Napa Christian

Standing Firm in the Armor of God

About Napa Christian

Mission Statement

Napa Christian’s mission as a Seventh-day Adventist school is to embrace academic excellence while cultivating dynamic learners with active and creative minds who flourish intellectually, spiritually, socially, and physically in a Christ-centered environment.


“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 (TNIV)
 

 
School-wide Learner Outcomes (SLOs):

INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT – Students will experience opportunities to:

  • Communicate effectively using oral and written language.
  • Access information using a variety of tools, methods, and resources.
  • Integrate problem-solving and critical thinking skills in every academic discipline.
  • Understand and utilize their individual learning styles for academic success.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in core curriculum.

SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT – Students will experience opportunities to:

  •  Apply biblical principles to everyday life.
  • Grow in a personal relationship with God.
  • Learn effective stewardship of their spiritual gifts, time, and resources
  • Build and embody Christian character, values, and behavior.

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT – Students will experience opportunities to:

  • Work effectively with others and maintain healthy relationships.
  • Become global citizens who respect cultural diversity and the dignity of all human beings.
  • Engage in service activities for their school, church, local, and global communities.
  • PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT – Students will experience opportunities to:
  • Utilize strategies for self-discipline and self-control.
  • Gain knowledge of beneficial principles for physical wellness.

Accreditation

Napa Christian is accredited by the Western Association for Schools and Colleges (WASC), in affiliation with the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA), and jointly by the Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities, Inc. (AAA).

History

The Napa Seventh-day Adventist church was established in Napa, California in 1874. Some time prior to 1923, the members felt led to provide Christian education for their children, so they started a school in a member’s home with four students. Eventually, a two-room school was built on E Street and used until 1923 when the church purchased a larger building on Franklin Street and converted it into a three-room school. By 1945, even greater enrollment necessitated the search for land on which a new school could be built.
 
With just three classrooms, Napa Junior Academy opened its doors here on Pine Street in 1947. A second building with additional classrooms was added as enrollment grew. By 1949, the school offered an educational program for students in grades one through ten. Additional buildings were erected over the years to house more classrooms (including a Kindergarten added in the fall of 1972), a music room, and a gymnasium. Through the years, the school gained even more support as other Seventh-day Adventist churches in the greater Napa area joined with the Napa SDA Church to form a constituency. 

In 2003 our school expanded to a full K-12 institution, and our first senior graduates marched in 2005.
 

Governance

Our Board of Trustees provides guidance and strategic planning and develops school policy in accordance with NCCE’s Mission statement. The board works in partnership with the Northern California Conference (NCC) to hire and supervise staff, implement curriculum, oversee the facility and implement Board policy.

The Board consists of voting Trustees who are nominated and elected by the local constituent Seventh-day Adventist churches. In addition, there are ex-officio members of the Board: NCC Education Department Superintendent, NCCE’s Principal, constituent church pastors and the Home and School leader. Board meetings are held regularly five times each year. Board meetings are open to members of the Napa Christian community.

Four standing subcommittees make recommendations and report to the Board. They are the Finance, Building, Alumni and Personnel Committees. Other ad-hoc committees may be created and dissolved as necessary. Members of these committees may consist of some members of the Board and/or members of the Napa Christian community.