Inspire, Engage, Transform

About Us

Our Mission

To promote academic excellence and foster spiritual growth through a college preparatory curriculum in a Christian environment.
 

Our story, like all great stories, has a meaningful history.

Long before St. John’s Christian Academy, Lord Berkeley Academy was established in 1966 and faithfully served the educational needs of children and young people in Moncks Corner and Berkeley County through May of 1998.  Lord Berkeley had a strong tradition of academic and athletic success and produced outstanding graduates including many who currently send their children and grandchildren to St. John’s Christian Academy.      

The first chapter of St. John's Christian Academy began in late fall of 1997.  The Board of Directors of Lord Berkeley Academy gathered information that would assist Lord Berkeley in becoming a Christian school. The School Board formed a committee with individuals from the First Baptist Church to help direct the transition.  They adopted the name "St. John's," which is the name of one of the colonial parishes that includes Berkeley County. Thereafter, we were known as St. John's Christian Academy.

A formal dedication on July 1, 1998, marked the official changes of the school’s name and mission, but the new school retained the red, white, and blue school colors and the Cavalier mascot of LBA.  In August of 1998, St. John’s Christian Academy opened its doors to 140 students.  The class of 1999 was the first graduating class of SJCA.  The following year showed several improvements, and the school's enrollment nearly doubled! Then came the addition of more academic programs, Christian texts, and athletic and academic competitions through the South Carolina Independent School Association.

Since that first year SJCA has flourished as a nondenominational, independent, Christian school made up of students, faculty, and staff members who serve at a variety of local churches in Berkeley County and beyond!  Enrollment has grown to over 330 students, and St. John's Christian Academy has been named #1 among private schools in Berkeley County for the past several years.  Our students have excelled academically, grown spiritually, and developed leadership skills.  We have received AdvancED and SCISA accreditations, and we are committed to continual school improvement.  We have a strong student and alumni base that currently spans four generations.  Our alumni include outstanding Cavaliers from both LBA and SJCA who are committed to serving their families, their communities, and their Lord, Jesus Christ.

Many chapters have been written at SJCA since 1998, and they have all had the same theme of promoting academic excellence and fostering spiritual growth.   Our mission is eternal.  We have been entrusted with the care and instruction of the ones Jesus called “the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”  We are resolved to continue to be God’s school and partner with the local churches in our community to build the kingdom of God.  We relish our history, and we eagerly anticipate all that the Lord will do in our future.

St. John's Christian Academy practices open enrollment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, or national origin.