Mission & Philosophy

Mission Statement

By the Grace of God, Upper Columbia Academy educates students to develop harmoniously the physical, mental and spiritual powers, inspiring a life-changing relationship with God and the highest service for others.

Philosophy & Education

Upper Columbia Academy is a family of curious learners who believe that true education addresses the potential of a whole person in a balanced development of the physical, mental, spiritual and social dimensions. While we value the rigorous pursuit of knowledge, our main objective is to help students develop a solid Christian character, to realize their individual worth as children of God, embrace Christian values, and to learn to make principled choices. This goal is best reached in a context of responsible freedom and redemptive discipline. The curriculum reflects the world view and the values revealed in scripture. Students are educated to embrace service as a way of life, to be sensitive to the needs of people in the home and society, and to become active members in the church. Young people are encouraged to accept Jesus Christ as Creator, Savior, Lord and coming King, and to commit their lives to Him.