About Crawford

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)
  • The second coming: the pre-tribulation rapture of the church and the pre-millennial return of Christ (1 Thess. 4:13-18; Matthew 24:29-30)
  • 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. The Elders of Calvary Baptist Church hold the final interpretive authority on biblical meaning and application with regard to faith, doctrine, policy, practice, and discipline.

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 Level

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 School 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 some scholarships available. Please reach out to our Financial department to ask about aid options via email: 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.

Do you have uniforms or a dress code?
We do have a dress code. The boys’ major guidelines include dress pants or khaki-type pants, shirts that have a fold-over collar without writing, hair cut to not reach ears, and no sandals.  There are no tattoos or body piercings permitted.

For the girls, our major guidelines include dresses or skirts to the middle of the knee or not tightly fitting slacks/capris meeting our modesty specification, and tops that have a modest neckline and are not overly tight.  Please see the full guidelines found in our handbook.

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

Administration

Randy Thaxton

Randy Thaxton

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR

Mikayla Trousdale

Mikayla Trousdale

ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR

Staff

Dana Jordan

Dana Jordan

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Shanon Swavey

Shanon Swavey

PRE-SCHOOL AIDE

Amy Dahl

Amy Dahl

SECRETARY

Dayna Burchill

Dayna Burchill

K/Teacher's Aide

Drew Shaffer

Drew Shaffer

PRE-SCHOOL AIDE

Patty Messerall

Patty Messerall

SCHOOL NURSE

Hannah Newhard

Hannah Newhard

PRE-SCHOOL AIDE

Karen Thaxton

Karen Thaxton

FINANCES

Pre- K & Elementary Teachers

Teresa Dalton

Teresa Dalton

Pre-K DirECTOR & Pre-K 4

Anne O'Boyle

Anne O'Boyle

First Grade

Tayna Keyser

Tayna Keyser

FIFTH Grade

Rachael Wishart

Rachael Wishart

Pre-K 3

Brenda Kinder

Brenda Kinder

Second Grade

Lucinda Rieck

Lucinda Rieck

SIXTH Grade

Dezarae Hart

Dezarae Hart

Pre-K 4

Juliana Eshleman

Juliana Eshleman

Third Grade

Kristin Held

Kristin Held

Elementary PE Teacher

Brandy Palmiero

Brandy Palmiero

Kindergarten

Susan McCrillis

Susan McCrillis

Fourth Grade

Middle & High School Teachers

Ronald Brown

Ronald Brown

HS SCIENCE TEACHER

Heather O'Day

Heather O'Day

HS HISTORY & GUIDANCE COUNSELOR

Mikayla Trousdale

Mikayla Trousdale

HS MATH

Keith Humes

Keith Humes

Computer/STEM, Foreign Language & yearbook

Dr. Terry Jacobs

Dr. Terry Jacobs

HS ENGLISH

Steve Mattocks

Steve Mattocks

HS BibleUpper Elem & HS PE

Rhonda Phillips

Rhonda Phillips

HS MATH

Amy Stevenson

Amy Stevenson

MUSIC & LIBRARY