"As an incoming-sophomore this fall, I am extremely grateful I go here. Last fall, I was debating on whether to attend Classical Academy High School, Torrey Pines, or Canyon Crest, all of which were options that were open to me. While Torrey Pines and Canyon Crest had more to offer (AP classes, more class slots) I ended up attending Classical Academy. I was a bit disappointed, I was a lifer at one of the K-8 schools and wanted to break free from the mold, but after attending for a year I am glad I stayed. While my GPA may have been higher at the other schools, at CAHS, I have gotten a support that is far better than the other schools. I have a wide range of friends that attend that school, and have heard complaints about it. Reasons That I Love About CAHS 1) Students are kind, respectful, and are against bullying. 2) Misbehavior is not tolerated. There were students that mistreated me on my first day, and that student was sent to detention. Not only did the school condemn it, several upperclassmen were very firm in their fight against bullying the "fresh meat." 3) Teachers are an active part of the student's life. They spend time outside of the classroom meeting with students."
"This is a great school with great accountability and has many different classes, AP classes, sports, and different after school programs."
"Our daughter had recently invited a friend from a public high school to join her for the day at Classical Academy High School. The friend was astounded at how friendly and relaxed the teachers and the students were to each other. She said it felt like everyone was part of a big family. She could not believe how "open everyone is". At lunch, she mentioned how everybody mingled with each other. At her school, she said "you stick to your own group" and you do not socialize with anyone else. We feel like the luckiest parents alive to have found such a school as Classical Academy."
"If you share the secular beliefs with the majority of the school then Classical Academy is a great place, however if you don't then this is not a good school. Classical Academy walks the line between being a private church school and a public school. Students are ostracized if they don't share the same beliefs as everyone else. Some teachers and staff members can be very narrow minded. The quality of education is average at best. The school touts high test scores, but look at the population of the school. They don't have the same issues other schools in Escondido do (ie EL students, special education students, etc.). It truly feels like 95% of the time is spent patting themselves on the back. If you want your children to be successful in the real world, past high school, this school does a terrible job of preparing students. Not somewhere I would want to send my children again."
"Classical Academy High School is a school that cares - in every way possible. From the Principal who is involved with every aspect of the school (he is often seen filling in as a crossing guard when someone is absent) to teachers that are available before and after school, to support staff that is friendly and professional, to teacher support tutors who are available for the students and parents whenever you need them. This school has a full sports program for boys and girls, music, dance, visual arts, robotics, academic league, and any other club or activity you want. If they don't have it now, they will start it for you! We even have a video and board gaming club. CAHS has caring involved parents and students who are respectful and love their school. You can't find a better school than CAHS and we have been here since the start of the school. Can't wait for the new campus in 2014!!!"