Our Lower School combines the best of private school and home learning in a unique community school experience. Students are provided with a rigorous curriculum in a warm and spiritually uplifting environment. Certified teachers partner together with parents to provide quality instruction that teaches to the heart of the child. Academic excellence, spiritual and moral development, and leadership skills are the focus of our program.

Lower school students are provided many enrichment experiences through classes in music, art, and physical education. It is the community of families at CLA which really sets us apart. We hope you will visit and come be a part of this unique and exciting program.


Read more about the teachers, grades and courses in our Lower Academy.


Students in K4 through 5th grade attend the academy for the first part of each week. They enjoy all the benefits of a private Christian school – the advanced academic curriculum, the structure of the classroom environment, the socialization of their peers and a staff that goes the extra mile to be sure every student grasps the moral, academic, and practical education. They have Art, Music, Physical Education/Health, and Critical Thinking Math Games as enrichment classes and occasionally participate in a larger group production or event.

But they also benefit from another whole aspect of school: their parents. It’s true that parents can be involved in their children’s educational experience in any school they choose. But at CLA, the parents are not only accountable to be involved; they are part of the curriculum.

On Thursday and Friday of each week, students in our 3-Day Program are taught by their parents from a lesson plan prepared by the student’s teacher at CLA. This way, the academy and the parents are always cooperating and understand exactly where the student is in their instruction. Students will show a greater interest and enthusiasm in their schooling and have a better attitude toward adults. We believe this is possible, because their education is not just a “compartment” of their life confined to a building, but a very real experience that is reinforced by many adults who care for them.

The result is students who enjoy the benefits of a private Christian school with the benefits of a personalized school education.


At Community Leadership Academy, parents are responsible for their children’s education in a very real way. They teach their children from a prepared lesson plan and are responsible for making sure all school assignments and activities are turned in on time.

In addition to the academic portion, parents are also responsible to volunteer as a “Parent Partner” occasionally to help out in the classroom or the offices. This helps every parent to become familiar with the other students and staff members. It also helps students understand the value of community, where everyone does their part to make things work.

The experience for parents is a spiritual and emotional journey. “It is part of our right and our responsibility to be able to play a greater part in our children’s spiritual and academic education, and a blessing to be able to have such great support in the moral training of our children.” The parent experience? A blessed one.


CLA’s Lower School offers courses in:

  • Language Arts: Reading, spelling, grammar, phonics, handwriting, and writing
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Art
  • Bible
  • Character and Leadership Development
  • Music
  • Physical Education

Additionally, students enjoy participating in the following special events:

  • An annual Christmas program featuring performances by students
  • The Tropicana Speech contest
  • Spelling Bee
  • Mini Mu math competition
  • Annual Grandparents Day program featuring performances by students
  • Field Day
  • Fun and educational field trips each quarter



Community Leadership Academy’s prescribed dress and personal appearance is meant to promote modesty, respect, and cleanliness; be appropriate; and reflect a standard of excellence.

Students are required to wear the designated uniform for Lower and Middle School. Students may choose from khaki or navy uniform line bottoms paired with red, yellow or white tops with CLA logo. An item labeled uniform line maintains traditional colors, cuts and lengths considered appropriate for many school dress codes. Tops must be purchased at the approved sources only.

Approved Sources:

Lands End School
The school code is 900150103.

Tommy Hilfiger
The school code is COMM01.

Please download the complete CLA dress code below:


The Family Handbook is the best place to find all CLA policies in detail.