In the spring of 1987, several Christian families had a dream to open a private Christian school in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. As a result of this dream, Oklahoma Christian Academy was established in the fall of 1987 housing grades Pre-school through seventh grade.
Each year the school added a grade level until 1992-93 when we graduated the first senior class. In the first year of operation, the school was housed in four different locations. The Pre-school and Kindergarten classes were located at the Edmond Church of Christ. The Oakcrest Church of Christ was home to one Kindergarten class, and the Northwest Church of Christ housed 1st-6th grades. Also, the College Campus Church of Christ (now known as the Memorial Road Church of Christ) housed 1st-6th grades and the Junior High School. In 1988, the school consolidated to two locations—The Edmond Church of Christ and the Memorial Road Church of Christ. Early on, OCA received accreditation from the Oklahoma State Department of Education for grades Kindergarten through eighth grade. In 1997, OCA received accreditation from the National Christian School Association (NCSA). In 2002, OCA elected to drop direct accreditation from the state department in order to receive accreditation from the Oklahoma Private School Accreditation Commission (OPSAC) through NCSA. Also, in 2002, OCA attained North Central Accreditation through NCSA.
As the school continued to grow, it was evident that more space and a self-operating campus were needed. In the fall of 1999, construction on a gymnasium was begun, and in the summer of 2000 renovation was begun at the Edmond location. In October of 2000, the gym was ready to be occupied. In 2001, the school purchased the Edmond Church of Christ building. As a result, OCA’s dream of having our own campus was realized, and in August of 2001, for the first time in the school’s history, all grades (Pre-school through 12th grade) were located at one site. Its own Board of Trustees governs OCA. Since opening in 1987, OCA has grown and currently serves over 275 students. OCA offers a Christian approach to our children’s learning environment. We encourage spiritual growth and strive to train Christian leaders. The academic curriculum of OCA is designed to prepare students for any college or university.