MCA is definitely not a charter school. We are a private, Christian school funded by tuitions, foundations, corporations, churches and individuals. Charter schools are merely another variety of public school. They receive all their funding from the government and are subject to most of the same rules and restrictions of government schools. New York State currently prohibit devoting public funds to supporting faith-based schools. (Find similar NYS Statute) In contrast, the Bible teaches us that “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Respect and honor of God is the foundation for all learning at MCA.
More important than a school’s curriculum, facilities, or sports programs is the answer to the question: who are the men and women who are going to be teaching your child? Yes, all of our faculty and staff make an affirmation of faith.
- Great teachers make a great school.
- Students become like their teachers.
- Teachers are the “living curriculum” of a school.
In the lives of students, so much textbook content is forgotten; but the lessons that stay with them forever are the unspoken ones that come directly from the teacher, the “living curriculum.”
The purpose of MCA is to spread a banquet of God-glorifying education for the youth of the city. Our curriculum is excellent and college preparatory, but what most excites us is that your son or daughter will have personal relationships with teachers who are devoted disciples of Jesus Christ.