Still accepting applications for the 2021/2022 school year!

K-1 and middle school (6th-8th grade) classes are currently full for the 2021/2022 school year.

Our Mission

To train children, both spiritually and academically, to be Christian Leaders for the Kingdom of God, and to support the institution of the family.

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1550 E. SR 205 Columbia City, IN 46725
Phone: (260) 248-4872
Fax: (260) 244-4634
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Faith Christian Academy is Whitley County’s only interdenominational Christian school, providing excellence in education for children since 1991. Located at State Road 205 and US 30 in Columbia City, Indiana, Faith Christian Academy offers advanced, yet individualized curriculum for preschoolers through eighth grade. God in the classroom, dedicated educators, involved parents, smaller class sizes and specialized attention for each child mean a learning experience unsurpassed in Whitley County.

  • Christian school educators emphasize the worth of every child.
  • Christian school educators openly share the love of Christ with students. They point students toward the Savior of the world, not away from Him.
  • The opposite of Christ-centered education is man-centered education or humanism, declaring man instead of God as the authority for truth.
  • Christian schools attempt to inspire loyalty to the church.
  • Christian school educators attempt to inspire students to love their country and to have respect for civil government.
  • Christian school education equips students with basic academic skills with which to effectively apply themselves to live lives that are useful and productive.
  • Christian school educators are themselves important role models for students. Someone has said, “Ninety percent of what students ultimately retain from their education is what they learn from watching the lives of their teachers.”
“Now, who can call ‘Good Friday’ good? – A term too oft misunderstood – You, who were bought by the blood of His cross, You can call ‘Good Friday’ good.” – Johnny Hart, the writer of the comic strip “B.C.”

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If you have a child at Faith Christian Academy and you want to make a payment or if you want to make a donation, click the “Pay Now” button below and enter the amount.

Donate Today to help FCA – listed under Right Side Foundation

Help FCA by shopping at Kroger and Amazon – click images for more details. Amazon Smile is listed under Right Side Foundation Inc.

Help FCA while shopping at Kroger!

If you’re interested in helping FCA, please follow these instructions to get your Kroger Plus card connected to FCA.1. Log onto the Kroger website
2. Go to the Savings and Rewards tab
3. Open Community Rewards
4. Our organization is Faith Christian Academy and our organization number is WD520

Thank you for helping FCA, we sincerely appreciate it.


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Our Teachers and Staff

Faith Christian Academy strives to provide a great, faith based, affordable educational experience for families in Whitley County.

All of the teachers at FCA are state licensed and teach in the areas of their certification. In order to keep the tuition as reasonable as possible, tuition fees only cover teachers salaries (and then only if we have enough students). Therefore we have multiple fund raising activities during the year.

Lisa Shively (Preschool)

Karen Van Voorst (4th - 5th Grade)

Karen Van Voorst (4th - 5th Grade)

Karen Van Voorst, is a lifelong resident of Whitley County. She lives on a beef farm with her husband, John. Karen is a graduate of University of St. Francis where she majored in Elementary Education. She has a reading endorsement and has completed graduate work in several areas of special education. Karen has experience in teaching multiple grade level classes. In her spare time she enjoys reading, antiquing, spending time with her family and boxer dogs. She is a member of West Point Trinity UMC.

Robin Koller (6th - 8th Grade)

George Roth (Principal)

George Roth (Principal)

Mr. Roth has served as Principal of Faith Christian Academy since 2012. Prior to 2012 he worked as a principal and teacher in the public schools for 30 years. George and his wife Gail have two sons and 6 grandchildren. In his spare time George enjoys road biking, swimming and crossword puzzles.

Larry Schmoekel (Administrator)

Sarah Banks (Science)

Amanda Wilderman (K - 1st Grade)

Alicia Martindale (K - 1st Grade)

Shaina Hiatt (2nd - 3rd Grade)

Lisa Hesting (Aide)