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Welcome to Down Home, San Luis Obispo Classical Academy’s blog! We are a classical school offering several options to make our education work for families with infants through high schoolers. Our signature hybrid program, which is part-time classroom and part-time home instruction, provides an engaging education for preschool through middle school (with full time options available). We also have a university model high school. This blog is meant to support and encourage on the home front because, in so many ways, the heart of what happens at SLO Classical Academy happens down home.

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NEW @ SLO Classical Academy High School

It’s been busy over here! While we are finishing up with re-enrollments and sneak peeks, SLOCA High School is unveiling an additional new program option and change to their existing schedule for Fall 2022. Read on for more details!

We are excited about these upcoming changes.  Our new 5-Day program will provide more support, social opportunity, and enrichment for students.  And our new schedule opens up more class options and eases the overall workload.  The teachers are developing immersive, experiential classes for the Winter and Spring Terms that will be a new and unique learning experience. 

-Kateri Rein, High School Director


In addition to our current University Model 3-day program—where students attend a full load of classes Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with independent study at home on Tuesdays and Thursdays—we are offering a five days/week on-campus option with additional teacher support and electives. Students in the new 5-day program will experience increased community building with their peers, supported independent study and mentorship with teachers, and added enrichment opportunities. This new addition will follow our proven University Model with students attending their full class load on M/W/F and with T/Th also being on campus with teacher-directed mornings, student-directed afternoons, as well as an optional enrichment elective (examples include physical education or study skills). Our program expansion envisions supporting more students in becoming independent, collaborative leaders equipped with the life skills for high school and beyond.


This fall, SLOCAHS is also piloting a new schedule—moving from two 17-week semesters of six classes each to two 14.5 semesters with five classes each followed by two 2.5 week specialty terms with a one class concentration. These speciality terms will be known as Winter Term and Spring Term. This new schedule gives students fewer classes at a time, allowing them more time to focus on each subject without loss of class opportunities. In fact, the Winter and Spring terms allow SLOCAHS to offer more immersive and experiential learning options like Astronomy, Ancient Art History (with an overnight field trip to the Getty Villa), and Theatre¹.

¹Actual class offerings for the 2022-23 school year are still being determined.

For more information, please visit us at SLOCA High School. Or contact our Admissions to learn more about enrolling at SLOCAHS!

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