""education with a Higher purpose""
Students enrolled 820
Hours 7:45 AM - 3:05 PM
School leader Tim Greener, Superintendent
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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1000 Academy Drive
New Albany, IN 47150

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4 stars
Based on 24 ratings

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October 30, 2014
I sent my kid here looking for a quality education in a good christian environment. But neither have turned out for us, thus resulting in us making the decision to move to neighboring school. My kid also played a sport but due to the coach encouraging foul language and an improper lifestyle he/she quit. I was proud of my child. The money is not worth it, nor all the temptations that follow.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2014
We love Christian Academy! Not only does our daughter receive a quality Christian education, but has also made some great life-long friends who share a love for Jesus Christ. We're proud of the school's academic, relational, and spiritual values.

- submitted by a parent
December 23, 2013
I agree with the last review. My daughter went here for a short period of time. The principal told me if I had not found a home church by a certain date that she would not be able to attend the following year. She was also very entitled. It was her way or the highway. She started soccer and the coaches were there every practice having them do push ups for missing goals but no water to hydrate them until I complained. Also there was not a coach in sight the first game. Just high school students monitoring the game. When I asked another parent about this, the coach emailed me and told me that gossiping with other parents would not be tolerated and was not very Christian like. ....hmmmm. This school is all about money and if you are a scholarship family you are treated differently. I pulled my daughter out and she will never be going back. This is a Christian school but most of the faculty do you not behave this way. Christ should be the center of this school not $$$$$$$.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2013
This school is only interested in taking your money and not so much in educating students. The teachers and administrators are quite content to sit by, watching students fail without alerting parents or attempting to help their students succeed. I am a proponent of private school education, but CAI is a waste of money. If you are looking for a quality education for your money, this is not the school for you!

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2012
In our ninth year! Very happy with the school, and believe the price is well worth it. Christ like basics will set these children in the proper direction for a life time.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2011
My 6th grader has two hours of homework a night- way too much for the age. My child went to CAI for elementary and enjoyed it and I thought the elementary teachers were great. However, the middle school is a joke- poor teaching, too much homework and no leadership from administrators. The same teachers that teach the 8th graders teach the 6th graders and evidently can't make the distinction between the two. The majority of the work is nothing but busy work. I've been very dissappointed with the lack of flexibility on part of the school. Also, if you pay the tution and don't like the school they stick you with the full bill for the entire year. Not a great way to run a school.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2010
We feel very blessed to have Christian Academy here in southern Indiana. The challenges our children will face in the future as adults are very different than the ones we have today as parents. Christian Academy has prepared our 3 children spiritually, academically and socially, in partnership with us as parents, to be effective disciples for the Kingdom. If you desire Christ centered values and a Biblical worldview in the education of your children, we feel that Christian Academy is THE choice in southern Indiana.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2010
CAI is the most wonderful school. The only drawback being the tuition ($5000.00 + per child). The kids are pushed to excel academically as well as taught responsibility, respect, and self-control. My kids have been there for 4 years and we pray that we will be able to continue until graduation. The teachers and staff are engaging with the students as well as the parents. We are very thankful for the perfect combination on christian teaching and academic excellence.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2010
This school is a wonderful school. It is a safe place for childern to learn and grow. I go to CAI and we are ahead of most schools and we an have excellent reading program. I love this school and I would recommend this school to any Christian Family looking for a good school to go to.

- submitted by a student
no rating December 07, 2009
As a grandparent of three children at CAI, I can tell you that this is a wonderful place to teach children and nurture them. The faculty is wonderful and caring.

- submitted by a community member
September 10, 2009
What a fabulous school!! I couldn't say more great things about CAI. From the first-class facilities to the warm and friendly staff, to the Gospel shared openly and honestly, you won't find better in Christian Education. I won't send my kids anywhere else!

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2009
Our daughter attended the last 2 years of high school here and it was absolutely the best 2 years of school she has ever had. We just regret not sending her sooner. The staff and teachers are the very best. They truly care about the students and their future. I cannot recommend them enough. We are truly blessed to have such a great school.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2008
Christian Academy is the place to be if you are looking for a Christ centered education. I can tell you coming from a public school, my 8th grade son told me after being here just 8 weeks HE wishes we had found this school sooner. In his words, 'The teachers have complete control of the classroom and the students respect that. They really care whether or not you are here and are willing to help. They are not afraid to pray for you either.' WOW! Coming from a teenager (and who was NOT happy about changing schools) I was thrilled! The school is among the very top in ISTEP scores also. Their extra curricular/sports program is growing every year. It is not a state funded school, it relies on donations and parent support so it takes a little longer. We will stay here until all my kids graduate!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 22, 2008
Christian Academy of Indiana is an excellent school and a true blessing to my family. My children have attended the school since kindergarten and have received a very good Bible-based education. They have had a challenging academic program as well as the opportunity to participate in athletics, music, drama, and club activities. Christian Academy of Indiana has been a great partner with our family in the education of our children. I know our children have a super education and have grown in their development of a biblical worldview.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2008
This school is great! Contrary to the last review, Both of my daughters are on the shy side. They both attended preschool at CAI and have done really well! We are still here! I don't feel at all any patience problems were an issue. so far all the teachers have been great! I also feel there is an adequate amount of extracurricular activites for the children. If yoo want your child to have a God Centered Christan education, this is definitely the best school!

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2008
We have been a part of Christian Academy for six years (PS-5) and have enjoyed working with wonderful teachers and talented administrators. The new campus has so much to offer including expanded athletics, music depts. and two libraries. My elementary students have been able to join extracurricular activities such as book club, band and piano lessons. The teachers have the best interest of my child in mind and it is a joy to have a teacher pray with you for your student. My children are receiving an excellent education based on Biblical truths.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2007
First I just want to say that this school is great as far as the level of parent involvement. As far as preschool,however, I would not recommend it. They have little patience with extremely shy children and the PreK principle is very condescending when talking to parents. Christian Academy only offers one language for the older children(Spanish) and there's really not a lot of extracurricular activities available. I think that there are better Christian schools available than this one.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2007
This school is absolutely the best! Just wish we had sent our daughter here sooner! We are so blessed to have this school and all the great teachers!

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 02, 2007
I think this is the best school in the area for non-Catholic families. They truly care about your child/children and I just feel that my child is getting a great education and I feel he is safe as well.

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2005
We have 3 children attending this school and are very pleased with elementary, middle and highschools. Christ is the center of all that is taught. The new buildings are fantastic and many new possibilities are opening up!

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2005
My husband and I had been supporters of public schools and started our children there. They didn't have the structure we thought was needed to encourage learning. After many years of praying, we were drawn to Christian Academy. I knew the first day when we met with students, parents, grandparents, teachers and faculty and it began with prayer that we had made the right decision. We wanted a full circle with God, family and education, hand-in-hand. With God's direction, our obedience and CAI, it was done ... Our children love the Lord and excelled well beyond our expectations. We would have never dreamed both would have been valedictorians and have such a desire to continue to learn. Our son has also been accepted at the IU Medical School. We want to thank all the teachers, coaches and faculty that helped shape my children into the wonderful young adults they are today.

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2004
As a former graduate, I was blessed with parents that cared enough to see that I received a Christian education. This school greeted our family with teachers that were wonderfully supportive, an administration that has been serving the needs of families for over 35 years, and strict academic standards that prepared me for college. More important, this school gave me a Biblical foundation that I will keep for the rest of my adult life. Because of this school I have developed lasting friendships, learned the value of Christian service and received every opportunity to succeed in life. Thanks Christian Academy!

- submitted by a former student
November 09, 2004
This is an excellent school, for those parents who expect high academic standards and Christian moral values. Our family is very thankful for this alternative to public schools. We also like the fact that is state accredited and held to the state standards. Parent participation is greatly encouraged, which leads to better communication. The staff is very dedicated to the success of the students and it shows. My two sons are held to high standards at school, consistent with home, and I appreciate that.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2004
I think this is an excellent school. My daughter has scored a 98-100% on all of the standardized tests that she has taken. The teachers have worked with her any time she has had problems. They teach good Christian values and used the Bible as a wonderful tool.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
This school treated my daughter like she was a 'heathen'. Because of this, she was also graded unfairly, and punished for ridiculous things. The staff at Graceland expected the mother in our family to be available for random meetings, even though she works, and told us we were not supporting our child and not there for her because we could not drop our life for meetings. I was not impressed with this school, and our child was taken out. When she went back to a regular school, she was a year behind the students in her class because she was not taught the state standards like every public school is made to do.

- submitted by a parent
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Christian Academy Of Indiana
1000 Academy Drive, New Albany, IN  47150
(812) 944-6200
Last modified Christian Academy Of Indiana is a Private school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Christian Academy Of Indiana Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top