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"The fulfillment of God's purposes on the earth depends on godly families who know Him and make Him known." - UMSI


The University Model ® 

The University-Model® educational system blends the best attributes of traditional Christian education with the best attributes of home schooling (as related to the “gift of time”) and integrates them into one model. The immediate goal is quality, cost-effective, college-preparatory education accomplished in a way that gives parents more time to impart the Christian faith and values they hold precious to their children. The ultimate goal is that of producing wholesome, competent men and women of Christian character who will serve God as disciples of Jesus Christ throughout their lifetimes.


Although there are many hybrid models of education (schools) across the United States that attempt to replicate the authentic University-Model®, there is only one—the original model started by Grace Preparatory Academy, Arlington, Texas, in 1993. In 2002, the University-Model® Schools International (UMSI) was started by the founders of Grace Prep, and today it provides the trademark, training, credibility, certification, and accreditation necessary to maintain the quality and excellence expected of the authentic University-Model®.  For more information on UMSI, please click the link below. 

The University Model® at CLA

At CLA, our Grammar students (K-6) attend school in our campus (central) classrooms two days a week and are in their home (satellite) classroom three days a week. Logic/Rhetoric students (7-12) attend school on campus three days a week and are in their home two days a week.  While in the home/satellite classroom, students follow teacher-designed lesson plans under the direct supervision of their parents.  


In addition to offering a rich, wholesome academic experience, one of Commission’s primary objectives as a University-Model® School is to affirm, encourage and equip parents in their God-given roles and responsibilities and to provide a culture where there is time to impart their faith and values to their children. Through our various family ministry opportunities, CLA parents are able to engage in Christian community while receiving practical training and support for both shepherding the hearts of their children and preparing them academically to excel in school and beyond.


To learn more about how we partner with families through partnership at CLA, click the link below. 

Please feel free to visit the official University-Model® School website at to learn more about the UMS philosophy.  

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