About Us

Emmanuel Christian Academy partners with Christian families striving for academic excellence. The goal of Christian education is to develop the mind of Christ—to cultivate and grow both the intellect and heart.

We strive to provide more than academic education by investing into your child’s faith, character, heart, and future. We are devoted to the word of God, and every academic class is taught from a biblical world-view.

We desire to see students grow, succeed, and thrive in all areas of life, whether that’s in the classroom, on the basketball court, or in daily community with God and others. With committed teachers and an overall dynamic spirit, Emmanuel Christian Academy equips young people with the biblical principles they need to become leaders.

We could be honored to partner with you and your family in cultivating the heart and mind of your child after the heart and mind of Jesus Christ.

“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 2:5)


What We Believe

We are a theologically conservative, Bible-believing institution, focused on developing the foundational biblical knowledge and faith of every student. Our theology and doctrine parallels orthodox Christian doctrine found in most Bible-believing churches. For a more thorough description, please visit this link at EBCNewington.com

  • We believe in the verbal inspiration, preservation, and authority of the Scriptures. We use the King James Version of the Bible, believing it to be God’s preserved Word in the English languge.
  • We believe the Bible reveals a holy God, the fall of man, salvation through Jesus alone, and God’s plan and purpose in the ages.
  • We believe in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity, virgin birth, sacrificial death, and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ as God in the flesh.
  • We believe that salvation is by grace through faith—plus nothing and minus nothing. The only conditions to salvation are faith in Jesus Christ.
  • We believe that men are justified by faith alone and are accounted righteous before God through the merit of our Lord and Savior.
  • We believe in the imminent return of Jesus Christ.
  • We believe the Bible is historically, scientifically, eternally truthful and accurate. We teach the Bible as our final authority in all matters of faith and life.

Why Choose ECA?

How is ECA different from public schools?

An Unapologetically Biblical, Christian Environment
ECA provides students with a uniquely biblical environment, where they are fre to express their faith. Students are taught the the word of God daily through the practical application of biblical principles in academics, age-appropriate Bible classes, and bi-weekly chapel meetings. Each student is loved as an individual and encouraged to grow in the gospel.

Teacher Evaluations
ECA teachers are evaluated annually by performance, unlike public school teachers, who are evaluated by tenure. Annually, our teachers are given additional training in their proficiency.

Every faculty member at ECA feels a God-given call to Christian education. Our teachers love Christ and desire to invest their lives into the faith of their students. We partner with parents and desire to reinforce your efforts to grow your child’s faith.

In addition, ECA has a lower teacher-to-student ratio than most public schools. Our students are generally given more individual attention.

How is ECA different from other Christian schools?

We offer a more affordable tuition, much lower than comparable Christian or private schools in New England. While doing so, we refuse to compromise our commitment to academic excellence.

Over the past few years, ECA has experienced incredible growth and restoration. We are presently enhancing and remodeling much of our facility. We have improved our academic curriculum, ensuring that students receive the highest quality education. We are constantly seeking to improve and grow as an institution.

A Strong, Home-Church
ECA is a ministry of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Newington, CT. Emmanuel is a healthy, thriving church that is engaged in gospel ministry throughout New England and around the world. Our school benefits greatly from the loving, generous church family at Emmanuel. While ECA has a home church, we partner with Christian families from churches all over Connecticut.

How is ECA different from home-schooling?

Godly Mentors and Christian Influences
Our students interact with their teachers in ways that sharpen their confidence, strengthen their faith, and build important relational skills. ECA faculty members seek to complement your own efforts as Christian parents and to have a positive, Christlike influence on your children.

Opportunities for Sports and the Arts
Opportunities for sports include soccer, volleyball, and boys’ and girls’ basketball.

Students at every grade level are given musical instruction, and secondary students are welcome to join Jr. High and Sr. High handbells and choirs. Each semester, our student body presents a Christmas concert and a Spring Concert.

Annual fine arts competitions with other Christian schools in New England include public speaking, writing, art, drama, photography, academics, and music.

We provide electives such as leadership class, speech, life skills, and various technology classes. Each class serves to sharpen a student’s ability to lead and communicate effectively in society. Our elective offerings are continually being developed and improved.

Accreditation and Memberships
Over 40 years of alumni are successful in various career fields. ECA is a candidate for accreditation with American Association of Christian Schools (AACS). ECA is also a member of the AACS and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).