Concordia Christian Academy has a rich history of serving families in the South Puget Sound area since the end of the 19th century. The school traces its roots to 1899 where it began as Zion Lutheran School in North Tacoma and was operated by that congregation for 40 years. In 1939, the Concordia Lutheran School Association was formed by three churches, and Concordia Lutheran School began serving families in the Parkland area across from Pacific Lutheran University. In 1948, Concordia moved to its current campus at East 56th and B Street on a seven-acre site which now consists of four separate buildings.
In 2002, our partner school Mount Rainier Lutheran High opened its doors, thereby completing the K through 12th grade educational experience. Today, Concordia is operated under the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and serves nearly 200 children on a combined K-12 campus. Together we are now known as Concordia Christian Academy. The school also hosts a fully licensed Early Learning Childcare Center and provides extended care options before and after school.
Concordia Christian Academy is recognized by the Washtington State Board of Education and is an approved school with the Washington State Superintentdent of Public Instruction.
CCA holds dual accreditation through the National Lutheran Schools Accreditation Board and AdvancEd. Accreditation is an on-going 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.