Welcome to the Christian Academy of the Cumberlands where we offer Academic Excellence in a Christian Atmosphere. CAC is an independent non-denominational Christian school that exists to educate students with college preparatory classes in the context of a commitment to the Christian faith.
Christian Academy of the Cumberlands was founded in 2006 in the small, rural town of Crossville in the heart of the Cumberland Plateau. It was formed by the merging of two previously existing Christian schools for the purpose of assisting families in the rearing of their children by providing a strong academic program that is integrated with the biblical instruction which merges faith and learning.
Christ-Centered Home, Church, and School
We believe educating the whole child necessitates three important forces in the child’s life: a Christ-centered home, church, and school. The working together of all three of these provides a much greater assurance of rearing up young men and women who will make a positive and impactful difference in our world for Christ. We believe education is a partnership. Students function best when there is consistency between the home, church, and school. Therefore, it is our role to be an extension of your home and church (Deuteronomy 6:6-7 & Ephesians 6:4).
Christian World View
The Christian worldview is the first aspect of our philosophy of education. Therefore, we seek to permeate every aspect of CAC with Scriptural values and Biblical principles. A Christian worldview is examining every element of life under the light of God’s truth. It is an understanding that God is the creator of all things and nothing exists without reference to God. The school’s desire is to assist parents in raising up children who know God, love Him, follow Him, and bring God glory in every area of their lives (Colossians 1:16-17).
Academic excellence is the second component of our philosophy. Our goal is to develop the whole student. Student’s intellectual vitality and overall qualities of mind, body, and spirit are nurtured to stimulate their God-given talents and abilities that will help guide the students into their futures.
We offer a comprehensive and foundational core of Bible, Language Arts, Math, Science, and History. Students are taught how history displays God's judgment and providence, how mathematics manifests the order and symmetry of God's creation, how the language arts can provide them with the tools necessary to extend Christ's Kingdom, how science testifies of God's actions and methods, and how through the creative arts God has entrusted to them a finite ability to create.
We believe in high standards and that students will rise to the challenge of tough expectations. Students must be taught and challenged to think at higher levels as well as be prepared for the unique world they live in. They must not only learn, but also learn how to learn, as well as discover or rediscover the joy of learning (Philippians 1:9-10).
Christian character is the final part of our philosophy. Christian character should be a natural outgrowth of Christian Education. We seek to encourage traditional values of faith in God, purity of mind and heart, love of family and country, respect for authority, service to others, hard work, and honesty in all things. (Philippians 4:8).