Grades: K-8 | 237 students
We realize that selecting the best school for your child is an important responsibility, and we hope that you will find that at Carden Academy.
Our well-rounded curriculum leads students toward high academic achievement and a strong sense of self-esteem.
We believe that teachers teach what they are, not what they say. Therefore, our instructors are chosen for their love of learning, generosity of spirit, and respect for the sanctity of childhood. Their primary objective is to recognize and develop each child's unique capabilities while maintaining consistent academic growth. In addition to being a teacher, they are a guide and a coach.
|Grades Offered||Grades Kindergarten-8|
|Total Students||237 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||23 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||11:1
National avg.: 13:1
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Admissions Director||Mrs. Angioli|
|Total Sports Offered||3 sports|
|Sports||Golf, Tennis, Track and FieldGolf, Tennis,
Track and Field
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||7 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Chess, Computer, Culinary, Musical, Running, Science, Student Chess, Computer, Culinary, Musical, Running, Science, Student,|
- Teamwork and respect are instilled in the classroom and embodied by our staff. Support, encouragement, and an open exchange of ideas between teachers, administrators, and parents keep the atmosphere at Carden Academy dynamic and growing. With a warm, calm, lighthearted approach, our skilled teachers help to develop the students' powers of perception, concentration, and self-discipline while guiding them to use their innate powers of analytical thinking and individual problem solving.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
Lake ForestGrades: NS-8 | 360 students
23311 Muirlands Blvd
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Aliso ViejoGrades: K-8 | 371 students
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Aliso ViejoGrades: NS-8 | 715 students
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Laguna NiguelGrades: NS-5 | 149 students
29028 Aloma Avenue
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Aliso ViejoGrades: K-8 | 131 students
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
My daughter is in third grade and this is our third year at Carden Academy. We LOVE this school! When we had to make a decision between Carden and public school, it was very clear to us that for about the same amount of money that we would spend on after school program at public school, we were getting SO much more in every aspect at Carden. It was really a no-brainer. Carden Academy not only offers superb education, but also puts emphases on building children's character, their confidence and self esteem, which I believe, are such important qualities. I know these qualities combined with great education will help my daughter make right decisions and not being influence by peer pressure when she goes out to the "big world". We also love all the experiences my daughter and we, as parents, get to have at Carden. It truly feels like a big family. We are looking forward to several more years at Carden.
- Posted by Parent - elina
We have had our children at Carden Academy for 13 yrs. We expect to be there for many more. There is not a better school in Orange Cnty for developing great students w/ strong character & honorable ethics! Students learn excellent study habits in core academics & the arts (& a plus for parents, NO homework for students until 6th grade when they can actually do their own)... Children are taught to find joy in learning. Students enjoy daily PE, music, & Spanish classes, w/ wkly art class. Older student enjoy advanced math & in-depth science with "hand-on" labs. The teachers are dedicated to providing a comfortable learning environment & truly love their students. They go out of their way in & out of school to support students. The administrators are extraordinary--they really care about students & families--in & out of school. Many staff members have attended my children's important events outside of school. A definite plus is the outdoor play area, Pioneer Park--students actually can play in the dirt in a truly natural setting if they desire. I am not an employee of the school, I am not related to any anyone there--I am a completely unbiased parent who adores this school!
- Posted by Parent - angih
I can't say enough about this incredible school. Whether by watching assemblies and programs, observing in the classrooms, or through the happy words from the mouths of my children, my husband I have witnessed the amazing experience that is Carden Academy. We find it is incredibly refreshing to have found a school that places such an importance on excellence in education--all the while, instilling a passion for learning. Everyday, our children are eager and excited to go to school. And why wouldn't they be? Each morning they are greeted by name and enter into a warm and nurturing classroom for a full day of learning. Carden Academy has been a lifeline for our children. Not only have they transitioned from their previous school, they have transitioned and are flourishing--and that is because of the amazing staff and community of Carden Academy!
- Posted by Parent - sfmck
Carden Academy is a "one of a kind" school!!! Every teacher there is solely there due to the love of teaching, and it shows. Between the unsurpassed teaching method of Mae Carden combined with the new contemporary versions of Math & Science implemented, it is my opinion, this school is definitely the best in Orange County. With all that being said, I find the most valuable asset for my children in this school, has been the confirmation of honor, respect and core values being taught in a loving practical way. It becomes second nature for the children because it is learned thru example, and as a parent, it is nice for your children to witness other people striving for this besides just their parents. It has been a complete rounding experience from kindergarten all the way thru 8th grade. My 1st one so far to enter high school has been fully prepared. Thank you to ALL the staff @ Carden Academy
- Posted by Parent - ingaj
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