Mission and Values
Association of NCA Mission Statement
The Association of Nicaragua Christian Academy exists to establish, govern and strengthen education communities, and partners with Christian parents in forming active disciples of Jesus Christ, equipped to impact society through the development of their spiritual discernment, moral courage and academic excellence.
NCA School Mission Statement
NCA schools partner with Christian parents in forming active disciples of Jesus Christ, equipped to impact society through the development of their spiritual discernment, moral courage and academic excellence.
Nicaragua Christian Academy (NCA) schools are evangelical, interdenominational, non-profit preschool, elementary, and secondary educational institutions. These schools meet the requirements of the Government of Nicaragua and follow the criteria established and in line with the philosophy of NCA. NCA establishes schools in two formats: International and National.
The primary and intentional ministry of NCA International is to provide a Christian education for the children of expatriate evangelical missionary families. To the extent that it is consistent with the primary ministry, we desire to partner with Nicaraguan and other Christian families who are seeking an international Christian education for their children. The program of study follows the North American school calendar year and provides an accredited North American liberal arts English-language education that prepares students to enter institutions of higher learning worldwide.
The primary and intentional ministry of NCA National campuses is to provide a high quality integral Christian education for the children of Christian Nicaraguan families. We seek to equip Nicaraguans for future positions of leadership to impact their country and the nations for Christ. The program of study follows the Nicaraguan school calendar year and is delivered in Spanish, approved by MINED, with the purpose of preparing students for Latin American universities.
Additionally, we seek to collaborate in the Christian School movement in Nicaragua by actively participating in school associations and strengthening programs for teacher training, among other educational service opportunities. We influence and work alongside Christian educational centers and networks of educators to impact families, Nicaraguan society, and the nations for Christ.
Christian Values and Discipleship
Nicaragua Christian Academy is committed to the advancement of Christian education, under the leadership of the Holy Spirit, which fosters the formation of Christ-followers who, motivated by heartfelt love for God, live as global agents of change.
- People of virtue: excellence, integrity, humble, lovers of God and His Word
- Christ-centered: servant leaders, care for creation, gracious and forgiving
- Lifelong learners: love for learning, self-motivated and eager for knowledge
- Agents of change: creative and innovative, restorative, mission-minded, disciples and disciple-makers
Ministry in Community
In accordance with our statement of faith, we believe that Christian education, in partnership with Christian families, is an instrument used to impart the truth of the Gospel resulting in the formation of disciples of Christ. Education is done in community as a body of many parts (Romans 12:4-5). Thus, we seek to be an interdenominational, multicultural, multilingual, school community with diversity in various skills and abilities. Diversity in our school community promotes respect and love for the body of believers. Students develop the skills and abilities to impact society in partnership with loving and well trained teachers and a caring and supportive community. As a community we are comprised of parents, teachers, students, and leadership.
NCA recognizes that the parents are most accountable before God for the nurture of their children in the ways of the Lord. Therefore the school sees itself as an extension of the home. We see the home, church, and school as partners in helping the students to grow in discipleship, equipped for life, and living in obedience to God’s Word.
Teaching is more than the presentation of facts, concepts and skills. It is helping students to acquire the skills to gain knowledge, teaching students how to think and reason, and preparing them to be lifelong learners. Teachers inspire students to desire to know more about God and His creation. Teachers themselves must therefore be lifelong learners, lovers of the Word, and disciples of Jesus Christ.
Our schools are an integral part in the discipling process of children which produces Christ following stewards who seek to love God and neighbor. Education of students is a holistic process of mental, physical, social and spiritual development with the goal that students will:
- Acquire sufficient knowledge and skills to reach their full potential
- Develop a meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ in becoming active disciples
- Think critically from a Biblical perspective
- Apply what they have learned in service to God and humankind.
Leadership (Administration and the Board)
The leadership of our schools establishes, promotes, monitors, and protects the school mission, vision and values. It does this by establishing policies that govern the schools operations. The leadership achieves these goals through servant leadership and by discipling in action and in humility. The leadership researches and develops innovative educational approaches and promotes the professional development of all staff. The leadership seeks to develop and ensure a safe and adequate learning environment.
Ministry in Collaboration
Nicaragua Christian Academy recognizes that it is positioned in a uniquely strategic place to influence and partner in improving the quality of Christian education in Nicaragua and beyond. NCA partners with, collaborates and influences educational centers whose purposes are to enable students to acquire sufficient knowledge and skills to reach their full potential; to develop a meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ; to think critically from a Biblical perspective; to apply what they have learned in service to God and humankind. These goals are primarily achieved through initiatives that focus on the professional development of teachers and administrators for the strengthening and improvement of the quality of Christian education both academically and spiritually. To this end, NCA seeks to partner and collaborate with various organizations engaged in such endeavors.