• • Kinder - 8th Grades, Classroom-Based Academic Program
  • • Tuition-Free, Public Charter School
  •  • Authorized by Riverside County Office of Education
  • • Teaching World Languages, Social/Emotional Intelligence, Leadership
  • • Serving students and families in the Temecula Valley

Upon graduating, our students will be poised to contribute to their local and global communities as knowledgeable, compassionate, and effective leaders.

Welcome to Temecula International Academy

Temecula International Academy (TIA) is a K-8th grade California charter school approved by the Riverside County Board of Education on March 1, 2017.

Our school was founded by families who share a goal of offering students in the Temecula Valley an education focused on rigorous academics, world language acquisition, leadership skills, and social emotional intelligence. These areas comprise a meaningful curriculum and are integrated into all grade levels to create students who enter high school ready to take on the challenges that create solid post-secondary opportunities. This belief is strongly aligned with the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. It is the intention of Temecula International Academy to design its program with this alignment in mind, emphasizing integration, world languages, and leadership. In doing so, we plan to lay the groundwork for students in grades Kinder to 5th so that they can transition into our middle school program with a strong social, emotional and academic foundation.


Our mission is to provide a dynamic educational community where children achieve their greatest intellectual potential through a rigorous core curriculum and where their social and emotional intelligence is enhanced through language exposure, character development, and intercultural understanding.

Upon graduating our students will be poised to contribute to their local and global communities as knowledgeable, compassionate, and effective leaders.


At Temecula International Academy we help our students to REACH for their best selves by:

  • • Respecting others
  • • Embracing diversity through cultural awareness and world language
  • • Approaching the future with confidence
  • • Critically thinking to engage the world
  • • Having leadership and mentorship roles

Location of the schools 2023-2024

For the 2023-2024 school year TIA will continue to co-locate on TVUSD school facilities through a Proposition 39 facilities use agreement. The school will operate at two separate campuses.

Our Lower Campus elementary students in kindergarten to 5th grades will be onsite at Nicholas Valley Elementary School and our Upper Campus students in 6th to 8th grades will be onsite at Margarita Middle School again this year.

Our charter is approved by Riverside County Office of Education but the TIA facilities lease is arranged locally by TIA through a Proposition 39 agreement with the Temecula Valley Unified School District. TIA's Proposition 39 agreement with TVUSD was originally submitted October 31, 2016 and has been renewed annually.

Facilities agreement for 2023-2024 school year:

K- 5th grade – Lower Campus
Nicolas Valley Elementary, 39600 N General Kearny Rd, Temecula, CA 92591

Located on the Nicolas Valley Elementary campus with multiple contiguous classrooms and access to lunch areas, playground and restrooms in direct proximity to the classrooms.

6th-8th grade – Upper Campus
Margarita Middle School, 30600 Margarita Road, Temecula, CA 92591
Located on the north side of the Margarita campus with contiguous classrooms, designated restrooms, and full track and field access daily for students.

Termed co-locations these shared facility arrangements are very common in the charter community when exercising the Prop 39 facility use agreements. District sites are obligated to share and accommodate charter schools based on local capacity.

– Approved March 1, 2017 by the Riverside County Board of Education


What is a Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)?

The Local Control and Accountability Plan or LCAP is a critical part of California’s new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). It is a three-year, district-level plan that is updated annually. The plan describes TIA’s key goals for students as well as the specific actions and allocations the charter school will make to achieve the goals and the means (metrics) to measure progress.

The LCAP addresses the needs of all students, including specific student groups, and all LEA/charter schools must specifically address English learners, foster youth, and low-income students.

In addition, the LCAP must address the state of California’s eight priority areas that include student academic achievement, school climate, student access to broad curriculum, and parent engagement. Charter schools may identify their own local priorities.

What is a School Accountability Report Card (SARC)?

Since November 1988, state law has required that schools receiving state funding to prepare and distribute a SARC. A similar requirement is also contained in the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The purpose of the report card is to provide parents and the community with important information about each school. A SARC can be an effective way for a school to report on its progress in achieving goals. The public may also use a SARC to evaluate and compare schools on a variety of indicators.

How can a parent obtain a SARC?

Parents with Internet access can go to the CDE Find a SARC web page . This web page contains SARC Reports that have been provided to the California Department of Education (CDE) by the schools/local educational agencies (LEAs). For purposes of the SARC, an LEA is a school district or a county office of education or a direct funded charter school or a nonpublic nonsectarian school.

Free, healthy meals are being served by organizations in our community this summer. No application or registration needed, just stop by and enjoy. To find meal sites near you: Text FOOD to 304-304. For Spanish, text COMIDA to 304-304. Or go to https://www.nokidhungry.org/find-free-meals and enter your address.