In 2010, fifteen nationally and internationally exemplary Christian schools determined that institutional excellence and institutional integrity are their priorities and therefore came together with the Council on Educational Standards and Accountability leadership team to brainstorm and develop plans for an organization of Christian schools that would seek to impact education both nationally and internationally.

These fifteen schools committed time, intellectual capital, and financial capital to ensure CESA could be born, would be thoughtfully and strategically developed, and would provide resources for Christian schools to realize their potential as rigorous academic institutions committed to programmatic excellence and distinction, for the glory of God. CESA is an organization that believes deeply in and was founded upon the concept of Christian community; we believe transparency and accountability allow us to be the best schools we can be. We believe that when school leaders come into the CESA community humbly, transparently, and with the desire to improve, transformational leadership and practices will allow our schools to thrive for Christ.

Today, CESA serves Christian schools through leadership services, academic enrichment, programmatic development, professional development, and by providing fellowship and fraternity to those who serve within Christian institutions. The CESA Standards of Accountability© and the related Audit is the basis of our membership. Coming alongside schools and organizations, CESA seeks to enable Christian schools with rigorous, objective standards to guide their development, providing schools with the tools necessary to reach such standards and the networks necessary to propel Christian schools with excellence and accountability as their hallmarks. With fraternity as one of our core values, CESA connects school leaders with one another to meet their goals. The continuous input of other school leaders and accountability to the Council allows for real school improvement over time.

Members of Council

Members of CESA are those schools that are fully accredited by an organization with either national standing as a member of a nationally recognized association or with state standing as a member of an association with state-wide recognition and have completed and passed the CESA School Certification Audit.

Brentwood Academy (Brentwood, TN)
Central Christian School (St. Louis, MO)
Charlotte Christian School (Charlotte, NC)
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (Cincinnati, OH)
Cornerstone Christian Academy (Peachtree Corners, GA)
Fellowship Christian School (Roswell, GA)
First Presbyterian Day School
(Macon, GA)
Grace Community School (Tyler, TX)
Greater Atlanta Christian School (Norcross, GA)
Hill Country Christian School (Austin, TX)
Houston Christian High School (Houston, TX)
Legacy Christian Academy (Frisco, TX)
Life Christian Academy (Tacoma, WA)
Little Rock Christian Academy (Little Rock, AR)
Lipscomb Academy (Nashville, TN)
Mount Paran Christian School (Kennesaw, GA)
Mount Pisgah Christian School (John’s Creek, GA)
Norfolk Christian Schools (Norfolk, VA)
Prestonwood Christian Academy (Plano, TX)
Redlands Christian (Redlands, CA)
Savannah Christian Preparatory School (Savannah, GA)
St. Paul Christian Academy (Nashville, TN)
Stillwater Christian School (Kalispell, MT)
The Brook Hill School (Bullard, TX)
The Christ School (Orlando, FL)
The First Academy (Orlando, FL)
The Woodlands Christian Academy (The Woodlands, TX)
Valor Christian School (Highlands Ranch, CO)
Village Christian Schools (Los Angeles, CA)
Wesleyan School (Norcross, GA)
Westminster Schools of Augusta (Augusta, GA)
Wheaton Academy (West Chicago, IL)
Whitefield Academy (Mableton, GA)

Candidate Schools

Candidate Schools are eligible after applying for CESA Membership if they are fully accredited by an organization with either national standing as a member of a nationally recognized association or with state standing as a member of an association with state-wide recognition.

Ben Lippen School (Columbia, SC)
Capistrano Valley Christian Schools (San Juan Capistrano, CA)
Cherry Hills Christian School (Highlands Ranch, CO)
Christian Heritage School (Trumbull, CT)
Cuyaoga Valley Christian Academy (Cuyahoga Falls, OH)
Cypress Christian Schools (Houston, TX)
Dallas Christian School (Mesquite, TX)
Des Moines Christian School (Urbandale, IA)
Faith Lutheran Middle School and High School (Las Vegas, NV)
First Presbyterian Day School (Jackson, MS)
Fort Bend Christian Academy (Sugar Land, TX)
Fort Worth Christian School (North Richland Hills, TX)
Gaston Christian School (Gastonia, NC)
Kansas City Christian School (Prairie Village, KS)
King’s Ridge Christian School (Alpharetta, GA)
Kirk Day School (St. Louis, MO)
Loudonville Christian Schools (Loudonville, NY)
Monte Vista Christian School (Watsonville, CA)
Regents School of Austin (Austin, TX)
Resurrection Christian School (Loveland, CO)
Santa Fe Christian Schools (Solana Beach, CA)
Santiago Christian Schools (Santiago, Dominican Republic)
Second Baptist School (Houston, TX)
Tree of Life Christian Schools (Columbus, OH)
Vail Christian High School (Vail, CO)
Waterloo School (Austin, TX)
Wesleyan Christian Academy (High Point, NC)
Westminster Academy (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Westminster Christian Academy (St. Louis, MO)
Westminster Christian Academy (Huntsville, AL)
Westminster Christian Academy (Watkinsville, GA)
Whittier Christian High School (La Habra, CA)

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