City Academy’s Mission

To graduate responsible, informed citizens who have achieved their best academic success. 

We do this through distinctive teaching that is engaging, investigative and thought-provoking; close attention to each student’s finest learning and personal progress; and involving students well in exploration of civic and current issues and in our city.

Dynamic Learning in the Heart of the 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. We are an independent, public middle 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. City Academy is the only high school in Utah offering the prestigious Cambridge International Examinations as our high school advanced placement program.



What Parents and Students Say About Us

City Academy is an independent public charter school with a reputation for academic excellence. We are proud to offer tuition-free schooling that focuses on innovative and effective learning for our students in the heart of our city. Our small class structure ensures that each group of students receives closer attention for their studies and a wide range of school activities. Our accomplished teachers take great pride in ensuring our students’ intellectual and social wellbeing.

Our public charter school is open to middle and high school students in the Salt Lake Valley. We are committed to preparing your child for a future in college and their career of choice. We are committed to delivering the education experience parents want for their students. In order to accomplish this, we focus on personalized guidance in addition to our enhanced curriculum. Our faculty and the school’s governing body maintain a high standard for our school.

We believe that, in order to make a real difference, we must maintain a vibrant school community where we can provide exceptional support for students in all phases of their education from core learning and student advising, to service learning and extra-curricular activities. We do whatever we can to help each of our students reach his or her potential.

In addition, we provide advanced placement college preparatory curriculum for high school students. We want to ensure that each student is adequately prepared for the transition to higher education. If you plan to send your child to higher learning institutions in Utah or around the country or the world, let us help you.

We hope you will learn more about our school and schedule a visit to our campus near downtown Salt Lake City. Choosing the right school for your child is a big decision and we want to show you why so many parents trust and value the experience students receive at City Academy. Contact our office today for more information!

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