Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges
S. Semoran Blvd., Suite 26
mission, purposes, and goals are established by the association membership.
The mission, purposes, goals and objectives are the foundation of the
association's Criteria for Accreditation. The
following statements are excerpts from the association's Constitution (see
Section II) and Bylaws.
The mission of the Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges is to provide
accreditation for undergraduate institutions of Bible-centered higher education
within Canada, the United States, and related territories.
The association seeks to fulfill its mission by: a) Promoting excellence
among Bible colleges through the process of accreditation; b) Promoting
cooperation among member colleges and communicating the association's
distinctives to society; and c) Providing
services that will stimulate excellence among member college administrators,
board members, faculty, and students.
– American Association of Christian Schools
P.O. Box 1097
Independence, MO 64051-0597
FAX: (816) 252-6700
The American Association of Christian Schools - is one of the leading
organizations of Christian schools in the country. Founded in 1972 and
now in operation for over twenty-five years, the AACS serves over
210,000 students and teachers enrolled in member schools throughout the
United States. The general purpose and objectives of AACS are to
aid in promoting, establishing, advancing, and developing Christian
schools and Christian education in America.
- Accelerated Christian
Christian Education is more than quality academics. The curriculum is built on a
theistic philosophic foundation. Students learn to see life from God's point of
view. Their personal relationship with God and their personal responsibilities
to family, church, and community are of primary concern.
– Association of Classical and Christian Schools
primary mission of this association is to promote, establish, and equip schools
committed to a classical approach to education in the light of a Christian
worldview grounded in the Old and New Testament Scriptures. The mission of the
association is both to promote the classical approach, and provide
accountability for member schools to ensure that our cultural heritage is not
lost again. This mission will be accomplished through the work of the
Association of Classical and Christian Schools. Through these various means,
ACCS seeks to set an educational standard for a unified and directed approach to
classical and Christian learning.
– Association of Christian Schools International
Colorado Springs, CO 80935-3509
731 Chapel Hills Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80920-1027
719-528-6906 (Main Phone Number)
800-367-0798 (Customer Service)
Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) was founded in
1978, the outgrowth of a merger of three associations, namely: The
National Christian School Education Association (NCSEA); The Ohio
Association of Christian Schools (OACS); and the Western Association of
in addition to our headquarters facility, ACSI has 16 Regional Offices
in North America and around the globe. Current membership includes 5,000
member schools from 115 countries with an enrollment of 1,030,000
students. Programs and services are designed to assist Christian schools
at every grade level including early education and higher education.
Christian Educators Association International
Office Box 41300
founded in 1953, became the first national organization of professional
Christian educators serving in public, private and charter schools. CEAI
is a leader in promoting the rights of religious persons in public
education. CEAI is on the
leading edge...encouraging Christians to be "salt and light"
in public education, publicly promoting the Declaration for Public
Education which encourages the local church and community to be an
active participant and supporter of public schools, and a return to
Judeo-Christian values which promote character education and core
Church of Christ Schools
Silbano Garcia, II.
P.O. Box 336
Crystal City, TX 78839
We are undenominational and have no central headquarters or president.
The head of the church is none other than Jesus Christ himself
(Ephesians 1:22-23). Each congregation of the churches of Christ
is autonomous, and it is the Word of God that unites us into One Faith
(Ephesians 4:3-6). We follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and his holy
Apostles, and not the teachings of man. We are Christians only!
Church of the Nazarene
The PaseoKansas City, MO 64131-1213
support 10 liberal arts institutions in the United States, Canada, and
Africa, as well as 2 graduate seminaries and 43 undergraduate
Bible/theological colleges worldwide.
- Christian Schools International
East Paris Ave.
Grand Rapids, MI
(616) 957-1070 or
Fax: (616) 957-5022
Schools International is a dynamic and growing organization of Reformed
Christian schools throughout North America and beyond. CSI serves over
475 schools, with a combined enrollment of over 100,000 students, and
has been doing so since 1920.
- Evangelical Lutheran
purpose of the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association is to promote
and support quality education quality childcare programs that are
Christ-centered in early childhood centers, elementary and high schools
of the ELCA.
Foundation for American Christian Education
Chesapeake, VA 23321-9588
Foundation for American Christian Education serves individuals and
organizations with resources and education. F.A.C.E. offers regional seminars
in various locations, the Slater
Institute to train teachers, consulting to schools and home
educators, school-planting support, an educational Journal,
study-group guides, Teacher
Certification Program, and a catalog
of various materials, books, tapes, and posters.
publish and teach America’s Christian history and method of education
by Biblical principles to restore Christian self-government and
character to the individual, to families, to churches, and to the
National Association of Episcopal Schools
Second Ave., Suite 313
York, NY 10017
National Association of Episcopal Schools, an independently
incorporated, non-profit, voluntary-membership organization, supports
and serves the vita work and ministry of those who serve Episcopal
preschools and schools, school start-up committees, and regional and
diocesan Episcopal schools associations throughout the Episcopal Church.
It does so in order to enhance their work with nearly 165,000 Episcopal
school students: they too are NAES. As part of its mission and ministry,
NAES interprets, represents, and advocates for Episcopal schools in the
education and government communities and the wider Church.
- National Catholic
30th Street, NW, Suite 100
Secondary Schools Department offers a variety of programs for school
personnel including teachers, administrators, campus ministers, and
development directors. The programs address key issues in Catholic high
schools including spirituality and faith formation, extracurricular
programs for students, and Catholic social teaching.
- Network of
International Christian Schools, Inc.
is a unique missions concept founded on the belief that a major thrust
for world evangelism and discipleship for Christ can be accomplished
through the classroom with the impact of committed Christian educators
overseas. NICS was
established to establish additional international Christian schools in
major cities of the world where there is such a need.
- Ontario Alliance of Christian
Garner Road East
Ontario, Canada L9G 3K9
educational excellence with integrity through effective, independent
Christian schools, accessible to parents throughout Ontario.
Because the right virtues matter in achieving high standards and
good character in the nurture of responsible citizens for Canada in a
Oral Roberts University Education Foundation
E. 81st, Suite 130
Oral Roberts University Educational Fellowship, founded by Oral Roberts, is a
religious, nonprofit organization of Charismatically open Christian schools.
The ORU Educational Fellowship is composed of schools whose curricula are
built on the complete and uncompromised Word of God, and whose staffs,
faculties, students, and administrators have agreed to be led by the Holy
Spirit. These Fellowship schools, under the Guidance of Oral Roberts University,
agree to provide support to one another in seeking continuous spiritual
development, academic credibility, and financial stability in the context of
educating the whole person .... body, mind, and spirit ... under God's
authority. Membership is open to
all interested persons, schools, and colleges who subscribe to the Statement of
Faith and Purpose of the Fellowship.
Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools
P. O. Box 3407
Brentwood, TN 37024–3407
Fax: 615 834–6909
The Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools is a professional
organization for kindergarten through high school Christian schools.
SBACS exists to advance church related Christian school ministries by
fortifying school leaders with information, training, professional
networks and an influence artery. SBACS is a nonprofit organization of Christian schools
whose member schools are primarily Southern Baptist related.
We are committed to programs that encourage
and support excellence in Christian education grounded in a biblical
Society of Christian Schools
British Columbia, Canada
consists of 40 member schools that are operated by locally autonomous
school associations. Since 1949 the SCSBC has provided a wide range of
services for its member schools as well as others seeking resources and
support in the provision of Christian education.
The SCSBC is an organization of Christian school communities
sharing a biblical vision for Christian education in the province of
British Columbia, Canada. Our purpose is to strengthen and promote
Christian education by serving, supporting and encouraging our members
and others in this endeavour.
Old Columbia Pike
Spring, MD 20904-6600
Adventists have one of the broadest centralized Protestant educational
systems in the world (5,530schools, colleges and universities).
The Adventist Church operates one of the largest educational
systems in the world, and features Universities such as Loma Linda whose
Medical Center is at the forefront of treatments such as the innovative
Proton Accelerator for cancer treatment. Through a world-wide network of
schools, Adventists seek to better humanity through providing education
and vocational training.
- Worldwide Christian Schools
44th Street SW
Rapids, MI 49509
1-616-531-9102 / 1-800-886-9000
Worldwide Christian Schools helps
in the development of Christian schools which consciously and
consistently integrate the teachings of the Word of God for all of life
into their educational program. This commitment arises from Worldwide
Christian Schools’ profound desire that the Lordship of Jesus Christ
will influence the hearts and minds of students everywhere.
Worldwide Christian Schools will carefully select and support only such
educational projects (e.g. pertaining to facilities, students, staff,
curriculum and educational materials) as will conform to the mission of
Worldwide Christian Schools as stated above.