North River Christian Academy began as a ministry of Open Door Baptist Church. In the summer of 1981, the church established a daycare program for the children of working mothers. Each subsequent year a grade was added until they reached school age children. The school had programs for students beginning at birth and continuing through twelfth grade. The school has now grown over the years to its current enrollment of over three hundred students. In April of 1998, the school became accredited by ACSI; and since that time has also been recognized by the SACS accrediting agency. NRCA offers an excellent college-preparatory academic program in addition to Bible, computer, music, piano lessons, SGA, Beta Club, and Honor Society. In the spring of 2016, North River Christian Academy and Preschool merged with New Beginning Academy. The school and the preschool are now operating as a ministry of New Beginning Family Worship Center.
School Building from 1981-2007
North River Christian Academy was formerly known as Open Door Christian School. During the summer of 2009, the school changed its name to North River Christian Academy, as well as the change of the school mascot, logo, and colors. Many exciting opportunities opened up for the school and the students. The school acquired Charger Park, the athletic facility that allows us to play football, baseball, and softball on our own fields. We are excited to see what God has in store for the future of our school - spiritually, academically, and athletically.
North River Christian Academy remains as a strong unifying force to the glory of God. The future looks promising for NRCA. The combination of committed parents, a visionary administrator, and a supportive Christian staff and faculty spells continued growth and expansion as the school strives to honor and glorify Jesus Christ in all they do.