Visual & Performing Arts
The Classical Academy provides an engaging learning experience for all students in kindergarten through eighth grade. “Art in Action” is an interactive multi-media art education program based on the lives and works of well-known master artists taught on A and B Track. C’lective students may choose between a variety of art classes including; drawing, painting, pottery, and digital arts.
Music instruction is provided in grades K-8. In class, students experience opportunities for vocal, instrumental, and rhythmic expressions. The music program explores basic music skills and concepts. Upper grade students 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.
In-depth instruction for band instruments is available for students in grades 4-8 in the after school band program. Numerous performance opportunities are provided throughout the year.
The Classical Academy’s award winning Musical Theatre program is well known in the community. Students in grades 3-5 may join the junior production in the spring while the 6th-8th grade productions perform two shows per year.
Over 75 students in grades 6-8 act, sing, and dance as they bring their best to the stage. Past productions include, 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.
Our Jr. musical theatre program is available for students in grades 3-5 with one performance each year. Previous productions include, The Jungle Book, Dear Edwina, Aristocats, Frog and Toad, 101 Dalmatians, Flat Stanley, and School House Rock.
Students at The Classical Academy enjoy a variety of club activities. Parent volunteers sponsor all clubs. Students can participate in a variety of sports clubs that meet throughout the year, which may include running, volleyball, basketball, soccer, flag-football, and surfing.
Athletics & Physical Education
Students on A and B Track receive physical education instruction once per week. C’lective students have the option to take a PE class. All students are accountable to meet the minimum requirements for physical fitness and will need to complete some to all of that time independently.
There are a variety of after school athletic programs available to our students. These include after school co-op soccer in the fall and baseball in the spring.
Throughout the year students are invited to get involved with various activities on campus, including the Dr. Seuss Breakfast, Scholastic Book Fair, Annual Spelling Bee, various Spirit Days, Science Fair, History Day Fair, Pasta-for-Pennies, and various Community Service Projects.
The Classical Academy plans field trips several times 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, 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 in grades 4 – 8 have the opportunity to take educational and enriching overnight class trips, including Sacramento/San Francisco, Pathfinders Camp, Astrocamp, Catalina Island, and the East Coast.
The Classical Academy annually hosts Super STEM Saturday, a science event that encourages students to get hands on 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.
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 is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students and meets weekly.