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  Mission Bend Christian Academy’s mission is to BRING children into a nurturing Environment, BUILD a strong spiritual, academic, social, and physical foundation, and to SEND forth Christ-like students.  
     
 
 

Welcome

Welcome to Mission Bend Christian Academy where the excitement of learning emanates from children every day. Here you will find a school with a structured yet loving educational environment.  Our small student/teacher ratio provides a nurturing environment enabling students to grow spiritually, academically, socially and physically.

The Early Childhood Program focuses on language development with emphasis on vocabulary and reading, discovery of math and science through guided play, music, art, fine and gross motor development and American Sign Language.  The Early Childhood program encourages social growth and a love for learning.

The Elementary and Middle School programs, kindergarten through sixth grade, focus on a wide range of concepts from a strong phonics based Language Arts and Reading program inclusive of  whole language, strong reading comprehension and writing skills to Math and Science utilizing a hands-on approach encouraging problem solving skills. Social Studies, American Sign Language, Spanish, Music, P.E.  and Computer instruction enable development of the whole child while utilizing critical thinking skills.

We invite you to visit soon, tour the Mission Bend Christian Academy campus, and find out more about us.  We look forward to seeing you and adding you to the supportive Mission Bend Christian Academy family.

Thank you for considering Mission Bend Christian Academy.

Jennifer Craft

Head of School

 




Mission Bend Christian Academy is dedicated to providing quality education for toddlers  through middle school.  Teachers and specialists with a diversity of educational backgrounds and experiences present developmentally appropriate instruction in a nurturing and loving environment. 

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PURPOSE
We believe that our children are the most important investment in the future. . .our #1 resource. Cultivating this resource through academically sound, Christian education empowers our children with strong character to make a difference in the future. We seek to provide appropriate activities that meet the spiritual, academic, physical, emotional, and social needs of the individual child.

HISTORY
Mission Bend Christian Academy (MBCA) is a loving ministry of Mission Bend United Methodist Church.  It started with a vision to create a place within the community where children could be safe, nurtured and experience spiritual growth and development in a Christian environment. 

In 1982, the “Mother’s Day Out” ministry began serving preschool children up to age 4.  Parents wanting their children to remain in the same caring environment through elementary school were an encouragement to expand the level of care and educational services.  The school added approximately one grade per year between1995 – 2006. MBCA later added preschool, elementary and intermediate level grades and is currently all-inclusive to the surrounding community.

DIVERSITY
Cultural and ethnic diversity is a positive asset for the school. The school is racially and ethnically diverse and is sensitive to the variety of cultures in the community. English is the primary language spoken at MBCA; however, English is not always the first language of the students or their parents.  MBCA works with students to help them learn the English language.

SCHOOL PHILOSOPHY 
At MBCA, we aim to encourage, guide and challenge the students entrusted to us.  We strive to better our world child by child. We strive to:

  • Develop creativity and self-expression;
  • Foster positive attitudes toward self and others;
  • Cultivate language skills and communication abilities;
  • Stimulate interest in mathematics, sciences and the arts:
  • Promote health, physical and spiritual growth and motor development;
  • Encourage self-discipline and acceptance of reasonable limits; and
  • Strengthen home-school relationships.

We plan our curriculum within a caring and creative environment.  Our programs are carefully designed to enlarge the child’s repertoire of knowledge and skills to increase self-confidence and promote curiosity and initiative.  

SCHOOL GROUNDS
MBCA is located on 17 acres of land surrounded by green grass. The buildings take up approximately 6 acres of space. Some of the buildings are modular. The environment is well lit and clean. There is a sports pavilion on the property. It is a learning environment with room for future growth. MBCA is adjacent to Mission Bend United Methodist Church. 

AN ASSET TO THE COMMUNITY
MBCA offers a multiuse facility to enhance the quality of life within the community.  The facility is available for home school activities, youth groups, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, team sports, and camps.  The community can reserve space at MBCA for approved activities.

MISSION STATEMENT -To Bring, Build, and Send
Mission Bend Christian Academy is dedicated to serving children. Our school strives to provide a loving environment enabling our students to grow spiritually, academically, socially, and physically.

Our Christ -centered, academically accelerated program develops good character, strong moral values, and a love for learning. MBCA is a diverse environment which recognizes its diversity as a valued educational resource. We are a Christian institution currently enrolling students from 13 months through middle school. MBCA is a ministry of Mission Bend United Methodist Church. Administration and supervision are under the direction of the School Board of Directors.

FACULTY
During the formative years of life, it is vital to have dedicated teachers who are competent, qualified, and concerned for young people. The faculty of our elementary and middle school is comprised of degreed, certified teachers.

PARENTS
Parents are their child's first and most influential teachers. We encourage you to become actively involved with all aspects of your child's education including orientation, personal visits, conferences, parent education events, parent -child evenings, and more!

ADMISSION POLICY
Mission Bend Christian Academy admits qualified students of any race, color, nationality, or 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, nationality, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships, athletic, or other school-administered programs.

 

MISSION BEND BOARD OF DIRECTORS   2012-2013
 

Mike Ellis - Chairperson
Jim Peters
Lacy Shipp - Secretary
Joe Partain
Michael Smith

Susan Trainor

Linda Bosco-Serr
Carol Fletcher - Treasurer
Shann Shinn
Janila Jenkinson

Rebecca Moring

 

   

David Meeker-Williams Senior Pastor
Connie Fowler - Christian Education Director       
Jennifer Craft - Head of School

Brenda Kelly - Lower School Director

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING REGISTRATION
CALL THE SCHOOL OFFICE AT 281-497-4057