Philosophy of the Compass Classical Academy

Our Mission

Compass Classical Academy (CCA) believes that all students, regardless of socio-economic background or academic competence, benefit from a rigorous, content rich, educational program that develops academic potential and personal character. We believe students will achieve their best potential when taught foundational skills and challenged by high expectations.


Children learn by building on what they already know. Therefore, it is important for them to begin building foundations of knowledge in the early grades. By specifying the knowledge that all children should share, one can achieve equal access to that knowledge. All students, including those considered at risk, are exposed to a coherent core of challenging, interesting, interwoven knowledge when taught a content-based curriculum. Unique to our approach is the combining of the classical, liberal arts tradition with cutting edge, researched based programs, each of which involves an organized and sequential continuum of learning. 

With these foundational beliefs, we have established the following mission:

  • To provide a safe learning environment designed to instill integrity, good citizenship, compassion, and confidence in each child.
  • To promote a caring community of students, highly trained educators, and administrators, and involved parents.
  • To provide a high-quality education that is thought provoking, coherent, meaningful, and engaging.

We believe that having involved parents and students is essential to reaching our goal. The comprehensive and challenging education provided at CCA necessitates active parental support throughout the school year. We strongly encourage parents to remain informed about the academic endeavors of their children and maintain open communication with teachers and administrators.

Students who graduate from Compass Classical Academy will be prepared to further their education in a four-year college, a two-year community college or a trade school, to serve in the military or immediately enter the workforce. We offer students a liberal arts education that will prepare them to make choices for their futures based on their personal interests and abilities and not restricted by their educational history.


Compass Classical Academy’s curriculum is based on the Classical tradition.  Our teaching includes, but is not limited to, cursive writing, Singapore Mathematics, FOSS- Full Option Science System, and CKLA- Core Knowledge Language Arts. CKLA builds skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking, knowledge and vocabulary in literature, history, geography, and science.We provide a rigorous, content rich education. Our grade level studies are spiraled, meaning student work continually builds from the foundation. For optimal success, support is needed from parents/guardians.  Students are encouraged to be diligent in their attendance, not only daily but also from year to year.

Cost To Attend

Compass Classical Academy is a New Hampshire Chartered Public School according to RSA 194-B:5III   There is no tuition charge to attend Compass Classical Academy.

Nondiscrimination & Equal Opportunity

CCA does not discriminate based on sex or other protected categories in its education programs and activities, as required by federal and state laws/regulations.  

Discrimination against and harassment of school employees because of age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, ancestry or national origin, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disability, religion, or genetic information are prohibited. 

Discrimination against and harassment of students because of age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, ancestry or national origin, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disability, religion, or economic status are prohibited.