Naples Classical Academy is to open new college

NAPLES, Florida – A new school will soon mark the horizons of Collier County’s Immokalee Road, fueling development in an area that has long been dominated by rural land and farms.

Naples Classical Academy [NCA] will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new $ 20 million building on Friday, January 29th. The ceremony begins at 9:00 am at 10270 Immokalee Road. Representatives from the Naples Classical Academy and the Optima Foundation, the Naples-based nonprofit management organization that helps set up and administer NCAs, will be in attendance, along with elected officials and community leaders.

The NCA will open for the school year 2021-22 with 800 K-10 students. The eleventh grade will be added the next year and the 12th grade the year after.

The school is supported by Hillsdale College’s Barney Charter School Initiative and plans to use Hillsdale College’s K-12 curriculum. The curriculum, according to the NCA, focuses on phonics and grammar, classical literature, and the Socratic method of teaching, with an emphasis on moral character and civic virtue. Students learn Spanish from kindergarten and Latin from sixth grade.

In addition to the four core academic areas, the school will also offer world languages, western civilization, music and the visual arts. The high school curriculum includes government, business, and moral philosophy.

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