WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO

The foundation for South Baldwin Christian Academy (SBCA) was laid in 2008 when a local church, three educators and a group of parents joined together to form Calvary Christian Learning Center (CCLC). CCLC started with three teachers and 35 students. By 2012 it had grown to 9 teachers and 50 students. At that time, a group of parents, business leaders, school administrators and pastors met together to discuss the need for expanding Christian education in the South Baldwin community. Out of that meeting grew the concept to launch SBCA on our current campus. When SBCA opened its doors for the Spring 2013 semester, enrollment quickly grew to 100 students. Today, SBCA has a total enrollment of 180 students (preK – 12), employs 25 qualified and experienced staff members and has added two new buildings to the campus. SBCA is accredited with AdvancED, National Council of Private School Accreditation (NCPSA), and Association of Christian Teachers and Schools (ACTS).

MISSION

To provide a Christian education with academic excellence in a safe, caring environment that allows students to achieve their full potential and discover God’s plan for their lives.

VISION

To be a Christian academy that serves our local community by collaborating with churches, community members, and parents to graduate students who are both academically and spiritually prepared to succeed and become confident, self-directed lifelong learners.

We believe and teach that the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God (2nd Timothy 3:15; 2nd Peter 1:21).

We believe and teach that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) who created man by a direct immediate act (Genesis 1:1; 26-27;Matthew 28:19; John 10:30).

We believe and teach the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ (John 10:33); His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14;Matthew 1:23;Luke 1:35); His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15;7:26); His miracles (John 2:11); His vicarious and atoning death (1st Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 2:9); His bodily resurrection (John 11:25; 1st Corinthians 15:4); His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19); His personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11).

We believe and teach in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature; and that only by God’s grace through faith alone are we saved (John 3:16-19; 5:24; Romans 3:23; 5:8-9; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5).

We believe and teach the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; that they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation (John 5:28-29).

We believe and teach the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord and Savior (Romans 8:9; 1st Corinthians 12:12-13; Galatians 3:26-28).

We believe and teach the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling and infilling the Christian is enable to live a Godly life and witness to the saving grace of Christ (Acts 1:8; Romans 8:13-14; 1st Corinthians 3:16;6:19-20; Ephesians 4:30;5:18;Titus 2:11-14).

As we fulfill our mission, we do so with these commitments:

Christ-Centeredness:  We recognize the Lord’s sovereignty over every aspect of life.  Therefore, we continuously seek His guidance and submit to His leadership as we pursue our mission, glorifying Him in all that we do. (Matthew 28:18; Colossians 3:17)

The Authority of God’s Word: We believe the Scriptures to be the Spirit-inspired source of all Truth and the lens through which we are to observe and relate to the world in which we live.  Therefore, the Scriptures guide and shape our thinking and practices as we provide a Bible-based education for each student in the development of a Christian world-view. (John 17:17; 2Timothy 3:16)

Excellence:  We believe that God is the creator and author of all that is good, beautiful, and wise.  Therefore, at SBCA excellence is not simply a word, it is a commitment for which we continuously strive.  Mediocrity in any endeavor is simply unacceptable. (1Corinthians 10:31; Colossians. 3:23)

Partnership with Parents:  We recognize the God-given responsibility of each parent to raise their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.  Therefore, we are dedicated to being a resource for families, encouraging and facilitating the engagement of parents in the education of their children, and supporting the values espoused in the home and church. (Proverbs 22:6; Ephesians 6:4)

Education of the Whole Student: We believe that students are more than minds to fill and education is more than knowledge to dispense. Christian education recognizes the unique dimensions of each student as a life to shape and a spirit to nurture.  Therefore, we are committed to providing a thorough and rigorous educational experience that touches each area of a student’s life. (1st Cor. 12:4-6)

Spiritual Transformation: We are committed to a desire for each student coming to a saving faith in Christ and to fostering a continuously maturing relationship with Him, His Church and the Scriptures, leading to a life of personal holiness, theological clarity and selfless service. (2nd Corinthians 5:17; Philippians 2:12-13)

Intellectual Development: We are committed to helping each student acquire the skills essential to critical thinking, discernment, problem solving and effective application of core truths to challenging life situations. (2nd Corinthians 10:5; James 1:5)

Life Preparation:  We are committed to helping each student acquire the understanding and insight necessary for success in pursuing God’s calling in college, vocation, family and community life. (Jeremiah 29:11; 1 Samuel 1:27-28)

Cultural Engagement:  We are committed to developing in each student the capacity, wisdom and willingness to engage and critique popular culture and the arts from a sound Biblical foundation. (Genesis 1:28; Romans 12:2)

Personal Relationships:  We are committed to helping our students build and sustain strong relationships with people from all walks of life, while learning to fully and joyfully participate in the dynamics of community and church life. (John 13:34; 2Corinthains 6:14)

Physical Vigor:  We are committed to helping students develop life-long habits of regular exercise, healthy diet and team building, with an appreciation for athletics and recreation. (1Corinthians 6:19; 1st Corinthians 9:24)

FUN STATS & FACTS

180

STUDENTS

24

TEACHERS & STAFF

50+

GRADUATES

25+

5-STAR REVIEWS AND RATINGS

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