Preparing students to learn, lead, and become the creative problem solvers of the future.
In 2022 CLA is celebrating its 50th year of offering opportunities for a variety of academic, athletic, and artistic enrichment. Athletic offerings include volleyball, flag football, basketball, track and field, soccer and independent programs for tennis and swimming. Middle school students participate in elective courses that include Latin, musical theatre, Mock Trial, bookmaking and coding.
CLA encourages creative learning opportunities, the practice of integrity and honesty, the development of intercultural awareness and respect, and the support of a caring community. The students are encouraged to think beyond the classroom walls, explore creative ideas, and take intellectual risks. A supportive and experienced faculty help students engage in effective communication and develop collaboration skills in order to become innovative problem solvers. Service learning, leadership, and character education are at the center of student life at CLA. In addition to the core subjects, all students participate in enrichment classes including Spanish, art, music, physical education, and technology. Spanish, physical education, and recess occur on a daily basis. Students also participate in a variety of off-campus opportunities including trips to St. Augustine, Tallahassee, Dauphin Island, Montgomery, and Washington D.C. For close to 40 years, CLA 8th grade students have been the only middle school class in the United States invited to participate in a 9-day Outward Bound experience. Before School and After School Care programs are available.