Introduction to Our School:
McClain Christian Academy is a private, Christian school that caters to Pre-K through 12th grade. We place a premium on moral and spiritual values, encouraging our students to deepen their chosen faith, in an atmosphere in which all beliefs can flourish.
We are proud of our academic merit with our students achieving outstanding examination results. Our staff to student ratio gives us the flexibility to shape the daily curriculum around the needs of individual students, identifying their abilities and developing them. All of our staff contributes to life beyond the classroom through their commitment to club, sporting, and fundraising activities.
Everything we do focuses on the needs of the students. Through nurturing the individual, our students grow up ready to live in the outside world and be confident in what they can achieve.
High School Program (Grades 9-12)
The first college preparatory high school class began in the fall of 2008. The MCA high school classes are held on the campus of Cumberland University. This unique partnership with Cumberland University will continue MCA's strong commitment to advanced academics throughout the curricular content. MCA has expanded through 12th grade by adding a grade each year and a first graduating class of 2011.
McClain Christian Academy’s College Preparatory High School offers an unique college preparatory education. MCA’s academic program is characterized by the breadth and depth of its curriculum and its collaborative learning environment. Students are able to explore topics that interest them from the introductory to the college level. The curriculum balances breadth of exposure with in-depth pursuit of a student's strongest interests.
At MCA, experienced teachers work with motivated students. Walk into any classroom at MCA and you will find students and faculty fully engaged around the Harkness table. Every student plays an important role in the success of each class.
The MCA high school classes are held on the campus of Cumberland University. This unique partnership with Cumberland University will continue MCA's strong commitment to advanced academics throughout the curricular content. Students may earn an unlimited amount of college credit that is transferrable to any accredited university.
Elementary/Middle School Program(Grades 1-8)
As students begin the elementary program, their knowledge is enhanced intellectually, culturally and socially. Low teacher to student ratios allow the children to obtain individualized instruction. A key component to successful learning at MCA is the nurturing, Christian environment. Christian concepts are not only taught each day but are modeled to the children through the Christian professionalism that each faculty member demonstrates.
The Kindergarten Program emphasizes strong basic skills through the use of effective programs by Saxon Math and Treasures Reading/Language. These programs achieve excellence not only in phonics, but also in basic math concepts through drills, practice, and manipulatives. The program also integrates computation, application and problem-solving concepts. It is our goal to provide children with opportunities to reach their full potential, to perform basic addition/subtraction computations, solve basic word problems and apply problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, as well as develop socially and emotionally.
Early Childhood Program
The Pre-School offers a full-day curriculum, Monday through Friday, that prepares the students for a more academically challenging setting. It has a well-paced schedule that leads children through classroom instruction, as well as individualized enrichment opportunities for the development of art, math, science, social and gross motor skills.
In Pre-Kindergarten, the children are introduced to the alphabet through a thematic and phonics approach. Students are introduced to math concepts such as classifying, patterning, measurements, problem-solving and numbers through the use of various manipulative. Students are also provided opportunities to explore our learning centers. Through these centers, we hope that the students will learn social cooperation and communication skills.
MCA realizes the impact of technology in preparing students to compete in the 21st century and the global economy. Technology is used as a tool to enhance not only instruction but student learning. With a stand alone lab for the PreK-K students, to a rolling lab of laptops for grades 1-5, and student laptops to be used at school and home for the middle & high school students, MCA strives to prepare students for the ever changing world.
Our Extra Activities
Art, Music, Spanish, and Computer are some of our students' favorite classes. Each are separate classes taught by specialized teachers in that area. The parents appreciate the manners class as well. Of course, field trips top the list of favorite activities.
Classrooms are separated to minimize distractions. Natural lighting and white boards minimize headaches due to eye strain, resulting in increased concentration and higher test scores. MCA feels our safe, Christian environment is the key component to the success of children.