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Naperville Christian Academy

Naperville Christian Academy is a coeducational private Christian traditional school for students in grades Pre-K through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban

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Overview

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Naperville Christian Academy is an independent, non-denominational classical Christian school providing students in Preschool through 12th grade an exceptional liberal arts & sciences education rooted in Biblical truth. Every child is a person lovingly created in the image of God and designed to imitate Him. Thus, at Naperville Christian Academy, we aim to cultivate all faculties of that person - mind, heart, soul, and strength - that the WHOLE person would be equipped to love and serve the Lord well.

Our teachers are intelligent, knowledgeable in their fields and in Classical teaching methods, and committed to the Lord and to their students. NCA's target class size is 16 students. Small classes allow our teachers to ensure that all students are engaged and challenged. With Christ as our role model, we foster a peaceful, orderly, loving learning environment in which students thrive. As evidence, NCA ranks in the 97th percentile of schools nationwide in standardized testing and our graduates' ACT average is 31, well above the national average of 21. These scores are only one small affirmation of the success of our educational model.

If you would like to meet our teachers and observe classes to determine if Naperville Christian Academy is the right school for your child, please call the school office at (630) 637-9622 or send an email to [email protected] to schedule a visit.

Curriculum

Our curriculum is based on the Classical model known as the Trivium - Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric stages - which harness and employ a child's natural strengths and tendencies at each stage of his development. Since knowledge is not a series of isolated threads of information, but threads woven together to form a tapestry of learning, NCA integrates subject matter to show connections and deepen understanding. We start with foundational building blocks such as phonics, addition, and recitation, and systematically work toward higher functions like thesis development, algebraic calculation, and debate. Our students study classical languages, beginning Latin in 3rd grade, in order to master the function of language itself and learn to use it properly and persuasively. Other equally valued subjects taught include Bible, Literature, Grammar, Composition, History, Geography, Mathematics, Science, Greek, Logic, Rhetoric, Art, Music, and Physical Education.

Mission Statement

The mission of Naperville Christian Academy is to train students in the fullness of faith seeking understanding, so that God is both the source and purpose of all knowledge, and students are broadly equipped to honor and serve Him with all of their mind, heart, body, and soul. "He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ." Colossians 1:28

Every system of education has a goal, an end, toward which it strives. At Naperville Christian Academy education is not a mundane task with a merely useful end, but an ordering of the mind and character of the student to the high goal of life with Christ. We believe that truth is knowable, training our students to seek and love truth, and behold God’s creation with wonder. By means of the classic liberal arts, viewed through the lens of Scripture, our students are trained in disciplined inquiry that allows deep connections to be made between subjects. This not only sparks a love of learning but also cultivates wisdom and virtue. The mission of Naperville Christian Academy aims to nurture students towards fulfilling their human purpose as creatures made in God’s Image, thereby making them into persons who serve and shape our world by being “salt and light.”

Naperville Christian Academy believes that classical Christian education works to the benefit of all students, as we are all called to love God and neighbor. Our students achieve high academic standards because they learn to work for the Lord with excellence in all things, not because we make test scores and achievement our sole aim. Since love is the goal, there is joy and lightness in the classrooms despite the hard work of learning. Our gifted faculty members not only excel in devoted, Christ-centered teaching, but are themselves life-long learners who strive along with their students to reach the common goals of our humanity. There is true community between teachers and students, fostering a motivating environment of trust and support. With Christ as center and Christ as goal, time-tested classical pedagogy transforms minds and hearts to His service.

"Aim at heaven and you get earth thrown in; aim at earth and you get neither."
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

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Finance

Finance

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.

Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (630) 637-9622
Email
  [email protected]

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 99
Student Teacher Ratio 6 : 1
Average Class Size 16
Dress Code Uniform
Upper School Principal Ann Nikchevich
Director of Operations and Development Rebecca Ruff
Grammar School Principal Kim MacIntyre

Extracurriculars

NCA offers a number of diverse extra-curricular opportunities for students of all ages. Athletics include cross country, basketball, volleyball, floor hockey, dodgeball, and archery. Additionally, we offer academic, fine arts, and skill building clubs such as science/technology club, competitive math club, french club, instrumental ensemble, student council, yearbook, chess club, cooking club, and drama.

Associations & Memberships

Christian Schools International (CSI)

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