History of CCA

History and Concept

In 2010, a group of parents and community leaders met together to discuss the need for a new alternative in education. The need grew out of a shared desire to be active participants in the total education of their children.  Their known alternatives at the time were traditional public, traditional private, and home schooling.  Collectively, these individuals had experienced all three.  They discovered that, while each model had its positive aspects, all were in some way less-than-ideal for their family’s needs or life situations.  Prayerfully, they agreed to work together to start a new school that represented a different alternative – one that incorporated positive aspects from the others while embodying its own special set of distinctives.  If they succeeded in addressing their own concerns regarding active parental involvement, it seemed appropriate that they should begin sharing what they learned with other parents who, like them, were seeking biblical ways to educate and raise their children.  The result of their efforts was the formation of Cross Classical Academy in Brownwood, Texas, a private school that plans to serve students from Brownwood and its surrounding areas.

Cross Classical Academy is a unique private Christian school that utilizes a university-type schedule and a teacher-parent integrated instructional approach to produce a high level of academic achievement while enabling strong ties between parents and their children.  The school is based on an educational model called University-Model® Schooling (UMS) in which two proven elements of educational success – the professional classroom instruction of a teacher and the caring at-home mentoring of a parent – are combined into a single, unified, college-simulated program.  Other proven elements of the school’s program include character education, low student/teacher ratios, hands-on learning, a strong student work ethic, an effective college-preparatory curriculum, character-building student activities, and servant-minded local operation and management.

The school was officially incorporated in July 2010 and opened for its pilot program in August of 2010.  Cross Classical Academy is now demonstrating that it is indeed possible for both parents and teachers to effectively work together for the common goal of providing God’s children with a high quality, Christian education that is both cost-effective and family-friendly.


Cross Classical Academy partners with Christian parents to provide for their children a classical education founded upon a Biblical Worldview. This form of education trains children to love the Lord whole-heartedly and to become Christ-like leaders in their homes, churches, communities, and the world.




Cross Classical Academy
PO Box 1422
Brownwood, TX 76804

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