More Than A School


Call: 305-227-1149
Conchita Espinosa Academy is a fully-accredited, co-educational independent private school for grades K3 through 8th. 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.



You Are Invited!!

What? A Welcome to Kindergarten Party
Where?  At your new school....
Conchita Espinosa Academy
When?  Tuesday, August 20, 2019
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

We really hope you’ll come.
We’ll be waiting here to greet you.
We’ve heard you’re really great.
We just can’t wait to meet you!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Cassandra Jolliff at 305-227-1151.  This will be a time for your child to meet his new teacher and become acquainted with his new class.  Wear regular clothes.  We will take a special picture.

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Congratulations to the class of 2019!

We are so proud of your accomplishments and the extraordinary human beings that you have become during your years at CEA. You are intelligent, well-rounded, compassionate, confident, and kind individuals, and we know that with the foundation you have today, you will shine wherever you go. Now it is time for your next stage in life - follow your heart, live your dreams. You are Conchita's legacy.

This year, CEA students will move on to continue their journeys at:

American Heritage School
Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart
Christopher Columbus High School
Coral Reef High School
Design and Architecture Senior High (DASH)
Divine Savior Academy
Gulliver Academy
Immaculata La Salle High School
New World School of the Arts
Our Lady of Lourdes Academy
Riviera Preparatory School
Southwest High School
St. Brendan High School
True North Classical Academy

We wish them the best in their future endeavors and look forward to seeing them shine in life!

From the Desk of Maribel Zubieta-Diaz

Next September we begin our 87th year under the same family leadership, continuing our mission and philosophy of global education. 

         What does global education mean to CEA?  Global education at Conchita means a rigorous academic program based on humanities and sciences and developed by applying what we've learned to real life situations.  It's discovering new ways of using and sharing information and developing critical thinking.  It's developing the ability to connect with different people and learning to compromise. It is understanding multiple paths of expression through the arts:  music, dance, visual arts, theater, and writing.  It's awakening a curiosity for different cultures, ways of living, and ways of thinking while recognizing we are all citizens of one world.  And finally, it's developing a sense of purpose, fulfillment and the joy of improving our world.

         Technology will take over many of the jobs we see today, thus our students have to be prepared for a world we have not seen and will require skills that aren't found in a workbook or memorized – computers can do that.  Our children will need a strong academic background that allows them to discern what resources they need to consult.  They will need to develop the ability to articulate their thoughts and feelings clearly and relate to others.  And most of all, they will need the fortitude to work hard for what they want, learn from their failures and exhibit the resilience to get up and try again. 

         As technology shrinks our world, the demands for effective and efficient communication increase; therefore, students need to be multilingual.  Studies have shown that being multilingual sharpens executive functions such as mental flexibility, behavioral regulation, memory, and allows for greater focus.  Knowing another language increases cultural understanding and can stimulate empathy. 

         We can be sure the world will continue to change, and technology will play an increasingly large role, but it can't take the place of our humanity.   We will continue to educate our children to be strong, thoughtful, compassionate leaders, intelligent, resourceful, caring followers, and to have the wisdom to know when they should lead and when they should follow.

         The Espinosa Method of education is not about grades;  it's about learning.  It's about how our children use what they've learned to help them find their way.  We all want our children to be happy, but they also need to know that things can go wrong and they will fail at times.  But we instill in them the idea that they are strong enough, smart enough, and compassionate enough to work through the failures and be stronger, smarter, and more compassionate on the other side.  This is part of life.

         As we end the year, please look at your children, listen to your children, and see how they are becoming citizens of the world for the world. 

         Have a blessed summer! 

Maribel Z. Diaz, Director

Conchita Espinosa Dance in Spain

From March 13 through March 23, for 10 days, CEA dancers experienced the CEA Cultural Immersion Trip to Spain. They spent time getting to know the culture and growing in their love and knowledge of dance in Madrid, Seville, Toledo and Cordoba. In addition to taking class at the most prestigious and recognized conservatories and dance schools in the country, they watched professional dance rehearsals at the Alicia Alonso Institute and Ballet Nacional de España, watched performances, and immersed themselves in the history and culture of Spain.  Read more >

This was an incredible and enriching experience for our young dancers! To learn more about the CEA Educational Travel Programs, click here.

View full video >

Upcoming Events

Happy Summer!

Relax, Reflect, and Read around the World!



CEA Little Store Opens
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.



iPad Meeting
1:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.
  all 6th graders and all new 7thgraders (One parent must attend with each student.)



Kinder and Pre-Primary Parents' Meeting
6:30 p.m.



5th Grade Student Orientation
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

5th Grade Parents' Meeting 6:30 p.m.



First Day of School – Lower School
(K3 - 4th Grades)



First Day of School – Upper School
(5th - 8th Grades)



6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Parents' Meeting
6:30 p.m.



1st and 2nd Grade Parents' Meeting
6:30 p.m.



No School – Labor Day



Conservatory Classes begin



3rd and 4th Grade Parents' Meeting
6:30 p.m.


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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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