History of NCA Matagalpa
Nicaragua Christian Academy began as the result of three evangelical missionary families seeking an English-language Christian education for their own children. The school began as a cooperative homeschool program in 1991 with two teachers and seven students meeting in a house. In 1995, NCA purchased its own land and began the construction of a school through the labor and donations of hundreds of volunteers and school supporters. The English-language school grew quickly, but it also became clear that there was a strong need for a second school, which would maintain the same commitment to academic excellence with a Christian foundation but in the Spanish language. In 2005, the newly formed association opened its second school, NCA Nejapa, which offers Christian education of academic excellence in the Spanish language. NCA Nejapa began with 54 students in February 2005 and has grown quickly to its current size of over 460 students and 34 full-time teachers.
In 2013, NCA Matagalpa opened its doors with 37 students as the third NCA school. It now has over 250, and will graduate its first high school class in December 2017. Between the three schools, we are currently meeting the educational needs of over 1100 students. For a more detailed history of the whole NCA association, visit our NCA Association History page.