Find Your TRUE NORTH at North Tampa Christian Academy
GRACE-FILLED BIBLE CURRICULUM
As part of the Christian family, we accept Christ’s sacrifice on the cross as the ultimate gift of grace and life. Our Encounter Bible curriculum immerses students in learning experiences that lead to authentic conversations, caring moments, gracious relationships and compassion for others.
HEALTHY, HOLISTIC LIVING
At NTCA we believe that fresh fruits and vegetables fuel fresh thoughts and ideas. Here you’ll find a colorful array of food–the perfect palette for optimal brain power.
MORAL VALUE OF EXCELLENCE
Our strong faith provides a moral base from which we pursue lives of passion and purpose. At NTCA, our students learn the joy and satisfaction that springs from a job well-done.
BALANCE OF WORK AND REST
We worship a Holy God who has charged us to work hard and rest well. At NTCA, we provide challenging work within a realistic context that allows for family and personal time.
PEOPLE OF HOPE
We see infinite potential in every human being and believe in the power of God to transform the human heart. Whether our students struggle in math or forget how to treat their friends, we are there to gently guide them to press the re-set button and try again.
HOLINESS OF CREATIVITY
When fashioning the world, the God of the universe surveyed his work each day and said, “That’s good!” It’s our goal to provide exciting opportunities for each child to live in the image of the Maker. Whether it’s writing a script, building a model, or painting the sky, we can’t wait to stand back together and say, “That’s GOOD!”
HEART FOR SERVICE
AT NTCA our students are part of a worldwide family known for acts of service and compassion. Whether it is feeding the homeless in Florida or designing solutions for children in war-torn countries, we find joy and purpose in extending kindness to the human family.
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HEALTH & CREATION
Whether it is studying the birds in our campus rookery or hiking the trails surrounding our campus, our students get to know the flora and fauna that makes Florida so unique. With a high priority on ecological awareness, we teach our students to value, protect and treasure God’s creation.
HEALTHY, NATURAL COOKING
Many children today do not make the connection between the packaged food on supermarket shelves and the actual process of growing and harvesting food. Not so at NTCA. Our students are involved in every step of the process. From growing the spinach to cooking the soup, our campus takes pride in what we serve for lunch.
CLASSROOMS WITHOUT WALLS
Some of the greatest ideas come from getting up and walking around. Our students learn in naturally-lit buildings with easy access to the great outdoors.
BALANCED, HEALTHY LIVING
Physical education at NTCA means developing a commitment to feel and look our best. We help each member of our campus develop personal goals for lifelong energy and health.
We will strive towards balance, teaching our students to use the best tools modern society has to offer, while realizing that technology is not an end in itself, but a tool to help solve real-world problems. With opportunities in music, art, and digital media, our students will have diverse opportunities to find their niche in making a difference for God’s glory.
Collaboration AND Autonomous Curiosity
Our learning communities are designed for brainstorming in groups of two, three or more. We have cozy nooks and flexible furniture that can be pushed and pulled into just the right configurations for important conversations. We also understand that students need the time and personal space to reflect and delve deeply into the challenges that intrigue them. We honor group work as well as alone time.
Project-Based Learning AND Rock-Solid Academics
Who says you can’t have it both ways? At NTCA, we highly value the project-based approach, empowering our students to ask questions leading to unique discoveries and valuable insights in science, social studies, spirituality and the arts. At the same time, we know that the basics of reading, writing and mathematics cannot be overlooked. We assess each child on Day One and develop a personalized plan leading to mastery of the core curriculum. Then we unleash the creative side of things and let the ideas fly!
Technology AND Real-World Applications
Used in the right way, the tools of our modern world open the doors to levels of understanding previously unimagined. But technology is not an end in itself. Our students quickly discover that technology is just the venue by which they explore questions, connect with a global community, develop empathy and find solutions to real-world problems.
Traditional AND Unique Electives
At NTCA, our students find plenty of ways to explore their interests. We offer sports and music options as well as real-world opportunities in painting, graphic arts, video production, marine biology and more.
We will aim to hold up all that is good about learning in a Christian context, creating a safe, nurturing environment where everyone on our campus will be accepted and encouraged to stretch and grow into God’s highest ideal. Beyond our own borders, our influence will be felt in the larger community.
WARM & CARING ADULTS
We are in the business of school because we love children. From our janitors to our secretaries, teachers and administrators, we are all part of a team dedicated to providing the best for our students and their families.
STATE OF THE ART FACILITIES
Our 43-acre state-of-the-art campus was designed by Prakash Nair, global leader in school innovation. There’s no better place for your child to dream big dreams and explore the world.
Everybody at NTCA is engaged in learning. From the youngest PreK student to the administrative team, we are all part of a community that values inquiry and supports a culture of curiosity and growth.
At NTCA, physical and emotional safety is non-negotiable. We work hard to keep our campus safe and our culture respectful.
Why make a rule if you can’t explain it? At NTCA we like to keep things simple, realistic and consistent. Our goal is for everyone on our campus to be free to pursue their work with diligence and passion.
NTCA is an exciting place to be. We foster a culture of risk-taking, where faculty and students alike push the envelope in developing new ideas and creating new products, solutions and expressions.