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

Chief Academic Officer's Academic Report as of October 2014

Dear TPS Parents,

We are proud to share our Fall 2014 Quarterly Academic Report with you.

This has been carefully put together by Mr. Tracy and Mrs. Punzel as a means by which to help us measure our progress and to share that with you.

In short, everything looks very positive! There is one highlight, however, that deserves to be mentioned here and that is our 2015 Senior Class SAT scores. To date over half of our seniors...... 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
  • US News & World Report - "America's Best High Schools" 
  • Over 90% of graduates are accepted into a four year University
  • CIF Championship Sports Teams

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."