CCA Foundation to host ‘Welcome Back Reception’ Aug. 28

CCA welcome breakfast

On Tuesday, Aug. 28, the first day of school, the Canyon Crest Academy Foundation will host its annual Welcome Back Reception. Parents can drop off their students at 7:30 a.m. and drop in for coffee and a delicious continental breakfast. The school day officially starts at 8 a.m.

Food and beverages for the Welcome Breakfast have been generously donated by Starbucks Coffee, The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch, organic fruit platters from Jimbo’s Naturally, Del Mar, and freshly baked croissants from the Champagne Bakery, Del Mar.

The Welcome Coffee is an opportunity for all incoming and returning parents to stop by the administrative courtyard and meet members of the administrative team as well as their fellow parents. Families will also have a chance to meet Principal Brett Killeen, Assistant Principals Gary Thornton, Bernard Steinberger and, new this year, Lisha Brunachel.

The Welcome Reception will kick off the 2018-2019 school year for the CCA Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to realizing CCA’s educational programs and priorities through financial, volunteer and community support. The Foundation raises the funds necessary to support the spending priorities determined by CCA’s principal and staff, mostly through parent contributions and collaborates with students, parents, staff, and local community to assist CCA with its volunteer needs.

The donations raised by the CCA Foundation fund arts, engineering, technology, the sciences and humanities, college and career counseling, and athletic programs. Every student at CCA benefits in some way from the generous donations made by CCA families to the Foundation.

Canyon Crest Academy continues to climb in the school rankings, recently being named the number one high school in California and #16 in America. Niche’s 2019 Best Public High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with test scores, college data, and ratings collected from millions of Niche users

The Canyon Crest Academy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization providing fantastic opportunities across academics, athletics, and the arts, and creating an environment where students can thrive. The mission of the foundation is to enrich the experience of every student every day. Your tax-deductible donation to the CCA Foundation is vitally needed to continue the foundation’s support of these programs. You can donate online at