About | Tampa Christian Academy

About Tampa Christian Academy


John Stover

Our Mission

Tampa Christian Academy is dedicated to the spiritual, mental, social, and physical development of all our students.

Our mission is to provide a safe nurturing Christian educational environment where an individualized approach is strengthened through prayers and God’s word.  

Proverbs 22:6

“Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”


Our Philosophy

Tampa Christian Academy staff believes that students learn through personal involvement and active engagement with people, places, things, and ideas. Hands-on exploration, interaction, dialogue with peers and adults, and reflection can lead to a student’s construction of knowledge. Learning, beginning at the earliest age, is a process that encourages children to play with, practice, connect, synthesize and apply new understandings. Ownership and choice are key elements in maximizing students’ learning potential.

At Tampa Christian Academy, we use the award winning Abeka curriculum.

The core academic classes at Tampa Christian Academy are: Science, Mathematics, Language Arts (Reading, phonics, grammar, and spelling) and Social Studies, with a touch of Technology and Engineering, which is a root of our foundation. Each grade is equipped with a state-of-the-art Smart Board which helps to enhance these skills. Our award winning Abeka curriculum is faith based so we also include Bible studies and chapel once a week. Cursive writing is another skill implemented in kindergarten, which is part of ABeka’s unique, high standards.

Tampa Christian Academy will provide an environment where faculty, staff and students will grow “…in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and men” (Luke 2:52). This is our mission statement: through a Christian education, students will not only learn about the world around them, but will also cultivate a deep and lasting relationship with God.

The goal of any school is to educate children about life, the world, and their purpose in it. Christian education seeks to teach children about the world God created, how our faith is woven into each area of learning, and how to find purpose and meaning through God’s Will for our life. We believe that only through an understanding of God, His Word, and His works, can we know Truth and show His love to those around us.

A Christian education is not just having a Bible/religion class in addition to normal classes, but an integration of a biblical worldview into every area of study. In a science class, students may learn about how God’s handiwork is seen in the natural laws and design of the world; in physical education, they may learn about setting a Christ-like example both on and off the field. Through these experiences, students learn that following God is not limited to one area of life.

Consider this example: for most families, church is once a week. As a result, we can unknowingly infer that we only learn about God once a week. With a Christian education, children learn that God does not only exist on Sunday, but is constantly at work in the world each day. A Christian school seeks to build on what is taught at church and in the home. Building a faith that exists outside of the church and home is essential to establishing a deep and mature spiritual foundation later in life. We strive to kindle a desire in students to learn about God and the Bible, preparing them to follow Christ after they leave school.