Welcome to Caprock Academy!
We are glad that you have chosen to visit our website and learn more about who we are as a school. At Caprock Academy, our students learn from the masters. From Aesop and George Washington in kindergarten, Michelangelo and Beethoven in fifth grade, and The Federalist Papers and modern science in secondary school, our teachers lead their students to the riches of our tradition.
It is our conviction that all students can and should learn about the events, documents, and discoveries that have shaped our tradition and led us to where we are today. A basic premise of classical education is that we have much to learn from our ancestors, especially those who made history. Studying the culture-shaping events, texts, theories, works of art, and biographies that came before us, slowly creates a background in front of which our students begin to understand the events of today.
For grades K-8, we also incorporate the Core Knowledge sequence which helps students become culturally literate. Throughout our program as well core virtues are modeled and taught to all students. Therefore, our students ought to be honest, respectful, full of integrity and perseverance; they ought to cooperate with others, be responsible, and display citizenship and courage in their daily lives.
Character is more than an adornment of a classical education; it is its conditio sine qua non. It is only fitting, therefore, that the mission of our school is to hold everyone to high academic and ethical standards. We know that elevating the minds and characters of our students neither is an easy task nor is it guaranteed to succeed.
Any time we transcend the status quo, we have to seek out a certain amount of discomfort. The removal of ignorance from our minds requires effort. This effort usually pays off quickly, but if you have concerns about your child’s progress, we encourage you to speak with his or her teachers in order to make sure that we are all working for the benefit of your child’s intellectual and moral growth.
As teachers, we know that we do not know everything and we benefit from hearing about your experience in the home; please do not hesitate to contact us. What we do know from our years of experience, however, is that a Caprock Academy education ends up being fun for those who stick with it.
Our students delight in being challenged, they rise to the tasks we give them, and they astound themselves, their parents, and us with their eloquence, their learning, and, more often than not, with a maturity that is beyond their peers.
The years between kindergarten and high school at Caprock Academy are full of the wonders of young students growing intellectually, socially, and morally to become men and women who deserve to be called human beings.
It is our promise to you that we will do what we can to help our students establish good habits of the mind and heart as they grow up amidst a myriad of challenges and influences.
It is our ambition to offer time-tested, meaningful challenges and thus influence our students according to the ideals of our tradition.
It is our hope that our students will delight you with the knowledge and the character traits that Caprock Academy’s classical education espouses.