Cair Paravel Latin School
Topeka, KS 66606
About This School
Our Classical method of teaching is unique, but it is no experiment. Some of the greatest leaders and thinkers of Western civilization, from Aristotle to Thomas Jefferson, have been educated this way. A guiding principle for our dedicated faculty is that every child of God is capable of extraordinary achievements through classical training and cultivation of character. We believe that all education should be education that naturally leads students toward the good, the true, and the beautiful.
At CPLS, each and every student is challenged and inspired by the curriculum while being given the “toolkit” with which to further their learning and a inspire a passion for knowledge. Education is brought together in a convergence with Christ for a rigorous educational experience.
In 2014, Cair Paravel Latin School had 15 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Kansas average is 14 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Cair Paravel Latin School Reviews
A great fit for our family
We have had the opportunity to send our daughter to CPLS for three years of grade school. Each year the faculty have done an amazing job guiding the class in their learning about God's world and growing their knowledge base using the classical education model. The memorization and hands-on opportunities our 8 year old has had to learn and experience as well as grow her knowledge of who God is and her compassion for others has been a delight to watch. The faculty and staff are so dedicated to the students and families - coming alongside and helping parents in the process of raising up the next generation. So thankful for our time at CPLS - it has been a great for our family!
A Priceless Educational Experience
All 3 of our children attended CPLS beginning in kindergarten. Two have graduated and have excelled in college and graduate school. Our youngest is still in high school and receiving the same exceptional education his sisters did. One of our children played basketball while the other two enjoyed the music and acting opportunities available at CPLS. All of our children were treated equally, regardless of whether or not they played sports. We love CPLS, but more importantly our children love it. When your child comes home from college and thanks you for sending them to CPLS -- that's priceless!
Grateful for the Support as well as the education
As a parent with 2 children in high school and 1 in grammar school, I have found CPLS to be a blessing in many areas. All three of my children have attended CPLS since Kindergarten. CPLS has provided the classical education and the spiritual emphasis we were looking for. In addition, we found the guidance counseling and support we received for our high school students to be beneficial and a wonderful blessing.
Great College Prep
I have 2 High School students who have attended Cair Paravel since kindergarten and I could not be more pleased with the education and support we have received from teachers and administration. Although there have been some changes in the top level administration, I have never felt that it has affected my children's education. The current principal has been at the school for as long as we have been with the school. She has been committed to continuing the tradition of graduating young adults who are well rounded, spiritually mature, and prepared for all the challenges of college.
Not all it is said to be.
The school has gone through several administration changes. Currently, they support K - 8th grades very well. High School grades are not well supported. If you seriously play sports you will be taken care of and do fine. Otherwise, there is a serious lack in offerings and support. There is no high school counselor although the K-8 has a designated counselor. Support or responses to emails or calls are seriously lacking and sometimes non-existent. Within the past couple of years teachers are being hired directly out of college with no background in teaching.
Cair Paravel Latin School is an amazing educational experience for all students. It is academically excellent and prepares its graduates for the next level and for life.