History of TCA

Dr. James Singleton - TCA HistoryTri-City Christian Academy (TCA) was the first private Christian high school established in Tempe. It opened in the fall of 1971 as a ministry of Tri-City Baptist Church (TBC), which began in 1969 in a school building under the leadership of Dr. James E. Singleton. By the end of 1970, seven acres of land had been purchased, and the first building was completed in the fall of 1971. At that time, the Academy started with eight grades using self-contained classrooms. The next year grades 9 through 12 were added. TCA graduated its first senior high and eighth grade classes in 1974. The school has grown steadily in spiritual emphasis and academic excellence and is considered one of the best well-rounded Christian day schools in existence today. In the fall of 2009 TCA moved to TBC’s new Chandler campus. The school is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

Our Mission

Tri-City Christian Academy emphasizes Christ Centered Educational Excellence and strives to assist parents in cultivating Christ-like young people–spiritually, academically, physically, and socially.

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