A Comprehensive Learning Community Rooted In Orange County, California

Welcome to our comprehensive learning community where we offer a new paradigm in preschool through eighth grade education.

Our Reggio Emilia-inspired Community Seedlings Preschool plants the seeds for lifelong learning. Our innovative K-8 Community Roots Academy public charter school centers on project-based learning. While our enriching Community Care Club keeps children engaged before and after school and during the summer.

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And more importantly, what your children will learn when they enroll. It’s one of the most important investments in time you can make in your children’s formative education and future.

PRESCHOOL

A Reggio-inspired constructivist preschool encouraging children’s curiosity and excitement for learning

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GRADES K–8

A premier project-based K-8 public charter school with rigorous academic standards

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Extended Care

A licensed extended care program keeping students engaged and learning before and after school and during summer

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Great News! +5

Our charter has been renewed for the maximum five years by the Capistrano Unified School District, commencing July 1, 2019 with a few minor items to be clarified. This underscores the success of our student-centered learning philosophy with project-based learning at its core.

The Future of CRA is Exciting!

CRA K-8's Upcoming Events

Education is a process of living not a preparation for future living.”

—John Dewey, acclaimed educator