School History

Foundation

Acaciawood Prep was founded and began operations in 1996. The school was the outgrowth of a few years of prayer and planning by a group of homeschooling families and their close knit community. Their longing was that the Lord would raise up a positive environment for developing their children’s characters as well as their academic capabilities. They were concerned about what they saw as a declining standard of morality in the public schools and recognized the potential for leveraging their resources by banding together to provide for their children’s education. From the very beginning Acaciawood has had an unusually high level of parental involvement in the operation and support of the school.

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Curriculum

Although Acaciawood draws upon Christian values, we do not incorporate a direct religious component into our curriculum. Rather, we are a college preparatory school with an emphasis on a classical core curriculum that will best prepare our students for the rigors of college study. We draw from the canon of university-recognized classical literature in our Upper School and teach World and U.S. History in a manner that recognizes and respects the beliefs and traditions of all persons. Our curriculum is research-based and corresponds to or exceeds the State of California Standards.

The School began with Grades 7 through 11; it has since expanded to include Grades 1 through 12. Our first graduating class was in 1998. Most of our students have gone on to successful academic careers in college, many being admitted to prestigious institutions around the country, as well as universities in the University of California and California State University systems. In recognition of its achievements and high standards, Acaciawood School received full accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges in 2000.

Facility

Acaciawood's facility includes:

  • a separate building for each: Elementary School and Upper School
  • a multi-purpose room (MPR) with a raised stage,
  • a hot-lunch kitchen and snack area,
  • an area designated for a playground,
  • a blacktop area for organized games, basketball and volleyball
  • a fully equipped Science Laboratory,
  • a computer laboratory with networked and Internet-connected computers,
  • a library, and
  • an athletic practice facility
  • chromebooks for the elementary and junior high use during school hours

Future

Acaciawood Prep is in a state of constant development.  Currently, in 2020, we are getting ready to launch our remote learning program -- Acaciawood Pathways!  

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