Nicaragua Christian Academy began as the result of three evangelical missionary families seeking an English-language Christian education for their own children. The school began as a cooperative homeschool program in 1991 with two teachers and seven students meeting in a house. In 1995, NCA purchased its own land and began the construction of a school through the labor and donations of hundreds of volunteers and school supporters. In 2001, NCA International became the first ACSI-accredited school in Central America. In 2009, NCA International added a second accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and School (SACS) and its parent organization, AdvancED. Today, the school has reached a size of about 320 students and 33 teachers. In 2005, the newly formed association opened its second school, NCA Nejapa, which offers Christian education of academic excellence in the Spanish language. In order to distinguish the first NCA school from NCA Nejapa, it became known as NCA International. In 2013, NCA Matagalpa opened its doors as the third NCA school. Between the three schools, we are currently meeting the educational needs of over 900 students. For a more detailed history of the whole NCA association, visit our NCA Association History page.