2017 - 2018 School Year

Children’s Creative and Performing Arts Academy is accepting applications for the 2017 – 2018 school year now. Please see us in the office with any questions regarding classes or the registration process. We look forward to working with students and their families this school year.


CCPAA offers a military and government worker discount of 20%.


Children’s Creative and Performing Arts Academy was founded in 1981 and is located in the North Park area of San Diego at 3051 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego 92104. CCPAA draws students from the entire county of San Diego and the globe: students are currently enrolled from South America, China, Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Thailand and Taiwan. Our population is approximately 250 students and includes preschool, prekindergarten, kindergarten, elementary, junior high, and high school.

What is our prekindergarten program?

This program is for children ages 3 & 4. The program is a Montessori program featuring individualized eduction.

Learning areas include: practical life exercises, sensorial exercises, prereading/reading, prewriting/writing, mathematics, zoology, botany, and physical science, and daily art lessons.

Additionally the students receive instruction in beginning dance and music and movement (Kodaly and Orff program).

What is our Kindergarten program?

Individualized reading programs (Montessori) through first grade levels, vocabulary development, and writing; hands on math (Montessori) including numbering, adding, subtracting, multiplication, place value, numbering to 1000, problem solving and geometry; zoology, botany, physical science, including experiments; geography and cultures of the world; the beginning studies of the concept of history; studies in Spanish and Chinese; classes in Monart, drawing and painting, ballet, tap, drama, physical education, music theory, choir , and violin or cello.

Elementary Division includes

Reading and Literature emphasizing Bloom’s Taxonomy, spelling, vocabulary, grammar and writing.
Mathematics: abstract textbook math plus Montessori manipulatives and Mortensen mathematics.
Science: grades 3 – 5 have a science lab within their classroom and work with botany, physical science, zoology and research.

Lower elementary study botany, physical science and zoology and have experiments and projects within their classroom.

History and geography are important components of the curriculum. The studies are based on both manipulative work and research.

Foreign Language Study: classes include Spanish and Chinese.
Physical Education is a daily component of the elementary curriculum.

Visual and Performing Arts classes include: Dance classes (ballet, tap, jazz and competitive dance teams), drama study and production, music theory, choir, orchestra, band, and visual arts.

Our Middle School (junior high) Program includes:

English: literature,grammar, spelling , vocabulary, writing, and speaking
Mathematics assigned by placement test
Laboratory science; research based history
High school levels of Spanish
Studio art, drama and production, choir and music theory/history, instrumental music, ballet/tap/jazz levels,
Computer classes: keyboarding, intro to MSO, MSO and PhotoShop
Sports and physical education.

Curriculum for our High School Division:

English: English 9, English 9 Seminar, English 10, English 10 Seminar, American Literature, AP English Language, British Literature, and AP English Composition. Classes are offered in ESL and TOEFL Preparation.
History: Modern World History, AP World History, AP European History, U S History, AP Us History, American Government & Economics, and AP American Government. We also offer Model United Nations.
Mathematics: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II & Trig, Pre-calculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, and AP Statistics.
Science: Biology, Chemistry,Physics, Environmental Science, AP Biology, AB Physics B, & AP Environmental Science.

Foreign Language: Spanish I, II, III, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, Chinese I, II, III, AP Chinese Language and Culture, Japanese I, II, III, Latin, AP Japanese Language and Culture.

Our Electives Include

Studio Art, AP Studio Art, Art History, AP Art History, Design, Photography, and Architecture.
Drama, Actor’s Workshop,Production, Audition Workshop.
Music Theory, AP Music Theory, Chamber Music, Orchestra, Band, Jazz Band.
Intermediate & Advanced Dance Classes in Ballet, Tap and Jazz; Competitive Dance Teams
Creative Writing, Yearbook, JAVAscript , html, and PhotoShop, Illustrator, etc.