CELA’s Guiding Philosophy

We believe the three pillars of CELA will most effectively be assimilated into a child’s core character when they are immersed in a complete culture of our three pillars: academic excellence, comprehensive Christian values, and strong leadership development. CELA is a nurturing and loving learning community of key influencers including students, faculty and families who together, through the way they live, will inspire the children at CELA to grow in these three pillars.  For this reason, the CELA team will work diligently to find like-minded members for our family, including our students, the families we serve, our faculty and our Board to ensure that all individuals will have a positive influence on one another.  Together we are shaping the lives of the young people in our Academy to develop them into strong leaders equipped with academic excellence, Christian values, leadership training and experience preparing them to learn, lead and excel in all walks of life.  Perhaps more than any other feature of our Academy, we believe forming this unique community of individuals aligned in mission and living by example in their own lives, is critical to excelling in achieving our mission.

Qualities of CELA Students and Families

Based on our guiding philosophy, we have created a process to guide the CELA team to help form and maintain this unique community of like-minded people.

We look for students who:

  1. Enjoy learning
  2. Have a positive attitude
  3. Are motivated to learn and willing to listen
  4. Are willing and able to pay attention
  5. Desire to please others including God, parents and faculty
  6. Come with a strong work ethic and desire to excel
  7. Demonstrate the ongoing ability to learn in an environment of rigorous academic programming
  8. Respect and support their peers and the faculty and staff
  9. Will be a positive influence on the learning environment for others
  10. Will exhibit appropriate behavior
  11. Are eager to learn about Christian values and living a life exhibiting them

We look for families who:

  1. Will be a positive influence on the other families and children in the Academy
  2. Will eagerly support the educational programs, culture, and faculty and staff at CELA
  3. Believe in the importance of education and knowledge
  4. Provide a Christ-centered support system
  5. Have a desire and willingness to be involved
  6. Actively participate in their child’s education
  7. Show respect for others
  8. Have a positive attitude
  9. Will be positive ambassadors for the Academy


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