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I am so proud to be at The Christian Academy. It is exciting to see Jesus work daily in my life and in the students’ lives. The faculty knows each child personally and attempts to shepherd his/her heart to honor Christ. This is the chief purpose of man, “To glorify God and enjoy Him forever.” At TCA, this is our purpose, focus and what drives our school. Biblical integration is so key in American culture. Believers are tempted to compartmentalize Christ instead of letting Him permeate every aspect of our lives. We desire to pursue Christ and do all things for Him through academia, arts, and athletics. This is a monumental task to keep Christ at the forefront of thoughts and behavior but more importantly training young people that everyone will see the overflow of their hearts whether it is from Christ or for selfish gain. The faculty is amazing at bringing each child back to what God’s Word states and not just their own opinions. This is critical and what separates TCA from other schools. We bring children back to the cross in our daily interactions. Thus, we fulfill our motto, “All for Him.”
Kevin Skaer, Principal
1. We have rigorous academic standards at TCA and we provide an unparalleled approach to learning, a classical curriculum. Our graduates leave TCA with one more year of required math and science credits, and all of our students receive four (4) full credits in Bible! Ninety percent (90%) of our graduates attend a four-year college or university.2. Our classical approach to education has students learning parts of speech as early as kindergarten. Third through fifth grade students study Latin. Our middle school students study a full course of logic so that they may think critically and argue correctly. Our high school students study rhetoric skills to better articulate through written and oral skills, their opinions and beliefs. We're giving students tools for learning.
3. Our faculty and administration will care for your child and know each and every one personally. All of our staff are born-again believers, striving to educate the students enrolled here, but more importantly, they are endeavoring to emulate the Lord and His ministry. 4. We have an excellent faculty, the result of hard work and dedication, who sacrifice to be here as teacher, counselor and coach to the children the Lord has entrusted us with. 5. We are committed to diversity and attract families from every walk of life who represent a rich breadth of our region and world; culturally, economically, and denominationally. 6. We are a Christian community educating young men and women in an educational environment that allows them to learn in a safe and undisturbed setting where they can succeed in their academic, spiritual and social lives. 7. We teach with a Biblical worldview that all knowledge and every discipline are recognized as created by God. We also hold true that God's Word is acknowledged as inspired, inerrant and authoritative. 8. We are committed to character development and spiritual and ethical decision-making. Our faculty and parents use Shepherding a Child's Heart regarding child development, family goals, biblical methods of training, and much more. God's Word is the foundation for our teaching, our discipline and our aspirations. 9. We are financially sound with no long-term debt, ownership of two properties and a growing endowment of over four-million dollars - used primarily for student-need scholarships. 10. We have a Christian and regional legacy, having been founded in 1951, with a mission to partner with Christian parents - recognizing that it is the parent's responsibility to educate their children. We want to come alongside each Christian home and work together to train each child so that they will radically influence their communities for Christ and His glory.
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The following publications would be useful in gaining a better insight into a classical Christian education.
Repairing the Ruins by Douglas Wilson, editor
Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning by Douglas Wilson
The Lost Tools of Learning by Dorothy Sayers
"...although we often succeed in teaching our pupils subjects, we fail lamentably on the whole in teaching them how to think. They learn everything, except the art of learning."
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