The Classical Academies is an organization of award-winning, tuition-free, Certified California Public Charter Schools serving North San Diego County since 1999.
The Mission of The Classical Academies is to partner with families to inspire each student to think critically, communicate effectively, and achieve excellence by providing academic choice.
Thank you for your interest in our program! The Classical Academies are free of charge and open to all students in San Diego County, regardless of school boundaries.
Join us as we end 2022 with a renewed commitment to building our community through purposeful programs. Donations are tax-exempt and directly support student programs and opportunities.
The Classical Academy is dedicated to developing self‑motivated, lifelong learners through this six-fold vision: To pursue academic excellence with an emphasis on mastery of the “basics” and to develop critical skills through clearly articulated standards in all subjects. One of our core values is that “rigor and relevance are personalized, acknowledging that all learn differently.” For this reason, personalized learning is part of the educational environment and curriculum design and is infused within the content delivery. Personalized learning is the tailoring of instruction, curriculum, and learning environments to meet the needs and aspirations of individual learners. Teachers, working with parents, create learning plans for students that can include technology, classrooms, labs, electives, and independent study options to complete their assigned academic program.
Musical theatre and the performing arts at the Classical Academies play an essential role in a well-rounded education. Integrating voice, acting, and dance, performing arts offer a creative and experiential approach for students to think, communicate and achieve while engaging and enriching the broader community. The Classical Academies offer various musical theatre programs for the younger grades through middle school, culminating in our outstanding high school performances at the California Center for the Arts Escondido. There are several performances held throughout the year.
Athletics focuses more on character development than the final score of the game. Athletes are taught to work hard, live pure, lead with courage, honor their teams, and be committed to their sport. Competition provides the opportunity to learn the values of discipline, commitment, respect, and hard work. The athletics philosophy allows student-athletes to apply the lessons and values learned in high school athletics outside the athletic field. We hope to partner with parents to inspire students to contribute positively to their community long after their time in high school sports is over. CIF sports are available at the high school level at each high school campus.
Band, advanced band, drumline, and choir are offered to middle and high school students. Members are encouraged to explore a variety of instruments and are welcome to participate without previous experience. Performance opportunities at pep rallies, home football games, and local and state competitions are provided throughout the year.
We were with a private school for 20 years and invested thousands of dollars. TCA continually surprises us; we feel like we're dreaming - the education here for our younger three far exceeds the private education we paid for. We love the ability to teach our personal family values, while getting a great education.
The difference that this model has had on our younger kids is staggering! No drama, no bullying, no alienation from cliques, better teachers, more learning, more family time... I wish we could give the school a million dollars! Maybe one day... That's how thankful we are!
We chose to homeschool our children because we were concerned about school safety. Wow! I can't believe how close our family has become with this model. The school provides everything you need to be successful with so much support! Our children love school, their friends, and the wholesome environment.
I love everything about this school and this blended way of teaching. The curriculum and assignments are easy to follow, and my daughter loves going to school twice a week. Every parent I've met feels the same way I do. I highly recommend this school if you are looking for a blended traditional/homeschool experience.
The Classical Academies has been our best decision as parents. The time we get with our kids is precious, and the school allows us to maximize our time together while still giving them a first-class education.
This is one of the best schools in the state! The staff is encouraging, and down to earth and their desire to help us be the best educators we can come across. They are incredibly supportive. We're so happy and grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this great school.
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Make an impact with us. We invite you to help us reinvent public education, and in doing so, advance our positive impact here in North San Diego County. Donations are tax-deductible.