About Crawford Christian Academy

Crawford Christian Academy exists to educate students who will serve God and impact the world through biblical thought and action.

OUR MISSION

The mission of Crawford Christian Academy is to educate students who will serve God and impact the world through biblical thought and action.

It is the purpose of Crawford Christian Academy to provide a Bible centered education. We are dedicated to assisting parents and the local Bible believing church in the task of training their children to reach their fullest potential, both academically and spiritually.

Our vision is to fulfill our mission and purpose by producing a spirituality minded student who will influence those around him for the Lord Jesus Christ for a lifetime. We envision a school that has visionary, planning, godly leaders, and a loving caring, godly faculty and staff; a school that is financially responsible and stable; a school that has a positive public image and godly influence upon parents and all others who may come in contact with the school.

Crawford Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate in the administration of education, policies, athletics, and other school programs.

Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith

This we believe:

  • The verbal plenary inspiration and inerrancy of Scripture (2 Timothy 3:16)
  • One God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (John 1:1, Acts 5:3-4; Matthew 3:16; 28:18,20)
  • The deity and virgin birth of Jesus Christ (Luke 1:30-35)
  • The Creation and subsequent fall of man (Romans 3:10-12; 23; 5:12)
  • The redemptive work of Christ: His efficacious blood, His death, His burial, bodily resurrection, and ascension (Mark 15:15-16:20; Romans 3:24-25)
  • All who receive by faith alone the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God (Romans 10:9-10; John 1:12-13; Ephesians 2:1)
  • The local church was established by Jesus Christ and entrance is based on a public confession of faith and water baptism by immersion (Acts 2:41-47)
  • Bodily resurrection of the just and unjust: the everlasting blessedness of the saved and the everlasting, conscious punishment of the lost (Revelation 20:13-15)
  • God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood, or adoption. Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. (Genesis 2:18-25) It is God’s unique gift to reveal the union between Christ and His church and to provide for the man and the woman in marriage the framework for intimate companionship, the channel of sexual expression according to biblical standards, and the means for procreation of the human race. (I Corinthians 6:18, 7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4)
  • That God wonderfully foreordained and immutably created each person as either male or female in conformity with their biological sex. These two distinct yet complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Genesis 1:26-27). Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.
Our statement of Faith is not exhaustive of all of our beliefs. The Bible, as the inspired and infallible Word of God, speaks with absolute authority regarding the proper conduct of mankind as is the unchanging foundation for all belief and behavior.

3-4 YR OLDS

Pre-Kindergarten

Focus

We strive to produce a strong Christian and academic foundation to prepare 3 and 4 year old preschoolers for Kindergarten while helping them develop godly character.

Environment

Our Pre-K program offers a structured classroom setting from 8:15-11:30 AM, and hourly rates plus a registration fee with your choice of days and hours. Preschoolers are immersed in a well-supervised environment with secure facilities.

Learning

We use a Christian based curriculum focusing on the following subject areas:

  • Phonics and reading
  • Math skills (recognition, counting, sorting, addition, and geometric shapes)
  • Readiness skills
  • Bible Truths
  • Arts and crafts
  • Music and Gym classes

All students participate in times of organized and free play. Before and after school programs are offered to all families.

GRADES

grades offered

Kindergarten

Ages 5-6

We provide a Christ-centered, loving, fun, learning environment where each child’s needs are met. Our curriculum teaches reading with a phonics-based approach and a strong focus on basic math skills.  Our days are filled with lots of hands-on learning experiences. We build reading, writing, and math skills through daily learning centers. 
Social skills are built through play and small group work.  Bible is one of our favorite times of the day where we read God’s word and apply it to our lives. We teach kindergarten during the first half of the day. We are so thankful for the opportunity to build a strong foundation for young children preparing for elementary school.

Elementary 

Grades 1-6

Crawford Christian Academy strives to train and educates students through a Biblical worldview while equipping and guiding them to personal faith and transformed life in Jesus Christ. We aim to prepare and equip students to reach their highest personal potential and impact the world for Christ through loving discipleship.

Middle and High School

GRADES 7-12

Crawford Christian Academy strives to train and educates students through a Biblical worldview while equipping and guiding them to a personal faith and transformed life in Jesus Christ. We aim to prepare and equip students to reach their highest personal potential whether that’s college preparation or other technical opportunities to be able to go out and impact the world for Christ through loving discipleship.

FAQs

We are very excited about Christian Education, but are concerned about cost. Is there any financial aid available?

We have financial aid options available. You can apply through FACTS after enrollment is complete. Please contact our Finance Manager at  cca.finance@crawfordchristianacademy.org

Are lunches served daily?

We do not serve daily hot lunches, but sell drinks, snacks and treats at our snack bar.  There are a few days of the week where a hot lunch is sold as fundraisers.  We also provide microwaves for students to heat up any lunch they may bring.

Will there be a bus available for my child to ride to school?

A lot of our students ride the bus to Crawford Christian Academy.  If you live in the Crawford, Penncrest or Conneaut School districts, bussing is already organized and available to you.  For anyone else, we are happy to help work with the bus companies to find bussing for your area.

For any other questions, please call our school office at 814.724.6606, or email admin.assistant@crawfordchristianacademy.org.  We will do our best to get back to you with an answer as soon as we can.

Extended Care

Getting to and from work can be a challenge with your child’s school pick up times!  We uniquely provide child care before and after school hours for ages 3 through grade 6. 

Between the hours of 7:00 am until 5:30 pm your child would be loved and cared for by our incredible daycare staff.  From here they will be taken to their classroom for the regular school day (preschool or elementary) and can return if you also cannot pick your child up when the school day is done. 

We aim to keep our schedule open for your flexibility and charge an hourly rate.  You may drop your child off or pick up at any time convenient to you within these hours.

Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Scott McCurdy

Scott McCurdy

ADMINISTRATOR

Joel Trousdale

Joel Trousdale

FINANCE Manager

Jenna Humes

Jenna Humes

Administrative Assistant

Lynn Allen

Lynn Allen

SCHOOL NURSE/ Kindergarten Aide

Ellen Byham

Ellen Byham

Development Director

Patty Messerall

Patty Messerall

SCHOOL NURSE

Sherah Aguilar

Sherah Aguilar

School Secretary

Teresa Dalton

Teresa Dalton

Preschool Director

Cassie Chupp

Cassie Chupp

Preschool Lead Teacher

Shanon Swavey

Shanon Swavey

PRESCHOOL AIDE

Brenda Kinder

Brenda Kinder

Second Grade

Tanya Keyser

Tanya Keyser

Fifth/ Sixth Grade

Tiffany McCURDY

Tiffany McCURDY

Elem Phys Ed

Rachael Wishart

Rachael Wishart

Preschool Lead Teacher

Stephanie Shafer

Stephanie Shafer

Preschool Lead Teacher

Brandy Palmiero

Brandy Palmiero

Kindergarten

Chelsea Pizer

Chelsea Pizer

Second Grade

Sue McCrilis

Sue McCrilis

Fifth/sixth Grade

Dayna Burchill

Dayna Burchill

Elementary Teacher's Aide

Kathryn Webb

Kathryn Webb

1st Grade aide

Lindey Kohler

Lindey Kohler

Preschool Lead Teacher

Hannah Newhard

Hannah Newhard

Preschool Aid

Jamie Schutz

Jamie Schutz

Kindergarten

Juliana Eshleman

Juliana Eshleman

Third Grade

Lucinda Rieck

Lucinda Rieck

fifth/ SIXTH Grade

Brenda Chien

Brenda Chien

Library

Anne O'Boyle

Anne O'Boyle

HISTORY

Dezarae Hart

Dezarae Hart

Preschool Lead Teacher

Kala Flint

Kala Flint

Preschool Aide

Sarah Dickey

Sarah Dickey

First Grade

Dana Jordan

Dana Jordan

Fourth Grade

Kristin Held

Kristin Held

Prek-Elem pHYS eD

Julie Piercy

Julie Piercy

Music Teacher

Rhonda Phillips

Rhonda Phillips

High School MATH

Jen Tucker

Jen Tucker

High School MATH/ Science

Shawn Steiner

Shawn Steiner

High School SCIENCE

Heather O'Day

Heather O'Day

Guidance counselor/history

Mikayla Trousdale

Mikayla Trousdale

High School Math

Steve Mattocks

Steve Mattocks

Athletic Director/ Bible

Dan Bousquet

Dan Bousquet

High School Computer/English

Brad Wise

Brad Wise

High School English/PE

TESTIMONIALS

What Our Families Say

CCA was a recommendation from a theater family we came to know. It was the best possible choice for our daughter who did not want to attend public school going into her high school years. This Christian centered school provides small classrooms, family friendly staff that are responsive and truly care for their students. The school did not miss one day of education for their students when COVID closed the schools last year. The staff worked diligently over the summer to be prepared for online options and well as in person learning with and the ability to watch teachers presentations at a later time which as a parent I love. Their assignments and grades are online and the communication with administration and teachers is top notch. I highly recommend you call for a tour to meet the CCA family.

Shelly Smith

Parent
We love so many things about Crawford Christian Academy! As God has been taken out of public schools, we knew we wanted a better learning environment for our three kids. CCA fit that bill perfectly. The students’ education is built around their faith, essentially giving them a Christian world view. The staff at CCA is very supportive and attentive. There is flexibility regarding classes that the students want and/or need, depending on what their focus will be post-high school. And being surrounded by like-minded Christians solidifies the students’ sense of self, as they never have to hide their faith, or down-play it, just to fit in with others. The faculty, staff, and student families at CCA are wonderful and welcoming. It’s been a blessing that our children have been able to attend CCA and will graduate this year with the tools they need to be successful in their futures.

Sanderson family

Family