Carden Academy Mission Viejo

24741 Chrisanta Drive
Mission Viejo, CA 92691-0926
     Tel: (949)458-1776
Grades: K - 8 | 237 students
Carden Academy Mission Viejo
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Carden Academy Mission Viejo
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.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1994

Student Body

Total Students 237 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Carden Academy Mission Viejo Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
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 FieldGolfTennis,
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,

School Notes:

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.

Profile last updated: 03/16/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Vineyard Christian Christian (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Vineyard Christian Christian (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Mission Montessori (0.7 miles away)
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  • Mission Viejo
    24821 Chrisanta Drive
    Mission ViejoCA 92691
    0.1 mi | Gr. 1-10 | 14 students                      
  • Mission Viejo
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    Mission ViejoCA 92690
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  • Mission Viejo
    24701 San Doval Lane
    Mission ViejoCA 92691
    0.3 mi | Gr. K-8 | 297 students                      
  • Mission Viejo
    Mission Montessori
    Montessori School (Christian)
    26763 Plaza
    Mission ViejoCA 92691
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    0.7 mi | Gr. NS-K | 62 students                      
  • Mission Viejo
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    26502 Pepita Dr
    Mission ViejoCA 92691
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School Reviews

1 year ago
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
1 year ago
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

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