Junior High (7-8)

Students in 7th-8th grade are at a stage in life where they are beginning to find out who they truly are. At SCA, our focus is to help students during this process by ensuring they know they are children of God and that He has a plan for their lives! We accomplish this by the focus on a Christ-centered, biblically-based education. By having highly qualified staff who also care deeply for their students and about partnering with parents, we are able to “Train up children in the way they should go, so when they are older, they will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6

During this formative time in their lives, having a place that cares deeply about guiding and challenging them while in a supportive environment creates a dynamic educational environment!

Joe Hesman

Secondary Principal

Hours of Operation

Secondary school hours are 7:40 a.m. - 2:55 p.m., Monday through Friday. Early release for secondary (7-12th grade students) is 11:35 a.m..

SCA Philosophy of Education

SCA believes that Christian education is a vital link in the successful rearing of children. It is the desire of the founders and staff of SCA to work together with the family and their church in reinforcing high moral values and the Christian lifestyle, while providing an excellent academic experience (Ephesians 5:22-33; Colossians 3:23; Genesis 2:18-25; Proverbs 9:10; Romans 1:21-27; Romans 12:1-21).

SCA can never replace the significant spiritual impact of a godly home and church. The parents maintain the ultimate responsibility in spiritual matters, but the school can assist them by including sound biblical teaching and through the example and leadership of the faculty (Romans 8:29; Proverbs 1:7).

To educate and prepare for life without including God as central to life does not fully prepare a child. The home, church, and school must work together to prepare children spiritually, morally, socially, and academically for their adult lives. The school’s primary responsibility is to provide the student with the necessary academic skills. This responsibility cannot be fulfilled in a spiritual vacuum. The school must also provide spiritual and moral direction in academic pursuits as well as personal life (John 8:32 and Romans 12:2).

View curriculum and course offering information for junior high.


Activities Questions

What kind of sports do you have?

Summit Christian Academy has extensive athletic opportunities for our Junior High (7th & 8th grade) students.  View the SCA Athletics website

Who do you compete against in athletics?

Summit Christian Academy is part of the Missouri State High School Athletics and Activities Association (MSHSAA) and the Crossroads Conference.

What other activities and clubs are offered at SCA?

SCA offers a variety of activities for students. From Spiritual to Service, SCA works intentionally for students to have the opportunity to explore their God given talents and abilities through SCA Activities. To learn more about the activities offered, view the Junior High ActivitiesStudent Life, and Activities/Clubs pages.

School Questions

Are you an accredited school?

Yes. SCA is dually accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Cognia. SCA has the largest enrollment among accredited Christian schools in the Kansas City area.

Is attending school at SCA fun?

As a preschool - 12th grade school, SCA offers a variety of activities, sports, field trips, clubs and organizations, and fun opportunities for families and students. We are an entire campus community where preschool and elementary students attend athletic events, football games, as well as musicals and concerts. We are an entire campus community where students are part of all school assemblies and chapels. We are an entire campus community where our oldest students work to mentor and support the youngest students. Junior high students have the opportunity to dress up for Spirit Weeks, attend Junior High Social Events, and be part of the clubs and services offered at the Junior High level. The entire campus makes up a fun community that shepherds and supports each other.

How many locations do you have?

Summit Christian is located on one campus with three buildings: the Elementary, the Secondary, and opening in Spring 2023, the Fieldhouse & Activities Center. The campus is located at 1450 & 1500 SW Jefferson in Lee's Summit.

Pricing Questions

How much does it cost to attend?

Cost for students in 7-8th grade for the 2022-23 school year is $11,880 for one student. A discount is given for each additional K-12th grade student who is enrolled. See the tuition schedule.

What payment forms do you accept?

Summit Christian Academy partners with FACTS tuition management for all billing. Through FACTS you can pay by credit card, cash, and/or check.

Are there discounts?

Summit Christian Academy works through FACTS tuition management company for K-12th grade tuition assistance based on financial need. We offer a 50% discount for Covenant Church Pastors that meet qualifications (link to pastoral qualifications). Assistance is also offered based on financial need for ACE Scholarships, Folds of Glory (military discounts), as well as through the Missouri Empowerment Scholarship.

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