More Than A School


Call: 305-227-1149
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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Family Affair 2018

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 (6th 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 parent volunteers, teachers and staff worked hard to make everything fall in place. Together, we really formed "Team Conchita" and took the Family Affair experience to a whole new level! We are grateful to all the alumni who joined us, bringing with them years of wonderful memories!

Our gratitude goes to our sponsors that supplied funds for the rides and games:


Gold Sponsors:
$1,000 and up

Pro Body Collision
Herran Family
Benz Auto Service Mercedes Benz Specialist
Financial Designs, Inc., Jessica, Jennifer & Jorge Valdes
Sunshine Gasoline Distributors
All Veterinary Supply, Inc.
Shmouni Family Lebanese Falafel
El Tropico Restaurant
Francisco and Leticia Sanchez

Silver Sponsors:
$500 - $999

Sedano's Supermarket
Gastromed, LLC
Dr. Diaz Pediatrics
Endomedica Miami
Miami Dade Ambulance

Bronze Sponsors:
$25 to $499

Jovany Ramos
The Avila-Rivera Family
Esteban Rodriguez
Danae Georgiadis
The Grande Family
Marianne & Mattias Murrle
Mederos Family
Flamingo Ice

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

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Community Creations Mastery Costume Drive

Thank you to the Community Creations Junior Mastery for the incredible effort this year in the annual Halloween Costume Drive to benefit The Little Lighthouse Foundation! Thanks to you and the combined donations of our CEA community 350 children, who otherwise would not be able to go trick-or-treating this year, will have access to a Halloween costume and a Halloween party! TOGETHER we can and do make a difference! See Pictures >

Dance Mastery in Gainesville

Our dancers had a wonderful time at the Young Dancers Workshop in Gainesville, Florida the weekend of October 21st! They had the chance to take a variety of classes, from African dance to yoga, and ballet to hip hop, as well as having the opportunity to perform alongside some of the best middle and high school dancers in the state! Thank you to Ms. Danella, for yet another impeccable and beautiful choreography. You always make our students shine!
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Florida Scholastic Press Journalism Day

On Saturday, October 27th, members of CTV, Conchita Magazine and our Legado Yearbook staff spent the day at the Florida Scholastic Press Journalism Conference at FIU. It was an excellent experience, as they spent the day in sessions related to filmmaking, writing for TV, camera work, conducting an effective interview, writing effective captions, layout design, and much more! See Pictures >

La Plume Young Writer's Contest

Several of our students entered the La Plume Young Writer's Contest and Conchita's name is all across the winning board!

2nd place:
Angelina Wiltz for 'My Last Hope' -

She won $150, a plaque, notebook, gift card and a creative writing workshop and master class with an author

Honorary Finalist Award:
Valentina Lanza for 'My friend'
Alejandra Lopez for 'Inner Secret'

She won a personalized medal, diploma, notebook and creative writing workshop and master class with an author!

Achievement Awards:
Amira Avellan for 'The Secret Tunnel'
Cristina Escardo for 'Foxes in The Woods'
Anabella Ludovic for 'April Brown and the Unusuals'
Lissett Iglesias for 'The Flower'

They each receive a personalized medal, a diploma and a creative writing workshop!

For more information on this contest, visit

The awards will be given out on December 1st at 5pm at the Miami Conservatory of Music Hall.

Congratulations to all the winners and to their fantastic teachers!

CEA Cross Country
has had an exceptional season this year!

The weekend of October 26th they ran at the State Championship in Lakeland, Florida.

Congratulations to ALL our runners, and most especially to our INCREDIBLE Coach Carlos Salvat, and his team of coaches, Coach Jon Ordinola and Coach Danny Prol. Thank you for always pushing our students to be "mejor y mejor," and leading them to grow! SEE Winning Stats and Pictures >

Save the Date
Saturday, November 17, 2018

Calling all my “Conchita” Kids!

I want to thank each one of my former “Conchita” kids.  From the 1st graduating class in Miami in 1973 to today, you have been part of my life, and each one of you owns a piece of my heart and memories.  I would love to see you come back and visit your second home to see how much we have grown and to remember what you are a part of.

Family Affair
Saturday, November 17, 2018

12:00 Alumni Mixer in the Alicia Espinosa Library
1:00 Alumni Picture in Central Park

Please share this with your former classmates and gather your group to come.  I am looking forward to see you and your family and to share memories and hear where Conchita’s legacy has taken you.

Much love,

NBC 6 South Florida Meteorologist Ryan Phillips and Laura Rodriguez

Thank you to NBC 6 South Florida Meteorologist Ryan Phillips and Laura Rodriguez NBC6 (CEA c/o 2003) for coming to Conchita Espinosa Academy to speak to our 5th and 6th grade students and for your generosity and openness in sharing about your experiences and careers. It was an incredibly valuable learning moment for our kids! We can't wait to have you back! Thank you to Mrs. Castillo, our 5th and 6th grade science teacher, for the excellent preparation you gave your students! They were on task, excellent listeners, and most importantly ready to answer questions and ask good questions about weather in order to fully be able to take advantage of this experience!  See Pictures >

We are now accepting applications for the
2018-2019 school year! more info >

Upcoming Events

for the Week of December 17, 2018

snoopy decorating his house

Sunday, DEC 16


Monday, DEC 17

Happy Birthday, Lizet Ledon!

Tuesday, DEC 18

Santa visits Early Learning Building

Wednesday, DEC 19

8th Grade Production of Toys! The Night They Come Alive! 7:00 p.m. for parents

Thursday, DEC 20

Last day of class!

8th Grade Production of Toys! The Night They Come Alive! for school

Happy Birthday, Mr. Valhuerdi!


Happy Birthday, Jessica Prieto!

tuesday, jan 1

Happy Birthday, Danella Bedford!



Scholastic Book Fair



Harmonious Flow Yoga


Thanks to the success of our two FREE yoga classes last week, Harmony Jackson, Conchita Espinosa Academy class of 2010 alumna, will continue teaching yoga at the Conservatory through the month of November!

Harmony's classes are open to CEA and Conservatory parents, alumni, and teachers, and the community, regardless of previous experience in yoga. If you are a yogi, want to start a regular yoga practice, or just interested in learning more about what yoga is all about, join us next week! **No previous experience is necessary.

To purchase a 4-class card, please fill out and return this form with payment to Isabel Chao in the Conservatory office or CEA Main Office. You can pick up your 4-class card in the Conservatory office with Isabel before your first class.

Classes are not refundable, even if not all classes are used. Your card will be marked at the beginning of each class. Class cards are valid for the month of November.


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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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