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A Culture of Excellence


The Cushman School is a lively and inclusive learning community that empowers students to think critically, creatively, and independently through character and leadership development. Our mission is to prepare students to have a lifelong love of learning with a positive approach to life and become engaged leaders who are Innovators of Change.

The Cushman School takes a personalized approach to educating each student to ensure he/she reaches his/her fullest potential. In following Dr. Cushman’s philosophy, our faculty and administration are committed to identifying and understanding the unique “gifts” within each child and planning age appropriate educational journeys to bring our students’ talents to fruition. In order to connect with students and offer individualized instruction, small student-to-teacher ratios and ample teacher assistance are evident. To this end, our School continues to develop confident, creative and critical thinkers, who exhibit tremendous leadership and strength of character in the various fields they pursue.

We believe that great education is one that works in partnership with its families and community to develop students to their fullest intellectual, creative, social-emotional, physical and spiritual capacities. It is the personalized approach with not only our students, but with their families and our community, that creates the culture of friendship, camaraderie and warmth and differentiates our School environment. Cushman is much more than academics – it’s an experiential journey.
We enroll over 750 students in our developmentally designed divisions: Primary School, Elementary School, Middle School and High School.

Early Decision is available to siblings of current students, children of alumni, and families who select The Cushman School as their first choice, in grades which are entry points. For more information, and to request your application be considered for Early Decision, contact our admissions department.

Please navigate our website to learn more about our programs or email [email protected]. We are happy to answer any questions and look forward to starting this journey together.

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Sheri Renzepis

Sheri Rentzepis

Director of Admissions

[email protected]

Patricia Hernandez

Patricia Hernandez

Assistant Director of Laura Cushman Academy & LCA Admissions

The Cushman School Experience

Upcoming Events

Cushman High School Open House

October 17th at 6pm

December 5th at 6pm

*Limited seats available on campus for 9th through 12th grade students.

Learn More About Our Programs

Beyond the Classroom: Developing Innovators of Change

Performing Arts

Visual Arts

Community Service

Global Connections


Student Learning Support

Hands-On Innovative Programming

Clubs & Enrichment Programs

Diversity & Inclusion

Social & Emotional Learning

“Early into our search, my husband and I realized that even though Miami was a large city, it was hard to find the educational environment that felt right to us… until we found Cushman. It was a unique oasis hidden among the bustling metropolis. The atmosphere, the teachers, the overall environment were just so different than any other place I’d been. It was the culture; The children and faculty were visibly happy.”

– Mrs. Sara Colombo, Miami Philanthropist, Business Owner, Board Chair

The Cushman School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability in the administration of its educational policies, hiring practices, admissions policies, financial aid program or athletic and other school administered programs.