So Who is Sunshine Christian Academy?

Excellence. Passion. Family. Love!

These are just some of the words that describe the atmosphere here at Sonshine Christian Academy. Whether a student is in Pre-K or eight grade, we see ALL children of being of importance. With a challenging academic curriculum, backed with an excellent clergy that teaches Biblical values, Sonshine Christian Academy is a leading school here in the Columbus Ohio area!

Who Started Sonshine Christian Academy?

Mrs. Deborah JAckson
Mrs. Deborah ANN JACKSON was born on March 7, 1953. After having earned both her Bachelor and Master degrees from The Ohio State University, Mrs. Jackson became driven by a call from God to provide a Christ-centered education for children whose families typically could not afford it. As a result of a vision given to her by God, she was obedient and followed His directions. In doing so, Sonshine Christian Academy was established in 1981.
Mrs. Jackson was recognized as a pioneer in the area of Christian education. Through faith and trust in God, she was able to perform a miracle as Sonshine grew to educate over 500 students, employ over 75 faculty and staff persons, and was hailed as the largest African-American Christian School in the State of Ohio during the last year she was able to serve as principal, before her untimely death, in 1999. Legacy is the result of what happens when you take what you have and put it in the Master’s hand. Mrs. Jackson’s mantel has now been passed down to her three daughters (who currently serve as principal and board of trustee members respectively), but her love for Christ and the community is what Mrs. Jackson left to all of us to remember.
When God gives us a vision, we do not ask how. We do not ask why. We do not ask when. We should simply be obedient, heed God’s call and work to the best of our abilities to do His will. So when our time comes, we can hear Him say “well done good and faithful servant. Well done”.
Mrs. Jackson went home to be with the Lord on May 8, 1999. She left a wonderful testimony of faith as she laid a foundation that other Christian Schools now follow in the Columbus Community. To God be the Glory for the great things He has done.

What do we offer?

3-Star Rating with Step Up to Quality
Accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International
Financial Literacy, Performing Arts & Music Curriculums
Sports Programs
Fully Licensed Qualified Teachers by the Ohio Department of Education
Payment plan tuition options
Early Childhood Education (ECE) Grants Available
Title XX Accepted
Financial Aide and Tuition Assistance
Summer Enrichment & After School Programs Available

Did You Know?

Did you know that SCA has an Academic Improvement Plan for all students to customize every child's unique learning ability?

Did you know that SCA values moral integrity and teaches Christian ethics during Bible?

Did you know that the children of SCA exercises the right to pray to the Most High God before the start of every class?

Did you know that the Principal of SCA is also an SCA alum?

Did you know that SCA has small class sizes and every Teacher has an assigned instructional assistant to help manage the learning environment?

Did you know that students K-8th are offered Spanish, Art, Poetry, Performing Arts, Financial Literacy, and more during their 1 hour elective periods?

Did you know that SCA students read two grade levels above average?

Did you know that SCA is expanding its STEM program to include labs that focus on robotics and video gaming algorithms?

Our Credentials

3 Star Rating

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