Class Size

NRCA offers small class sizes between 10-24 students per class


NRCA is fully accredited by AdvancED

Degreed Teachers

We are committed to fully providing degreed teachers who are teaching in their field

The elementary school years represent a time of great growth in knowledge and academic skills. NRCA students grow academically as they progress from learning to read to reading to learn, and they develop independence as they become increasingly accountable for their study and organizational habits. Elementary learning at NRCA occurs in a challenging, affirming environment with appropriate expectations in classrooms. Kindergarten through fourth grade are in self-contained classes. We utilize the ABeka and Bob Jones Christian-based curriculum. These years of growth are critically important for developing a love of learning and for building a solid foundation for learning in the future.

Junior High School is an exciting gateway to high school. During this time of mental and physical change, we endeavor to create a safe and nurturing experience where each child learns the immeasurable blessings of God’s grace and of being a valued member of the school community. With Scripture as our guide, we partner with parents to help students grow spiritually, academically, physically, and emotionally. In each academic content area, teachers employ meaningful learning opportunities that foster critical thinking and reasoning skills, and engage each student in an academic experience that is both rich in content and comprehensive in scope.

Junior High Academic Course of Study

  • Seventh Grade Bible
  • English 7
  • Intermediate Math
  • Science
  • Civics/Government
  • Physical Education
  • Elective 7 – art, computer, library, music
  • Eighth Grade Bible
  • English 8
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Science
  • World History A
  • Physical Education
  • Keyboarding 8
  • Home Economics

High school is the time when all the foundational work of earlier years comes to fruition and when preparation for college and vocation takes center stage. Our goal is to provide our students with a comprehensive, college preparatory academic program that prepares them to succeed in college and in life. We want to guide them as they select a college or university, and help them as they make decisions about career planning. We want students to have a broad based, Biblically informed education that prepares them for effective leadership and service in the 21st century. An integral part of our high school is the spiritual training students receive through Bible classes. Bible classes are application oriented. Service and ministry are greatly emphasized as well as mission outreach.

Senior High Academic Course of Study

  • Grade Nine Bible
  • English 9 or Advanced English 9
  • Algebra I
  • World History B/Geography or Advanced WorldHistory B/Geography
  • Biology or Advanced Biology
  • Health
  • Keyboarding 9
  • Physical Education


  • Grade Ten Bible
  • English 10 or Advanced English 10
  • Geometry
  • Chemistry or Advanced Chemistry
  • US History to 1900 or Advanced US History to 1900
  • Spanish 1
  • Business Tech
  • Speech


  • Grade Eleven Bible
  • English 11 or Advanced English 11
  • Algebra II
  • US History from 1900 or Advanced US History from 1900
  • Forensic Science
  • Spanish 2
  • Career Planning/College Prep


  • Grade Twelve Bible
  • English 12 or Advanced English 12
  • Advanced Math
  • Anatomy or Advanced Anatomy
  • Government/Economics or Advanced Government/Economics

The following are credit requirements for graduation from North River Christian Academy:
English (4)
Math (4)
Science (4)
Social Studies (4)
Health (1⁄2)
Career and Technical Education and/or Foreign Language and/or Arts Education (3)
Career Prep (1)
Physical Education (1)
Electives (2 1⁄2)
Total – 24

A ministry of New Beginning Family Worship Center

North River Christian Academy

1785 McFarland Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406

(205) 349-4881

(205) 330-7923 (PS)
(205) 349-3246 (Fax)