Welcome!

Welcome to NorthCreek Academy and Preschool. We are committed to deliver a distinctly different Christian education through our classical approach, emphasizing mastery of the basics through chants, poems, songs and other valuable memory tools. Our students continue to benefit from small class sizes under faculty members who teach from areas of passion and strength. Students are challenged to think critically, exhibit curiosity and develop discernment that will enable them to confidently strive to excellence.

Why Choose NorthCreek?

We were once known as “the best kept secret of Walnut Creek” because of our loving and caring staff, our reputable academics, our partnership with parents, and our hands on teaching methods. We are excited to expose the best kept secret to all of Walnut Creek and beyond and hope that NorthCreek is a place that draws your students to not only an excellent education but to a solid foundational relationship with Jesus Christ.

Preschool

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.

Elementary

The Academy delivers a distinctly different Christian education through its classical approach, emphasizing mastery of the basics through chants, poems, songs and other memory tools. The Academy also places a strong emphasis on math and science, ensuring a well-rounded education.

Junior High

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, Latin, history, language arts (including classic literature and an emphasis on writing skills), science, and math.

NorthCreek Academy Graduates:

Biblical Thinkers
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of scripture.
  2. Participate in prayer and scripture memory.
  3. Articulate and defend a Christian worldview.
  4. Exhibit godly behavior in their attitudes and actions.
  5. Understand the Gospel of Jesus Christ and, by the will of God, respond in faith.
Well Rounded Students
  1. Demonstrate proficient knowledge in the core disciplines (Language Arts, Math, Science, History, and  Bible) by reaching their academic potential.
  2. Possess a foundation in the Classical Christian disciplines (Ancient History, Grammar, Latin, Logic, and Debate).
  3. Develop an appreciation for the fine arts, performing arts, and athletics (Brain Blast, Electives, Art, Music, Drama, PE, and Sports).
Lifelong Learners
  1. Take responsibility for their own learning.
  2. Utilize time management skills.
  3. Implement organizational skills.
  4. Demonstrate effective communication skills (oral, written, interpersonal)
  5. Display critical thinking skills (higher-order questioning, problem solving, wise decision-making).
  6. Respect others (young and old) and authority.

Classical Christian Education

Grammar Stage

During this stage, students compile information in an organized framework (or “grammar”). Emphasis on chants and repetition corresponds to a student’s ability to easily memorize and learn by rote during this phase of development, focusing on the “building blocks” of each core subject.

Dialectic Stage

In the second stage, the student begins to use his reason to ask questions based on the information that he has gathered in the grammar stage. The student no longer sees the facts that he learned as separate pieces of information, but he starts to put them together into logical relationships, and develop stronger critical thinking skills.

Rhetoric Stage

With the first two stages serving as building blocks, students in the Rhetoric stage progress toward articulating their views. Students are learning how to think out loud; they become concerned with expressing themselves and how their ideas are coming across to others.

Accreditation

WESTERN ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES

NorthCreek Academy is also accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges). WASC is an accrediting commission for schools and is based in the USA. WASC accreditation is given to schools that meet high standards of educational practice.

GUIDESTAR 2017 GOLD SEAL OF TRANSPARENCY

NorthCreek is registered with the GUIDESTAR, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, whose mission is to revolutionize philanthropy by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving. GuideStar gathers and disseminates information about every single IRS-registered nonprofit organization and provides as much information about each nonprofit’s mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, transparency, governance, and more.

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    October 22, 2018  9:00 am - 11:30 am
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Next Steps

We hope you prayerfully consider NorthCreek and encourage you to take the proper steps in applying for our school.

Next Steps

We hope you prayerfully consider NorthCreek and encourage you to take the proper steps in applying for our school.