First Christian Academy was founded in 1982 for the purpose of providing a quality Christian education for the people of this community.
Pastor Edward Hathcoat and his wife Karen felt the leading of God's hand in starting a school that could once again honor God and place His word as the center of the educational process as it was when our country was founded by our forefathers.
Twenty plus years have passed and our purpose has not changed.
Teach young people not only how to make a living, but also teach them how to live a Godly life.
We at First Christian Academy sincerely pledge to provide your children with the best education that we can humanly produce.
We will continue to hold fast to the standard of excellence that was set forth from the beginning of our school.
We provide an environment that is safe and conducive to learning.
We provide up to date curriculum that will equip the students to meet the challenges that they will face in the 21st century.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students
9 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
First Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
2:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • First Christian Academy was founded in 1982 for the purpose of providing a quality Christian education for the people of this community. Pastor Edward Hathcoat and his wife Karen felt the leading of God's hand in starting a school that could once again honor God and place His word as the center of the educational process as it was when our country was founded by our forefathers. Twenty plus years have passed and our purpose has not changed. Teach young people not only how to make a living, but also teach them how to live a Godly life. We at First Christian Academy sincerely pledge to provide your children with the best education that we can humanly produce. We will continue to hold fast to the standard of excellence that was set forth from the beginning of our school. We provide an environment that is safe and conducive to learning. We provide up to date curriculum that will equip the students to meet the challenges that they will face in the 21st century.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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