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CKLA Is Online for Free From student activity books to teacher guides, everything needed for preschool–third grade and several units from grades 4–5 are fully available for free using the CKLA Download Manager. More…

Starter Kits

Starter Kits Ready to move to the next grade? Not sure what materials you need to get started with Core Knowledge? We have made it easy by offering these easy-to-order starter kits for preschool through grade 5.  More…

Visit a Core Knowledge School

The following schools in the Core Knowledge community have been visited relatively recently by Foundation staff and were found to be implementing the Core Knowledge Sequence or Core Knowledge Language Arts with fidelity. Schools considering adopting the Sequence or CKLA are encouraged to visit these sites to see Core Knowledge in action.

Schools of Distinction

Grayhawk Elementary School, Scottsdale, AZ
Special recognition for outstanding student engagement with Core Knowledge content.

Liberty Common Elementary School, Fort Collins, CO
Special recognition for outstanding professional learning communities and planning with Core Knowledge content.

Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy, Alexandria, VA
Special recognition for outstanding content integration across the subject areas and effective teaching practices.

Millard Core Knowledge Academy at Willa Cather Elementary, Omaha, NE
Special recognition for outstanding collaborative planning and implementation of the Core Knowledge Language Arts Listening & Learning Strand in the primary grades.

Peach Hill Academy, Moorpark, CA
Special recognition for outstanding intervention programs and content integration across subjects.

Snowy Range Academy, Laramie, WY
Special recognition for outstanding use and collaborative management of human and material resources.

Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy - CFA, Forest City, NC
Special recognition for outstanding implementation of Core Knowledge Language Arts and curriculum support.

Urban Pathways K5 College Charter School, Pittsburgh, PA
Special recognition for outstanding implementation of Core Knowledge Language Arts and collaborative planning.

Read more about becoming a School of Distinction!

Other Places to See Core Knowledge in Action

The following schools have not yet attained School of Distinction status, but have recently demonstrated aspects of strong implementation.


The PEAK School, Flagstaff, AZ

Wildfire Elementary School, Phoenix, AZ


Kinard Core Knowledge School, Fort Collins, CO   

Traut Core Knowledge School, Fort Collins, CO 


Pear Tree Point School, Darien, CT


Newark Charter School, Newark, DE


Sculptor Charter School, Titusville, FL

Lehrman Community Day School, Miami Beach, FL

Three Oaks Elementary, Fort Myers, FL


Mystic Valley Regional Charter School, Malden, MA

New York

P.S. 333 - Goldie Maple Academy, Arverne, NY

North Carolina

Millennium Charter Academy, Mount Airy, NC

Piedmont Community Charter School - CFA, Gastonia, NC


Good Foundations Academy, Riverdale, UT

John Hancock Charter School, Pleasant Grove, UT