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Think, Create, Choose, Solve

By | 2018-05-24T09:32:00+00:00 July 5th, 2018|Categories: School News|

;">In a world where information is as close as the nearest smartphone or tablet, it doesn’t make sense for students to spend an inordinate amount of time memorizing facts. However, they have so much to gain from becoming adept at critical thought and analysis. That’s why at North Tampa Christian Academy, we encourage our students to [...]

Add Beauty to The World

By | 2018-05-24T09:20:19+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Categories: School News|

“I’m going to ask the question, ‘Are you creating beauty or are you solving a problem?’ If you’re doing neither, then what’s the point?” As Dr. Sandra Doran describes above, at North Tampa Christian Academy, we want our students to fall in love with God’s creation and find joy and purpose in turning their knowledge into [...]

Dr. Sandra’s Story

By | 2018-07-09T16:07:17+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Categories: Dr Sandra Doran, School News|

Dr. Sandra Doran never saw herself working as a superintendent overseeing 32 schools, much less working with schools at all. In fact, she never even saw herself living in Florida. After receiving her master’s degree in communication, Doran and her husband adopted their first child and challenges began. She felt like “the worst mother in the [...]

The Power of Practical Application

By | 2018-05-22T16:04:09+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Categories: School News|

Why ask students to memorize historical dates when they could interview war veterans and produce a documentary? Shouldn’t a chemistry class create an eco-friendly cleaning solution rather than purchasing one? And won’t math students learn more if they develop a financial plan and budget for a fledgling nonprofit organization? Connecting education to practical application improves engagement [...]

One With Nature

By | 2018-05-24T08:49:14+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Categories: School News|

We are creating a place of curiosity, of exploration, of beauty — a place where children can run outside, play, and explore the fields. A place where getting messy is not just acceptable, but encouraged. A place where students develop a passion for the Earth and understand the power they hold to preserve it for generations [...]

What About Student Research?

By | 2018-07-09T16:07:40+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Categories: Dr Sandra Doran, School News, Uncategorized|

by Sandra F. Doran Ed.D. Founding Head of School “Shouldn’t students be doing formal research? Don’t we need to prepare them for academic work in college?” This question was recently posed in response to our class, “Writing for Real Audiences.” And, of course, the answer is a resounding YES! How much more real can you get [...]

Florida Hospital and North Tampa Christian Academy Team Up to Inspire Next Generation of Health Care Providers

By | 2018-05-23T16:18:35+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Categories: School News|

Florida Hospital is excited to announce an exclusive partnership with the North Tampa Christian Academy, now accepting applications for grades K-12 for the 2018-2019 school year. In addition, North Tampa Christian Explorers pre-school will be on the campus serving ages 2 to PreK and is currently accepting applications. North Tampa Christian Academy was built from the [...]

Find Your True North

By | 2018-05-22T16:06:03+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Categories: School News|

Are you looking for a school where your child isn’t just another number in a standardized testing system; a school where children are allowed to take risks and exercise autonomy and purpose? Are you tired of the status quo? If your answer is yes, then North Tampa Christian Academy might be the perfect place for you [...]

Highlights From Our Head

By | 2018-05-17T14:34:05+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Categories: School News|

Enrollment Numbers Rising! It’s clear that NTCA is the school North Tampa has been waiting for! We continue to receive an increasing number of applications each week. Please watch the mail for your acceptance letter and follow all steps closely to ensure that your child’s slot is reserved. If you have not yet applied, now is [...]

North Tampa Christian Academy: Teaching Kids How to Think

By | 2018-04-11T11:09:48+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Categories: School News|

The model of education we generally follow in the United States is the old factory model. It goes back to a time when kids were expected to sit at desks all day memorizing, reciting, and writing so they would learn to be obedient factory workers. That style of learning was designed more than 100 years ago [...]