Childrens Creative & Performing Arts Academy of San Diego

The Children's Creative and Performing Arts Academy was founded in June 1981 in Pacific Beach.
The Campus population is approximately 250 students, with a diversity of backgrounds and interests. Students come to CCPAA from all corners of San Diego County.
We have students from Escondido, Otay Mesa, La Jolla, Jamul and Ramona.
International students enjoy a special place here, as well. Representatives from such countries as Japan, China, Germany and Israel can be found in all divisions.
Teachers at CCPAA are qualified, credentialed and passionate in their desire to work with students.
Both teachers and teacher's aides are selected for their abilities to work in open classroom environment, as well as for their genuine love of children and young adults.
Teachers in the Children's House, Primary and Elementary Divisions are Montessori trained.
Our faculty, additionally includes very qualified specialists for music, dance, drama, fine arts, gymnastics, physical education and sports, foreign language study and computers.
The curriculum of the Academy meets and surpasses the requirements set by the State of California.
Written evaluations, based upon mastery, are given every six weeks.
Progress reports are available any time during this period, upon request for the parent(or student, in in the CAPA Division).
Conferences are required at the first and fourth grading periods, but may be scheduled with individual teachers at any time during the academic year.
The Stanford Achievement Tests, are administered every year in May.
The results of these tests are available to the public. PSAT is administered in October.
Information on SAT and ACT registrations is available in the Counseling Office.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 231 students
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Childrens Creative & Performing Arts Academy of San Diego places among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded
1981
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
231 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
39%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Childrens Creative & Performing Arts Academy of San Diego Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size
17 students
Number of AP Courses
18 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP American Government, AP Art History, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chinese, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Music Theory, AP Physics I, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP United States History
Average SAT score
1300
Average ACT score
29
Average Percentile SSAT
90%
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Uniform in grades 2 - 12)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Varies; reductions for military and government employees. Scholarships based on talent and merit.
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$2,000
Acceptance Rate
60%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Associate
Mrs. K. Peterson

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Academic Bowl, ASB Leadership, Chess Club, Drama Club, yearbook club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Band, Chorus, Orchestra, Vocal Ensemble

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Ballet, basketball, Bowling Club, Running Club, Soccer Club, student council, Volleyball

School Notes

  • The Children's Creative and Performing Arts Academy was founded in June 1981 in Pacific Beach. The Campus population is approximately 250 students, with a diversity of backgrounds and interests. Students come to CCPAA from all corners of San Diego County. We have students from Escondido, Otay Mesa, La Jolla, Jamul and Ramona. International students enjoy a special place here, as well. Representatives from such countries as Japan, China, Germany and Israel can be found in all divisions. Teachers at CCPAA are qualified, credentialed and passionate in their desire to work with students. Both teachers and teacher's aides are selected for their abilities to work in open classroom environment, as well as for their genuine love of children and young adults. Teachers in the Children's House, Primary and Elementary Divisions are Montessori trained. Our faculty, additionally includes very qualified specialists for music, dance, drama, fine arts, gymnastics, physical education and sports, foreign language study and computers. The curriculum of the Academy meets and surpasses the requirements set by the State of California. Written evaluations, based upon mastery, are given every six weeks. Progress reports are available any time during this period, upon request for the parent(or student, in in the CAPA Division). Conferences are required at the first and fourth grading periods, but may be scheduled with individual teachers at any time during the academic year. The Stanford Achievement Tests, are administered every year in May. The results of these tests are available to the public. PSAT is administered in October. Information on SAT and ACT registrations is available in the Counseling Office.  100% of our graduates are accepted to the 4 universities in a variety of majors including but not limited to :  mathematics, engineering, medical sciences, physics, education, music performance, art design, computer science, communications, liberal arts, etc. 

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 231 students
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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