Why City Academy?
This is your education for the 2020s
This is a learning community where you can find your place!
- Grades 7-12
- Education in the Heart of the City.
- Up to $4,000 Scholarship for Every Graduate
Tuition-Free Public Charter School in Salt Lake City
City Academy is a tuition-free public charter school conveniently located in downtown Salt Lake City at 555 E. 200 S. Educators from the University of Utah’s College of Education founded our school in 2000. City Academy is an independent, public middle school and high school for grades 7 through 12 chartered by the Utah State Board of Education. Our school has small classes so that our capable and highly qualified teachers can work more personally with each student and engage them in meaningful learning. What gives us an edge over other Salt Lake City high schools is that we offer a more flexible, personalized and interesting school experience along with the prestigious Cambridge International Examinations as our advanced placement program.
What Parents and Students Say About Us
I am very happy with the decision to send my daughter to City Academy! She just completed her first year and it was a huge success. They really care about and pay attention to the kids. For example, Sonia, the Executive Director, noticed that my daughter was bored in her math class and immediately worked with her to find a more challenging class. I also really love that the school is accepting of all kids, even those that might struggle to find their spot in a standard high school. I highly recommend City Academy as a school that will bring out the best in your kids.
Love this school – they teach children how to think, not what to think. The class sizes are small. The teacher and staff care about the kids. The teachers know how their students learn and help to make learning their way possible. Awesome school!
City Academy was a fantastic fit for my daughter. She attended from 8th to 12th grade. During those years, she developed into a deep thinker and strong leader. She felt well prepared for the academic rigors of college. We are very grateful for the highly skilled teacher and good friend she made while a student at City Academy!
City Academy is a great school, which gave me tons of support as well as gave me fascinating and challenging classes. The school is small, but has a wide variety of classes like Drama, Virtual Reality, Art, and Environmental Sciences. A way for the school to do better is to have a more diverse amount of Cambridge Classes, which are equivalent to AP classes. Right now there are mostly only advanced classes for English, Math, and History.
City Academy is the best. It is a great community to be a part of, the teachers are dedicated, my son has many friends from different backgrounds, and they are all really good, happy kids. I have also come to know many parents and they too share the love for City Academy. If you would like to see your child receive an outstanding education and the tools required for a successful future, you will not be disappointed with City Academy!!!!
Have I told you all again lately how happy I am about the concepts, ideals and practices of City Academy? My daughter has grown leaps and bounds in confidence just two months into the year. She is happy about the new things she is learning.
Teachers actually care about you here. They will e-mail you, call you and get with you face to face. The teachers are just awesome.
I like how everyone has the chance to get involved.
Our daughter was a gifted student, but she did not like school. We have tried public schools, another charter school, and even home-schooling. Nothing came close to City Academy in terms of simultaneously supporting and challenging her. I think City Academy’s success is due about equally to their integrated approach to learning, and the quality and dedication of the faculty.
Last year, when I got out of the Cambridge testing, after writing three essays in two hours about European world history, it was a totally different kind of relief. I was so proud that I did something like that. That’s like one of those crazy Hogwarts things that you don’t think kids actually do. You know—write three essays in two hours—but I did it, and I got an A. And, it was awesome, and it felt really, really good.
Providing Tuition-Free Education to Dedicated Students
Welcome to City Academy, a charter school in Salt Lake City with a reputation for academic excellence. We offer tuition-free schooling, which centers on effective and innovative learning. Students can expect the best from our school. Our small class sizes allow each student to get more individual attention.
Open to Salt Lake Valley Students
Parents in Salt Lake Valley don’t need to look far for an excellent high school or middle school in Salt Lake City. Our public charter school caters to both middle and high school students. We commit to delivering the quality education parents want for their children. Parents can count on us to provide both an enhanced curriculum and personalized guidance to their children.
Compelling Education for Our Students
We want students to demonstrate and develop competencies and knowledge in challenging academics while becoming lifelong learners. We accomplish this by emphasizing investigative process and inquiry in our courses. On top of that, highly qualified teachers present questions that engage students in various areas, including problem-solving, creative and critical thinking, and issue-based learning.
Getting High School Students Ready for College
City Academy is also a college preparatory high school in Salt Lake City. Our goal is to help students successfully meet the demands of higher education. Our curriculum includes courses designed to get students in 9th grade and above ready for advanced-placement courses in college. If your student is looking for AP classes in the Salt Lake City area, talk to us about our various options. Our school is a great fit for those wanting to prepare for a higher learning institution either locally or out of state.
Schedule a Campus Visit
Want to learn more about our public charter school? We encourage you to arrange a campus visit. We’ll show you why many parents are excited about the quality of education we provide to our students.
Make City Academy your Salt Lake City high school of choice. Get in touch with our office today for more details.