Camellia Basic Elementary School is an academic prep school that develops excellence through emphasis on a strong foundation in mastering academic standards and good behavior. The Camellia Basic School community, staff, parents and students work as a team to build excellence in both academics and citizenship. Camellia offers two programs to meet the needs of our families: Basic and GATE Cluster. A major emphasis of the Basic School Program in grades 1-6 is the development of academic skills and good study habits. Students must meet admission criteria to be accepted to the lottery for the Basic Program. The overall goal of the school staff is to bring together the most successful traditional and new methods of instruction which emphasize academic skills and good study habits. Parental support at home contributes to children’s success in this rigorous program. A collaborative relationship between parents and teachers creates ideal conditions for student learning and high levels of achievement.