Our Initiatives

Our New Home

The number of students attending Shelton Academy has almost doubled in 2 years. To accommodate the growing student body we have relocated to a bigger and more attractive facility a few blocks away from our last location and have already started our 2022-2023 school year at a new home.

This new project includes a renovated school building with innovative designs and cutting edge classrooms, labs, a chapel, recreation areas and a variety of sport facilities.

The new premises and innovative programs are made possible due to the generous tax-deductible contributions made by the founders, students’ families, and benefactors through the Foundation.

Funds for the purchase of the new building have already been secured and we are now launching the Capital Campaign to complete Phase II which includes the gym, basketball courts and 16 new classrooms.

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The Shelton Academy Education Foundation gives scholarships to families with limited economic resources who believe in our distinctive education for their children. We support all students through a mentoring program and an interdisciplinary approach focused on the formation, which enriches their academic experience and personal growth.

The Foundation currently provides scholarships to over 60 students and we hope to grow this number in the coming years. We are thankful to the many donors who have already supported Shelton Academy students’ academic success and invite many others to join.

Shelton Virtual Institute

The Shelton Virtual Institute is a digital platform that depends on the Shelton Academy Education Foundation and serves as an academic and community development vehicle. We offer educational online content to people from various backgrounds. Our courses focus on personal, professional, and spiritual enhancement.

We currently offer the following courses: Latin, Bible Studies, Classic Culture, Innovation at Hand, Create and Grow programs. We have plans to continue expanding the number of courses offered. Most of the courses are offered at no cost for the public.

If you wish to receive information on the courses that we offer please feel free to visit our website:

Shelton Virtual Institute

Youth Orchestra and Choir

Shelton Academy Education Foundation formed its own youth orchestra in 2020. In 2022, the Foundation formed a partnership with the Miami Symphonic Orchestra to receive top-notch music classes taught by exceptional music teachers. This project was created to give talented students the opportunity to be part of an exciting initiative.

The Foundation bridges the difference between the expense of music lessons and the amount paid by parents.

The orchestra is composed of:

  • 5 Violins
  • 2 Violas
  • 2 Cellos
  • 2 Flutes
  • 2 Clarinets
  • 1 Trumpet
  • 1 French Horn

The Choir is composed of Shelton Academy students from 7-14 years old.

Music student playing an instrument

Shelton Talks

We seek to create awareness in our community through dialogue. Shelton Academy Education Foundation sponsors a program to bring speakers from different disciplines to interact with families, students, and staff. This program allows our community to understand different perspectives and strive to develop personal, spiritual, and ethical growth as well as critical thinking.

Maria Teresa Torres

Maria Teresa Torres has been involved with art from a very young age. A classical ballet dancer and specialist in the educational area at the Universidad of Navarra, Maria brings to the Doral community an important reflection of how art can help the personal, spiritual, and academic growth of this current generation.

Alex Berthe

Educator, a psychotherapist who specializes in mentoring, Mr. Berthe traveled from Washington DC to talk to our community about the importance of the role of families in the school. With an audience of more than 70 families, Mr. Berthe explained the mentoring program and, as in his own experience, this program changes the lives of young people and families.

Charo Sabada

Author of the well-known book "Social Networks' and is currently the Dean of the Communications School at the University of Navarra. Mrs. Sabada not only had the opportunity to offer a constructive talk to the community of Doral on the importance of the smart use of Social Networks, but she provided a workshop for our teaching staff to face the daily challenges that this useful yet dangerous tool brings.

José Angel Domínguez

Jose Angel Domínguez is currently Director of Shelton Academy Formation Department and is also Director of the Citizenship and Values Foundation. In this important "Talk" our community learned how to rescue authority as parents through love and communication.

Cristina Gómez

Cristina Gomez, Director of Exceptional Education at Shelton Academy, has a master's degree in Family Counsellor and also in Exceptional Education. Cristina offered an "interactive talk" to families on the most effective alternatives to improve the relationship with their children.

Antonio Espinosa

This young architect with a wide experience in social projects and volunteering all over the world, started a social enterprise aimed at improving the lives of the neediest people. Antonio is a great entrepreneur, a magnificent human being, recently included in the Forbes "30 under 30" list of Spain's most influential young entrepreneurs.

María Dolores Conesa

Maria Dolores Conesa is the Director of Theory and Methods along with the Faulty of Education and Psychology from the University of Navarra. In an interactive conversation with the teachers and faculty of Shelton Academy, Maria Dolores delved into the topic of how to educate our children respecting the dignity and the freedom of the human being.

Our speakers come from various areas of expertise:

  • Maria Teresa TorresThe Importance of Art to Generation Z
  • Dr. Belinda LeonThe Pathway to College Starts Now
  • Joseangel DominguezHow to Regain Parental Authority
  • Cristina GomezEl reto de educar a nuestros hijos
  • Antonio EspinosaBecoming an entrepreneur
  • Charo SabadaUnderstanding Generation Z


MINDS is one of our Signature Programs that focuses on human anthropology designed to grant our students the opportunity to learn how civilization and expression of its culture are interconnected with art history, music, and architecture. MINDS has been created in collaboration with the Prado Museum and the Museum of the University of Navarra in Spain.

The objective of this program is to foster the love of art and culture through interesting and dynamic classes that have been strategically adapted to fit each grade level appropriately. The history of art will be reinforced through projects made by children using their creativity and imagination. The curriculum for this initiative has been awarded by the Prado Museum and adapted specifically for Shelton Academy.

The Foundation is honored to sponsor this program and all of the expenses derived from this activity.

Shelton Beyond Borders

A beautiful initiative that started this year is the Shelton Academy Without Borders. Here, eleven of our high school students were selected to travel to Cartagena de Indias to serve a less fortunate community.

This mission taught our students about the importance of service to others, humility, and generosity. It goes without saying that this unique experience filled the hearts of our Shelton Academy students and motivated them to continue positively impacting their communities.