18

Conservatory Open Classes

Wednesday, November 19

Conservatory Open Classes

Picture Retakes

Popcorn Sale

Happy Birthday, Angelica Julio!

Happy Birthday, Erica Johnson!

Thursday, November 20

Conservatory Open Classes

Last day for presale Family Affair tickets

Happy Birthday, Karina Vazquez!

Friday, November 21

Conservatory Open Classes

Family Affair Set Up

Saturday, November 22

Family Affair 2014 – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Thanksgiving Food Drive
Please help us feed those in need! How to help >

Family Affair  

We know the holidays are here when we see it’s time for Family Affair. Family Affair is a day-long event for everyone at CEA to get together to enjoy good food, great music and a field full of students, parents, family and friends which are the heart of all our Family Affairs.

More info and Buy Tickets >

Family Affair tickets will go on sale Monday, November 10

Central Park Concerts



Music Mastery Performs in CEA Central Park
3:30 p.m. • Free Admission
Musicians will perform in the CEA/CEC Central Park to get us in the holiday spirit!



3:00 p.m. • Free Admission
Groups Participating: Junior Choir, Junior Dance Mastery, Senior Dance Mastery, Red Ballet II, Light Blue Ballet II, Avery Villasuso Tap Solo, Hines Tap, Broadway



3:00 p.m. • Free Admission
Groups Participating: Junior Choir, Teruel I, Cantabria I, Cordoba II, Andalucia, Malaga, Hip Hop IV and Crew, All Cuban Dancers

*Dancers will be performing in their class uniforms. Details on accessories will follow.


Miami Heat Court of Dreams

On Friday, January 23, 2015, our entire basketball team (Girls, Boys, JV, and Varsity) will have the opportunity to play in the same court as the Miami Heat. Players will have the chance to play a “friendly” exhibition game against Highpoint Academy at the American Airlines Arena. We will have the court reserved from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Students will be transported to the game via school bus, but parents are responsible for picking up their children from the game. In order to participate, each student will be responsible for selling 3 tickets to the Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers game that will be played at 7:30 the same night. Tickets are $15 - $35 for 400-level seats.

Please return the ticket order form below no later than Monday, December 15th. Please make sure it is clearly labeled "CEA Court of Dreams, ATTN Coach Carlos"

If you have any questions, please contact Coach Carlos.

ticket order form About Court of Dreams


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.

Saturday, January 31st, 2015 • 7:00 pm
Rosita Segovia Theatre
$10 Admission

For tickets, please call 305-227-1149.

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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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