Welcome to Norwalk Christian Academy! We are an infant - 3rd grade, Christian school serving families in Norwalk and surrounding communities. We employ exemplary educators and support staff who strive to meet the needs of every student. Norwalk Christian Academy is a non-denominational, customized 2's - 3rd grade, Christ-centered school which exists to disciple the next generation to know God, trust God, and obey God for the fame of His name. Our school is governed by a Board of Education, supported by parents and best-practicing teachers. 2's info coming soon! 3's and 4's experience learning through explorations and activities that help them begin the process of understanding school. Elementary students in Transitional Kindergarten through 7th Grade enjoy project-based learning, thematic units of study, and enrichment classes. We also have a before and after school child care program (Clubhouse), also available in the Summer. Every Wednesday we dismiss at 1:30 P.M. for staff prayer, professional development, and collaborative planning. We are securely housed in Fellowship Community Church and we want to be the first step in your child's education.
In January 2013, Fellowship Church purchased the Stepping Stones Preschool which had been renting Fellowship’s facilities for several years. Stepping Stones had been started by two of Fellowship’s founding members, Lisa England and Kim Leichty, and had earned a noteworthy reputation in the Norwalk area of excellence in early childhood under their leadership.
After the purchase of SSP, the vision for a fully-graded pre-K – 12th grade Christian School in Norwalk was inspired by God in the heart of Pastor Rob Jones, pastor of Fellowship Community Church. One of the church’s priorities is to pursue the making of disciples among the next generation – those birth thru young adulthood. This priority, along with the recognition of these factors, were instrumental in God’s leading:
A Christian School provides an educational option for families who desire a Christian education for their children but currently don’t have one in our immediate area.
A Christian School serves as the “next step” to the existing Christian education options in our community for preschoolers.
A Christian School provides an environment for the discipleship of the next generation that is conducive to countering the moral decay of our society.
A Christian school provides increased opportunities for discipleship and development of the next generation as World Christians, that is, believers who understand God’s heart for the world and strategically live their lives in such a way that they are striving to see God glorified among all nations.
Our approach has been to add grades in response to the needs of the students God provides for us. In the fall of 2015 Kindergarten was added to our preschool program. Then in the fall of 2016 1st-5th grades were added. Sixth grade was added in the fall of 2018 and in the fall of 2019, a new 2-year-old program will be added as well as 7th grade.
In the fall of 2019, we merged SSP and NCA together to become all Norwalk Christian Academy. In the fall of 2019, we also began the process of seeking accreditation through ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) with hopes of finalizing this process by the fall of 2022. It is our vision to offer a fully graded Christian child care and educational center that facilitates the needs of children and their families from birth through 12th grade.