Looking for a startup school or group in your area?

Are you looking for a startup school nearby, or considering the idea of starting a school yourself? Maybe you have started the process and want like-minded people to join you?

Below you will see a list of individuals, families, and churches — organized by location— who are looking to start or have already taken the first steps towards starting schools. They are divided by region, which you can see on the map below. If you would like to be that brave initiator, see our Start a School page for help and become a Startup School Member. Classical Christian schools usually have small beginnings. One person with a vision is all that’s needed to start the process!


Sandpoint, ID

Our Triune God blesses His covenantal people. If that is true, then why wouldn’t we set out to provide boroughs–like Alfred the Great–which nurtures God’s truth, goodness, and beauty in Christian schools, families, churches, and commerce. These boroughs ought to be steeped in the paideia of God, which is how His Kingdom comes and His Will is done, on earth as it is in heaven. One cannot have the paideia of God without education being a major part of the immersion in Christ. That is why we are choosing to follow the ACCS model of education for our families in North Idaho. May God’s blessing be upon us, as we pray for Him to continue to bless us with an ACCS school for our children and our children’s children in the Sandpoint area. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Billings, MT

Montana Christian Academy plans to open the fall of 2025. We are a group of educators, church leaders, and families who aim to restore Christian paideia through Classical Christian Education. The school’s mission is to orient students to God and the world he has created by studying God’s natural and special revelation. Contact us at [email protected] if you would like to be involved.

Vallejo, CA

Faith Bible Church of Vallejo (45 mins north of SFO) is praying and planning to open K and 1st grade classes at its site. In 2009, Faith Bible Church of Vallejo opened its own Christ-centered early education ministry (capacity: 12 toddlers + 18 preschoolers), Mustard Seed Preschool. In 2014, the church added an additional junior kindergarten/Kindergarten class (capacity: 12 kindergartners). Since November 2020, amidst the rapid deterioration of morality in society spurred by Northern California liberal public, state and federal government mandates, Faith Bible Church of Vallejo once again seeks to open its church-sponsored Christ-centered K-6th grade elementary school beginning in September 2024, beginning with two lower school classes (capacity: 12 children each class). In our small corner of the world, Faith Bible Church of Vallejo continues to boldly love God, love people and impact the world around the church through its multiple ministries, specifically through its early education program, and now, its primary school ministry. Please help our urban church pray for the Lord’s direction and guidance for our very own classical Christian school. Please email Corinna Calica for more information or if you’d like to be involved: [email protected].

Paonia, CO

We are praying to start a Pk-6 CCS in 2024-2025 lord willing. Contact Kiya and Josh McIntire ([email protected]) for details.

Yuma, AZ

My name is Barbi Zemtsov. I am a military wife & mother looking for other families to join in preparing to start a CCE school here in Yuma. I have two children, age 3 and 1; I currently send my son to a local Christian preschool and further his education at home using the Memoria Press curriculum. I have my bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and have an ESL teaching certificate. God has placed a wild vision in my heart to open a CCE school. Please contact me if you are interested in joining in prayer and moving forward in this adventure: [email protected].

Montrose, CO

Hello, my name is John DeSario. I pastor Summit Church and plan to start a 3 days a week CCS in 2024 for grades 6-9 using Memoria Press curriculum. If you want to get involved, please email me at [email protected].

Southern Utah

My name is Rebecca Holman. I am interested in learning more about how to provide a CCE to my children. I cherish a school setting as I think it takes a village to raise a child. Looking for other “villagers” to help create this opportunity in the Southern Utah area. For background, I am a parent of five children. I have a Bachelors in Finance and Secondary Education, was a former PTA president. I am an active Christian. Please email me at [email protected] to get in touch!

Fresno, CA

Hi, my name is Nick Peugh. I had my first son in August 2022, and my wife is a teacher at a private non-Christian preschool. We are blessed to be able to have our son go to her current preschool when the time arrives, but as soon as Kindergarten hits we are worried what we will do to ensure our child isn’t cast into the public school system. I want the children in the Central Valley of California to thrive in upright and intellectual education. It looks like Fresno, despite being the Christian heart of the state, doesn’t have any CCE schools. We would be interested in finding/founding in the next 4-5 years. Contact me at [email protected] if interested!

Denver, CO

I am looking for other families interested in starting a school in the Central Park neighborhood of Denver. The Denver area currently has three ACCS member schools which are located in Highlands Ranch, Littleton, and most recently Broomfield but there isn’t an option within about 20 miles of the Central Park neighborhood (and continuing out toward Green Valley Ranch). I am looking for other interested parents who want to join our family in seeking to provide a solution not only to meet our children’s needs but to be a source of light and truth in a largely unchurched area of Denver. Please email Lauren DeLong ([email protected]) to get involved.

Holyoke, CO

We are Inklings Academy, a private classical Christian School that plans to offer full-day classes for grades 1-12. At some point, we hope to add kindergarten to our classes. We will be located at Holyoke First Christian Church. Please email Brittany Daniel at [email protected] for information.

Juneau, AK

My name is Dave Marshall. My plan is to start a classical Christian school in order to disciple my children, the children of our church, and town. Contact me at [email protected] for more information.

Washougal, WA

Hi, my name is Tracee Linder. We currently participate in a homeschool Classical Conversations program. We’d love to add a 2x/week school in our area. Please email me at [email protected] to get involved.

Carlsbad/San Diego, CA

Hello. My name is Sunny Bolden, mother of three children ages six, four, and five months. I am interested in partnering with believers in my area to continue to learn about this approach to education and to start a Classical Christian school. I am in Carlsbad. Please contact me if this interests you: [email protected]. Thank you.

Nine Mile Falls, WA

My name is Heath Anyan. At the Timbers School we grow kids with deep biblical roots, to be used as strong timbers for building God’s kingdom. Email me at [email protected] for more information!


Milwaukee, WI

I plan on starting a Christian school K4-5th grade Fall 2025 in Milwaukee, WI. Email Verlena Simms at [email protected] for more information.

Columbus, OH

Hi, my name is Monica Feller. I’m a homeschool mom doing classical conversations. We desire a hybrid, drop-off classical Christian co-op, 2-3 days/week. We would like to meet with other families interested in building a hybrid model school (co-op) East of Columbus, Ohio. Please email me to get involved: [email protected].

Normal, IL

White Horse Academy is a classical Christian school that is launching our first school year September of 2024. The Lord has already provided more than 7 committed families, a great building for year, and our lead teacher. We are starting by offering K-3 and are enrolling families now. Please check us out at https://www.whitehorseclassical.org/, and feel free to contact us if you’re interested in supporting or joining our school! Contact Caleb Hoerr: [email protected].

Council Bluffs, IA

My name is Mark Lickliter. I would like to start an ACCS School in Council Bluffs in 1-3 years. I would like to teach Bible/Theology. Right now I am finishing seminary at RTS. Email me at [email protected] to get in touch.

Portage, MI

We are a group located in Southwest Michigan starting Civitas Classical Academy. We have been at work on this project for the past couple years and are planning to launch in fall 2024. We believe God is at work rebuilding the ruins of a once thriving Christian culture in West Michigan and a classical Christian school will be crucial to that endeavor, raising the next generation of men and women to boldly live lives obedient to the Lord Jesus Christ. Email Joshua Bakker at [email protected] for more information!

Dexter, MI

My name is Stacey Wing. I am the chair of a non-profit working to establish a Classical Christian school. We hope to open Fall 2024, grades K-4. Please reach out if you are interested! Email [email protected] for more information.

Sioux Center, IA

The Classical Academy of Sioux Center is planning to open in fall 2024 in Sioux Center, Iowa as a 4 day/week school. Please email [email protected] to get involved.

Greensburg, IN

Hi, my name is James Ogle. I am a father of four sons. I want a classical Christian school for my community and children that is harnessed in the grace, truth, and glory of God. Please email me at [email protected].

Menomonie, WI

Summit Academy is a Christ-centered, PreK-8 school in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Email Jennie Cimino at [email protected] to get involved!

Glenwood, IA

Hi, my name is Katelyn Johnson! I am a concerned and invested mom of three who dreams of a solid, well rounded, faith based education for my community. Please join me in considering a classical model school startup for our community! You can contact me at [email protected].

Lenexa, KS

Members of Providence Community Church are planning to open a collaborative school for grades K-3 or K-4 in August 2024. As there are currently no ACCS member schools in Johnson County, Kansas, we hope and pray that Knox Classical School will be able to serve families throughout the area. We’ll host a series of interest meetings starting in August 2023. Please email us at [email protected] for more information.

Corydon, IN

Lord willing, Veritas Classical School in Corydon, IN will open a 1 day/week Christian Classical school for homeschoolers in 2024. The need is great and families are looking for answers, so we anticipate quick growth and developing into a K-12 school. Please email Bonnie Erickson at [email protected] for more information!

Berrien County, MI

Hi, my name is Cindy Belcher. We are starting Liberty Christian Classical School in Berrien County, MI, location TBD. Our 501c3 application underway. We are starting as K8, but aiming for K12. Aiming for Fall 2024 open. Email me at [email protected] for more info.

Hayward, WI

Trinitas Classical Academy is in the initial stages of forming a Classical Christian school in Hayward, WI. Our goal is to be up and running by Fall 2024. Please email Amy Dieckman for more information: [email protected].

Batavia, OH

Clermont Christian School is launching Fall 2023 with a 2 morning per week homeschool enrichment program (Kindergarten – 3rd grade) and plans to expand to a full five-day traditional model in the future. Visit clermontchristian.org or email [email protected] for more information.

Davenport, IA

We are parents wanting to start an institution to equip children of our city to shape the culture around them. Most American children are being educated to serve the state rather than Christ, to love what is evil instead of good, and are graduating without the capacity for hard work or critical thinking. We will provide an education that establishes a thoroughly biblical worldview and cultivates virtue in order to graduate students who are equipped to shape the culture around them through wise and victorious Christian living. Contact Jarek Bakken at [email protected] to get involved.

Newburgh, IN

We are wanting to start a classical Christian school in the east Evansville-area; as none exists presently. Our hope is to start a school with a grade or two to begin, and to systematically build toward providing K-12. Email Chris Leins at [email protected] for more information!

Kansas City, MO

Kalos Christian Academy is launching this September, serving K-6th grades in the Kansas City Northland. We are now accepting applications at www.KalosKC.com.

Kalos Christian Academy’s mission is to glorify God by partnering with parents in discipling their children with a distinctly Christ-centered, classical, and academically excellent education. It is our aim to graduate diligent Christian men and women who love the Lord and are challenged to be lifelong learners with strong moral character, dedicated to the authority of God’s Word, and equipped to do good works for the Glory of God.

For more information, please email [email protected].

Neenah, WI

Valor Classical Christian Academy is a newly forming school located in the Fox Valley of Wisconsin. Valor offers a time-tested educational approach that aligns with a child’s natural development, focuses on rich and integrated content, and fosters a love of learning. With plans to launch in the fall of 2023, Valor will offer Kindergarten through 6th grades with additional grades added in subsequent years. Our mission is to shape young people through an enduring education that cultivates wisdom, virtue, and service to Christ. Email Joy Radford at [email protected] to get involved.

Mansfield, OH

Mansfield Classical Academy is a Christ-centered, classical, university style K4-12 educational opportunity. Contact Kristin Herzberger at [email protected] for more information.

Jerseyville, IL

My name is Abigail Parish. I am interested in starting a school in the Jersey or Greene County area in Illinois. Contact me at [email protected] if you have a similar interest.

Northfield, MN

Hi, my name is Kathleen Kopseng. We have a start-up location and several interested in teaching. We’re still in the information gathering stage and are beginning to look at financing, and promotion. There is some information listed below:

Name: Cornerstone Academy.
A small group has been meeting since July and hope to start Fall, 2023.
Grades: unsure.

Please contact me at [email protected] for more information.

Columbus, OH

My name is Brandon Rohrig. I’m a church leader, small business owner, and former public school teacher based in Columbus, Ohio. With the help of my local church, I’m planning to launch a new classical Christian school, Virtues Academy, as soon as fall 2023. If you’re a like-minded believer in Central Ohio, I’d love to hear from you. You can visit https://virtues.academy or send me an email at [email protected] to get in touch.

Webster, SD

Hi, my name is Korina Brockhaus and I would like to start a CCE school near the Webster area of northeast South Dakota. I need another parent to help teach. I had the wonderful opportunity to send my oldest to Kindergarten at a CCE during the 2021-2022 school year. We have since moved to South Dakota, and there is nothing like this available anywhere near me. I want my children to continue to have the opportunity to learn in a faith-based curriculum and environment; and I believe there are other families who want this for their children as well. I also do not want the government involved with curriculum, or any possible medical decisions of my children, and a CCE non-profit will provide this safe haven. I would love to gain support from the community and join with other parents and families to make this school a reality. Please reach out to me at [email protected] if you are interested in supporting or getting involved. Thank you!

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El Paso, TX

We are prayerfully planning to open a Classical Christian school with hope of starting in September 2024. The tentative name is King Alfred School; please get in touch with Leslie Hoard at [email protected] to get involved! 

New Braunfels, TX

Hi, my name is William Moravits. I am an educator who wishes to provide a CCE to my community as an alternative to progressive education. I have a PhD in Political Science, and am a former Catholic middle school teacher and public high school teacher. Email me at [email protected] to get in touch.

Huntsville, TX

My name is Clint Allen. I’m a CCE administrator of 20 yrs, and we have started Creed Classical School in Huntsville, TX to the glory of God. Creed Classical School is a startup school whose inaugural year begins Fall 2023. We are a classical, Christian, and collaborative school. Please email me at [email protected] to get involved!

Lucas, TX

The need for a classical Christian school in our area is stronger than ever, with exponential population growth of people moving to East Collin County and leaving public education, long wait lists for existing Christian schools, high tuition, and ambiguous acceptance criteria.

We seek to start a University Model Classical Christian School with affordable tuition rates (more accessible to ministry families, families on a single income, or under-resourced families) with a strong emphasis on teaching a Biblical worldview, disciple-making and evangelism, cross-cultural missions, worshipping God through music, theater, and art, as well as living as a Christ-follower in relational community with other Christ-followers. We have a starting location in Lucas, TX.

We are prayerfully considering opening Fall 2023. Interested in joining us? Contact us for more information! Please email us at [email protected] with subject line: “Classical Christian School.”


Manchester, NH

Hello, I’m Matthew Breault. We want to start a CCS to teach generations of our Christian children. We are looking to start a classical Christian school in the Manchester area, starting in 2026 or sooner. We are having monthly prayer and planning meetings. Please contact me at [email protected] for information. I look forward to hearing from you and partnering to spread Christendom in Manchester.

Boston, MA

My name is Christina Qualls, and I am an experienced educator and school administrator. I would love to start a Boston school. I want to take what I have learned over my years in public and charter schools to establish a classical school that aligns with my Christian beliefs and values. My goal is to start with an elementary school and expand by adding grades each year. If you are interested in joining this great movement in the city of Boston please reach out to me at [email protected].

New Haven, CT

Hi, my name is Mario Kontomerkos. I’m a retired large business executive with a young family, focused on creating an enduring Classical Christian school in CT. I’m seeking to meet interested parents located in southern Connecticut. Please email me [email protected] if you’re interested in getting involved!

Providence, RI

We are starting a school in greater Providence (RI) area, looking to launch Fall 2024 with grades preK-4, and adding a grade each year. We’re looking for interested families and potential teachers. Please contact Jarrod Lynn to get in touch: [email protected]!

Erie, PA

My family is planning to start a 4-day academy for homeschooling families in the Erie area. We will meet four days per week (Tuesday–Friday), and are hoping to begin with grades K–3. We’re looking for a few like-minded families interested in helping us build this academy from the ground level. Our mission is to partner with parents in providing a Christ-centered classical education for the purpose of teaching children to think critically, affirm the true, pursue the good, and enjoy the beautiful, to the glory of Jesus Christ, by whom and for whom all things were created. Email Christopher Preston at [email protected] to get involved.

Pittsburgh, PA

In Fall of 2024, Penn Woods Classical Academy will open a K-5 Classical Christian School serving Pittsburgh, PA. Penn Woods Classical Academy aims to improve the heart, train the mind, and nurture the spirit of our students for God’s Glory so they may build for themselves a virtuous and wise moral, intellectual, and civic foundation, serve as joyful leaders in their community, and strive to become lifelong seekers of True, Good, and Beautiful realities.


Kennebunk, ME

Hello, my name is Alyssa Michaud. Our area is in need and I am looking for like minded individuals who are believers to start a hybrid model classical Christian school. This would include 2-3 days at school and the other days at home. For more info, email me at [email protected].

Keene, NH

Hi, my name is Lindsay Pattison. The pilot year is planned for Fall 2023 in Keene, NH, to begin a classical Christian school for Prek-3rd and 9th grades. Email me at [email protected] for more information.


Laurel, MS

We have three families committed to starting a classical Christian school. In addition to our three founding families, several other families have expressed interest in enrolling their children. We are diligently working to highlight the truth, goodness, and beauty of the classical Christian education model in our community.

Our families are based in Laurel, MS, a strategic location with a population of 18,000. Laurel is situated 30 minutes from a university and 15 minutes from a community college. While the city itself has a population of 18,000, the county boasts approximately 45,000 residents.

We are currently assessing the level of interest for a particularly classical Christian education within the community, especially considering there is already an established Christian school in the area that does not follow a classical curriculum. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Jerod at [email protected].

Pink Hill, NC

Hi, my name is Jessica Long! A good friend of mine and I have been discussing starting a school for our community for quite some time. We desire the classical Christian model for our children. We are in a very rural area and there are limited options close by. We are in the southern Lenoir county/Jones county area. Contact me at [email protected] if interested!

Hendersonville, TN

Hi, my name is Ryan James. My family was a part of a collaborative classical school before in another state. I’m on staff at a local church and looking to start a school in our area now. Email me at [email protected] to get in touch.

Forest Park, GA

I am a pastor’s wife seeking people who are interested in their children or teens attending a classical Christian school in Clayton County, GA. Please contact me at [email protected]!

Rochelle, GA

Hello, my name is Matthew Bishop. I am a concerned and hopeful Christian, planning to start a Classical Christian School to retake the education of our kids. Please email me at [email protected] to get in touch.

Hernando, MS

Hi, my name is Zach Goodrow! I want to start a classical Christian K-12 school in DeSoto County, MS. Email me at [email protected] to get involved!

Union City, NC

Are you an established school open to establishing a branch location in Union County (Charlotte area) of NC? I feel called to start a school but feel the best way would be to partner with an established organization. There is so much potential and so much need in our area. I serve as an elected member of our county Board of Education since 2014. Public education is going downhill fast! Contact Gary Sides at [email protected] to learn more.

Clearwater, FL

Gulf Coast Classical Academy has been operating as a Full-Time K-8 Classical Latin Christian School since Fall 2021 and was incorporated under the name Gulf Coast Classical Academy, Inc as a non-profit, Florida registered private school in January 2022. This school was started during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Classical Latin Christian model naturally follows the values and principles that were once commonplace in our nation’s education. After researching numerous private schools in the area, it was found that this full-time model did not exist in Pinellas County, FL. This led to the creation of Gulf Coast Classical Academy. For more information, please check out the following link: https://www.gulfcoastclassicalacademy.org/about-us.

Snellville/Lawrenceville, GA

Hello! My husband and I have been looking for a classical Christian school in our area. They are all at least an hour away. Are there any other families in Gwinnett County Georgia interested in starting a school program? You can email me (Dana Watts) at [email protected].

Cooper City, FL

Hello, my name is Sebastian Ospina. We are a church with a Classical Christian School ministry who are aiming to point our children to God. Please contact me at [email protected] for more information.

Carrollton, GA

Hi, my name is Shanna Wilcurt. I am working to start a school that will ultimately be K-12, and that is Christ-centered and rigorous. Our school name will be Life Christian Academy. Our mission is to provide an academically rigorous education centered on Christ, with an environment that reinforces the beliefs and values of the home. We aim to produce young men and women who have roots in the community and are committed to community outreach wherever life takes them. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Orlando, FL

My name is Marc Brashear. We are establishing Christus Victor, a Board-Directed, Classical Christian School opening Fall 2023 in Orlando, Florida. In the kind providence of God, we have established the non-profit corporation and a Board of Directors. We have the support of Cornerstone Church of Orlando (Reformed Baptist) and with their help, the work is well underway. For more information, contact [email protected].


Guimarães, Portugal

We are planning to open a school in the north of Portugal. We are setting up a missionary foundation to be able to open. Please contact Thiago Santo at [email protected]

Dublin, Ireland

Hello, my name is Janille Stephens. I taught elementary school in Texas and currently live in Dublin, Ireland. We are hoping to find parents and teachers who are interested in classical education with a mind toward starting a school here in Dublin. If you are interested, please email me at [email protected].