We believe that every child is created by God for a purpose. Our desire is to partner with you to inspire your children to reach their God-given potential. We understand that you are entrusting us with your most precious gift, and we do not take that lightly. Elementary students in kindergarten through second grade are part of an academic environment that continues to foster their love of learning through academic programs and social activities that are age-appropriate to meet and exceed their needs. The Bible curriculum includes a weekly Chapel experience that promotes core values of Christ-centered, cultivating community, pursuing grace and truth, excellence in learning, spiritual growth and igniting leadership.

Starting in third grade, we integrate student's use of technology into the classroom with school-issued Chromebooks. Upper elementary grade levels use previously learned skills and apply more complex learning in a more independent learning environment. Foundations and Framework (F&F) is a uniquely designed research-based instructional reading program that begins in fourth grade. Having students practice cursive writing is also an essential part of improving students' visual and cognitive skills. Sports and activities start for students at this age as well. Biblical integration is emerged in all subjects to help students think biblically and critically to help students grow in God's wisdom. Proverbs 16:16 says that having wisdom and understanding is better than having silver or gold.

We want to fulfill our mission to inspire students to achieve their God-given potential through excellent academics and Christian training in a compassionate environment.

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Hours of Operation

Elementary school hours are 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Early release for Elementary is 11:50 a.m.

Summit Christian Academy Philosophy of Education

We consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to partner with parents in raising children to be godly men and women. We provide a secure nurturing environment for students to learn, grow and discover their potential. Your child will spend the day with someone who sincerely cares about his or her success.

Our teachers are committed to instilling within our students a knowledge of their purpose in Christ. This commitment is realized through a highly academic program built on a biblical foundation and extracurricular activities that emphasize growing in Christian character.

Elementary Foundations and Frameworks

Foundations and Frameworks is a reading curriculum that focuses on teaching reading comprehension through the intentional instruction of critical thinking skills. For detailed information about the elementary program and curriculum, please visit the Elementary Curriculum page.

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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 and 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. All encapsulating a shepherding and fun environment for ALL students. 

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.

Activities Questions

Can my kid play sports there?

The Summit Christian Academy elementary athletic offerings begin in fifth grade with boys' and girls' soccer, cross country, track and field, basketball and girls' volleyball, with the exception of All-Star Cheer which begins for girls in second grade. SCA teaches a wide variety of sports through the Physical Education class. 

Our ultimate goal is to encourage our elementary students to remain physically active and learn developmental skills through recess and PE. 

What kind of sports do you have?

Boys and Girls (beginning in fifth grade): soccer, cross country, track & field, and basketball.

Girls (beginning in fifth grade): volleyball

Girls (grades 2-6): All Star Cheer

Do you have art classes?

Yes. Art is one of the subjects taught at SCA starting in Kindergarten. Students will attend art class once per week and will develop a portfolio of paintings, drawings, and sculpture they will share with parents periodically throughout the school year. 

Pricing Questions

How much does it cost to attend?

Cost for students in grades 3-6 for the 2022-23 school year is $11,160 for one student. A discount is given for each additional student in K-12 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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