A Look Inside NCA
Northstar Christian Academy was first in session in 1972. Simple in nature, it used a packet system relying on individual study. After three years, the school switched to a traditional curriculum. These materials and goals are being constantly updated to meet the needs of children in learning the basics, coupled with Christ and Bible-centered content.
Initially our school was housed at First Bible Baptist Church, but because of such phenomenal growth, it was moved to its location at 332 Spencerport Road. We purchased our present facility in 1981.
Northstar is a Preschool/Daycare through 12th grade Christian school consisting of approximately 350 pupils and 40 full time staff members.
Northstar Christian Academy is a ministry of First Bible Baptist Church of Rochester, New York (990 Manitou Rd, Hilton, NY 14468).
We believe that NCA is an extension of the home in that the parents, having the primary responsibility for educating their children, have asked NCA to partner with them in fulfilling that purpose.
The Mission of Northstar Christian Academy is to:
- Glorify God
- Establish the scriptures as the final, absolute authority
- Provide a distinctly Christian environment for the student body
- Teach traditional course offerings from a biblical worldview
- Promote excellence in the realm of the spiritual, academic, social and physical components of life
- Encourage the student body to be conformed to the image of Christ, holy, self-disciplined and responsible
- Prepare disciples of Jesus Christ for Christian service, encouraging the student(s) to seek God’s purpose for them in this life
S C H O O L P U R P O S E
A School Where Christian Character is Emphasized.
Our goal is to instill and develop Christ like qualities in the lives of our students so that they will grow up “In the nurture and admonition of the Lord” and “be conformed to the image of His Son.”
A School Where Bible Truth is Taught.
Bible study is of fundamental importance and is required of all students. The Bible is God’s chart for your child to steer by, to keep him from going to the bottom of the sea, to show him where the harbor is, and how to reach it without running on rocks and sandbars. If we abide by the principles of the Bible, our children, as well as our country, will go on prospering. The Scriptures teach us the best way of living, the noblest way of suffering, and the most dignified way of dying.
A School Where Morality is Stressed.
“Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” (I Timothy 4:12) One has only to look around to see immorality prevalent on every hand. It is a joy to see Christian young people take a stand for our Lord Jesus Christ and live by the standards He has set down. We believe in constantly upholding the highest virtues.
A School Where Self-discipline is Expected.
We strongly believe that self-discipline is mandatory for the welfare
of the home, church, school, and world in which we live. No man ever became great doing as he pleased. If little men do as they please, they become—little nobodies. Great men and women submit themselves to the laws governing the realm of their greatness.
A School Where High Academic Achievement is Honored.
We believe school is a place to learn. “A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels.” (Proverbs 1:5) Students who do not take their schooling seriously may be asked to leave.
A School Where Patriotism Counts.
Love of God and of country were primary concerns of our Pilgrim fathers in the education of their children. A young child is just beginning to have feelings of loyalty and pride and these will grow best in an atmosphere of love and security, in aroused interests, in broadened fields of knowledge, in chances to work with others, and through good examples of everyday living. Students are taught authority and the responsibilities they owe to their community, state, and nation.
A R T I C L E S O F F A I T H
As Northstar Christian Academy is a ministry of First Bible Baptist Church, it adheres to the statement of faith of the church. These articles of faith may be read here.