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.
NorthCreek Academy and Preschool are ministries of NorthCreek Church. 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.
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 the button below to learn more about Classical Christian Education.
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A. God – We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory. (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
B. The Bible – We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises. (2 Timothy 3:14-17; Hebrews 4:12)
C. The Human Condition – We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed. (Romans 3:23, 6:23; 1 John 1:8-10)
D. Jesus Christ – We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus—Israel’s promised Messiah—was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate. (Isaiah 53; John 3:16, 14:6; Romans 5:9-11)
E. The Work of Christ – We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation. (John 1:12; Romans 10:9; Ephesians 2:8-9)
F. The Holy Spirit – We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service. (John 3:5-8; 1 Corinthians 2:10-12)
G. The Church – We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God’s grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer. (Ephesians 1:22-23; 1 Timothy 3:15; Ephesians 2:19; 1 Peter 5:1-3)
H. Christian Living – We believe that God’s justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With God’s Word, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed. (Ephesians 2:10; Romans 12:10; 2 Corinthians 10:3-5; Matthew 5:13-16)
I. Christ’s Return – We believe in the personal, bodily and premillennial return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service, and energetic mission. (Matthew 24:27; John 14:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:16)
J. Response and Eternal Destiny – We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace. Amen. (Matthew 24:1-31; 2 Peter 3:10; Revelation 21:22)
In keeping with our commitment to the veracity of the Scriptures and their application to all areas of faith and practice as previously stated in this Article, we affirm the following:
A. Marriage – We believe that marriage has been instituted and ordained by God, and that marriage is defined as the exclusive covenantal union of one man and one woman in which such union is a lifetime commitment. A civil government’s sanction of a union will be recognized as legitimate marriage by the church only to the extent that it is consistent with the definition of marriage found in these Articles.
B. Human Sexuality – We believe that legitimate sexual relations are exercised solely within marriage. Hence, sexual activities outside of marriage, including but not limited to, adultery, premarital sex, homosexuality, and pedophilia, are inconsistent with the teachings of the Bible and the church. Further, transgender behavior and the creation and/or distribution and/or viewing of pornography are incompatible with the biblical witness.
C. Family – We believe that the roles of husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, and children are clearly stated in the Scriptures, including the principles of discipline, instruction, and correction. When found to conflict with laws and/or social norms, we will follow the biblical principle.
D. Tolerance – We believe that love and respect are due, and to be offered, to all people, as we’re all created in the image of God. However, when the Scriptures speak against other philosophies, belief systems, and behaviors, we will be true to the Scriptures and will speak the truth, but will do so in love.
Our desire is to come alongside the family, providing a Christian school whose objective is the godly equipping of children.
Sanctify them in the truth; your Word is truth. (John 17:17 ESV)
NorthCreek’s staff is committed to helping students discover the truth as revealed in God’s Word and teaching students how to think with discernment. We emphasize the Word of God in all subjects and activities, and train our students to view life from a biblical perspective as they weigh everything against God’s Word.
May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence. (2 Peter 1:2-11 ESV)
Believing that Jesus Christ provides all that we need for life and godliness, we want to be certain that we focus on the Gospel so our children might know His message of salvation. All that we say and do should reflect His mind and heart for people to be reconciled to God and to each other. To that end, we make every effort to practice the teachings of Jesus in all areas and relationships of our school, beginning with our dedicated staff: qualified, caring educators who place their faith in Jesus Christ and are involved in a local evangelical, Protestant church.
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6 ESV)
God has entrusted parents with the responsibility of training up their children, and we view our role of providing biblical life instruction as an extension of that scriptural responsibility. We desire to partner with parents whose objective is the godly equipping of their children. We value parental involvement and are committed to working together for student success on all levels, welcoming parent assistance in classrooms, in the many special events held throughout the year, and in our service projects as well.
You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul…You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. (Deuteronomy 11:18-19 ESV)
Our program is built upon the Classical Christian philosophy of education which emphasizes learning through the senses in the preschool years; the mastering of facts through jingles, rhymes and chants in the elementary years; and the honing of critical reasoning skills in the junior high years. Along with core academic subjects, all students have Bible, art, music and PE, with Latin beginning in second grade. Our junior high offers elective classes, music and after school sports programs, and trains students in debate. Our Learning Assistance Program offers help for students who need additional academic support.
Whatever you do, do it with all your might.” Ecclesiastes 9:10 or “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:17 ESV)
We are committed to hard work and doing our best, expecting the same from our students as we train them in all things. We desire that our very lives and the school itself be known for our commitment to excellence, for the glory of God.
While the education of your children is what we pour our hearts into, the safety of our students is our top priority as well. In light of our nation’s recent events, our goal is to ensure our teachers and staff are well trained with the latest safety and health procedures. The teachers and staff turn to our Disaster Response Plan often throughout the school year, while the DRP is reviewed and updated annually by our leadership team to ensure its accuracy in equipping the staff.
Safety preparedness involves understanding events we might experience while on campus such as an earthquake, fire, chemical spill or even a trespasser. In order to be well prepared for such events, we have a part time School Wide Awareness Trainer (SWAT) on staff who evaluates and identifies everyday campus safety issues and concerns and then looks at ways to improve them.
Here are the highlights of what we’re doing throughout the year to keep your children safe.
These are just some of the many steps we have taken to help us seek a secure campus and we are actively looking for ways to improve. Kitt Schwitters, our School Wide Awareness Trainer, (SWAT), is charged with overseeing our campus safety.