Challenge Minds. Pursue Truth. Serve Others.
Challenge Minds. Pursue Truth. Serve Others.

**New Student enrollment will open on February 1, 2024 for the 2024-2025 school year.  Please call our office at 704-535-1694 to set up an interview and grade level testing for your student.

Our Mission

Matthews Christian Academy (MCA) exists to reinforce Christian values from the Christian home to the Christian classroom through a warm spiritual atmosphere, quality academics, excellence in fine arts, and development of Christian character.

As a ministry of Bible Baptist Church, we desire to fulfill the commission of our Lord to teach His disciples the commandments of God (Matthew 28:19-20). MCA agrees to assist Christian parents in meeting their biblical responsibility to train their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4). As an extension of the local church and the Christian home, our school assists parents in giving each student a thorough Christian education as each subject is taught within the parameters and principles of the Word of God.


The ultimate goal of MCA is to produce Christlikeness in every student. To accomplish this purpose we want to provide an environment whereby boys and girls can receive the truth of God’s Word and develop Christlike attitudes and actions. Jesus instructed his disciples in John 8:32, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” Not only is our objective to teach the truth, but also to teach our students how to apply the truth wisely in their own lives. In John 16:13, we are promised that when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth. By this process, we can help our children become God-loving, Word-filled, ministry-minded, disciple-makers.

OUR goal

The philosophy of our school guides its choice of faculty/staff members, curriculum, procedures, and programs. In an age dominated by unbiblical philosophies, MCA has determined to base its philosophy on Christ and His Word.

Statement of Faith


As explained in our mission statement, MCA looks to four major pillars that govern everything we do. Our goal is to minister to the needs of the whole child and to promote his/her spiritual and moral growth, academic and intellectual progress, and physical and social development toward the goal of Christ-likeness. We realize the magnitude of this challenge, and we are dedicated to the task.


First, we desire spiritual excellence for our student body. For this purpose, MCA is not considered an evangelistic ministry of Bible Baptist Church, but a discipling environment where Christian young people may learn a biblical worldview and apply it to their own lives.


Secondly, we strive for academic excellence in preparation for life. MCA believes in traditional educational procedures and emphasizes the basics in building a strong academic foundation. Students are challenged to work independently and to think for themselves as they build convictions that will stand under the pressures of our modern culture.


Thirdly, we place a strong emphasis on the fine arts. We want our young people to sharpen their skills in speech, art, and music. Growing in these areas will enable the young people to use their talents in their local churches for a lifetime of service to the Lord.


Finally, we are committed to developing Christian character in young people with the goal of developing self-discipline through a consistent and loving discipline program. All rules and regulations are based on biblical convictions (love God) that enable the school to function more orderly (love thy neighbor). We sincerely believe that firm and fair discipline will help young people develop good character in order to be lifelong learners and servants of the Lord.

We believe that the most important aspect of the education of our students is to nurture them spiritually. The elementary and secondary grades have a chapel service once a week as well as daily Bible classes. These services and classes are dedicated to sharing God’s Word with our students to equip them to grow spiritually. To reinforce these lessons, each academic class is taught from a biblical perspective. We are dedicated to equipping the saints of God for the 21st century.


We believe the home is the most important aspect of the family. Parents are to bring their children up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, and students are to honor their parents (Ephesians 6).  

Our church and Christian school partners with the home in the mutual goal of leading children to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and discipling them in Christian values.

In loco parentis is a Latin term meaning “in place of the parent.” Matthews Christian Academy is an extension of—but not a substitute for—the home and the church. We are here to nurture, discipline, educate, train, and encourage young people. We are a tool of discipleship to assist the parent and the local church.

Matthews Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.