Cambrian Academy
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4340 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118

Message from the Headmaster

In 1991, I began managing the start-up or turnaround of several private schools in the SF Bay Area. I have been a student and critic of education methodology and its application both within the United States and the countries that routinely outperform us. Engaging students in effective learning is truly a lost art form in our country. Something had to be done. Even small revolutions can have far reaching effects if they are rooted in sound principle.

Parents had been telling me for decades that they want a non-religious, private, high school with high academic standards that doesn't cost $30,000.00 per year, and that doesn't flutter in the breeze trying to follow each new education fad.

Non-religious simply means that we do not require classes in any specific religion to graduate. We are NOT anti-God, anti-America, or anti-Family Values.

Fortunately, this is why the research and preparation had already been done when the time came for Cambrian Academy to open its doors in late October of 2008. And here it is... But it's about much more than value. For me, it will always be about providing quality education. Providing such an education at a reasonable price allows more opportunities for more college-bound students. In fact, I will be providing some scholarships and matching funds for deserving students whose parents can't quite afford it.

Our mission is to prepare our students to enter the universities of their choice; to prepare them to acquire the knowledge, skills, and character to enjoy happy, productive lives.

To accomplish this mission, I am working non-stop to identify and recruit the best teachers and staff. Cambrian Academy is a team with a shared vision, and we are all working toward a single purpose. This distinguishes us from the others.

To accomplish this mission, I've been spearheading the development of a no-nonsense curriculum. Our College Prep curriculum is designed to meet and exceed the University of California's A to G requirements. In addition, we strive to maintain a strong unifying conceptual framework to impart a mental prowess and strength of conviction that will remain intact through and beyond the college years. This distinguishes us from the others.

To accomplish this mission, our team will remain creative and flexible in our approach. For example, we have integrated sports and academics in a way that has been very well received. Our program for golfers allows flexibility to participate in tournaments without being docked for attendance and provides special counseling from veteran college golf coaches and advisors. Our Tennis program coordinates academics and the sport in a way that will not compormise either, whether the player is at beginner or elite level. Our soccer program operates at the professional development league level, and our motorsports program has provided an entirely unique connection to the engineering departments at nearly 100 excellent universities. This distinguishes us from others.

Our school is designed to provide the advantages your child will need in the years to come. Cambrian Academy received high commendations from the nation's premier accreditation commission within its first three months of operation, and our students have been receiving college scholarships ranging from 50% to full-ride!

Give us a call to see how you can join us on this journey to educational excellence...while there is still space for the coming school year!

I don't want this school to just be better than other schools--I want Cambrian Academy to be in a league of its own. To accomplish this goal, we will never give up.

Dave Delgado, Headmaster & Founder
Cambrian Academy
President, Cambrian Academy, Inc.
Member, Rotary Club of Saratoga (Past Board Member)
Vice President, Saratoga Chamber of Commerce

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We are happy to say that Cambrian Academy students have been accepted to MIT, Rutgers, UC Berkeley, USC, Emory, UC Santa Cruz, Penn State, UCLA, UC Irvine, UC Davis, San Jose State, UC San Diego, Hofstra, St. John's, Pepperdine, UOP, Temple, James Madison, Drexel, UC Santa Barbara, UC Merced, Furman University, Clark University, University of Hawaii, UC Riverside, University of Oregon, Oregon State, SUNY, Pomona, Pitzer, George Mason, Georgetown, UNLV, Arizona State, George Washington, UNC (Charlotte and Chapel Hill), Barry, University of Washington, Northern Arizona University, Hawaii Pacific University, Michigan, Colorado State, and others.

This is the true measure of a College Prep School.