Christ is the Foundation

Washington Christian Academy was founded by families from a group of churches and is not formally associated with one particular church or denomination. Our community is from a very diverse set of churches - both denomination and non-denominational. In fact, the families of WCA represent and attended over eighty different churches.

Our founders did root the doctrinal roots of the school in what is indentified as the Reformed tradition. Christians in the Reformed tradition affirm that we are saved by faith alone. We believe that the Reformed understanding of Scripture most consistently gives God all the glory for our salvation by attributing to God the whole accomplishment of our salvation. This understanding grows out of the Protestant Reformation set in motion by Martin Luther. God the Father elects us and draws us to Himself on the basis of the sufficient work of Christ, through the working of the Holy Spirit in our hearts. We are saved by faith alone, but that very faith is the work of God in our hearts, not our own work. God is the author of our salvation from beginning to end, and the glory is entirely His own.

Staff, faculty, and board members have indicated that they support the Christian faith as it is expressed in one of the historic Reformed standards:

  • The Westminster Confession of Faith
  • The Westminster Larger and Shorter Catechisms
  • The Canons of Dort
  • Heidelberg Catechism
  • Belgic Confession of Faith