San Jacinto Christian Academy began when a pastor and a group of parents believed there was a better way to educate children. Since its inception in 1982, the Academy has strived to be distinctively Christian in our approach to education. SJCA is an independent non-denominational school governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. A loving and devoted faculty is committed to teaching each subject matter from a biblical worldview. Teachers regularly pray for students and facilitate opportunities for students to share their concerns and pray for each other. Students participate in daily Bible classes, weekly chapel services and regular service projects.
San Jacinto Christian Academy’s mission statement reflects our desire to be an institution that affects Amarillo and the surrounding communities in a Christ-like way. SJCA is the largest private Christian school in the Texas Panhandle which consists of twenty-three counties. The school’s constituency is comprised of a broad socio-economic range and families who attend over sixty different evangelic churches. Through the admissions process, parents must come to the understanding that the home, school and church work together in raising the child. SJCA is a covenant based school in which at least one of the parents must be a born again believer. The school’s goal is to come alongside the home and church in guiding a student in a Christ-centered life.
The following information provides a snapshot of San Jacinto Christian Academy.
Location: Main Campus: 501 S. Carolina Amarillo, TX 79106 (Early Education – 12th)
Grades: 3 years – 12th
Year Founded: 1982
Accreditation: Our Early Education through Twelfth grade is accredited by both the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and ACSI (the Association of Christian Schools International). See the Accreditation Tab for additional information regarding this important credential.
Total Early Education: 33 students
Total Elementary: 152 students
Total Middle School: 91 students
Total High School: 139 students
Total school wide enrollment = 415 students
Cities / Towns: The student body represents several cities and towns. The largest sending city is Amarillo with students also coming from Bushland, Canyon, and Tulia.
Church: Families of the school regularly attend an evangelic Bible believing church. We currently have over sixty churches represented. This diversity in church affiliation has allowed the school to grow over the years without minimizing our intentional Biblical approach to education and our strong commitment to our Statement of Faith.