School Description and Mission
Adelphia Classical Christian Academy
(ACCA) is a true hybrid: balancing the best of a full time
Christian school with the best of homeschooling. Students meet on
campus 3 days a week for full time instruction. The other two days
the learning takes place at home under the direction of the
parents. The school establishes the curriculum, and provides the
framework for the parent to be a success while at home.
We are Christ-centered
The core mission of ACCA is to
provide a Christian classical education that supports the
development and enrichment of the mind and spirit, preparing
students to make an impact for Christ in their communities and the
world. We believe in encouraging and training parents how to be
more effectively involved in their child’s learning.
We are a classical school
Our curriculum is thoroughly
biblical, and utilizes the classical approach. The classical
approach is in alignment with the natural developmental abilities
of a child. Children quickly absorb facts during their younger
years (Grades 1-4), learn to understand and analyze information
during their middle school years (grades 5-8), and begin to
develop their reasoning, synthesizing, and presentation skills
during their high school years (grades 9-12). These three major
developmental stages are also known as the grammar stage, the
dialectic/logic stage, and the rhetoric stage, or otherwise known
collectively as the Trivium. Utilizing the classical approach we
help students to attain knowledge, train them how to think
logically, and ultimately give them the rhetorical skills to be
strong witnesses for Christ in the world.
We encourage creativity
We believe creativity is a precious
gift given to each and every one of us from our Lord. We promote
creativity in instruction by infusing class time with hands-on,
collaborative activities that help students explore new knowledge
in practical ways. We promote creativity by offering art, drama,
music, and dance classes. We encourage creative expression by
organizing musical and theatrical events where all our students
have a chance to participate.
We build community
It is part of our mission to help equip families to better teach and reach their own children for Christ. A strong education is important, but we also want to support and encourage discipleship. For this reason ACCA organizes regular “training and sharing” sessions for parents. These sessions help train and encourage parents for the work they are going to complete at home with their own children. It also provides a platform for families to share ideas and methods that have worked for them.