Wisdom & Virtue

The Terra Nova School offers a classical Christian Junior K - 8 education, teaching all subjects from a Christian worldview where all subjects are parts of an integrated whole with the Scriptures at the center. The goal of our curriculum is to build thinking skills through the grammar, logic and rhetoric of each discipline. We encourage every student to develop a love for learning and live up to his academic potential- the academic potential intentionally instilled by God.

Interested in a classical christian education?

Pre Kindergarten - 8th Grade
Located in La Mesa, California
Enrollment for Fall 2024 opens February 2024
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Are You A Teacher?

Currently seeking K-8 teachers for ‘24-‘25 school year. Those with dedication and enthusiasm for God and children are encouraged to apply!
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College & Career
Grads Earned BA or Higher in College
Are Willing to Influence Community & Politics
Total Reading
Grads Read Greater Than 10 Books Annually

What is Classical Education?


Christian Classical Education is the cultivation of wisdom and virtue by nourishing the soul on the true, the good, and the beautiful by means of the seven liberal arts so that, in Christ, the student is better able to know, glorify and enjoy God.
~ Andrew Kern, Circe Institute


The mission of The Terra Nova school is to enculturate students as citizens of God’s kingdom, by partnering with parents in discipling their children through a Christ-centered, classical education, firmly established on scripture, and by cultivating wisdom, virtue, and eternal influence.
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Our Head of School.

Sean Kinnally

Sean is a husband, a father of four, and a pastor. He has a passion for singing the Psalms and seeing the next generation raised up to be lovers of truth who pursue growth in every area of life as an act of worship to the Triune God.

“But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.”

Hebrews 11:16

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Junior-K through 8 Classical Christian School
Located in La Mesa, California
Enrollment for Fall 2024 opens February 2024
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