City Academy believes that both the social-emotional and academic growth of each student is equal and necessary to address the healthy development of the whole child. Through the application of the Responsive Classroom Program, teachers strive to develop a classroom culture that is both safe and cohesive. Our school-wide values are known as C.A.R.E.S. (cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy and self-control).

By providing an exceptional and affordable education, City Academy seeks to develop in students:

  • A positive outlook towards learning and school
  • Strong self-esteem grounded in meeting genuine challenges
  • Honesty, self-discipline, self-respect, respect of others, trustworthiness, fairness, and personal responsibility
  • A foundation of basic skills and techniques in reading, writing, and mathematics
  • Appreciation of science, nature, and the ability to perform basic scientific inquiry
  • Proficiency in written and oral communication
  • Collaboration skills
  • Ability to formulate problems and solutions, as well as create and follow through on plans
  • Knowledge and awareness of their family and community cultures and historical backgrounds
  • Knowledge and awareness of other people, past and present, including their cultures, histories, and languages
  • Appreciation of fine and performing arts
  • Physical fitness and personal health
  • A sense of responsibility for making their community and their environment a better place

Learn more about the following subjects in our curriculum:


Social Studies




Music & Violin

Fine Arts


Physical Education and Health