ILA in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Being located in the the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains gives students the advantage of learning in a beautiful natural setting. From redwood forests to beaches, the possibilities are endless when it comes to learning about science, math, English, history, music and art through projects, field trips and learning activities.

We are anticipating opening in the fall of 2019 after approval by the Santa Cruz County Board of Education. Please feel free to review the charter petition here.



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Student Life

What is a typical day in the life of an ILA student like? How does project-based learning work? How are students graded? How are classes organized? Learn the answers to all of these questions & more.

Evidence Based Practices and Local Data

View math & language learning trends in San Lorenzo Valley and evidence based practices used by ILA.