MISSION

     Our mission is to provide the families of our community with a unique, affordable, character-based creative model of educational excellence in both classical academics and the arts. The Arts program includes drawing, painting, mixed media, illustration/ graphic design, animation, video editing, drama, dance and music. We believe sports can create character building, teamwork and self discipline. Our sports include basketball, intramural sand volleyball, marital arts and soccer.

     The Community Visual and Performing Arts Series brings exhibits, educational seminars, programs, and performances to the community and surrounding areas. Our widely popular performances,  orchestra, and art exhibits are enjoyed throughout the county and in our community, especially at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center located right here on the CCSA campus.

PHILOSOPHY

Founded on faith-based principles and believing in the equality of all persons before God, Classical Christian School for the Arts is non-denominational and is committed to providing a Christian education for all students regardless of race, sex, or religious background.


We believe the task of Christian Education is shared by the school, the church, and the home.

We believe in the development of the whole child and seek to involve students individually and collectively in activities which allow them growth – intellectual, physical, social, and spiritual.

We believe that the avenues to understanding and knowledge are diverse.


We believe in a Christian liberal arts education, exposing students to various viewpoints under the guidance and interpretation of a Christian teacher who will relate the material to the level of understanding of the student. “Test all things; hold fast what is good.” (I Thess. 5:21)


We believe learning is a lifelong process.


We believe in the importance of building genuine Christian maturity by stressing a reliance on God’s love and grace and a conscientious pursuit of truth and excellence.

HISTORY

An innovative school that provides students the opportunity for academic mastery, growth, citizenship, athleticism and artistic discover, Classical Christian School for the Arts was founded in 2005 by Dan and Sylvia Baker.


Having served as Principal, Vice Principal and Guidance Counselor during their 20 + years in private education, the Bakers had a longtime dream of starting a school where they could apply the very best of what they had learned, blending a classical education with cultural influences to provide children with a well-rounded foundation.


Equipped with a passion for education and the arts and a handful of dedicated teachers, the Bakers opened the doors to Classical Christian School for the Arts with an enrollment of just 30 students. Today the school serves over 140 students in grades K – 12. Having successfully fulfilled their dream, but eager to do more, future plans include classroom expansion and a children’s art museum.


IN MEMORIAM

Sylvia Baker was diagnosed with cancer in 2001, four years before embarking on the dream of Classical Christian School. After receiving treatment, she went on to write the book entitled Breast Cancer Be-Attitudes, a sometimes humorous but always faith-based personal look at her journey. She toured the country as a motivational speaker, reaching out to anyone who needed her. Over the next 11 years Mrs. Baker fought a truly remarkable battle with cancer, her strength and faith always visible. In August of 2012, Sylvia Morgan Baker became an angel in heaven’s choir. Her memory and legacy will always live on through the incredible education program she built at Classical Christian School for the Arts.