Nicaragua Christian Academy (NCA) was founded in 1991 by three missionary families seeking a strong Christian education for their children. It was the first school in Central America to be accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). In 2005, NCA opened a second school, NCA Nejapa, and followed it up with a third school, NCA Matagalpa, in 2013. NCA now ministers to over 900 students. All three schools include preschool through high school and are governed by a common school board. NCA's mission is to equip children with the spiritual discernment, the moral courage, and the academic excellence to impact society through Christian living motivated by a heartfelt love for God.