Academy‎ > ‎

History


It all started in August of 1976 with the Board of Directors naming Rev. Robert W. Baylor as
the founding Administrator of the school. His leadership led the school family onto a Venture of Faith capital campaign in the school's third year to acquire a permanent site and classrooms to accommodate the growing school. It was successful on the strength of the gifts of friends and neighbors which shared the vision of what God could do with the heart of a child surrendered to Him. Thirteen students in a combined class of kindergarten and first grade, in a borrowed room, comprised the first class of the school. Today, Centre County Christian Academy occupies a beautiful twenty-acre campus and offers classes from Pre-School age (two to four years) Elementary (K5-grade 6) through high school (Jr./Sr. High Grades 7-12). The Academy graduated its first class in 1981. Its graduates now span the globe as missionaries, teachers, moms and dads, military personnel, and businessmen and women. Nearly twenty-five percent serve in some aspect of Christian ministry.

In August of 2013 the board of directors named Mrs. Kristy Smith as the administrator. She has worked diligently to recruit new students and revitalize the ministry of CCCA. In 2014 she stopped teaching kindergarten in order to devote her full energies to the operation of the Academy.

The Academy holds membership for Fine Arts and Academic enhancement in The
Keystone Christian Education Association, and is recognized by the State of Pennsylvania, though not licensed by the state, as a private, religious, secondary school, for the granting of high school diplomas. The Centre County Christian Academy does not seek nor does it accept, State or Federal funding of its programs or services.

Centre County Christian Academy has been instrumental as a contributor to the growth of Christian Education throughout our area by assisting in the start of several area Christian schools, the Allegheny Christian Athletic Association, and has played an important role in the success of the statewide Keystone Christian Education Association.

Centre County Christian Academy is not content to be a bystander in the Christian arena of life. The Academy takes an active role in the capturing of hearts and the training of young people to know God and serve Him forever.



Comments