National School of Choice

Mission Statement

Classical Academy Charter School’s mission is to blend core traditional learning foundations and modern day educational initiatives to create a progressive learning environment. Through the fusion of a curriculum deeply rooted in Humanities and Liberal Arts and our comprehensive Mathematics and Science program, Classical Academy strives to foster not only scholastic achievements but also the growth of our students as future leaders through the infusion of core values and positive social learning experiences.

History

Classical Academy was founded by Vincent and Magda DeRosa in September 1998 and began educating middle school students with an enrollment roster of 45 students. Instruction began in the basement of a Greek Orthodox Church in Clifton, NJ. In 1999, the school transitioned to the historic Gourley estate and enrollment grew to a maximum of 120 students. From our humble beginnings, the students of Classical Academy consistently maintained excellent academic achievement through the school’s unique classically infused and highly academic curriculum. This merit was recognized in 2008 when Classical Academy was designated as a “National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence”.

Classical Academy remains a National School of Choice and continues to grow and expand in pursuit of our main goal: to provide the students of Clifton with an enriched academic and growing experience. Under the guidance of Sandra Giordano, Lead Person, Classical Academy has made strides in keeping up with the evolutions and innovations of education today through encouraging the growth of technology in the classroom, special education services, and implementation of new and exciting programs.
The Administrative Team
Bernadette Pinto
Acting Lead Person / ABA

 

Board of Trustees

Janelle Giles 
Board of Trustees
President

Rosa Santana
Board of Trustees
Vice President

Hector Berrios
School Business Administrator & Board of Trustees Secretary

Alok Shah
Board of Trustees
Member

Christine Miglaa
Board of Trustees
Member

Shamera Drakeford
Board of Trustees
Member

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School Notices:

July 6th Special Meeting
Topic: CACS - Special Meeting
Agenda: Download Here
Time: Jul 6, 2020 06:30 PM
Zoom Meeting Link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77115494203?pwd=emFPKytiMU9iRGE4bWhKOEpLNjMxZz09
Meeting ID: 771 1549 4203
Password: 5xLqQk

2020 Yearbook Letter

Memo Advocating For The Current Social/Political Situation Regarding George Floyd.

School Health Related Closure Plan

Virtual Field Day Letter

CACS Social Worker Opening

Navigate Parenthood, Navigate New Jersey. www.njparentlink.nj.gov NJ Parent Link: Linking Parents & Professionals to COVID-19 Family Support Services & Resources

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic we offer the following notices:

May 22, 2020 - COVID-19 Upate - Year End Plans

April 10, 2020 - COVID-19 Thank You Memo

April 10, 2020 - COVID-19 Update Memo

April 9, 2020 - COVID-19 Nurse Memo

COVID 19 Pandemic Management Plan

To see historic COVID-19 updates please visit: Documents and Forms