Welcome to Carden Academy
Mission Viejo, CA’s Best Private School
Serving all of South Orange County, CA


Carden Academy is pleased to announce our partnership with Stratford School

Preschool to be offered Fall 2017

It is our sincere pleasure to introduce you to our new family members, Stratford School.  Founded in 1999, Stratford is a leading independent, co-educational private school located in Northern California and the Los Angeles Area.  Stratford provides an unparalleled education that inspires children to be creative problem solvers, innovators, and leaders.  Stratford founder Sherry Adam’s vision mirrors the vision of Carden Academy’s founder, Patricia Cullinane: providing outstanding academic achievement in a safe, nurturing environment where children are seen and heard.  Please visit our Events page for more information.


Your Child’s Success

Private schools offer children a safe and nurturing environment in which to explore specialized curriculum and activities. Carden Academy’s program infuses 21st century learning by focusing on the following components:

  • Development of collaborative and communicative skills
  • Individual student and teacher interaction
  • Integration of fine arts into every aspect of a student’s education
  • Proven methods to encourage creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Rigorous academic learning combined with S.T.E.A.M. activities
  • Wholesome and nurturing classroom environment

Our school accommodates students from kindergarten through eighth grade. Our team of certified and talented teachers works with each student personally to nurture a love of learning and a passion for personal growth. We currently have spaces available in most grades.

Our Vision and Method

Founded in 1994, Carden Academy set a new standard for private elementary schools in California. We offer learning that inspires creative thinking, instills morals, and encourages individual student development.

Call us today at 949.458.1776 or email us to learn more about enrolling your child or to schedule a personal campus tour.

Our campus serves students from all of South Orange County, including Mission Viejo, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Hills, Rancho Santa Margarita, Irvine, Laguna Niguel, San Clemente, Dana Point and Aliso Viejo, CA.

Spaces are currently available in most grades.  

We invite you to visit our Facebook page which reflects the spirit of our community and the lessons of character which define Carden Academy.

  What's New

To make a reservation to tour our campus or RSVP to an Open House, please go to our Stratford campus page.



Thursday, April 20, 2017

6:00-7:30 p.m.


By appointment



Carden Academy
24741 Chrisanta Drive
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
phone: 949.458.1776