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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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Watch Out Washington! CRA 8th Graders Have Arrived

By Jahana Rahman, 8th grade student Last week we had the amazing experience of visiting our nation’s capitol, Washington DC! Over the five days we spent there, we were able to visit important national sites such as the White House and the… More»

Directors’ Coffee Sheds Light On Aspects of CRA’s Hidden Curriculum

On Monday at our Directors’ Coffee we spoke about the concept of the “hidden curriculum.” Hidden curriculum refers to the unwritten, unofficial, and often unintended lessons, values, and perspectives that students learn in school. While the “formal” curriculum consists of the courses, lessons,… More»

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