How We Are Different
More than anything else, it is the NorthBay community that makes these schools unique. The teachers and families are deeply committed to passing their Christian faith on to their children and thoroughly equipping them academically. They offer each other support, accountability, and encouragement, working as a team to invest their own lives in NorthBay’s students.
NorthBay Christian Academy
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, students in Pre-K through eighth grade are taught on campus by their classroom teachers from 9:15am – 3:15pm. Every teacher has at least a bachelor’s degree in grade level and subject matter taught.
On Mondays and Wednesdays, students are homeschooled with teacher-directed lesson plans, providing parents the opportunity to be intimately involved in their children’s education.
Friday is Enrichment Day for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Students begin with a school-wide chapel program, which includes a time of student-led praise and worship and an inspirational speaker who instructs and encourages them in their faith. During the rest of the day, students receive instruction from specialty teachers in art, music, drama, Spanish, and athletics.
NorthBay Christian High School
Students attend classes on campus on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. In order to gain the greatest benefit from specialized teachers and to meet the required credit hours for each class, the students will participate in the same classes each day on campus. Both academic and elective courses will be taught on campus all three days. Students participate in home study on Mondays and Wednesdays. As students become independent learners, the parents’ role changes to facilitator and accountability partner, challenging and encouraging the student. Parents need to ensure that students have the proper materials, workplace, supplies and research resources available.
NorthBay’s classical approach is specifically designed to develop students’ abilities to think, reason, and articulate. This approach, together with intimate classes and one-on-one teaching at home, has led to academic achievement that is well above average compared to other schools across the nation. Read more about the Classical approach to education.
Class sizes at NorthBay never exceed 15 students per teacher. This allows for individual attention that enhances learning as well as a mentoring relationship between the student and teacher.