Darin Long, Superintendent
When God allowed our first school to open over 45 years ago, our prayers were for His direction and blessing on our mission to come alongside Christian parents to help them develop their children with a heart for God.
Today, our prayer and our focus remains the same and we have been humbled watching God work during this time. Students tell us that they feel loved by teachers, their peers and by God. They see that by seeking God, they have a special purpose in what they learn and how they use their time and talents. Alumni tell us that they were prepared for college and beyond and that their spiritual walk remains a strong or stronger part of their life. College recruiters tell us that our students have a special “love of life” that they bring to their campuses.
We know that this is not our doing, but the work of the Holy Spirit guiding our teachers, parents, and students. We have grown only because God has chosen to bless us at this time.
As we move forward, we will continue to pray and seek His guidance in all we do. We will also continue our commitment to our parents, students and teachers. To our parents, we will partner with you, recognizing your sacrifices and your responsibility to raise up your children for God’s purpose and their joy in Him. To our students, we will help you achieve your highest God-given potential in your spiritual and academic growth and in the potential of your gifts and talents. And to our teachers, we will empower you to reach each student with love and passion to guide their minds and hearts with a joy for learning about God and about themselves.
I thank you for the privilege to serve you and your children. I ask for your prayers for our school, our families and our staff as we seek above all things to honor the One who gave all for us.
I look forward to walking this journey with you to raise up the next generation of Christian leaders and Christ-followers.
All for Him,
Christian Academy School System
Moe Lundrigan, Executive Director
At Christian Academy, we earnestly follow Biblical principles of stewardship. The Lord has blessed Christian Academy richly. His hand is evident throughout years of provision and growth.
In Luke 12:48, it is said “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.“ We are humbled by how much the Lord has entrusted to Christian Academy, and take the responsibility of being good stewards of the time, talent and treasure He has bestowed upon us very seriously.
In my role at Christian Academy, I oversee the safety of our students, the financial health of our school system, and the day-to-day operations to ensure all children who enter the doors of one of our four campuses, and the parents who entrust their children to us, are delighted with a Christ-centered experience.
Since my arrival at Christian Academy, three themes have driven my behavior and the behavior of my staff: safety, excellence and efficiency. All three of these themes have Biblical roots that support and strengthen the case for our passion in these areas.
In examining survey data, one of the primary reasons our parents choose Christian Academy is because it is a “safe place”. Our staff and faculty training, our systems, and our processes are all designed to continuously improve the safety of our students, parents, staff, faculty, and guests.
We also believe that pursuing – and achieving – excellence is a must. Colossians 3:23 says, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” We believe we are here to do more than just fulfill job requirements; we are here to honor God, and He deserves our best.
Because we are a ministry, being efficient with our resources is paramount. Sound principles of stewardship are found within process documentation, definition and measurement, clearly defined roles and responsibilities, and focus on continuous improvement. If we do this well, we will keep tuition affordable and be unapologetic in asking for your support of our mission “to develop students with a heart for God who grow as Jesus did in wisdom, stature and in favor with God and men”.
Finally, we believe that all families who desire a Christ-centered education and are interested in attending one of our four campuses should have the opportunity to do so, regardless of financial resources. Therefore, we are fervently committed to tuition assistance and helping those in need, as we are called to do collectively as Christians. Proverbs 21: 13 – “If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered.”
Thank you for exploring our website. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you and your family, as you consider Christian Academy as the educational choice for your child.
For His Glory,
Christian Academy School System