Rocky Mountain Christian Academy began as a dream for offering classical Christian education to area families in the 1990s. In 1998, the first kindergarten class opened with five students. In 1999, the school officially opened with 120 students in K-5th grade in the new 54,000 square foot education wing at Rocky Mountain Christian Church. The school grew dramatically over the next decade. Our middle school was begun in 2002, and the first 8th graders graduated from in 2006. In 2014, RMCA joined Ambleside Schools International and began transitioning toward a more comprehensive implementation of Charlotte Mason’s philosophy and practice in the lives of our families.
RMCA is a member of Ambleside Schools International, the Association of Classical and Christian Schools, and is accredited through the Association of Christian Schools International. We are an independent, nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Directors. We are grateful to Rocky Mountain Christian Church for their support and generosity in starting the school. We share facilities with the church and one member of the Elder Board sits on the RMCA Board.
RMCA students come from a variety of communities within a 20-mile radius in the suburbs of North Denver: Longmont, Niwot, Lafayette, Erie, Firestone, Frederick, Boulder, Louisville, Broomfield, Berthoud, and more. They also represent over 50 local church communities from a variety of denominational and doctrinal perspectives within the Christian tradition.
As RMCA continues to mature in its offering of a purposeful, Christ-centered, whole-child education to the Front Range, we are excited to see what God has planned for our learning community.