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Classical Academy

Preschool | Grades K-8 | Escondido Union Elementary
2950 South Bear Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 546-0101

About This School

Classical Academy is located in Escondido, CA and is one of 25 schools in Escondido Union Elementary School District. It is a charter school that serves 940 students in grades K-8.

Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Classical Academy's test results to learn more about school performance.

A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.

Classical Academy had an API growth score of 855 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Classical Academy's 2012 base score was 845 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Classical Academy had 27 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

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By a Current Student on

I have been attending TCA since Kindergarten and will be doing another year with them as it will be my 8th, but I will continue on to their high-school (The Classical Academy High School). I absolutely love it, there is no bullying whatsoever and if the teachers have any concern at all they let the parents know. They have four different programs to offer, C-track, A-track, B-track and M-track. C-track is all at home, with semester check-ups with a specific educational specialist, C-track is very hard to do without a stay at home Parent. For C-Trackers, a special program is available on Wednesday and Thursday, it is called C-lectives, they are special classes designed for subject help and supplement classes as well as extra-curricular activities structured by a teacher. A-track and B-track are basically the same, they both go two days a week (for A it is Monday+Wednesday, for B it is Tuesday+Thursday), and for the other three you do Homeschool. A-B-Track is for K-6. M-track, the M stands for MIDDLE SCHOOL, goes Tuesday-Thursday. The entire school is Technology-forward, Every A-B-M classroom has some sort of APPLE technology, wether it be iPod Touches, iPads or Macs they are 100% used for Educational purposes. I have never attended a different school, but I have been on all tracks (C for K-half way through 1st, B for 1-5, A for 6 and now M for 7-8) I loved them all, When my mom was looking for a school to enroll me in she took me to the community school, instead of putting me in kindergarten they wanted to enroll me in a 2nd-3rd combo class. TCA has allowed me to continue being advanced in all subjects especially Math. I will be an eighth grader next year and will be doing geometry at the high-school.

By a Parent on

Classical Academy offers several teaching/learning options from part-regular school and part-home school to all home school.  They provide outstanding field trips and resource materials.  They are committed to working with you and your child.  They have fantastic teachers who keep in contact with you regularly.  I couldn't be happier.

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