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

NorthCreek Academy and Preschool are ministries of NorthCreek Church. NorthCreek Church (a member of the Evangelical Free Church of America) is a teaching church committing themselves to the proclamation and application of the Word of God. The preschool opened its doors in 1970 and has grown to annually educate approximately 200 young children while focusing on biblical application.

It was later decided that NorthCreek should open its own elementary school and in 1999 NorthCreek Academy formed their first kindergarten classes. In 2000, the Academy added the first through fifth grades as the Lord provided more students to fill our classrooms. Our final addition of the junior high program took place in 2001 allowing our first 8th grade class of 11 students to graduate in the spring of 2004. Now, nearly 400 K-8 students attend the Academy.

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, 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.

Our philosophy as a Classical Christian school is built upon a classical Christian model of education known as the Trivium, a commitment to biblical application, and developing a partnership with the family. Click here to read more about the Classical Christian education.