In 1999, God laid it on the hearts of 3 couples to step out in faith and found a community school.
God provided the vision for NorthBay long before the Board of Directors began meeting together. From the very beginning, God has been involved in assembling the right people to accomplish His purpose. He placed within each of the founding couples a desire for something different for their children’s education. They considered local public schools, private Christian schools, and home schooling. All these options had their strengths, but were not the answers to their prayers. In God’s perfect timing, He led them to a book called the Making of the Community School. It described the school each couple had been praying for: a Christian school that offers academic excellence in the classroom along with teacher-assigned homeschooling lessons; a school where parental involvement is key and where Christian values taught at home are reinforced in the classroom. Since there was no school such as this in the Pinellas County area, these three couples formed NorthBay Christian Academy.
Since the beginning, their faith has been strengthened while watching God miraculously bring together all the elements of a thriving school. In His perfect timing, He has met every need, providing the finances, the right teachers and the families to begin NorthBay Christian Academy. The members of the NorthBay community are consistently awed each year as we watch Him grow and bless the school. We look forward to a future based on the foundation of prayer and faith that God will provide all our needs in His perfect way.