Welcome to The Classical Academy Vista! My name is Kirstin Lasto and as the principal, I am excited to see your kids thrive in our blended programs. As a parent, teacher, and leader, I understand the commitment you are making to educate your children. I value this partnership, and my door is always open to hear your ideas and get to know you. This year we will be offering elective classes on campus two days a week. Courses in Spanish, music, science, speech and debate, computer coding, and PE allow your child to experience a variety of learning opportunities. We are also offering an online instructional program that is supported with labs and credentialed teachers on campus three days a week. We strive to partner with parents to provide an academic educational model that is dynamic and engaging with a focus on character education. Our small environment creates an atmosphere of supportive community and togetherness. I look forward to seeing you on campus!
The Classical Academy Vista serves students in grades TK-8. Offering a personalized academic program, students have the flexibility to excel at their own pace. Students are encouraged to master the “basics” in an environment that encourages meaningful intellectual stimulation. All programs are considered 100% independent study, although families are well supported by teachers and staff. Student work is assigned by credentialed teachers and reviewed at parent teacher conferences, which are held every six weeks.
Supplemental lessons are also provided in character education, and ties are made with art, music, and technology. Units are provided to parents one week before the instruction begins, allowing parents the time necessary to plan and prepare for the coming unit study. Parent Unit Preview (UP) discussions are held one week prior to the start of the packet to provide parents the opportunity to review the unit, speak with the teacher, and ask questions.
The Classical Academy curricula combine the best of E.D. Hirsch’s Core Knowledge Sequence, California state standards, and the best of classical education.