Providence Christian Academy’s mission is to teach students to seek God’s truth and equip them with the tools for a lifetime of learning.
Providence Christian Academy was established in 1996 as an academically advanced, inter-denominational school without affiliation to any one church body. PCA is governed by a Board of Directors which is comprised of Christians who are primarily parents of PCA students and alumni parents and interested community leaders. The academy currently serves 315 students in grades Pre-K – 12.
PCA operates on a three-pillared foundation. The first pillar is a Christian worldview. Believing that all truth is God’s Truth, PCA provides a biblically-based education which teaches students to approach their studies and all of life through the perspective of the Bible. The second pillar is a classical education. Understanding that people learn best through a series of stages outlined in the time-honored and proven model of the Trivium, PCA offers a rigorous yet delightful experience in each content area. PCA equips students for success in their educational undertakings through the age-specific teaching tools and cumulative approach to learning inherent in the grammar, logic and rhetoric stages of the Trivium. The final pillar is parental involvement. Realizing that the education of young people is the responsibility of parents, PCA operates as an extension of the family “in loco parentis.” Through required classroom observation, attendance of various school functions and understanding of school policies and philosophies, parents are obliged to take an active role in their children’s education and experience at PCA. The academic community at PCA offers students, parents and faculty the opportunity to think for themselves in light of God’s word and pursue an excellent work “as unto the Lord.”
In the programs and teaching at all levels, as well as through extracurricular activities and examples set by faculty and staff, PCA strives to:
- Base all instruction on the foundation of scripture while following an integrated approach to curriculum (II Timothy 3:16-17).
- Provide a clear model of biblical Christian life through the school faculty/staff and board (Matthew 22:37-40).
- Disciple every student to develop a personal relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ and to be empowered by the Holy Spirit as agents of redemption in their world. (Matthew 28:18-20).
- Employ a challenging, yet well-balanced classical approach to education with an emphasis on grammar, logic, and rhetoric in all subjects.
- Encourage every student to develop a love for learning and to achieve maximum academic potential.
- Provide an orderly and secure atmosphere conducive to maintaining these standards.
- Operate as an extension of the family with delegated authority (in loco parentis) from the parents.
Statement of Faith
The statement of faith adopted by PCA is limited to primary Christian doctrine which is considered to be central to all Christian denominations and which sets Christianity apart from other faiths. The following statement of faith is taken directly from the PCA By-Laws:
WE BELIEVE . . .
- . . . the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16, 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 1:35), His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15, Hebrews 7:26), His miracles (John 2:11), His vicarious and atoning death (1 Corinthians 15:3, Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 2:9), His resurrection (John 11:25, 1 Corinthians 15:4), His ascension to the right hand of God (Mark 16:19), 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 that we are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ and that only by God’s grace and through faith alone we are saved. (John 3:16–19, John 5:24, Romans 3:23, Romans 5:8–9, Ephesians 2:8–10, Titus 3:5)
- . . . in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost—the saved to the resurrection of life, and the lost to the resurrection of condemnation. (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, 1 Corinthians 6:19–20, Ephesians 4:30, Ephesians 5:18)
PCA will thrive as a model of an academic and spiritual community of individuals living well-rounded, Christ-like lives.
Our students will be taught to respect their own unique purposes and the unique qualities of others in the light of the distinctiveness of all God’s creation. Their minds will be trained in the classical approach to learning and will be exposed to classical culture, literature and language. Their hearts will be inspired toward an appreciation of the world in which they live, enabling them to humbly and positively affect their culture for the Kingdom of God. They will have a biblically-based education which they can draw upon to sustain their faith and learning for a lifetime.
Our highly-qualified faculty will consist of lifelong learners and will lead our educational community. With adequate support, our faculty will not only mentor in academics but collaborate with students and parents in a broad-based extra-curricular “life,” including sports, fine arts activities, and classically-based social organizations.
Our parents will fully embrace their educational responsibilities in the lives of their children and our school. Further, parents will be fully invested in their own growth and that of the community.
PCA’s outreach to the broader Murfreesboro community will include partnering with local churches, educational institutions and various faith-based ministries in ways which are consistent with our Philosophy, Mission, Core Values, and Statement of Faith. This will enable us to offer educational services and assistance to a diverse ethnic and socio-economic population of academically-capable students and like-minded families. Further, we will reap the benefits of associating with a wide group of experts in their respective fields.
PCA will embody a community of believers genuinely pursuing academic and spiritual maturity in our society.