The Cushman School

The Cushman School is a private school in Miami, Florida. Founded in 1924, the school serves about 600 students from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade.

The Cushman School
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592 Northeast 60th Street


United States
Coordinates25°49′54″N 80°11′05″W / 25.831784°N 80.184795°W / 25.831784; -80.184795Coordinates: 25°49′54″N 80°11′05″W / 25.831784°N 80.184795°W / 25.831784; -80.184795
Founded1924; 97 years ago (1924)
FounderLaura Cushman
Elementary PrincipalCheryl Rogers
Primary PrincipalJill Sevilla
HeadmistressArvi Balseiro
GradesPre-K - 12
GenderMale and Female
Colour(s)    Blue and white
MascotCushman Cougar
Team nameCushman
Tuition$20,950 - $37,960


The Cushman School was founded in 1924 and is the oldest PK-12 private school in Miami. The school was named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 1991-1992,[1] is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Southern Association of Independent Schools and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.[citation needed]

The Cushman School is Miami-Dade County's oldest continuously operating private school.[citation needed]

The school consists of several small buildings, a mix of old and new structures, in a historic section of northeast Miami. Since its opening in 1924, the school has introduced approaches to education that include an educational psychology calling for broad student input in the learning process.[2][failed verification]

Arvi Balseiro is the school's headmaster. She is the third Head of School in the school's 97-year history and succeeded Joan Lutton, who was the Head of School for 32 years. The founder, Laura Cushman, was Head for 57 years.[3]


The curriculum includes Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin Chinese and Latin.[citation needed]


The Cushman School has sports including cross country, volleyball, swimming, track and field, soccer, basketball, baseball, tennis, beach volleyball and cheerleading.[citation needed]



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  2. ^ George, Paul (200). The Cushman School. The Cushman School. p. 175.
  3. ^ "History of the School". Cushman School. Retrieved 21 April 2021.

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