North Raleigh Christian Academy

Our Mission Statement

North Raleigh Christian
Academy is a community
Christian school assisting
families by providing
excellence in academics,
fine arts and athletics,
while instilling Biblical
principles in students’ lives
that they might impact
their society for Christ.

Prospective Families


Rising 1st-8th graders can order their 14-15 School Supply Kits now at www.shopttkits.com

Deadline is May 9

Ordering your back-to-school supplies has never been easier! You can complete your order within minutes! Please refer to your printed order form for important dates and pricing. The order form will indicate kit delivery or pick-up information. Please remember to order the correct grade for your child as custom kits cannot be returned. 

Four high school math students went to Wake Tech to compete in the State Math Qualifying Regional Contest. The four students were Kevin Lin, Mia Cui, Josh Gray and Aria Huang.  Cui placed 12th out of over 100 students.  She qualified to go to the state finals. Huang came in 26th, and our team was eighth out of 12. Lin's team (randomly assigned by the organizers)  came in third in a math sprint contest, for which he won a cash prize.

Fifteen NRCA elementary and middle school students placed in the 2014 Math Olympics, held at NRCA on March 14. Gold Medal Winners (GMW) received a score of 85% or higher.

Computation Category:

3rd Grade:

  • 1st: NRCA- Madison Powell (GMW)
  • 2nd: NRCA- Hannah Elder
  • 4th: NRCA- Spencer Shelton

4th Grade:

  • 3rd: NRCA- Ashby Munn
  • 4th: NRCA- Brooklyn Holt

5th Grade:

  • 1st: NRCA- Emma Holt
  • 3rd: NRCA- Josh Lendach

7th Grade:

  • 4th: NRCA- Caleb Downs

8th Grade:

  • 4th: NRCA- Alyssa McInnis
  • 5th: NRCA- Caroline Crockett

Reasoning Category:

3rd Grade:

  • 3rd: NRCA- Grant Bologna
  • 4th: NRCA- Lucas Martin

4th Grade:

  • 1st: NRCA- Kailey Tweed

5th Grade:

  • 2nd: NRCA- Paul Ibrahim

7th Grade:

  • 5th: NRCA- John Bailey

A Driver Education class will begin at North Raleigh Christian Academy on Monday, May 12.  This class will be held 10 afternoons from Monday, May 12 through Friday, May 23 from 3:10 p.m. until 6:10 p.mThe State of North Carolina requires 30 hours of classroom instruction; therefore, students must attend all class datesPlease note that there will not be a makeup day at NRCA.  If your child misses a session, he/she will need to make up that session at an area high school where a Driver's Education class is being taught.  Mr. Lister will have that information should you need it.  There has been a $55.00 fee imposed by the State of North Carolina, but there must be a minimum of 30 students in order to have the class.  Students must be 14½ by May 12, 2014, in order to take the class, so your student should have had a 14th birthday on or before October 30, 2013.  Detach and fill out the form below and attach the paid receipt to the application.  See instructions on back for how to pay for Driver Education online through Jordan Driving School.

The State of North Carolina limits the class size to 40 and requires that students be accepted to the class based on age.  Therefore, the roster will be set from oldest to youngest.  Please note that there is no need to confirm whether your student has been enrolled in the class.  If the class fills, we will contact you.  Applications will be accepted through Monday, May 5, 2014.   However, if you have any questions about the class, please do not hesitate to call me at 573-7937. 

Please complete the form below and return it to Mrs. Parrish by Monday, May 5, 2014, along with the attached paid receipt.  Keep the top part of this letter for your information. 


The Lady Knights soccer team headed down to take on the Wake Christian Bulldogs Thursday night in the first conference game for the Knights this year. This year’s girls soccer team is lead by senior captains Mabry Griffin, Nicole Day, and Whitney Keever. The head coach is Mr. Ed Pinon who was the 2013 NCISAA 3A boys soccer coach of the year and is coming off a state title in the boys division.

The matchup between the Knights and the Bulldogs turned out to be fairly one-sided. Even with a stellar performance from the Bulldogs keeper, the Knight’s offense was too much for Wake. Only 2:30 into the game Haley Gibson scored off the assist from Autumn Esposito.  Wake Christian countered with a goal just 30 seconds later which tied the score at 1-1. Defense dominated the remainder of the first half until Olivia Giresi scored off a rebound 29 minutes into the game. With this score the Knights went into halftime up 2-1.

The Knights came out strong in the second half scoring at 13 minutes on a pass from Whitney Keever to Autumn Esposito, ending in a walk-in goal. The Knights led 3-1. Finally 33 minutes deep into the second half Michelle Day lobbed a corner kick up to Bailey Redecker who finished with an impressive header for the goal. With this score the Knights expanded the lead to 4-1, a score that would hold for the remainder of the ball game.

Junior Bailey Redecker said, “I felt like the team played really hard tonight and we played well but we still need to work finishing the ball.” If this game is a sign of things to come, look for a strong campaign from the Lady Knights this season.

By Christian Vinson
Shield Staff Writer 

Emily Holland, an NRCA eighth-grader, placed second at the ACSI Southeast Regional Spelling Bee in Atlanta this past weekend. As a top-5 finisher, she advances to the ACSI National Spelling Bee in Dallas on May 3.

“It was a nail-biter down to the end in Atlanta as she spelled down with a boy [from Tennessee] whom she had met, competed against and joined her at nationals last year. They went head to head, word for word until Emily finally missed and he got his word, which made him first and her second,” said Emily’s mother, Margret Holland, who traveled to Atlanta with Emily for the spelling bee.

Vanessa Williams, also in eighth grade at NRCA, participated in the regional event too. She made it to the third round of the bee.


We are excited about this year's banquet. The invitations have gone out and now it is time to plan. For the girls make sure that your dress is following NRCA's Dress Code:

Each girl (including non-NRCA students) attending the Junior-Senior Banquet is required to have her dress approved by April 28. An NRCA permission form is required for all non-NRCA students.  Dresses should reflect a spirit of modesty.  

General guidelines include: strapless dresses must be modest, slits should be no more than two inches above the knee, midriffs should be covered (no see-through materials), and low necklines and plunging backs are inappropriate.  Girls failing to meet the approved guidelines or the required modifications may be asked to wear a shawl during the banquet.  In extreme cases, they may not be permitted to attend.  Consequences for dress code violations are at the discretion of the administration and may result in a Saturday detention.

Dresses must be approved by Monday, April 28, 2014

Dress Approval Contact:

Diana Parrish

Also, new this year is the Guest Permission Form. Any NRCA student bringing a guest from outside NRCA will have to have that guest complete the permission form and turn it into Mrs. Blom no later then Monday, April 28. Any guest that does not have this form on file when they arrive will not be permitted into the banquet.

All students will have to check in at a registration table upon arriving to the banquet. 

Junior/Senior RSVP



NRCA participated in the ACSI District Spelling Bee, Grades 1-8,  yesterday with Emily Holland and Vanessa Williams placing 1st and 2nd after the Final Spell-Off. They will compete in the Regional Competition, hopefully then go to Nationals in Dallas, Texas.  We had 4 grade level winners and 15 students placed 1st-4th at each grade level.  Congratulations to all for a job well done!  Here are the ACSI STATE SPELLING BEE WINNERS – February 28, 2014 



1.Dillon Taylor (NRCA)

2. Burlington

3. Burlington

4. Lewis Musselman (NRCA)



1. Gorman

2. Jack Harris (NRCA) 

3. Gorman

4. Lynn Kim (NRCA)



1. Philip Filippides (NRCA)

2. Cresset

3. Gorman

4. Madelyn Robinson (NRCA)



1. Gorman

2. Burlington

3. Ainsley Parkerson (NRCA) 




1. Caleb Bynum (NRCA) 

2. Gracie Owens (NRCA) 

3. Brayden Knott (NRCA) 

4. Caldwell



1. Crossroads

2. Hannah LeMaster (NRCA) 

3. Amanda Conner (NRCA) 

4. Crossroads



1. Caldwell

2. Caldwell

3. Cresset

4. Caleb Downs (NRCA)



1. Emily Holland (NRCA)

2. Caldwell

3. Vanessa Williams (NRCA) 

4. Caldwell

On February 17, the sixth-graders at NRCA took a break from the normal everyday schedule and took a leap back in time to ancient Rome.  

Every quarter the sixth grade has a fun day that corresponds with what they are learning about in class at the time. “A Day in Rome” was fitting because in English class, students were reading a novel called Detectives in Togas, which is set in ancient Rome. Also, in history class, students, at the time, were supposed to be starting a unit about ancient Rome, but due to snow days and delays, the unit had to wait.

The fun day included shortened classes that were filled with activities related to Rome, a snack of grapes and cheese just like the Romans would enjoy, a devotion on the Roman Road, a video about ancient and modern Rome, and no homework.

As I interviewed many sixth-graders and asked them their favorite part about fun days, the most popular answer was snack and no homework. Students also had the opportunity to dress up in togas made of bed sheets to resemble what the Romans would wear.

It looks like the sixth-graders had a great time and learned a lot about Roman culture, society, and life. Here’s what a few from the sixth-grade team had to say about “A Day in Rome”:

“I liked playing ancient Roman games in Mr. Reel’s room because I got to learn about their [Roman] society, and it was fun.” - Caroline Dutton

“We [teachers] enjoy planning fun learning activities.” - Mrs. Comer, sixth-grade English teacher

“Upcoming sixth-graders should look forward to fun days because you get to dress up, have snack, classes are shorter, and no homework!” - Morgan Betts

“Fun days are a good educational tool because fun activities are a good way for students to learn.” -Jude Pizzino

   By: Christa Dutton,
   Shield Contributor and Sixth-grade Student


at Hasentree Golf Course

This year’s Golf Classic caps off the necessary infrastructure for the 2014 iPad rollout for NRCA students.  We trust that parents, grandparents, and friends will participate in this event to raise these needed funds.  After all, we are  preparing the “Next Generation” of leaders.  This year, through the Annual Fund, Golf Classic, and Boosterthon, we will pave the way for students, fourth through twelfth grade, to have individual iPads and students, kindergarten through third grade, to have access to iPad carts in the classroom.  This state-of-the-art technology will provide a mobile learning environment where every classroom is a computer lab, rich with resources for enhanced student learning.  This is but another step in providing academic excellence.

Want to know more about the Golf & Tennis Classic?

Golf & Tennis Classic Information Meeting
Monday, March 31, 2014 
6:30 pm 
at North Raleigh Christian Academy

Come join us to learn more about the Golf & Tennis Classic, whether you want to participate as a player or a sponsor. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and hear from previous players about the event. 
RSVP for Information Meeting

Click the button below to be a sponsor and make payment online:

Sponsorship Opportunities Descriptions & Form



Each golfer is asked to donate and/or raise $1,000 or more for NRCA for participation in the tournament.  Golfers receive lunch, dinner, a custom gift bag, and the opportunity to win many hole contests and prizes.  Golfers who raise or donate $2500 or more are eligible to participate in the “Beat the Clock $10,000 Putting Contest”, and also receive an Angus Barn gift card.

Corporate Teams: Golf foursomes are asked to raise or donate $2500 or more for participation as a team.  Each golfer on the team will receive lunch, dinner, a custom gift bag, and the opportunity to win many hole contests and prizes. Corporate sponsorship is also included, and signage will be placed on a hole during the event at Hasentree.

Superintendent’s Club: Golfers and friends of the event who donate $1000 or more will be invited by Dr. Sherrill to be Superintendent’s Club Members.  Members will be honored on the “Wall of Honor” in the school lobby.  Each member will also receive four Reserved Seating Tickets to each of NRCA’s 2014-2015 Fall and Spring Squire Theatre Productions.  



Tennis Players

Each tennis player is asked to donate and/or raise $150.00 or more for NRCA for participation in the tournament.  Players receive lunch, dinner, and a participation gift. 




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