Visual & Performing Arts
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.
In-depth band instruction is available for students in grades 4-8 after school. 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 year. Previous productions have included; 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 parent sponsored club activities. Sports clubs that meet throughout the year include running, volleyball, basketball, soccer, flag-football, and surfing.
The Classical Academy hosts an annual Spring Art show, which celebrates of visual and performing arts. The community is invited to enjoy demonstrations of student art work as well as singing, acting, dancing and instrumental performances. For more information visit:https://classicalacademy.com/communityengagement/spring-art-show/
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 may need to complete additional required hours independently. After school sports clubs include running, volleyball, basketball, soccer, flag-football, and surfing.
Throughout the school year students are invited to participate in various activities on campus, including the Dr. Seuss Breakfast, Scholastic Book Fair, Annual Spelling Bee, various spirit days, Science Fair, History Day, Pasta-for-Pennies, and various 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 in grades 4-8 have the opportunity to take educational and enriching overnight class trips to places like Sacramento/San Francisco, Pathfinders Camp, Astrocamp, Catalina Island, and the East Coast.
The Classical Academy 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. For more information visit: https://classicalacademy.com/communityengagement/superstemsaturday/
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.