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This is the last newsletter of the year and, as many of you may feel, this year went so fast. As a school, we experienced very special moments with our La Piazza community. Every year, I have the privilege to meet amazing families that support our vision about their children’s education. Thanks for trusting in us and being with us on this journey.

I feel very proud of the school we have today. We are pioneers in progressive education in Miami. The acceptance of the community has been extraordinary, and it seems that the need for a school like ours is growing. I’m a strong believer that education, as with any other field, is in constant change. Therefore, schools have the responsibility to provide a program that will prepare our children for the world we have today and for what is to come.

We had some exceptional highlights in 2018, that include receiving the APPLE Accreditation for our Coconut Grove campus. Both schools are now Apple accredited and have received the Gold Seal quality. Additionally, we have strengthened our life skills / mental health program which focuses on social and emotional development for our children, our team and provides support to families. The founder of Stop Parenting Alone teaches a Habits of Mind class for our elementary students. Also, we were Mandarin Chinese champions for the second year in a row after competing in the state-wide 11th Annual Mandarin Chinese Language Competition. These are just a few of our accomplishments as a school that were possible with the support of our team and families.

Read our December 2018 Newsletter

Our School

We believe children are unique, highly capable beings who develop at their own pace. It is the role of educators to nurture, support, and celebrate each child as an individual.

We cultivate the ability to wonder, to question, to explore, to discover, to think critically, and to be compassionate as students pursue their interests while mastering the skills required to be happy, effective members of society.

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We are a community that nurtures the socio-emotional well-being of each individual, so they can become a well-rounded citizen of the world. Students are guided to master major concepts, processes and skills as they build connections between ideas.

Children are given opportunities for self-directed inquiry as well as collaboration with their peers. The goal is to teach children “how to think, not what to think” as they prepare to be outstanding global citizens.

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La Piazza Academy is a loving environment that has nurtured a love of reading, an appreciation for the arts, and a healthy sense of self in my child. It has also helped him become fully bilingual, and with their Mandarin program, soon to be trilingual.

I value all the teachers and their daily commitment to my son and recommend this school to my friends without hesitation.

Aryel R.

Our oldest son has been attending for 2 years now and we recently enrolled our youngest. Both boys are super happy. It says a lot about a school when your kids are eager to attend school.

LPA, in my opinion, is the best pre school. It’s such a cozy and nurturing environment for kids. They have great teachers that truly care for your child. And the academic program is A+. I’d definitely recommend this school for any parent.

Ericka S.

My son has attended La Piazza Academy since it’s opening and now as a Kindergartner has a deep love and enthusiasm for learning.

I am so grateful to have found this special school and would recommend them to any family looking for a unique educational experience, that focuses on the social, emotional and intellectual development of each child.

Carolyn C.

My son loves La Piazza. He runs to the door every day excited to go to school. The teachers are fantastic and truly care about my child’s well-being and education.

She is always present, available, and communicative. You can tell that everyone at the school loves working there. It’s a great environment and I am so happy my son goes there.

Emilie G.

La Piazza Academy is a Preschool and Elementary school with two campuses that are minutes away from
Brickell, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, South Miami and Pinecrest

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