Cair Paravel Latin School

  • Cair Paravel Latin School (CPLS) is a non-denominational classical Christian college preparatory school serving students from preschool to 12th grades.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 "tool kit" with which to further their learning and inspire a passion for knowledge.
  • Education is brought together in a convergence with Christ for a rigorous educational experience.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS)
Other religious school association(s)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1980

Student Body

Total Students397 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade Cair Paravel Latin School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
27%
Average Class Size17 students
Number of AP Courses10 courses
Advanced CoursesAdvanced Chemistry, Art History, Calculus, College Algebra, English Composition I, English Composition II, English Literature, Great Ideas / Ethics, Great Ideas / Philosophy, Music History
Average ACT score25
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Khaki pants or shorts, knit polo, skirts and jumpers)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,668
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,000
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorStacey Hickam

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Football, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
FootballGolf,
SoccerTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurricular
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
Junior Classical League (JCL)

School Notes

  • As a school that desires to prepare students to enter into the "Great Conversation" of life, it would be good to define our terms for prospective parents.
  • Christian - a believer in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ who strives to live in obedience to the Lord
  • Classical - that which is classical has stood the test of time. CPLS is classical in its materials and methodoly. Materials used and concepts taught are those that have survived for generations and have been proven to be true, good and beautiful. Methods used conform to the "trivium" which addresses grammar, logic and rhetoric in conjunction with the learning levels of a child's development.
  • Liberal Arts - a liberal arts education addresses the whole person with a view to creating a "generalist" who can speak intelligently to a broad spectrum of subjects and issues.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Topeka
    Grades: PK-12 | 178 students
    2.2 miles
    2000 NW Clay St
    Topeka, KS 66608
    (785)286-0427
    2.2 PK-12
    178
  • Topeka
    Grades: 9-12 | 427 students
    2 miles
    401 Sw Gage Blvd
    Topeka, KS 66606
    (785)272-5210
    2 9-12
    427
  • Topeka
    Christ The King School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-8 | 284 students
    4.6 miles
    5973 Sw 25th St Bldg B
    Topeka, KS 66614
    (785)272-2220
    4.6 K-8
    284
  • Kansas City
    Bishop Ward High School
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    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 290 students
    55.8 miles
    708 N 18th St
    Kansas City, KS 66102
    (913)371-1201
    55.8 9-12
    290
  • Lawrence
    Grades: PK-12 | 179 students
    23.6 miles
    256 N Michigan St
    Lawrence, KS 66044
    (785)749-0083
    23.6 PK-12
    179

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Our children have been at Cair Paravel Latin School for over seven years, and we can't imagine them anywhere else. We feel reassured that as the world continues to change, their academics are grounded in tried and true methods, centered around God's truth. Each teacher has taken the time to get to know our children, and to guide them not just academically, but spiritually and through character development.
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