About Napa Christian

The Napa Christian community is one of passion, curiosity, and friendliness. Creating a safe, engaging, and spiritually enriching campus environment that supports lifelong learning is our top priority. We seek students whose curiosity drives them to explore and who we believe will best embody our school values of excellence, responsibility, service, and spirituality.

Napa Christian seeks to cultivate a warm, family atmosphere so that each student and their family feel connected and involved in the community. Because Napa Christian's CONQUESTS program is different from anything else offered in the area, we ask that all families come for a tour before applying, if possible. 

Our educational philosophy takes students beyond the textbook into real, hands-on engagement with their studies and we are looking for students who are enthusiastic about getting out of the classroom to learn. We work diligently to build a compassionate and close-knit community and to make a Napa Christian education accessible to all qualified students through tuition assistance.

If you and your child are interested in Napa Christian, arrange a visit to our campus and meet with our amazing teaching team by calling 707.255.5233 or emailing Admissions@napachristian.com.


Mission Statement

Napa Christian is a Seventh-day Adventist learning community called to serve our students through differentiated and relationship-focused learning; to educate the whole person by instilling in every student the confidence to take initiative in their own learning, in their journey of faith, and through engagement in their community.

“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):

Students of Napa Christian will:

  • Embody the love of God in their interactions with the world around them.
  • Embrace biblical principles to help make important life decisions. 
  • Take ownership of their individual learning while embracing strengths and overcoming weaknesses. 
  • Acquire critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Live with integrity and purpose.


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).



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.


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.

This school has been home for my grandson for the past 10 years. I am so impressed with the teachers and their caring in helping him become the best he can be as a student and a person. This has been true all through the years. High school is tough for most kids, but these teachers and the principal have been there for him. Because of our long term positive relationship with NCCE I would highly recommend it to any parent looking for a place where their child will receive individualized attention with teachers and staff who truly care. Thank you, NCCE! You are the best!

Shirley, Grandparent


CONQUESTS Handbook (K-8th Grade)

NCCE School Handbook