Summit Christian Academy

Summit Christian Academy Photo #1 - One of the core values of SCA is Cultivating Community. We recognize that the SCA community extends beyond the walls of our school. Coming from diverse backgrounds, we unify around a simple statement of faith that binds us together. We acknowledge the responsibility of the parent, the role of the church, and the authority of the Holy Spirit in training
Summit Christian Academy Photo #2 - The SCA Early Education program for children ages 2 1/2 - 5, offers a curriculum that includes, Spanish, Science, Social Studies, Bible, Reading, Phonics, Music and Physical Education, all in a loving environment taught by certified teachers.
Summit Christian Academy Photo #3 - The SCA High School athletics program is part of MSHAA. SCA offers both girls and boys basketball, soccer, track and field, golf and cross country, and girls dance, softball, swimming and volleyball, and boys baseball, wrestling and football. The teams have been state-ranked in several athletic areas.
Summit Christian Academy Photo #4 - Senior High Dual Credit Opportunities - SCA offers 77 college credit hours.The ability to take a class for dual credit at the high school level is considered an earned privilege for students whose attitude toward study reflects a collegiate level of maturity. In order to preserve the integrity of the collegiate environment within these classes, all students are required
Summit Christian Academy Photo #5 - One of the Core Values at SCA is Igniting Leadership. SCA embodies a culture of servant leadership that is sparked by a sense of individual purpose. With competency, credibility, and compassion, we add value to others and influence the marketplace of ideas.
Summit Christian Academy Photo #6 - One of the Core Values at SCA is Inspiring Excellence in Learning. The SCA faculty inspires students to discover and develop their God-given gifts and talents. We nurture an enthusiasm for learning, providing an atmosphere wherein students may express creativity, discern truth, think critically, and choose wisely.
Summit Christian Academy Photo #7 - Summit Christian Academy is an independent, nondenominational Christian school located in the Kansas City, Missouri, area serving 875 students from preschool through 12th grade. Summit Christian Academy is fully accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International and AdvancED.Our mission is to inspire students to achieve their God-given potential through excellent academics and Christian training in a compassionate environment.
Serving 900 students from 195 area churches, Summit Christian Academy serves preschool through 12th grade students.
SCA is fully-accredited and provides college-preparatory academics and a full range of extracurricular activities.
Founded as an independent Christian school, SCA staff and teachers strive to inspire students to discover and achieve their God-given potential.
The vision statement of SCA is to be the school of choice for parents who desire excellence.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1989
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesSummer Classes are offered for high school students as well as PK-6th grade. Cost and programs vary. Check the Summit Christian Academy website for more information.

Student Body

Total Students901 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Summit Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Number of AP Courses73 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAmerican History 101, American History 102, English Composition 101, English Composition 102, Math 110 - College Algebra, Math 206 - College Trigonometry, Math 210 - College Calculus, Spanish 110, Spanish 120, Spanish 211, Spanish 221, Western Civilization 201, Western Civilization 202
Average ACT score25
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesVaries by grade
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$3,600
Admissions DirectorSarah Coats
Admissions AssociateJami Roth


Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceFlag Football,
SwimmingTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Interact Service Club, National Honor Society, Speech and Debate, Spiritual Climate Committee, Student Ambassador, Student Ambassador Program, Student Council, Student Government, Volunteer Opportunities Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Competitions, Choir, International Thespian Society, Junior/Senior Ensemble, Orchestra, Worship Team

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Dance Team, Youth Wrestling Program

School Notes

  • 40-acre campus includes elementary and secondary facilities, athletic fields, and two playground areas.
  • Member of Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA).
  • Dual-credit courses allow students to graduate with as many as 73 dual credit hours.
  • Parent and grandparent volunteers are welcomed and can be seen throughout the school monitoring the hallways, helping at lunch, reading in the library, and assisting in athletic programs.
  • Average ACT of 25 (Class of 2019).
  • Named in the top 5 Private Schools by the Kansas City Business Journal.

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  • Lees Summit
     Our Lady Of The Presentation School
    Daycare / Preschool (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K | 116 students
    2.2 miles
    150 Nw Murray Rd
    Lees Summit, MO 64081
    (816) 251-1150
    2.2 K
  • Kansas City
    Grades: PK-12 | 94 students
    8.3 miles
    15710 Calvary Rd.
    Kansas City, MO 64138
    (816) 358-0950
    8.3 PK-12
  • Kansas City
    Grades: 6-12 | 74 students
    13 miles
    7933 Main Street
    Kansas City, MO 64114
    (816) 444-5225
    13 6-12
  • Blue Springs
    Grades: NS-12 | 244 students
    9.2 miles
    1500 Sw Clark Rd
    Blue Springs, MO 64015
    (816) 228-0670
    9.2 NS-12
  • Grandview
    Grades: PK-12 | 65 students
    8.4 miles
    12340 Grandview Rd
    Grandview, MO 64030
    (816) 767-8630
    8.4 PK-12

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