the Vision September 2014 by Scott Phillips, J.D., CEO & Headmaster

Growth is in our DNA . . . I am often asked why Temecula Preparatory School (TPS) has grown into Heritage Classical Charter Schools (HCCS) and why HCCS is working so hard to open another school modeled after TPS. These are very fair questions and I would like to provide an answer. ________________ Deoxyribonucleic acid, more commonly known as DNA, is a complex molecule that contains all of...... Read More

Western Assn. of Schools & Colleges / Update

Temecula Preparatory School has earned a 6 year, K-12 WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges) Accreditation. Most school districts only accredit their high schools and not their elementary schools.

Here's the latest update from the Executive Director of WASC...

Dear Principals and Heads of Schools, Please find the latest 2014–2015 ACS WASC newsletter, ACS WASC Words, attached to this email. This latest newsletter shares how others are using ACS WASC not only for validation but also as a tool...... Read more

Quick Facts

  • Year Founded: 2000
  • Public, Charter School; Non-Profit 501(c)3
  • Grades Offered: K-12
  • Enrollment: 1040
  • Waiting List (Avg): 1800+
  • API Score (2013, K-12 Composite): 879
  • California Distinguished School
  • Earned 6 year, K-12 WASC Accreditation
  • US News & World Report - "America's Best High Schools" 
  • Over 90% of graduates are accepted into a four year University
  • CIF Championship Sports Teams
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Classical Charter School

Temecula Preparatory School (TPS) was founded in September 2000. It is a California, public (tuition-free), non-profit, charter school which offers classes for Kindergarten - 12th grade. Its curriculum is "Virtue Centric" and based upon the four classical virtues articulated by Plato: Justice, Prudence, Temperance, and Fortitude. TPS utilizes the classical model of education which inspires students "how to think" versus "what to think." The classical model is based on the Trivium which has three (3) stages: Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric. These stages build upon one another in order to fully "train the mind."