The Classical Academy provides an engaging learning experience for all students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Interactive, multi-media art education programs are provided with an art teacher on Tracks A and B. C’lectives students may choose between a variety of art classes including; drawing, painting, pottery, and digital arts.
Music instruction is provided for students in grades K-8. Students explore vocal, instrumental, and rhythmic expressions. The music program explores basic music skills and concepts. Students in the upper grades have the opportunity to work with instruments like handbells, recorders, and ukuleles with an emphasis on reading music and performance skills.
All students are invited to participate in the award-winning choir program which meets on Mondays throughout the school year. There are three choirs: primary, intermediate, and advanced. The Classical Academy Choir performs multiple times throughout the school year.
Beginning, intermediate, and advanced band is offered after school for students in grades 4-8. Numerous performance opportunities are provided throughout the year.
The Classical Academy’s award winning musical theatre program is well known in the community.
Over 75 students in grades 6-8 act, sing, and dance as they bring their best to the stage. Productions are held twice a year and have included; Alice in Wonderland, Aladdin, Annie, Honk!, Willy Wonka, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, Seussical, and The Lion King.
Jr. musical theatre is available for students in grades 3-5 with one performance held each spring. Previous productions have included; The Jungle Book, Dear Edwina, Aristocats, Frog and Toad, 101 Dalmatians, Flat Stanley, and School House Rock.
The Classical Academy hosts an annual Spring Art show, which celebrates visual and performing arts. The community is invited to enjoy demonstrations of student art work as well as singing, acting, dancing and instrumental performances. Visit here more information.
Students on Tracks A and B receive physical education instruction once per week. C’lectives students have the option to participate in one PE class. All students must meet the minimum physical fitness requirements and will need to complete additional required hours independently.
Throughout the school year students are invited to participate in various activities on campus, including the Dr. Seuss Breakfast, Scholastic Book Fair, various spirit days, Science Fair, History Day, Pasta-for-Pennies, and community service projects.
The Classical Academy plans several field trips each year for students and their families to attend. These field trips often align with classroom learning in history or science. Field trip opportunities might include a visit to a museum, the zoo, a farm, or another educational excursion. All school field trips are designed to be family-friendly, meaning the entire family is welcome to attend unless otherwise stated. Parents are responsible for their children at all school field trips and events.
Students have the opportunity to participate in the following grade level specific class trips:
4th Grade- California history in Sacramento/San Francisco
5th Grade- Adventure and team building at Pathfinders Camp
6th Grade- Science at AstroCamp
7th Grade- Marine Biology on Catalina Island
8th Grade- US History on an East Coast tour
The Classical Academies annually hosts Super STEM Saturday, an event that encourages students to experience and learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. This year’s STEM event will be held in March at California State University San Marcos. Click here For more information.
Intro to ASB: The Student Self Leadership class is designed to teach students how to become self-motivated leaders with integrity and purpose. The core curriculum has been adapted from the Situational Self Leadership program by the Ken Blanchard companies.
Students will be guided through nine modules as they develop skills in speaking, listening, goal setting, negotiation, and problem solving. As a result of their participation in this program, students will be more motivated, confident, flexible, and sure of themselves in their interactions with teachers, parents, advisors, coaches, and future employers.
In addition, students will be given opportunities to serve their family, school, and community in various events and capacities. This optional class meets weekly and is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.