Our Approach

We provide educators and leaders committed to academic growth through the faithful implementation of the Core Knowledge Sequence with a forum to collaborate as well as resources to achieve this growth.

TeamCFA promotes best practices, such as data-driven instruction, that lead to skill-focused lessons infused with content from the Core Knowledge Sequence.

Click to read our Letter of Support from Core Knowledge President, Linda Bevilacqua

The success of each student takes the active participation, communication, and commitment of teachers, students, and parents working together. The success of a school is no different—it takes teamwork.

By joining the TeamCFA network, schools gain access to an extensive network of like-minded educators, as well as financial assistance, resources, training, and leadership.


“Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.”

―Thomas Jefferson


Five core values guide our work:

Learn More  through a commitment to the Core Knowledge curriculum

The research-based, sequential Core Knowledge curriculum—matched by a positive disciplined attitude toward learning—lays a foundation for the highest academic, social, ethical, and civic standards.

Expect More  through a commitment to measurable results and academic growth

Nationally normed tests measure student growth. TeamCFA students and educators are supported and evaluated to maintain the team effort shared by all.

Desire More through a commitment to setting high goals for student achievement

“College” is a common word—from kindergarten on up. An effective system of accountability is in place to ensure that students have the opportunity to perform to their highest possible abilities.

Do More  through a commitment to community

Students learn to make choices that benefit themselves and society at large. School uniforms dictate a neat and tidy appearance, and reinforce a sense of community and school spirit.

Contribute More through a commitment to citizenship and outstanding moral character

Self-discipline, honest hard work, leadership, citizenship, compassion, courage, and responsibility are the cornerstones of character development. TeamCFA follows the three R’s: respect for self, respect for others, and responsibility for all actions.