The Principled Academy

  • The Principled Academy's mission is to work in partnership with parents to pass on the classical and religious core values of culture to the next generation through academic excellence, comprehensive character education, the creation of a caring, responsible, and creative learning community and the development of the unique genius of each child.
  • The Principled Academy incorporates the California Teaching Standards and select topics from the Core Knowledge curriculum.
  • The curriculum helps students establish a strong foundation of knowledge from grade to grade.
  • Our Preschool is dedicated to the development of good character and academic readiness for success in elementary school, and love of lifelong learning.
  • The Preschool offers caring, nurturing, experienced staff who have worked together for years, Kindergarten readiness skills, pre-reading, pre-writing, and pre-math curriculum, music and movement, arts and crafts activities, and developmentatly appropriate, varied, and fascinating curriculum. .

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1988
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesPlease e-mail for a flyer or tuition information
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2003

Student Body

Total Students134 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
76%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeThe Principled Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
100%
Average Class Size15 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(uniform - navy blue pants/skirts, white or navy shirt, sweatshirt or jacket with P.A. logo)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesPlease e-mail to get more information including current tuition.
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorNancy Asmundson
Admissions AssociateIsaac Durst

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Art Club, Basketball Club, Chess Club, Cooking Club, Fiber Arts Club, Gymnastics Club, Spanish Clu

School Notes

  • The Principled Academy mission is to work in partnership with parents to pass on the classical and religious core values of culture to the next generation through academic excellence, comprehensive character education, the creation of a caring, responsible, and creative learning community and the development of the unique genius of each child.  The Principled Academy incorporates the California Teaching Standards and select topics from the Core Knowledge curriculum.   The curriculum helps students establish a strong foundation of knowledge from grade to grade.  
  • Our Preschool is dedicated to the development of good character and academic readiness for success in elementary school, and love of lifelong learning.  The Preschool offers caring, nurturing, experienced staff who have worked together for years, Kindergarten readiness skills, pre-reading, pre-writing, and pre-math curriculum, music and movement, arts and crafts activities, and developmentatly appropriate, varied, and fascinating curriculum.  

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