To empower individuals in order to develop dynamic communities for generations to come, by meeting the need, giving hope, and teaching to soar.
To develop children, youth, individuals and families through stellar educational and human services programs.
Our purpose is to lovingly educate our students in a Christian environment, while honoring who God created them to be.
We believe that each child is distinct with unique talents, skills, and abilities that when developed position that child to assume their God-given purpose in life.
A SHABACH! is a loud, resounding shout of praise to the Lord! We SHABACH! The Lord through Excellence!
SHABACH! is a ministry of the First Baptist Church of Glenarden located in Landover, Maryland. The school is state approved as of June 17, 2010. We are members of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).
The Education Division of SHABACH! Ministries, Inc. has been providing quality service to children since 1996. We exist to develop student leaders who are exemplars of Godly character by honoring who God created them to be.
We are made up of four departments:
- Before & After Care (serves both the Academy and select Prince Georges County Public School students)
- Kindergarten through 8th Grade Academy
- Homeschool Oversight and Group Classes
One visit to our school and you will know that you are in a different kind of learning environment. We teach using the latest research on how children learn! We understand the science behind emotion and experience and daily, incorporate strategies that make learning engaging and dynamic! We know mastery requires emotional safety AND hands-on experience. School is an exciting place to be!
- SHABACH! Christian Academy, SHABACH! Christian Learning Center (preschool), and SHABACH! Christian Academy Homeschool are currently candidates for accreditation through the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools.
- SHABACH! Christian Learning Center (preschool), and Before and Aftercare Program is licensed through the Maryland State Department of Education Office of Childcare.
Total Enrollment: 350
SCA uses tools from ABeka, Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt, Go Math, and Glencoe to deliver CCSS standards based content. Each year all K-8 students are assessed using the Stanford 10 Standardized Tests/Terra Nova Exams.
Extracurricular Activities and Special Programs
Extensive enrichment opportunities are offered across the four (4) departments that make up SHABACH! Christian Academy. Recognizing that the wider the range of the experience that a child has, the greater is the capacity of the young learner to acquire new content. In addition to an emphasis on the Arts and STEM Aviation, our enrichment program includes: Dance, Drama, Golf, Tennis, HW Club, Beginning Band, Keyboarding, Gymnastics, and Robotics. Our Enrichment Club catalog is updated each year.
All classroom teachers must hold a minimum of bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning. All classroom teachers must possess certification from a state, within the United States, or the District of Columbia, or the equivalent from a foreign country. Any teacher hired without certification must complete all certification requirements within three years of hire date.