the best of both worlds

OCA combines the benefits of traditional schooling models with the advantages of home education.
collaboration
Qualified instructors collaborate with parents to implement a rich curriculum so students don't miss a beat.
Students participate in an engaging classroom setting two days per week; the other three days are overseen by parents or tutors.

history

Piloted in 2016, OCA set out to provide an alternative solution to private education and homeschooling by blending the advantages of the two models. The founders, inspired by God’s call and the community’s need, desired to see a Christ-centered, family-oriented, affordable, and excellent K-12 education option for young families.

living books

Our Science curriculum incorporates living books, annual nature studies, and hands-on activities and experiments.

Athletics

We offer introductory athletic training in cross country and soccer after school - go Archers!

At Onward, we seek to provide a centralized experience for the homeschooling family by offering courses two days per week in all core subjects, in addition to a variety of exciting electives. Teachers write the lesson plans for the other three days that students are at home. Parents get to skip the planning and spend time educating and playing with their children. Onward Christian offers flexible programs for K-8 students; parents are given the option to sign up for tutoring or study hall in place of certain classes; students in upper elementary have the ability to sign up for the electives that interest them most.

exciting electives

Students participate in a plethora of electives courses - Art, Chess, DIY, Music, Recreation, and many more!

learn to read; read to learn

Compelling school-wide reading incentives keep kids motivated to read regularly. A student who loves to read loves to learn!

see what parents are saying about onward

I knew I wanted to teach my daughter at home ever since she was a baby, but I feared I wouldn't have the knowledge or discipline to do so. The loving and well-educated teachers at Onward are incredible...I love having the lessons planned out for us. The two days a week she is at school are so beneficial for my daughter and me as I think we both need that break, but I love that I get to be with her the majority of the week.
Lauri Fulcher
Mother
Onward is truly the best of both worlds. The school provides excellent instruction, fosters creativity, and instills a love for learning, all in a caring environment where everything done and said points straight to Jesus! We love Onward Christian Academy.
Jennifer Eaton
Mother
It has been a bigger blessing than we were expecting. We knew we would love the format and that the curriculum was excellent, but it has far surpassed our hopes and expectations. It makes it easier letting your kid leave your own protection when you know they are more than happy to be there, are safe and cared for, and are having a great peer experience that couldn't be given at home.
OCA Parent