Our typical class size is between 8 and 12 students -- 12 is the maximum.
To maintain the highest quality possible, we are limiting our middle school admissions to 10 per grade level.
Students who are aiming for college scholarships in golf or tennis can participate in our specialized golf or tennis programs. Thrillseekers who are targeting top universities for business, engineering, or other disciplines may wish to join our Go Kart and Formula racing teams which visit the Formula SAE teams at various universities. (Racers should be at least 13 years of age or have prior experience.)
Tuesday and Thursday afternoons are reserved for these enrichment activities.
Does our academic nature mean that students have no time for fun? Of course, not! Learning in groups of 6 to 10 students ensures quick and solid learning. The teachers know the strengths and weaknesses of each individual child, and this powerful recipe for success allows students to learn much more in less time.
"This year was a complete success as far as Jenna's schooling is concerned. I had to deal with unpleasantry when I broke my enrollment contract at her previous school and practically coerced her to transfer to Cambrian. Your kindness and support toward Jenna have given me ample reason to believe that I took the correct course of action."
"This school is small and offers a supportive, close community. The teachers are just fantastic. They are passionate, dedicated and masters of their subject area. Class sizes are small, leading to one on one attention and an individualized curriculum. A variety of AP subjects, dedicated college prep classes, choir, band, drama, tennis, golf are just some of the great features of this school."
"My son has been attending this school for about a year and it is the only school that I know of ( and I have toured schools all the way from Hillsborough to Santa Cruz) that satisfies all the criteria of being an exceptional school."
"I have a son that graduated from CIA and we were both very happy with the staff and the loving environment he experienced. "