Teaching Minds – Touching Hearts – Shaping Lives
“This is the BEST school for any child, any age. I researched them ALL, Monmouth and Ocean County. I could not be happier with the education provided by a phenomenal
staff. They have their priorities straight. Your child will LEARN! Do your homework before you select a school!”
“We cannot say enough about the quality of education our children are receiving at PCA! The staff is clearly dedicated to our children’s success in learning and overall wellbeing.”
“We could not have asked for a better start to our daughter’s school experience. The staff is so remarkable.”
“PCA provides an excellent learning environment, with smaller classes, an excelled curriculum and Bible study.”
“We are extremely pleased with PCA. The curriculum is second to none and the teachers are fantastic. Our son really enjoys the school and has continued to impress us with his development and absorption of the extensive materials and robust offerings. Spanish in preschool is marvelous!! After having a difficult time deciding on a school, we know that we made a wise decision and
look forward to sending out other children to
PCA. I strongly recommend this school.”
“I have nothing but good things to say about this school. The curriculum is very well organized with experienced and trained teachers who not only promote and monitor my child’s knowledge and education, but also supervise her overall development as an independent and disciplined individual.”
“PCA provides a safe and loving environment, all while teaching my son to learn and grow.”
“We are so thankful for all PCA does as a school, and most importantly for the patience and love that you show to my child. This is such a wonderful school, and all of the children and parents are happy to be a part of it.”
“This is the best school for any child. The teachers are always available to speak to you and I love the way my daughter has become much more responsible, kind, and organized. I really recommend this school to everyone.”
“We searched for a Christian school that would provide our children with a high quality, faith based education. We found other schools that were larger and had more bells and whistles, but realized PCA offered exactly what we were looking for. The education is fantastic, the staff dedicated, and the environment very welcoming. I couldn’t have asked for a better school!”
Providence Christian Academy is a non-denominational Christian school
At Providence Christian Academy we offer:
Providence Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all 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 or ethnic origin in administration of it’s educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
“In modern times there are opposing views about the practice of education. There is no general agreement about what the young should learn either in relation to virtue or in relation to the best life; nor is it clear whether their education ought to be directed more towards the intellect than towards the character of the soul…. And it is not certain whether training should be directed at things useful in life or at those conducive to virtue, or at non-essentials…. And there is no agreement as to what in fact does tend towards virtue. Men do not all prize most highly the same virtue, so naturally they differ also about the proper training for it.”
The above quote sounds like a current ongoing discussion and debate, one that fuels missions, visions and standards throughout the private as well as the public school sector. It was, in fact, said more than 2,300 years ago by Aristotle, and so the debate continues.
Over 20 years ago a group of parents, quite possibly with some of those very thoughts in mind, started a Christian school where the education of their children could be in relation to virtue, best life and intellect done from a perspective that was Christian and grounded in biblical truth.
When the school first opened its doors it was located in the basement of a church. After a time the church wanted to have the school become an official part of their ministry. The founders never intended to have a school that would be under the auspices of a church and so they set out to find a new location. They were welcomed into a building owned by what is now called The Deacon’s Union of Monmouth and Adjacent Counties. The building was formally a chicken coop and the Union was using it to offer evening Bible courses to adults. PCA helped with a lot of renovations to the building and then rented what would otherwise have sat empty during the day.
In 1990 when the school moved from the church location to the “chicken coop,” as it was always fondly referred to, it dropped the name Maranatha and incorporated as Providence Christian Academy. Providence was chosen, remembering one of the names of God, Jehovah-Jirah, God will provide
After nearly 15 years in the “chicken coop” the Deacon’s Union determined they needed the facility to themselves and the school was asked to leave. It found “homes” the following year by being split between two church locations. A month into their second year using two facilities, one of the churches determined that they no longer wanted the school using their facility and requested Providence leave their church at the end of that school year.
Rather than wait until the end of the school year, PCA approached the other church, explained their upcoming eviction, and was welcomed with open arms. The teachers and staff of the school forfeited their time off in order to have a block of time to move the classes that were housed in the one church over to the other.
St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church has been “home” to PCA, an independent, non-denominational evangelical Christian school for what is now the 9th year. Not only did they make all of their classrooms, used for their after-school CCD program, available to the school, they divided a very large all purpose room in half so that the school could have a lovely office facility on the premises. Everyone at St. Robert’s is loving, gracious, accommodating and supportive of PCA as they provide high quality Christian schooling to young children.
Jehovah-Jirah, God provided, God provides.