Northside's History

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Northside Methodist Academy opened in the fall of 1975 with grades 1-6 as a ministry of Northside Methodist Church, which was founded in 1973. Kindergarten for three, four, and five year olds and grades 7-12 were added later. Northside operates as a non-profit organization.

Some people ask, "Why a Christian school? What's the difference if my child studies arithmetic, history, or literature in a public school or a Christian school?"

Christian school education is a "back to God movement," placing Christ at the center of the school's curriculum. While the public schools of the country may struggle back to "academic basics," they have no moral foundation to lead students into "spiritual basics." There is much more to the purpose of a child's education than cold academics.

Theodore Roosevelt once said, "To educate a child in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society."

We want our children to learn, from their earliest years, that all of life belongs to God and was made for Him.

In science, we want them to know that they are studying God's laws for the universe.

In history, we want them to see the unfolding of God's plan for the ages and the redemption of His people, while raising awareness of what God has done through His people in different times and places.

In literature, we want them to test other writers by Christian standards, so they will appreciate what is good, true, and beautiful and discern what is false and dishonoring to God.

In social studies, we want them to know that government is ordained by God and requires our loyalty and support.  We want them to learn the principles of honesty, decency, cooperation, and fair play because these are rules that God has set up for the ordering of our life together.