Nicaragua Christian Academy
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Nicaragua Christian Academy is an ACSI accredited English-language school located in Nicaragua's capital city of Managua. NCA offers a North American liberal arts education to students in grades PreK-12. It provides a college preparatory program with a Christian foundation, emphasizing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a life committed to Christian service.
Founded in 1991, Nicaragua Christian Academy was begun by missionary families with the intention of educating their own children. During the last 15 years since its inception, NCA has grown to include 250 missionary kids and Nicaraguan students with 33 professional faculty members. A majority of the faculty members are recruited from the U.S. and Canada to provide the students with native English-speakers to teach based on a North American liberal-arts framework.
Currently 62% of NCA graduates continue their studies in four-year universities in the United States, including public universities and private colleges, 25% of graduates continue their studies in Nicaragua. The remaining 13% study in Europe, enter military service, or begin their careers.
NCA has seven buildings built on a 6-acre (24,000 m2)three mile (5 km) site outside the southwest corner of the Managua city limits. The preschool wing consists of 5 classrooms, including the school library and a playground. The elementary wing consists of 7 classrooms for 1st - 6th grade, a playground, and a teacher's workroom. The separate Music hut is used for music classes. The high school wing consists of 8 classrooms including a computer lab and a science lab. In addition to classrooms, NCA has a regulation soccer field and an open-air chapel facility to accommodate school assemblies and weekly chapel programs.
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