“To reach a child’s soul one must know him, guide him and especially, love him.” – Conchita Espinosa
CEA provides a dynamic, intimate and nurturing environment that supports student development and helps students grow into well-rounded, creative, and confident human beings with healthy bodies, curious minds, and strong civic, spiritual, and cultural values. Each child is seen and respected as an individual, keeping the spirit of love and respect that is the trademark of CEA.
The Espinosa Method™, proven effective for over 85 years, is the result of Conchita Espinosa’s educational philosophy layered with decades of experience that have contributed to the legacy of a transformational, forward-thinking educational experience.
The Espinosa Method™ is designed to ignite students’ curiosity and encourage their love of learning, equipping students to face the joys and challenges of life. Conchita Espinosa’s methodology was based on her belief in the power of the arts to transform, enhance, and stimulate young minds. Today, the arts continue to be at the core of the curriculum. CEA provides a comprehensive education in the arts, sciences and humanities in an environment where students can develop passion and character and enjoy the precious years of childhood.
CEA’s approach is to develop the whole child by educating human beings who are disciplined in their studies, passionate about their individual talents, aware of their social responsibilities, and who have a knowledge of and appreciation for the arts.
Throughout the school day, character education takes place, and students are engaged in an environment that fosters the development of self-awareness and -discipline, respect for oneself and others, and empathy. The K-8th grade educational model is at the center of The Espinosa Method™. The primary foundation, which emphasizes character and social development, is first established through the Early Childhood program. Each subsequent grade level intentionally provides a layer of experience and knowledge at a developmentally appropriate pace that culminates in the completion of the eighth grade. There are significant milestones embedded into the “Conchita experience” of Early Childhood, Lower School and Upper School, as well as in each individual grade.