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Summit Christian Academy

Summit Christian Academy (SCA) is an independent, nondenominational Christian school serving 795 preschool-12th grade students from over 150 area churches with a college preparatory Christian education. Summit Christian Academy is fully accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International and the North Central Association and provides a college-preparatory program, along with a full range of extracurricular activities. The staff and faculty at Summit Christian Academy strive to inspire students to discover and achieve their God-given potential.

Mission, Vision, Core Values, Values Proposition


To inspire students to achieve their God-given potential through excellent academics and Christian training in a compassionate environment.


Summit Christian Academy is the school of choice for Christian families whose priority is excellence.

Core Values

Christ-centered. Our belief in God and His Word is central to SCA. Through a faculty who practice a personal and active faith, we foster a thoroughly Christian environment where God’s Word is the standard for decision making. Placing Christ at the center of all enables us to educate the whole student, spiritually, emotionally, mentally, socially, and physically.

Pursuing grace and truth. SCA seeks to model the life Christ demonstrated on earth, a life full of grace and truth, that rejected legalism for the higher priority of focusing on the inner man. We recognize that Christ looks inward at the motivations of the heart and pursues a relationship with us. We exercise spiritual discernment, speaking the truth in love in order to promote the spiritual growth of the individual without compromising the student body as a whole.

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. In academics, the arts, and athletics, we uphold a standard of excellence to encourage students to achieve their individual best.

Encouraging spiritual growth. We desire that each student know Christ personally and grow in His grace and knowledge, so he/she may impact their world for Him. We understand the importance of godly staff and faculty who model the Christian walk and mentor students to pursue their personal relationship with the Lord. 

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 students.

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.

Value Proposition

A transformational education for each child

School Structure

SCA is a not-for-profit corporation with a Board of Education that directs the operation of the school through an Administrator. The Board of Education is composed of seven persons. Five are elected by the parents for three-year terms and two are pastors appointed by the parent-members of the Board for two-year terms.

Accreditation and Professional Affiliations

SCA is accredited by AdvancED and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). SCA is a member of the National Institute for Learning Disabilities (NILD). The NILD educational therapy program is designed to give students the tools they need to become successful, independent learners within the regular classroom. All Administrators at SCA are members of the International Association of Christian School Administrators.

Covenant Churches

Many Kansas City churches have entered into a “covenant” relationship with us. The covenant churches agree with our Statement of Faith and pray for and promote SCA among their congregations. Students enrolling from a covenant church are extended the opportunity of early enrollment and a discount on the enrollment fee.

For more information about Summit Christian Academy please call 816.525.1480.