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.


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

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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

  • August 22, 2019

    MS Parent Orientation

    August 22, 2019  5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

    Projector, chairs for 200 people, microphone

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

—John Dewey, acclaimed educator