Do you have to be a Christian to attend Isaac Newton Christian Academy?
At least one parent must sign and be in agreement with our Statement of Faith, and provide their Christian testimony, in order to have a child enrolled at the Academy. The enrolled child does not have to be a Christian. The Academy bases everything it does on Biblical principles, and our overarching theme is “Christlike Character and Academic Excellence.”
How does Isaac Newton Christian Academy handle doctrinal issues?
Our staff, families, and board represent a wide variety of churches. While Isaac Newton respects these differences, we are united on fundamental beliefs. We believe that Christ is the one true Son of God, that He died for our sins so we can be forgiven from our sins and have eternal life, and we believe the Word of God is inerrant. For a complete Statement of Faith, go to “Overview.” When a specific stance is viewed differently by various denominations, our teachers are well trained in guiding the student back to the parents for their church's viewpoint.
What curricula does the school use?
The educational program at Isaac Newton Christian Academy is designed to educate the whole person: intellectually, spiritually, physically and socially. The curricula is designed to lead students to strive for mastery in knowledge, understanding and wisdom. It is also designed to help students recognize God as the author of everything that is true. To accomplish these goals, we use materials published for use in Christian schools. Materials are used from publishers such as A Beka Book, BJ University Press and Purposeful Design. Our entire Bible curriculum comes from Summit Ministries, a biblical Christian worldview organization based in Colorado (www.Summit.org). There is a comprehensive curriculum review cycle that is used to ensure that the school continues to use the best, most up-to-date materials.
What is the tuition?
The following is our tuition schedule for the 2017-2018 school year. Keep in mind, that there are several ways to reduce tuition, including paying annually or semi-annually. You can also earn tuition credit through our Scrip program. Scrip is “substitute money” in the form of gift certificates. You can order gift certificates in advance of your shopping, and then pay for your purchases with the certificates, just as you would with cash. (For more information on Scrip, go to “Parent Info: Scrip"). Another way to offset tuition costs is through a transportation reimbursement from your public school district. If you live more than two miles from Isaac Newton, you may be eligible for transportation reimbursement. We also have a needs-based scholarship program through the Heart of Iowa School Tuition Organization. For more information click here.
Isaac Newton enjoys class sizes that are smaller than the public school class sizes. When a class cap is met, we begin a waiting list, and when that waiting list has ten students on it, that grade may split, depending upon several other factors.
Our class caps are:
Kindergarten: 20 each
First grade: 22
Second grade: 24
Third grade: 24
Fourth grade: 24
Fifth grade: 24
Sixth grade: 25
Seventh grade: 25
Eighth grade: 25
Do you have a Pre-Kindergarten?
We have a Pre-Kindergarten program that meets Monday through Friday, 8:15-11:15 a.m., with several different extended care options. To see our Extended Care Brochure, click here.
Do you have busing?
We do not offer busing, however, many families get together to carpool. In addition, if you live more than two miles from the school, you are eligible for a generous transportation reimbursement from your public school district. Some families opt to donate that money back to the school, and others apply it toward their tuition.
Do you offer tours or “shadowing”?
Yes. Contact the school office (362-9512), to make arrangements.
Does Isaac Newton have a dress code?
Yes, but we do not have uniforms. We use a dress code based on modesty that is both comfortable and affordable. Our code for clothing and personal grooming is fully explained in our Student Handbook, which is available here.