Cair Paravel Latin School
(often referred to as CPLS
or just Cair Paravel
) is a coeducational, non-profit, interdenominational Christian private school
located in Topeka, Kansas
. The school was founded in 1980. With over 300 students, Cair Paravel is the largest school in Kansas offering a Classical Christian education
Cair Paravel is a member of the Association of Classical Christian Schools
In 1980, a small group of families who desired the very best in education for their children founded Cair Paravel School. They did not represent a certain church, sect, organization or political persuasion. However, they were friends who shared a common vision for educating their children.
Several of the founders were greatly influenced by their participation in the Integrated Humanities Program at the University of Kansas
. They desired to provide an education for their children that would culminate in a similar learning experience. In addition to the KU professors, the greatest influence on the founders was the twentieth century Christian philosopher and author, C.S. Lewis
. It was from his Chronicles of Narnia
and the castle of Cair Paravel that the school’s name was adopted.
In 1985, Cair Paravel purchased the former Clay Elementary School building. Constructed in 1926 in the Tudor style
, it was designed by architects Thomas Wilson Williamson
and Ted Greist, who later designed the Perpendicular Gothic-styled Topeka High School
In 1987, Cair Parvel merged with... Read More