Our Academics

School Hours: 8:00am-3:00pm

Lunch: 30 minutes

Recess: 30 Minutes

SMART Block: 30 minutes

(Supplemental Math And Reading Time)

Lower School Curriculum
Each grade has one hour of a specialty class rotating each day along with core curriculum.

​Middle School Latin Curriculum

  • Grade 6: Latin - Light Load

  • Grade 7: Latin 

  • Grade 8: Latin

  • Grade 9: Latin

  • Two additional years of Latin or another Romance Language

Upper School Curriculum

In high school, CCA will require four and a half years of history; four years of literature, math, and science; three years of foreign language; and a semester each of government, economics, and moral philosophy. 


In history, students begin with Western Civilization I & II in 9th and 10th grade, learn

American History from 1600-1900 in 11th grade, a year of Modern European History

(1789-2000) and a semester of 20th Century American History in 12th grade. 


In literature, students read great works, usually in their entirety, with an emphasis on ancient literature in 9th grade, British literature in 10th grade, American literature in 11th grade, and modern literature in 12th grade. The required track for science is Biology and Chemistry. 


Students will have options such as Physics, Earth Science, Astronomy, or more advanced courses in Biology or Chemistry to complete their graduation requirements. In math, students will complete courses at least through Geometry and Algebra II, and be able to take additional

courses such as Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus to complete the four-year math requirement. 


In foreign language, students will be expected to take at least one year of Latin and two additional years of a foreign language—either Latin or a modern foreign language.

Reading List Comparison



The Little Red Hen 

Goldilocks and the Three Bears 


Third Grade

Farmer Boy, Laura Ingalls Wilder

Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll


Fifth Grade

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain 

The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett 

Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame

Comedy of Errors, William Shakespeare


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What Do Plants Need, Fall Leaves

Have You Seen My Duckling? 


Third Grade

The Librarian of Basra, Jeanette Winter 

Deadly Poison Dart Frogs, Lincoln James 


Fifth Grade

Esperanza Rising, Pam Muñoz Ryan

Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Eight Days in Haiti, Edwidge Dantica