Liberal Arts



A comprehensive program in world and American history and geography, integrating topics in civics and the arts, Core Knowledge History and Geography helps students build knowledge of the diversity of civilizations, cultures, and concepts. Core Knowledge History and Geography curriculum materials aim to prepare students to participate actively in a democratic society.


CAL students read literature selected from the best of the Western Canon. CAL has selected timeless classics which teach ageless virtues and speak to the human condition. Our literature is designed to parallel our student’s study of history. As students are studying a particular time period, the classical literature corresponds to that same era. The aim is to create a cohesive learning environment where learning in one subject enhances the learning of other subjects.

Reading, Writing, and Spelling

Literacy Essentials is a multi-sensory, brain-based approach for teaching explicit phonics, reading and language arts. Click here to view supporting research.

This explicit phonics program is comprehensive. Our students work hard in the classroom learning to read and spell. See the Curriculum Student Preparation section below for more resources on phonograms.


Singapore Math offers a conceptual approach to mathematical skill building and problem solving.

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Core Knowledge offers a hands-on approach to scientific inquiry with emphasis on fundamentals.


Prima Latina uses a clear and systematic format to introduce Latin to young students. It teaches important English and Latin grammar concepts as well as vocabulary, sayings, and constellations.