First, consider our mission:

The Church Academy strives for high academic Excellence in Education by equipping students to become conformed to the image of Jesus Christ; His Life, His Mind, His Mission, and His Promises.

The Church Academy (TCA) strives for excellence in all aspects of spiritual, academic, social and personal development. The school ministry is designed to serve Christian parents who desire a Christian education for their children. It is an integral part of The Church and adheres to the church’s standards, beliefs, purposes, and vision.

TCA will obey Scripture to educate children of Christian families by:

• Serving the church.
• Partnering with parents and their home church.
• Building students’ faith, character, and skill.
• Being excellent stewards of the resources God provides.
• Glorifying God and passing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to generations.

As a Christian School, we were founded and continue to base our policies and practices on a Biblical Worldview. Admission to The Church Academy is based on several elements reflecting each family’s commitment to that worldview and related practices. If you are a Christian parent, attending and serving in a Biblical-based church regularly, have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and believe in the value of investing in a thorough education taught from a Biblical Worldview; we invite you to apply for admission.

Our governing board policy states that, “At least one parent/guardian must have a clear testimony of personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, is a member or regularly worshiping and serving in a local Christian church and is not participating in practices that would be considered illegal, or considered by The Church Academy as immoral or inconsistent with a Christian Biblical Worldview.”

If you’d like to discuss your educational intent or have questions, click the Contact Tab on the top menu of this web site to get in touch with the campus you are interested in, or simply e-mail

Please see the Tuition Fee Schedule for 2017-2018 rates. These rates are adjusted each year and vary per campus:

St. Amant
Baton Rouge
Lafayette (Coming Soon)

We currently have 174 instructional days at TCA and our school day is from 8:00 a.m. until 3:15 p.m.

The Church Academy in Baton Rouge (formerly Christian Life Academy) is currently accredited through SACS through the 2017-2018 school year.  All TCA campuses will seek accreditation beginning in the 2018 school year with Mississippi Association of Independent Schools that has a dual accreditation with AdvancEd.

TCA will use a variety of curriculum: Bob Jones Press,  A Beka, Shurley English, Apologia, and Saxon Math.

Parents and family members are welcome to attend chapel, which are usually held once a week, first thing in the morning. You can find the times and locations on each campus page. Please check the schedule prior to attending, and sign in at the campus office before joining in worship at a chapel.

The Church Academy was founded on the concept of parental involvement. Our school is an extension of The Church, and we take seriously our obligation to be partners with parents in providing the best possible education for our students. TCA is dedicated to providing tools and opportunities for every student to reach his or her highest potential: academically, socially, and spiritually. As partners, TCA encourages all parents to become involved in their child’s education through participation in a number of service groups and other opportunities made available throughout the year. Please check out our S.H.I.E.L.D. link for more information on parent involvement.

Students and families who are actively and consistently involved in a Christian church are eligible for enrollment. Admission is based upon a written application, an interview with the headmaster, and the verification form from the pastor of the applicant’s church if not a member of The Church.

The Church accepts the bible as the revealed will of God, as the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice, and for the purpose of fulfilling God’s mission.

Yes, uniforms are required. Please check out the uniform policy in the Parent/Student Handbook that is available on each campus page.

Yes, TCA currently offers sports at our St. Amant and Baton Rouge campus. Coach Kenny Gautreau is the Athletic Director at our St. Amant location, and Coach Terrell Carter at our Baton Rouge location. You can visit each campus page to find out more about the athletic programs TCA offers!


They were Potters in my life, molding me into the person I am today... I came to faith in Jesus Christ at CLA, grew in my relationship with Him daily, was challenged, stretched, corrected in love, and released into a world that needs Him desperately... so that I could in turn spread the same passion and love for Him that I learned there.

Andrea Lusk Bransford, Class of 1987