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Hialeah Elementary School: About the School

Hialeah Elementary is part of the Miami-Dade County public school system. The school is one of the most respected public elementary schools in its community and the county. The primary goal of Hialeah Elementary is to give each student equal opportunity towards gaining superior knowledge of fundamental skills while maintaining their native roots. This mission has been an aim of the schools since its establishment in 1945. The ever growing Hispanic community that encompasses Hialeah Elementary greatly influences and enhances the learning environment of each individual student.

Hialeah elementary strives to develop each student’s optimal potential. Students from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade encompass the schools 870 student body. Teachers and administrators focus on developing student’s academics, social, emotional, and physical abilities. This effort is made possible by Hialeah Elementary dedicated staff and parents who all work towards the school primary goal. The school has coined itself as “The Best School in the Entire Universe”, and to them failure is not an option.
 2004 - 2013


Xavier Cortada's participatory art practice is based at Florida International University.

FIU College of Architecture + The Arts

Xavier Cortada
FIU College of Architecture + The Arts
Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440
Miami Beach, FL 33139

 Reclamation Project 



Native Flags

The Reclamation Project and Native Flags are participatory eco-art projects by FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Artist-in-Residence Xavier Cortada.  

In South Florida, they are presented in coordination with our project partners:

FIU Office of University Sustainabiity
MDC Earth Ethics Institute

Copyright 2006-2013 
Xavier Cortada