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!
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].
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
We are forming a private classic Christian school, K-12, in a rural area. Our goal is to start classes in September of 2023. Contact James Small at [email protected] for more information or to help out.
Hi, my name is Andrew Phillips. We are seeking parents who want to return to a more rigorous, virtuous and ardent Christian education for their children. Please contact me at [email protected] if you’re interested in assisting us start a classical Christian school!
Sitka Classical Learning Center is a multi-age & grade blended co-op program that offers a Classical education K-12. We don’t all come from classical traditions, but we have learned and are continuing to learn the immense value classical education has for our children and ourselves as parent educators. Please visit our website: sitkaclassicallearningcenter.
My name is Dennis Rasmussen. I am a Christian attorney who sees the need for a Classical Christian School (K-12) in the Hemet Valley. Currently, I am recruiting a headmaster and seeking adequate facilities. Contact Dennis at [email protected] for more information.
San Diego, CA
My name is Jacob Merkey and we are going to start an affordable Classical Christian School in the fall of 2022. We would love to have more people to help partner with us in this endeavor. We are part of the Response Church and already have multiple families who are going to be a part of this brand new school. Please reach out if you have any interest to join! Contact Jacob at [email protected] for more information.
Aberdeen/Hoquiam/Grays Harbor County, WA
We are interested in starting a Classical Christian School in the beautifully green, mountainous and ocean-side county of Grays Harbor in Washington State. We strongly desire your prayers for God’s provision for this project as we seek more co-laborers, churches, and interested families to join us in this start up. We currently have a steering committee formed which represents members from several local churches.
Our goal is to start classes September of 2021 beginning with enrollment into kindergarten and the primary grades as enrollment numbers allow. Whether you are an interested parent, pastor, donor, educator or other supporter, we invite you to contact us at [email protected] for more information. Also, you can request to be added to our contact list so that we are able to keep you updated on the progress of this project.
Michael & Annie Morgan on behalf of our steering committee.
North Denver Metro, CO
Summit Classical Academy is new classical Christian school forming in the North Denver Metro area. We are excited about this endeavor and believe it is filling a need in our community. The Association of Classical Christian Schools (ACCS) is the largest network of classical Christian schools in the nation. The Denver area currently has two ACCS member schools, Arma Dei Academy in Highlands Ranch and Augustine Classical Academy in Littleton, but there isn’t an option on the North end. Summit Classical Academy is filling this need. We are passionate about the classical Christian model because we have seen it work previously and hear of its success in other ACCS schools across the nation. We believe this is the best education we can give our children, so we are going for it! Families who are interested in a classical Christian school in the Northern Denver Metro area please contact us via email at [email protected] or visit our website at: www.SummitClassicalAcademy.org.
My name is Bryan Baker and I am very interested in starting a school in the Surprise-Peoria-Glendale area near Phoenix, AZ. Please visit my website and sign up for the interest list! https://classicalchristianphx.school.blog/
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.
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].
Summit Academy is a Christ-centered, PreK-8 school in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Email Jennie Cimino at [email protected] to get involved!
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].
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.
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.
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].
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.
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.
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].
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 Classical Academy is a Christ-centered, classical, university style K4-12 educational opportunity. Contact Kristin Herzberger at [email protected] for more information.
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.
Ancient Paths is partnering with families, educating children, and working to develop mature young men and women of God. These are all calls of God’s Church. We are following the call through the beginning of Columbus, Ohio’s first fully Christian & fully Classical five-day Academy. Rooted in the foundations of the historic & Reformed Christian faith and the pedagogy of Western civilization, we will offer an educational experience that is unique, rigorous, and beautiful. Please contact our headmaster Josh Lister at [email protected]. Enrollment is now open for Autumn of 2023.
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.
Please contact me at [email protected] for more information.
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.
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!
St. Charles, MI
Hi, my name is Joel Carini. I am a PhD student, living in St. Charles, Missouri. I plan to found a Protestant classical school in St. Charles, 5-day/wk. We live in the New Town community and would like to locate the school within that area. We are looking for interested families! Please email me at [email protected] if interested!
Greater Lansing, MI
My name is Sarah Kwilinksi. I am the director of the planned Sundial Classical Farm for Classical School and Arts & Trades Program. We are located in the North to South-Eastern part of Greater Lansing (Dewitt, Bath, Laingsburg, Perry, Haslett, Okemos, Williamston). We have a preliminary website with more information at sundialclassical.farm. We have ordered the startup kit as of 09-Apr-2022 and will begin to work through that right away once received. We also plan to apply to Hillsdale College’s K-12 initiative to be a Curriculum School (They accept submissions in Jan and July). The school would strive to include students with learning and behavioral needs inasmuch as possible and would have an integrated applied component. This would distinguish it from alternatives, though there is only 1 credible classical alternative in the Greater Lansing area. Please email us at [email protected] for more information.
My name is Jonathan Hastings and I am a Pastor at Vintage Faith Church and am burdened to offer parents another high quality option to disciple children. Homeschooling is great for some, private school can tend to be public school with a christian veneer, but I have grown to believe in the classical model. having taught in the public school system for 5 years, I know that there is more to be had for our children’s education (discipleship) and am just looking for any families that would want to look into exploring this option in the Manhattan area. Contact Jonathan at [email protected] for more information.
My hope is to have a classical Christian school available to students in our region by the fall of 2022. Contact Jacob Smith at ruskchristianeducation@gmail.
We are Harrisonville Classical Christian Academy, K(4)- 8th grade School starting in August 2020. You can find us on FB. We are taking enrollment now with reduced fee until July 24, 2020.
If you are interested, please email [email protected] or call (816) 865-6970.
South Kansas City, MO
My name is KJ Behler and I am looking for families to partner with to start an affordable and accessible Classical Christian School in the South Kansas City area to serve Christian families in Grandview, Raymore, Belton, Lee’s Summit, Greenwood, and even Cass County. I am currently in seminary working on my Master of Divinity with an emphasis in Christian Education and I hope to launch the school no later than August of 2021. If you are interested in Classical Christian Education and live near the southern suburbs of Kansas City, please contact me at [email protected].
Libertyville, IL (Chicago Area–Northern Suburbs/Lake County)
After homeschooling for several years, my husband and I have been exploring the possibility of a classical school for our kids. As the nearest option is about an hour’s drive away, we feel led to start praying for what role we may play in starting a classical Christian school in this area. We are looking to partner with other families to pray for this need, as well. Please contact us via email at [email protected] or call 847-915-0116.
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.
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!
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.”
My name is Lance Harris. My wife and I have been involved with classical Christian education for over 20 years; as homeschoolers and teachers. I served with Covenant Classical Academy in Louisville, KY from 2003 until 2021. Our desire is to plant a boys’ classical school in NW Arkansas. Email me at [email protected] for more information about King’s Cross Academy.
Hi, my name is Meredith Burns; I’m a mom of 3 and school nurse, desiring a Christian, classical school for our community w/ scholarship opportunities.
I have been a nurse in the public schools, I have some seminary training, I sent my now-6-year-old to a university-model classical school last year, and both my husband and I have several education professionals in our families. We are an interracial, adoptive family, and I want for all kids to know that they belong. A full time school is important to us so that families with full time working parent(s) can attend.
Please contact me at [email protected] for more information!
My name is Richard Nix. I am the headmaster of Glory Christian School in Yukon, OK. We are going into our second school year this fall. We currently offer PK3- 6th grades, and plan to add a grade until we complete High School. Please let me know if you’re interested in more information. My email is [email protected].
Our city needs a Classical Christian School. I would like to help launch one that is ultimately K-12. Owasso has a strong classical conversations home school network. However, it seems demand is outstripping their capacity. And I believe there are many families that would prefer an in-class classical Christian option. You can contact Andy Coleman at [email protected] for more info.
We are looking to start a CC school in Fall 2023. Initially K-8. Working on getting additional support. There is a significant need in our area. Planning to attend the conference in June. For more info, please contact Stephen and Sarah Breeding at [email protected].
Farmers Branch, TX
My name is Terri Addison. We are a small group of parent that want advanced academics and athletics with the focus being a Kingdom school focused on classical christian education. Our children have been trapped in private schools that are no longer faith based. For more information, contact [email protected].
My name is Caleb Martin. My wife and I are interested in starting a Classical Christian School in Fayetteville, AR. My wife has been teaching classically for the past 7 years and is currently pursuing a master’s in classical education. I work locally for a Christian non-profit outreach ministry. We are looking for other like minded families who would like to discuss and pray about starting a school. Please email me at [email protected] if you are interested.
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]!
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.
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.
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].
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.
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]!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hello, my name is Barbara Benfield. My heart’s desire is to reach the next generation for Christ within an unparalleled education environment. Please call if your family or church is interested in joining this endeavor. We are proactively seeking the facility and hope to open a school (Mourning Dove Discipleship) within the next year. My email address is [email protected], and my number is (336) 899-0063.
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.
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].
Rehoboth Baptist Church is opening a Classical Christian School to open August of 2022. Rehoboth Classical Christian Academy will serve grades K – 8. If we have interest from high school students, we will consider opening higher grade levels. For more information contact Jessica Leverett at [email protected].
Palm City, FL
I’m a homeschool and classical charter school mom looking to start a school that’s 1. Christian, 2. Classical, and 3. Hybrid, offering 2 – 3 days in the school with 2 days at home, reviewing and learning with the parents. I’m seeking like-minded believers interested in a classical, christian hybrid school in Martin County. Please contact Katie Crews at [email protected].
I’m interested in starting a classical Christian hybrid school in Evans, GA. Looking for interested families to join us on this journey. Contact Shannon at [email protected] if you are interested.
North York, Ontario, Canada
I am a pastor of a local church in North York, Ontario. We have an opportunity to take over an existing school. We want to take over the school and turn it into a classical school. But we need help. Please email me (David Ryu) at [email protected] if you are interested.
Kinshasa, DR Congo
Poiema International Academy provides a Classical Christian Education in the DR Congo to strengthen the body of Christ. For more information contact Kahindo Mbodwam at [email protected].
Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
A group of parents are planning to start a classical Christian school in Grande Prairie, Alberta, opening September 2021. We would love to hear from other parents in the area who are interested in becoming involved. Please contact Alex Barendregt at [email protected] if interested.
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
My name is Rebecca Kloosterman and I am a qualified elementary teacher and a Pastor’s wife. A small group of families in our church are exploring the possibility of starting a Classical Christian School, and would love to connect with any other like-minded parents/educators in the city of Peterborough. If interested, please email [email protected].