About Countryside Christian Academy
Home of the Knights
Countryside Christian Academy, since its inception in 2000, has remained steadfast in its commitment to shaping the hearts and minds of young individuals. Our mission revolves around imparting a legacy of knowledge, character, and faith, establishing a godly foundation for future leaders. In its early years, the Academy welcomed a modest enrollment of eighteen students, all preschoolers aged 2 to 4.
However, driven by a vision to impact more young lives, the leadership expanded the facilities, transforming the institution from solely offering preschool classes to providing elementary and middle school education as well. Continuing on its path of growth and improvement, in 2004, Countryside Christian Academy opened its doors to Trinity Christian School, resulting in a merger that fortified the Academy's mission and reach. The year 2009 marked another milestone with the expansion of our campus, introducing a remarkable worship center valued at $20 million.
Dedicated to providing excellence in education and holistic development, Countryside Christian Church made a significant investment in 2016-2017. Over $2 million was allocated towards a comprehensive renovation, resulting in the creation of a state-of-the-art school and youth center. This renovation project included the construction of an indoor, climate-controlled gymnasium featuring a basketball court and electronic scoreboard. The addition of this exceptional facility has significantly expanded our capacity to offer a well-rounded education, emphasizing both academic excellence and physical well-being. At Countryside Christian Academy, we remain committed to nurturing the hearts and minds of our students, equipping them with the tools necessary for a purposeful and impactful life. "As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart" — Proverbs 27:19
Countryside Christian Academy is a fully accredited member school in good standing with the Association of Christian Schools International. (ACSI) Countryside Christian Academy, a fully accredited member school with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), upholds the highest standards in private Christian education. ACSI, an interdenominational organization founded in 1978, strengthens Christian schools and equips educators worldwide.
With headquarters in Colorado Springs and 28 regional offices globally, ACSI serves over 5.5 million students across 23,000 member schools in 100 countries. This includes 3,000 member schools in the United States, over 20,000 internationally, and 120 member Christian colleges and universities.
At CCA, we embrace Luke 2:52 as a guiding principle, nurturing our students' growth in wisdom, knowledge, and favor with God and man. Our dedicated leadership and staff are privileged to provide a Christian education, recognizing that character and faith form the greatest legacy according to Billy Graham.
In summary, as a fully accredited member school with ACSI, Countryside Christian Academy stands as a beacon of excellence in private Christian education. Through our partnership with ACSI, we remain dedicated to providing an exceptional educational experience that nurtures the mind, heart, and spirit of every student.
Countryside Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Establishing Academic Excellence From K5 - 8th Grade
Throughout the years, as CCA opened its doors to students, our unwavering mission has remained steadfast. We recognize the significance of imparting a legacy rooted in knowledge, character, and faith to each and every individual who joins our educational family.
At Countryside Christian Academy, our dedicated staff actively cultivates opportunities for students to thrive academically, spiritually, emotionally, and socially. We prioritize fostering a comprehensive growth experience for each student, enabling them to excel in various facets of their development. Known for our robust academic program, we engage students in a dynamic learning process, while fostering a close-knit school community that feels like a supportive family.
At Countryside Christian Academy, every class is approached from a Biblical worldview, ensuring that our students receive an education infused with godly values. Our devoted teachers passionately guide and support each student, nurturing their academic growth and fostering success. Our students truly form the heart and soul of CCA, and we are committed to their individual excellence and overall well-being.
In close partnership with parents, CCA offers a variety of valuable resources and opportunities, including The Squires Parent Organization, engaging On Campus Spirit Nights, the supportive Moms In Prayer Group, the All Pro Dads Group, and much more. Together, we foster a collaborative community that nurtures the holistic development of our students.
CCA is dedicated to equipping students as godly leaders for the future. Through meaningful initiatives such as Student Led Chapels, Reading Buddies, Community Service Projects, and other impactful endeavors, we empower our students to grow in leadership, character, and faith. Together, we prepare them to make a positive difference in the world .
At CCA, we are committed to upholding academic excellence through various avenues. Our dedication is evident through our National Junior Honor Society membership, offering advanced classes in middle school, providing an Extended Care Program for added support, and organizing engaging After School Clubs such as Zumba, Intramural Sports, Game Club, Doll Club, and Lego Club. These initiatives not only enhance learning but also foster a well-rounded educational experience for our students.
At CCA, we hold high expectations for our students' future success. Upon graduation, CCA students are equipped to tackle the challenges of high school and beyond, excelling academically and spiritually. Our Knights consistently achieve scores that surpass the national average in all academic disciplines. Moreover, our longstanding reputation of producing well-prepared graduates has gained recognition from both public and private high schools, affirming the caliber of education our students receive as they transition to higher levels of learning.
“Since Countryside Christian Academy opened its doors in 2000, it has been the heart of leadership to establish a godly foundation for young people. Passing on a legacy of knowledge, character, and faith is the core of the Academy’s mission. Eighteen students were enrolled the opening year; all of them were preschoolers, ages two to four. However, leadership’s vision was to reach more young people."
Ms. Crystal L. Mascaro, MAEdL
Head of School
Countryside Christian Academy
Our Mission, Vision and Goals
Since Countryside Christian Academy opened its doors in 2000, it has been the heart of leadership to establish a godly foundation for young people.
The mission of Countryside Christian Academy is to assist families by providing excellence in Christian education; while instilling biblical principles in students’ lives that they might impact their society for Christ.
Our desire is to partner with parents to develop the whole child: spirit, soul (mind), and body with the awareness that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior. We strive to preserve academic excellence in education and prepare tomorrow’s godly leaders.