We're a three-year TCA family. Outstanding teachers, guaranteed small classes, and a strong curriculum combine to make this a fabulous school
I have to agree. The kids are very sheltered here. Life at the school certainly doesn't mirror the ethnic or religious diversity of the rest of the Springs, Colorado, or the U.S. Teachers are very average and they don't require state certification. We will be leaving after this year. Do not recommend.
We just moved out of state and were forced to leave our great situation at TCA. We have one in 8th, 3rd and Kindergarten . My kids felt safe, loved and now since moving we have realized they were a full year ahead of most public schools academically. If you have a chance to be a part of this school you are blessed.
'A Wise Teacher Makes Learning A Joy' to 'Excellence With Honor.' The lengths to which TCA's administration goes to ensure that excellence is impressive. They discourage dissent and encourage mediocrity instead of innovation amongst teachers. Billing themselves as a school who teaches character to its students is a mistake as the only thing that the students will really learn is how to grind people into the ground.
When My kids started there, I thought the school was great. When I became a part time teacher there I saw that there are a lot of problems.
My daughter has spent her high school years at Classical Academy and in many ways has regretted the time there. She has a few very caring, quality teachers but for the most part, they are inexperienced, incompetent and narrow-minded. The school bills itself as a 'character education' school, but many of the kids daily show a lack of true character. My daughter thinks that part a joke. Please really look into this school before jumping in. It's not all its cracked up to be. a concerned mother
TCA is fantastic! This will be my tenth year as a student here. The academics vary greatly from music,art, Marching,Concert and Jazz Bands, French, Latin, and Spanish to Literature and Great Women Authors. I love all the teachers. They really are concerned about the future of every student and make learning fun by using various ways to teach us a concept. Character Education is also a part of the curriculum. We learn about and practice using Respect, Responsibility, Perseverence etc... The students here are all very nice and there is rarley ever bullying. TCA students wear uniforms. I find it great that you do not have to worry about if your clothes are 'in'. The teachers can get strict about how we wear uniforms and if we are in correct uniform though. The level of Parental involvment is high compared to some schools in this area. -MT
i do not like this school at all. the teachers are very poor and there are hardly any electives to choose from.
The Classical Acacdemy is a very good school. The problem there is that there is bascally one group of people that can fit in there. White, well off, republican, conservative, christian familys. We also find that the school cares more about uniforms than academics. My child once had to sit in the office until school went out because she was wearing the wrong pants. She missed all of her classes. An also because of the empasis on character, both the students and the teachers can be very judgemental toward other students and their parents because of some poor choices they may have made. I also find their extracurricular activities to be lacking quite a bit.
This school has great arts programs which give it a great classical feel. The school lacks a little in some sports but still has a good amount. Alos, this school has a medium parent involvement and you can talk to the teachers about any concerns
Improving in availability of subjects as school grows in size...still limited
TCA provides an excellent academically challenging school. They use the core knowledge curriculum. TCA provides spanish, art, and PE beginning in kindergarten. Class sizes are small. They have many opportunities for parent involvement and they provide great communitcation to the parents through emails, etc. There is also an empasis on charachter development. I would highly reccomend TCA.
The school's stated mission begins with 'to assist parents...' and that is exactly what they do. We are getting ready to move out of state and leaving this school will be one of the most difficult things about the move.
A great school. Test scores are some of the highest in the state. Good emphasis on character education and the arts and a good sports program.
We are very happy with the school: strong academics, small class size, strong values.
Amazing school, with amazing teachers. They are extremely devoted and really making learning interesting and fun. The amount of material they cover each year is hard to believe. The character development program is key to having classrooms which function smoothly and allow a great amount of learning to take part each day. We've been with TCA since 2001 and are extremely pleased with the school and it's administration.
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