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And the King will answer them, ‘I assure you: Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.   Matthew 25:40

In 1962, Native American Christian Academy (formerly Sun Valley Indian School) began in the heart and mind of Gertrude Jones. She had worked with Native Americans for over 20 years and wanted to do something special for the children. Her dream was to provide a school that would make a difference in the lives of children from various reservations. This school would be committed to providing children with a quality Christian education.

In January of 1963, God made this dream a reality as the school opened its doors for the first day of classes. A handful of students started classes that year. They lived in a small trailer located on a 5-acre plot of land. And now, over 50 years later, Native American Christian Academy is a campus consisting of 72 acres and 32 buildings, and we still have that same dream – to provide our children with a quality Christian education.

The mission of Native American Christian Academy is to educate and disciple students for Christ. Our core values are Holiness, Service and Teamwork. Native American Christian Academy is a 10% mission special of the Church of the Nazarene and teaches a Wesleyan-Holiness Theology.

Native American Christian Academy provides three meals a day, showers, and a safe boarding school environment, where our students live under the loving and prayerful care of dedicated dorm parents. The students and their dorm parents participate in regular activities, special field trips and meet people from across the nation. Through the dorm parents each student will learn responsibilities in the hopes of building a foundation for future success.

Native American Christian Academy provides an education for children in first through twelfth grade. The program allows our students to participate in a wide variety of foundational classes including science, literature, math, English, physical education, Bible, history and art. We also offer a choice of electives allowing our student’s minds and horizons to be stretched as they experience extra-curricular opportunities in learning Native American customs, computers, sports, and music.

The average tuition for a student at Native American Christian Academy runs about $13,000 a year. Families are charged $50 per month. The rest is made up through tax credits, donors, sponsors, and any excess funds attained through the Christian Network Foundation. By charging the families in such a manner, should a family be jobless, they should still be able to make the investment in their child’s education.

Please pray for the staff and students of Native American Christian Academy.