Below are some Frequently Asked Questions about Concordia Christian Academy. If you have other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (253) 475-9513.
What does 'Lutheran' mean?
The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod is one of many Christian church denominations around the world and the oldest of the Protestant denominations. There are several different types of Lutheran churches. The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod has a strong tradition of church and school education, teaching a balance between Law and Gospel, with an emphasis on God’s gift of grace. Lutherans believe that our faith in Jesus Christ alone, through God’s grace, saves us from our sins (Ephesians 2:8-9).
Can non-lutheran students attend your school?
Absolutely. Our school welcomes all people who seek an exciting, relevant, and well-balanced education. Students at CCA come from a variety of ethnicities and religious beliefs, including no church background, and we foster an environment of cultural sensitivity and mutual respect. Because of Jesus, His love and sacrifice for us, and the example He set here on earth, we have a rich culture of service at Concordia, which provides amazing opportunities for our students to give back to their community and learn about the world around them.
How is religion taught at concordia christian academy?
Daily Bible study at the elementary and middle school levels include scripture reading and memory lessons, learning the great stories and people of the Bible, devotions, and prayer in the classroom setting. Four credits of religion classes are required at the high school level. Once a week, we attend chapel at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Our students are encouraged to actively participate in worship and leadership in our chapel services. We also cultivate specific Christian values in all we do and teach. Eighty hours of community service is required in order to graduate from CCA.
No, but our students do adhere to a dress code which stresses a neat appearance, comfort, safety, and modesty.
Do your students wear uniforms?
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Are there any forms or documents I should know about?
K-8 – 8:20-3:00
9-12 – 8:30-2:45
What is the daily school schedule?
We have a vibrant volunteer population of parents who help with day-to-day activities and special events. Our Volunteer Leadership Team (VLT) is quite active and always ready to include parents who want to get involved in fundraising activities and fellowship opportunities at CCA. All of these activities are voluntary and there are no mandatory participation requirements.
What is your parent volunteer policy?
CCA does not have a hot lunch program at this time, so students bring their own lunches. Several supervised microwaves are available for student usage. One a week, middle and high school students may participate in Hot Lunch Friday, where lunches are purchased and brought in from various restaurants in the area.
What is the lunch approach at CCA?
Is before and after school care available?
Yes! We have an excellent state-licensed daycare on campus that is open to our K-6 students before and after regular school hours, operating from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Referred to as The Early Learning and Childcare Center, this service operates full-time year-round and runs a terrific summer program as well. In addition, we have Homework Club for 6-8 grade students taught by Rachael Banta.
No, but if you have any questions regarding grade placement or have been concerned about your student’s academic progress, our Resource Director will informally assess strengths and weaknesses in order to ensure the best possible accommodations.
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Is testing required for admission?
Yes, we accept new enrollments year-round.
May I enroll my student at any time during the school year?
Yes, we offer discounts for families with more than one student, and financial aid applications are available online through FACTS.
See our financial aid options.
Do you offer discounts or financial aid?
Is CCA accredited?
Concordia is fully accredited through the National Lutheran Schools Accreditation Board and AdvancEd. Accreditation is an ongoing process and mandates that our entire school operation be reviewed each year, with a site visit scheduled every fifth year. All objectives are targeted towards meeting state and national standards. Most of our teachers hold Master’s Degrees.