Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Summit Christian Academy and Calvary Classical School announce merger

Summit Christian Academy (, which operates a grammar school and upper school, announces its merger with Calvary Classical School, (, a pre-K- 6th grade school, effective fall 2019, operating as Summit Christian Academy. The move was announced at last evening’s “State of the School” addresses at each institution.

“We believe we can do more together,” says Tim Grimes, Summit Christian Academy (SCA)
Headmaster. “This merger has come after months of intentional reflection and evaluation of
values and efficiencies. By combining these two fine institutions already serving many of the same families in the same geographical area with the distinct classical Christian approach, we hope to create a stronger upper school, with more dynamic educational opportunities and an efficient business model.”

Both schools offer classical Christian education, a unique learning format focused on developing the whole child, fitting them for service to their Creator and neighbor both now and as adults.

The schools maintain that 100% of current staff members will retain their positions, and forecast additional hires in coming years to support student population growth.

Ryan Noppen, Calvary Classical School Headmaster, says, “We’re looking forward to one school where both traditions are celebrated, and our uniquely similar theology, educational
philosophies, financial management and governance will coalesce. As headmaster, I foresee a smooth transition of our students from sixth grade into upper school, all while staying within the same robust school community. It’s a win for our students and families.”

“Most importantly, we want our students and families to know that we have a 12-month process to answer questions and evaluate as we go – the input of our communities is vital,” says Grimes.

Enrollment for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year will remain the same as in years past.
January 2019 will mark enrollment season for the new Summit Christian Academy, launching fall 2019. Location details and more to follow over the coming year. Individuals with specific questions about the merger should contact Tim Grimes, Summit Christian Academy Headmaster, at Community members are also encouraged to attend upcoming Town Hall meetings, dates and times TBA.

About Summit Christian Academy
Summit Christian Academy (SCA) is a pre-K-12 classical Christian school founded in 1996,
designed to partner with parents of like values to develop lifelong learners who are
carefully equipped to meet the educational, professional, moral and spiritual challenges of
adulthood. SCA’s core values, “Discern, Articulate, Serve,” are actualized by instilling a
clear and accurate understanding of truth, and inspiring the desire to pursue it vigorously
and articulate its beauty to this world as competent, humble, and gentle servants of the
Lord Jesus Christ. For more information, contact Tim Grimes, Headmaster, at Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About Calvary Classical School
Founded in 1995, Calvary Classical School (CCS) exists to assist parents in fulfilling their
covenantal duty to educate their children by offering a Christian, classical, and Biblically integrated curriculum, resulting in students who think and learn independently for the glory of God. Because we recognize that all knowledge comes from God, we are committed to
integrating the truth of Scripture into every aspect of the program and to training children to think biblically about every area of life. Because we recognize that God expects the very best from His people, we are committed to high academic quality. For more information, contact Ryan Noppen, Headmaster, at

Submitted by Dana Tumminello, Director of Admissions & Marketing Summit Christian Academy

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Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at

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