Ekklesia Christian School is our private, onsite Christian school that is accredited with the AdvancED network. It exists to provide high quality, Christian education to the students living at the Ranch. We strive for high performance in Academics, Behavior, and Christian Character. The children are encouraged in and made aware of their true potential and abilities. Most importantly, we strive to introduce our students to the love and freedom Christ offers them.
We use Accelerated Christian Education and School of Tomorrow as our base curriculum. ACE has a strong focus on character and Bible training while providing rigorous standards of education.
We also offer language classes through Rosetta Stone, another individualized learning program often used by big corporations for their employees. We have French, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese available.
Many students coming to the Ranch are 1-3 years behind in school. We diagnose all students upon placement to determine their true academic level and assess and fill in any learning gaps that may exist. Our individualized curriculum allows us to do this, and a student can complete 1 ½ to 2 years of work in 1 school year, eventually catching them up to their chronological grade level while ensuring mastery of the material before moving forward.
Life skills and personal interest courses are also offered at the school. Courses such as Culinary Class, Auto Shop, Woodworking, and Equestrian care and Horsemanship are offered and taught by area volunteers and knowledgable staff members.
The school goes on various field trips throughout the year. These have included, but are not limited to, the Craters of the Moon State Park, National Birds of Prey, McCall Ice Carnival, Micron, and the Warhawk Museum.
We are involved with the Christian Schools Athletics Association. This collection of Christian schools competes in Flag football, Volleyball, and Basketball.