Iowa Christian Academy

     Tel: (515)221-3999
Grades: PK - 12 | 238 students
Founded in 1999, Iowa Christian Academy is an accredited, independent, interdenominational school.
ICA serves over 230 preschool through 12th grade students and is not affilitated with any specific church or denomination.
The mission of Iowa Christian Academy is to develop leaders committed to Christ.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1999

Student Body

Total Students 238 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 9%
State avg.: 11%
Students by Grade Iowa Christian Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 17 students
Number of AP Courses 9 courses
Advanced Courses Calculus, History, Honors English Composition, Honors Introduction to Literaature, Honors Physics, Honors Spanish, Honors Statistics, Literature, Music Theory  
Average ACT score 25
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Khaki, navy or black pants and ICA shirt)
Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Please contact school for tuition information


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Football, Track and Field, VolleyballArcheryBaseball,
FootballTrack and Field,

School Notes:

Iowa Christian Academy’s mission is to develop leaders committed to Christ. Founded upon the belief that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior, ICA’s mission is to raise generations of leaders committed to Christ, trained as His disciples, educated in a God-honoring, traditional education system, emphasizing biblical values, morals, character and integrity.

Iowa Christian Academy is a state-accredited college preparatory school. This means that a minimum of 80 percent of the school’s graduates must be accepted to four-year colleges – a benchmark ICA has exceeded. ICA’s staff works hand-in-hand with parents to vest in our students’ educations. Small class sizes and a commitment to excellence create an environment in which students are able to perform to their full potential. ICA students consistently score above local, state and national averages on standardized tests including the Iowa Assessments. Class composite scores show a full grade level or more ahead of standardized norms.

Each week ICA conducts two chapel services, one for elementary students and one for 7-12th grade students. The elementary chapel includes: reciting pledges to the flags and to the Bible; singing, prayer; and a brief message. Students play a major role in secondary chapel. Secondary students are led through worship and prayer by the high school Praise Team. A student committee works with the staff to arrange guest speakers to share a message.
  • Outstanding Academics
  • Biblical World View
  • Character Development
  • Family Environment

Profile last updated: 09/25/2013

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The nearest high school is Dowling Catholic High School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sacred Heart School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Shepherd's Flock Early Learning Center (1 miles away)
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