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CRA is a kindergarten through 8th grade learning community. Learning is embedded in a meaningful real-world context and children are deliberately taught to see the  connections between their formal education and the world. At CRA, students combine curiosity and application, leading to a deep understanding of content,self-motivation and confidence. These skill sets empower students to take on challenges in order to become who they want to be and excel to their fullest potential.


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CRA Site Announcement-Crown Valley Elementary School 2016

Last Wednesday September 23, at the regularly scheduled Capistrano Unified School District meeting, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to begin negotiations for a long-term lease for CRA at the Crown Valley Elementary School campus. The decision aligned with our desires for… More»


Tuesday September 21 approximately 80 CRA family members gathered on campus to hear remarks from Capistrano Unified School District’s Superintendent Kirsten M. Vital regarding the process to relocate CRA to its own school site with a long-term lease. She then took questions… More»