About the Core Knowledge Academy at Cather
The Core Knowledge Academy is a program of choice offered by Millard. Students are challenged through a rigorous and swiftly-paced curriculum which develops higher-level thinking skills. The teacher-directed environment establishes high expectations through whole-group learning, and fosters analytical thinking. The Millard Core Knowledge Academy
provides cultural literacy through a sequential and challenging curriculum rooted in the E.D. Hirsch Core Knowledge
Sequence and philosophy. Our program develops rich reading and writing skills through the use of Spalding, Phonics,
and Shurley Grammar. The Core Knowledge Academy at Cather is recognized as a Core Knowledge Program School of Distinction.
Core Knowledge School of Distinction
The Core Knowledge Foundation recognizes The Millard Core Knowledge Academy at Cather as an Official Core
School. This recognition was first awarded by the Core Knowledge Foundation in 1997. Any school recognized as
an Official Core Knowledge School meets the high standards set forth by the Foundation. The Millard Core Academy at
Cather is one of the first 17 schools to receive this official status.
In 2015, the Millard Core Knowledge Academy at Cather was awarded the Core Knowledge Distinguished Honor Award
for collaborative planning in conjunction with its official status. Schools of Distinction are recognized by the Core
Knowledge Foundation as offering a superior educational experience. We are one of only eight schools in the U.S. who
have achieved this level of excellence.