Who We Are 2017-10-10T18:56:03+00:00

Our Mission

Students are well educated, equipped with a biblical worldview and exhibit a heart for Christ.

Our Philosophy

SCA exists as a ministry of First Baptist Church of North Spartanburg. We join with our parents in encouraging our students to be lifelong disciples of Christ through the missions of Evangelism, Discipleship, Giving and Prayer. Our faculty and staff strive to lead each student to experience a personal saving relationship with Christ. The Bible is God’s inerrant Word and is the basis of all instruction and the test of all truth. God has not made, and He doesn’t maintain, anything in the world that is without meaning and beauty. It is our task and our goal to seek the knowledge and understanding of that meaning and beauty through intellectual and spiritual endeavor. We promote academic excellence and critical thinking throughout the teaching of the basic doctrines of the Christian faith, equipping students to live Godly lives in a global society. Our school teaches honor of the body as the temple of God. As basic doctrines of the Christian faith are taught, students are challenged to apply the principles learned to daily living. As God’s stewards, each student is encouraged to make wise use of time and to use material things for the glory of God. This philosophy dictates close communication between the home and the school. If SCA is to be an extension of the home, there must be communication between the two concerning educational objectives, methods of achieving those objectives, obligations of each party, and the need for unity and harmony between home and school. Therefore, when parents and students seek admission to SCA, it will be assumed that they are in complete accord with the objectives, methods, and obligations that accompany such admission. We believe the following Principles of Education to be foundational to our philosophy of Christian education:

  • Prayer by parents, teachers, and students is a significant factor in affecting the lives of the students. (Luke 11:9-10)
  • The family, the school, and the church are to be complementary in educating the student for a life of fellowship with God and of service to man. (Deuteronomy 11:19; Psalm 78:4-5)
  • Moral standards and a value system consistent with the Bible best prepare a student for fulfilling his responsibilities as a member of our democratic society. (1 Peter 21:13-17)
  • The teacher represents the parents during the school day, but this representation does not relieve parents of their primary responsibility for the total development of the child. (Ephesians 6:4)
  • God has created each student with his or her unique gifts and particular developmental pattern of growth. The responsibility of the school is to be sensitive to these varied patterns of growth, to design teaching strategies, and to provide instructional environments that are responsive to them. (Psalm 39:13-18)

Our Statement of Faith

SCA is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), a service organization serving Christian schools across the United States and around the world. Each member school or college retains its individual distinctive and operating independence. Participation in any or all of the services of ACSI is voluntary. ACSI is a full-service association designed to be a meaningful aid to the school’s educational ministry. We subscribe completely to the ACSI Statement of Faith: We believe…

  • the Bible to be the inspired, only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:15, 2 Peter 1:21)
  • there is one God, eternally existent in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1, Matthew 28:19, John 10:30)
  • in the deity of Christ, (John 10:33); His virgin birth, (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:3); His sinless life, (Hebrews 4:15, Hebrews 7:26); His miracles, (John 2:11); His vicarious and atoning death, (1 Corinthians 15:3, Esphesians 1:7, Hebrews 2:9); His resurrection (John 11:25, 1 Corinthians 15:4); His ascension to the right hand of the Father, (Mark 16:19); and His personal return in power and glory. (Acts 1:11, Revelation 19:11)
  • in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation, because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature; and men are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ; and only by God’s grace and through faith are we saved. (John 3:16-21, John 5:24, Romans 3:23, 5:8-9, Ephesians 2:8-10, Titus 3:5)
  • in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. (John 5:28-29)
  • in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 8:9, 1 Corinthians 12:12-13, Galatians 3:26-28)
  • in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life. (Romans 8:13-14, 1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19-20, Ephesians 4:30, 5:18)

As further distinctive of SCA, we did add these to our Statement of Faith: We believe…

  • that water baptism, by immersion, (Matthew 3:11), is the Biblical mode of baptism and testifies of the believer’s faith in, and identification with, the crucified, buried and risen Savior. (Romans 6:1-4)
  • that the Lord’s Supper is an ordinance whereby believers show forth the Lord’s death until He comes again. (1Corinthians 11:23-26)

Fully Accredited

Spartanburg Christian Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)/AdvancED.  Spartanburg Christian Academy also holds advanced accreditation with the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA).  SCA is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools (SBACS)