New Covenant Academy Welcomes You to Our Community!
NCA is a not-for-profit, Christian college preparatory school, located in Springfield, MO serving approximately 530 students in grades Jr. Kindergarten through 12th since 1979.
- Academics: Strong college preparatory program that integrates faith and learning.
- College credit: Dual college credit opportunities for high school students through Missouri State University and Drury University.
- Staff: Qualified, experienced Christian faculty and staff who genuinely care about students.
- Guidance Counseling: Experienced guidance counselors provide career counseling, college planning and academic guidance with a Christian emphasis.
- Sports: Competitive athletic program for boys and girls in grades 7-12. Intramural programs for grades Jr.K-6.
- Fine-Arts: Co-curricular classes include Band, Choir, Art, Drama, Library, Speech, Physical Education, Spanish, Computer, Business, and Practical Arts (note: offerings subject to specific grade levels).
- Spiritual and character development: Exciting weekly chapel services that challenge students to grow spiritually. Biblical integration into every subject. Opportunities for character development and Christian service.
- Technology: Supporting teacher objectives and student learning, with WiFi, Inspire Technology Initiative which is a BYOD program, computer lab, 7 mobile Chromebook carts, and tablets. Students use emerging technologies in problem-based, interactive, engaged learning and assessment.
- Fun while learning: Extracurricular activities include field trips, retreats, clubs, academic competitions, international or cross-cultural mission trips, student council, and Christian service projects.
- Results: NCA's test results on national achievement and ACT college entrance tests far exceed the national average.
- School accountability: New Covenant Academy is accredited by AdvancED and is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International.
- Academic and athletic competition with both public and private schools: NCA is a member of the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA). "The MSHSAA promotes the value of participation, sportsmanship, team play, and personal excellence to develop citizens who make positive contributions to their community and support the democratic principles of our state and nation".
- Affordable Tuition: Nationally, private education is quite expensive, often with a price tag equal to a college tuition. At NCA, tuition is almost half of the national average for 7-12th-grade and well below the national average for Jr.K-6th-grade. A tuition assistance program is also offered to qualifying families.
- Community: Year after year, when NCA's families are asked, "What is your favorite thing about NCA?"; their top answers are: "the people", "I love my teacher", "I feel like I belong", "my friends", "the support I receive being a part of an extended Christian community of believers with the same goals and values as my own family."
Jr.Kindergarten to 4th Grade-228
5th to 6th Grade-87
7th to 8th Grade-75
9th to 12th Grade-140
Number of new students this fall: 109
There will be a Men's Prayer Breakfast here at NCA on Sat., Oct. 1st at 8:30am. Phil Wickmar will be the speaker, followed by a free breakfast and prayer time. All dads, sons, and grandfathers are welcome!
Friday, Oct, 7th will be an early dismissal day. Elementary will dismiss at 11:30 and Secondary at 11:45. Teachers will be participating in Professional Development in the afternoon that day. There will be NO LUNCH or EXTENDED CARE.
The end of the 1st quarter is Tuesday, Oct. 11th. Report cards will be emailed on Wednesday.
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, Oct. 13th from 5-8pm and Friday, Oct. 14 from 8am-12pm. Elementary parents will sign up for a conference time with their child's teacher. Intermediate and Middle School teachers will be contacting parents to schedule needed conferences. High School parents may come to the NCA gym between the hours of 5:00 and 8:00 to meet with whichever teachers they wish to speak with.
No School Friday, Oct. 14th and Monday, Oct. 17.
We will be taking school picture retakes on Tuesday, Oct. 25th. Order forms will be in the office for anyone who was not able to get their pictures taken on the first date. If you wish to have your child's pictures retaken, you must return the entire package of pictures you received.
Raising the Rafters with Laughter.
NCA's Annual Fund Banquet will be held on Thursday, Oct. 27th. Christian comedian Jon Crist will be our speaker for the evening. Third through sixth grade students will be singing as well as a High School Ensemble. Casual dress is encouraged. To register for tickets, go to events.newcovenant.net. This will be a great time to learn more about NCA's future plans as well as have fun! Invite your family and friends to this important event!