Developed through the lens of three decades of art projects and programming across six continents, the Cortada Academy curriculum is being taught as an after-school program by Adam Roberti. Roberti, who directs Cortada’s Foundation, has a Masters in Professional Science and has trained Miami-Dade County Public School science and art teachers, organized science art seminars in every Miami-Dade County Public Library Branch and provided presentations to students across many South Florida schools.

Below are some of the questions you may have about our program. If you have any specific concerns, please email us at [email protected]

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Registration for the Academy is completed online through this form.

It’s free! There is no cost to participate, however only 20 students will be accepted per session.

CSAA programming is presented as 2 hour sessions, twice a week for 3 weeks.

Students will learn about biodiversity, Florida’s fragile ecosystems, and the role of polar science in global environmental concerns. Eco-artist Xavier Cortada’s practice serves as the foundation for this program, teaching students an interdisciplinary approach to addressing climate change and how to practice empathy for others in our daily lives. Using science and art, students will learn to understand and express complex ideas and develop essential skills to not only protect our local environment but to become leaders in a changing world.

 The full curriculum can be found here.

At maximum enrollment, the instructor-student ratio is one instructor for every 10 students.

All program materials will be provided to students. They can bring anything they are allowed to bring to school, understanding that the Academy is not responsible for the loss, damage or theft of any items your child may bring.

We highly recommend you keep up-to-date with program communications and updates sent to your email at the end of each week. You will be sent updates on your child, their work, information on what they’ll be learning, and related projects in the week ahead. Please use the email you’d like to receive these weekly communications during registration.

No, food and snacks will not be provided.

If you need to pick-up your child before their session ends, please email us ahead of time at [email protected].

The CSAA strives to maintain a safe and inclusive learning environment by instilling empathy in students and guiding them in discovering their interconnectedness with all life on the planet – including one another. 

Therefore, we expect all students to adhere to the following standards:

  • Respect other people’s conversations, thoughts, and ideas
  • Show compassion and selflessness for your peers and the world around you
  • Trust in your curiosity, creativity, and character to always do the right thing
  • Refrain from disruptive behavior, violence of any kind and inappropriate language

Yes, your child may be photographed or videotaped during their session for print or online publications, presentations, website or social media, as expressed upon registration.