The Learning Castle and La Cañada Preparatory began their 27th year last week with the official start of school. Children were excited to reunite with friends after the summer break and were happy to begin their new classes. Captain America and Princess Aurora greeted younger students as they entered the campus. Parents were welcomed back with coffee and breakfast treats from the Parent Association, and all were looking forward to a great first day. The Learning Castle and La Cañada Preparatory are WASC-accredited private schools providing individualized curriculum for 4-year olds through 8th-graders and are located at 4490 Cornishon Ave. Visit thelearningcastle.com for more information.