Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. - Proverbs 22:6
From the time PHCA was established in 2000, we have sought to provide families with an education program that is centered on Christ and is academically challenging. Our curriculum has been carefully selected to promote academic achievement, spiritual growth, and a sense of community. Our classes are lead by qualified teachers who love the Lord and serve in this ministry. PHCA is an excellent option for families seeking a Christian education with quality support and competitive athletic programs such as Cross Country, Basketball, and Volleyball.
Pearl Harbor Christian Academy (PHCA) is a ministry of Calvary Chapel Pearl Harbor (CCPH). Senior Pastor Derald Skinner had a vision to start a private school where the Bible and Academics were taught hand in hand. In 1999, the initial planning started and on August 21, 2000 we opened the doors to our first group of students. We started off in the Moanalua Shopping Center offering Kindergarten - Sixth Grade before moving to our current location in Waipahu. We had a total enrollment of sixty-four students that year.
Since that time, we have expanded to Preschool through Eighth Grade, our classrooms, student enrollment and school staff have nearly tripled, we successfully went through the accreditation process in 2004-2005. The following year we moved to our new facility in the Waipio Gentry area which we built from ground up.
The following year, we expanded to Kindergarten through Eighth Grade, our classrooms and student enrollment more than doubled, our school staff tripled, and God expanded our facility to include a gym area, computer lab, music room and a playground. In 2004-2005, we successfully went through the ASCI accreditation process. In 2005-2006, PHCA moved to our new facility in Waipio Gentry where we started building again from ground up. In 2006- 2007, the sanctuary and outdoor basketball court was completed. In 2007- 2008, we opened our PreK and Jr.K preschool program. In 2011-2012, we successfully went through dual accreditation with ACSI and WASC. In 2014- 2015, we officially broke ground to start building our new gymnasium and complete the gym in the fall of 2015.
Prayer and plans are in the works for an expansion to include high school.
Pearl Harbor Christian Academy is “Committed to God and Academic Excellence.” By working in partnership with our parents, we will provide an ongoing, Biblically based education and enriching curriculum. Our desire is to enable children to develop a love for and security in Jesus Christ, respect for others, respect for themselves, independence, self-control, confidence, as well as cognitive, physical, emotional, and social development.
Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. - Ephesians 3:20-21
The Vision Of PHCA
Our vision at Pearl Harbor Christian Academy is that students will learn of and develop a personal and lasting relationship with Jesus Christ. We want them to be equipped with wisdom, knowledge and a firm foundation in biblical truths so they can become confident and productive Christian citizens, able to profess their faith in Christ, with a willingness to serve others, and firmly grounded in their biblical worldview. This will be evidenced by their:
- Understanding of Christ's love and provision for them (Ephesians 3:17-20).
- Firm foundation in their love and commitment to Jesus Christ (Mark 12:30).
- Living example as Christian role models (1 Timothy 4:12).
- Continued study and application of God's Word (2 Peter 3:18, James 1:22).
- Sharing their faith with others (Matthew 28:19-20).
- Being a servant (Mark 10:45, Philippians 2:7).
- Ability to communicate and future success in academic pursuits (Philippians 4:13).
Philosophy of Christian Education
We believe that parents hold the primary responsibility of educating their children with supporting scripture references from Deuteronomy 6:7 and Ephesians 6:4. As a school and staff, we are dedicated to assist parents with the commitment they have to their children’s education. Success in school must also be dependent on instruction and involvement at home.
The Bible is the authoritative Word of God (2 Tim. 3:16-17). Students are taught to accept scriptures as God’s truths (facts) and to understand and apply them in their lives. Students are presented with the Gospel message, their need for a personal relationship with and salvation through Jesus Christ, given the opportunity to accept Christ as their Savior, and nurtured to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Each child’s spiritual guidance is further enhanced as they observe the Christian role models of our staff, as well as parents’ commitment to Jesus Christ and their Godly example (Titus 2:7).
We believe that as each child approaches any activity in life they are intellectually and actively processing information. Therefore, we will be providing an enriching program and environment that will allow each child to continue on in a life long learning process. In order to provide the most challenging, comprehensive and factual information, all lessons will be taught in line with biblical truths.
Our bodies are considered the temple of the Holy Spirit (1Corinthians 6:19); therefore students are instructed in the areas of physical education and health.
We maintain a staff of qualified educators who have a personal testimony of their faith and devotion to Jesus Christ. Our staff is committed to working with parents towards their children’s spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development. Our desire is to help students be successful and reach their full potential in Christ (2 Timothy 2:15).
While there are other lucrative opportunities available, we believe our faculty has been called to serve in our Christian school ministry and each person has made a personal choice to minister here. We are centrally located on the island of Oahu and are called to provide an affordable means to a Christian education for the families that we serve. As our tuition is one of the lowest available on the island, we are totally reliant on God’s provision in all that we have, as well as His direction in all that we do (Ephesians 3:20).