Letter from Head of School

Cushman School's Arvi BalseiroWelcome to The Cushman School, and our website, an easy navigational portal that will provide you with a variety of information of interest. I invite you to peruse the pages of our website as I know you will find evidence of the fulfillment of our historic mission while capturing the essence of our School’s culture and vision.

As The Cushman School’s third Head of School in 89 years, it is an honor and privilege to continue to fulfill Dr. Cushman’s philosophy. It proves to be even more relevant today than it was when it was established almost nine decades ago. Instilling in our students a strong work ethic, a sense of personal and joint responsibility to oneself, the school and community, and unfailing courtesy continue to be fundamental to the achievement of academic success and an identity linked to excellence. As we continue to provide cutting-edge educational programming that is founded in current research, we embed the 21st century skills and Habits of Mind into the curriculum to ensure we are preparing your children to be critical and creative thinkers who are fully engaged in learning.

The Cushman School is the oldest continuously operating independent school in Miami-Dade County. Our roots in the community are deep and our reputation as a school where children flourish is unparalleled. I invite you to become a part of The Cushman School family and our identity linked to excellence.


With warmest regards,

Arvi Balseiro

Head of School