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Quick Facts

  • Established: 1999
  • Location: Walnut Creek, CA
  • 2017-2018 Academy Enrollment: (K-8) 379
  • 2017-2018 Preschool Enrollment: 115
  • 2017-2018 Average Annual Tuition Rate per child: $7,920
  • Faculty/Staff: 53
  • Student/Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Mascot: Knights
  • School Colors: Navy Blue and White
  • Accreditation: ACSI/WASC Accredited

Founded in 1970, NorthCreek Preschool offers a Christian environment with age-appropriate activities that foster growth and development. Balancing child-initiated play and teacher-directed learning activities, the Preschool encourages independent thinking, experimentation and problem-solving. Our curriculum is Bible based with monthly Bible verses that help children learn who God is and how He would like us to treat others. Program features include interest centers, an introduction to phonics, language development, small-group directed learning, and exercises in perceptual motor and small motor skills.

Since 1999, the Academy has delivered a distinctly different Christian education through its classical approach, emphasizing mastery of the basics through chants, poems, songs and other valuable memory tools. While rich in language arts and history, which are at the heart of a classical education, the Academy has placed a strong emphasis on math and science curricula as well – ensuring a rigorous, well-rounded education. Beyond Bible as a course of study, we endeavor to integrate God's Word throughout the program, within all subjects. Enrichment education is also essential to our classical approach. All students receive instruction from specialized teachers in music (choral and instrumental), art and PE, as well as Latin, which begins in second grade. Small class sizes in all grades enable staff to truly teach students, not merely manage them.

Junior high students continue to benefit from small class sizes under faculty members who teach from areas of passion and strength. The core curriculum for junior high includes Bible (a systematic study of God's Word), Latin, history, language arts (including classic literature and an emphasis on writing skills), science, and math. To further address a classical viewpoint, students also receive formal logic training, P.E., and enrichment elective choices like debate, band and other fine arts disciplines. Junior High staff work closely as a team to provide caring guidance for students, striving for balanced student workloads while fostering best practices in the classroom.

In addition to rich core curriculum, the student body participates in such annual events as a Science Fair, Geography Bee, and varied service projects. Student government, league debates and athletics, as well as varied socials are offered, providing our students opportunities to grow well beyond the scope of the classroom.

 

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