Interested to see knowledge-based schooling in action? Want to find Core Knowledge schools in your local area? We can help.

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To understand the Core Knowledge approach, it helps to see students and teachers engaged in thoughtful work in content-rich classrooms. While Core Knowledge schools differ in many ways, they are united by their commitment to knowledge-based schooling guided by the Core Knowledge Sequence.

Schools of Distinction

We highly recommend you visit a Core Knowledge School of Distinction. These exemplary schools have demonstrated effective and thorough implementation of the Core Knowledge approach. Each school not only exhibits strong instructional practices, but fosters collaboration, involves all stakeholders, and strives for continuous improvement.

Learn about becoming a School of Distinction and the associated costs for professional development and observations.

Get to know our Core Knowledge Schools of Distinction.

Bryant School of Arts & Innovation, Riverside, CA
  • Special recognition for outstanding school culture of collective leadership and exemplary use of enrichment opportunities for students. Awarded: May 25, 2017
Grayhawk Elementary School, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Special recognition for outstanding student engagement with Core Knowledge content. Awarded: June 3, 2014
Liberty Common Elementary School, Fort Collins, CO
  • Special recognition for outstanding professional learning communities and planning with Core Knowledge content. Awarded: October 11, 2012
Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy, Alexandria, VA
  • Special recognition for outstanding content integration across the subject areas and effective teaching practices. Awarded: May 15, 2015
Millard Core Knowledge Academy at Willa Cather Elementary, Omaha, NE
  • Special recognition for outstanding collaborative planning and implementation of the CKLA Listening & Learning Strand in the primary grades. Awarded: June 5, 2015
Peach Hill Academy, Moorpark, CA
  • Special recognition for outstanding intervention programs and content integration across subjects. Awarded: June 7, 2013
Ridgeline Academy, Phoenix, AZ
  • Special recognition for outstanding grade-level collaboration and school-community partnerships. Awarded: May 18, 2018
Snowy Range Academy, Laramie, WY
  • Special recognition for outstanding use and collaborative management of human and material resources. Awarded: November 17, 2014
Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy – CFA, Forest City, NC
  • Special recognition for outstanding implementation of CKLA and curriculum support. Awarded: April 1, 2014
Urban Pathways K5 College Charter School, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Special recognition for outstanding implementation of CKLA and collaborative planning. Awarded: February 11, 2016

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