Spiritual Foundation

Life Christian Academy is focused on Jesus Christ. His standards are the ones we’re reaching to meet. He’s the One with whom we want every student to have a close relationship. It’s His unique calling and plan we’re equipping our students to pursue, through:


Classroom Instruction—Students in grades K–5 receive age-appropriate Bible instruction that includes scripture memorization and specific Bible teaching, as well as integration of biblical principles and concepts throughout the curriculum. Upper School students’ core class schedule includes a daily Bible class for each grade level.


Weekly Chapels—Students in grades K–12 participate in weekly chapel experiences. Each chapel features shared worship and bible-based teaching by teachers, pastors, guest teachers, and/or students. In grades 6–12, worship is led by student teams, providing opportunities for students to develop their gifts as musicians, worshipers and leaders.


Mentor Groups—Students in grades 6–12 participate in mentor groups for the first quarter of the school year. The goal of these groups is to ensure every student knows he or she is valuable and loved by God, and help students build healthy relationships with each other. Each led by a carefully appointed adult who has demonstrated mature faith and integrity, groups meet weekly in age- and gender-based groups.


Retreats—Designed to meet students’ spiritual needs and provide spiritual growth opportunities, these one-night, off-campus school-level and grade-level experiences are an annual part of each Upper School student’s Life Christian Academy experience.


Spiritual Emphasis Week—A highlight each year for students in grades 6-12, this week has been pivotal for many in their spiritual growth. Upper school students and staff gather daily for a time of worship, prayer, and transformational truth. Parents and guests are always welcome.


Mission Trips—Each spring our freshman and senior high school students have an opportunity to participate in a missions outreach. In partnership with Azuza Pacific University, our seniors spend a week leading children’s programs and construction projects at two churches and an orphanage in Ensenada, Mexico. Partnering with Bridgetown Inc., our freshman students spend a weekend providing services to a large homeless population in Portland, Oregon. In addition to these opportunities, every two years we send a summer team to Beijing, China, to serve the children of impoverished migrant families; this two-week trip is open to all upper school students and families.

Our Philosophy of Education states: “Life Christian Academy equips our Pre-K through 12th grade students with a biblical worldview as they develop and build a solid foundation for their futures. Our purpose…is to help each student live for the Kingdom.”


In more than four decades as a school, we’ve seen thousands of lives transformed by God—and then used by Him to lead and bless thousands more.

“Six of our grandchildren have graduated from LCA. The success of their college years is a testimony to the solid foundation they received at LCA both academically and spiritually.” —LCA Grandparents