by Scott Phillips, J.D.

Many people ask, “What is Classical Education?” In order to answer this, we have decided to publish this as a three part series entitles “Classical Education." We hope that this is both informative and enlightening.

Classical education is not traditional nor is it old fashioned; it is a proven methodology of training students “how to think” not “what to think.” It begins with understanding that the human mind develops in 3 stages – Grammar, Logic,...... Read More

Office Hours for Thanksgiving Break

The TPS office is open Monday, 11/24 and Tuesday, 11/25 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The office will be closed Wednesday, 11/26 through Friday, 11/28. Happy Thanksgiving!

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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."