Crystal Cathedral Academy

13280 Chapman Ave
Garden Grove, CA 92840-0928
     Tel: (714)971-4159
Grades: PK - 12 | 446 students
The Crystal Cathedral Academy is a school of high academic and moral standards where positive attitudes are developed and Christian values nurtured.
It is a school where presentation skills are emphasized along with the arts, both visual and performing.
It is a school where creativity is valued, love is alive, self-esteem is nurtured, grace is found, and where Jesus Christ is Lord.
Our students are encouraged to learn and to reach for their highest potential.
Discipline and respect are practiced among teachers, pupils, staff, and parents.
Our aim is to develop the whole child.
We recognize that each child is unique and has been endowed with special strengths, whether it's in academics, athletics, or the arts.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Christian Schools International (CSI)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1977

Student Body

Total Students 446 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 64%
State avg.: 43%
Students by Grade Crystal Cathedral Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 37%
Average Class Size 19 students
Number of AP Courses 5 courses

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $5,000
Tuition Notes This is the average between the schools, as it varies from elementary, middle and high school
Acceptance Rate 97%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Kristen Mulady


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Dance, VolleyballBasketballDance,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Association of Student Body, Missions/Service Club, National Honor Society, Student Newspaper Association of Student Body,
Missions/Service Club,
National Honor Society,
Student Newspaper,

School Notes:

  • Academics: Credentialed, caring, Christian teachers, with a challenging curriculum, including comprehensive Bible instruction and current technology
  • Arts: Visual arts, music, and theatre are part of the core curriculum for every student (K-8). Additional arts are optional for the students, but provided.
  • Activities: Athletics, various musical ensembles, theatrical performances are presented at various locations on the crystal cathedral campus, as well as in the cathedral, itself. Comprehensive ASB and additional student activities, such as National Honor Society
  • Our high school students have been accepted into competitive programs such as NYU School of Dance, USC School of Architecture, Eastman School of Music, UCI and USC pre-med programs

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Orangewood Academy (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Minaret Academy (0.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Calvary Chapel Anaheim School (1.7 miles away)
 All Schools  | High Schools High Schools  | Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  | Preschools Preschools  | Public Schools Public Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • AnaheimMinaret Academy
    1220 N State College Blvd
    AnaheimCA 92806
    0.8 mi | 179 students | Gr. K-6                      
  • Garden GroveSt Callistus Catholic School
      (Roman Catholic)
    12901 Lewis St
    Garden GroveCA 92840
      (Roman Catholic)
    1 mi | 192 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • Garden GroveLearning Spot Child Develpoment Center
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    12388 Garden Grove Blvd
    Garden GroveCA 92843
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    1.3 mi | 16 students | Gr. K                      
  • AnaheimCalvary Chapel Anaheim School
    270 E. Palais Rd.
    AnaheimCA 92805
    1.7 mi | 176 students | Gr. NS-8                      
  • Garden GroveSt. Olaf Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool  (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    12432 9th St
    Garden GroveCA 92840
    Daycare / Preschool  (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    1.8 mi | 42 students | Gr. K                      

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?          Yes    

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.

Area Statistics

Recent Articles
Interviewing the Over-prepared Teacher Applicant
Interviewing the Over-prepared Teacher Applicant
Some applicants can fool you when they interview. Here is some advice on how to prevent that while at the same time keeping the interview process simple and efficient.
Facebook Page Essentials
Small private schools often feel that they cannot afford to market their schools. Facebook is free. Here is how to use it effectively.
Attributes Which Make Military Schools Special
What are the attributes which make 21st century military schools so special? We find out in this article.
Did You Know?
The average acceptance rate in Garden Grove, CA is 97% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).