"We feel that the teachers and staff of Island Christian Academy place a great deal of personal investment in each of our children - not only academically and socially, but also spiritually. We can sense that they pray for our children, and love them individually for the gifts and talents God has given them. The teachers notice each individual child. Children are never just a "number" at Island Christian Academy. Our children thrive and flourish both academically and spiritually in such an environment. School has become an extension of our home and the Christian family values and love we strive to instill in our children. They are a support system for us as parents. We are grateful beyond words for the teachers and staff of Island Christian Academy!"
-- Ben and Valerie Grissom
"We love ICA! We were embraced with open arms and the kids have been challenged and are growing spirit, soul, and body."
- Rob and Sarah Chappelle
"My daughter has been at ICA two years, and she has learned to love learning. She has been challenged and she accomplished more than I ever imagined possible. In this setting she has flourished."
- Luanna Lubchuk
"I.C.A. is a great school for many reasons. The curriculum is founded on strong academic principles, giving children the opportunity to rise to their full potential. Also, the fact that the teachings of The Bible are infused into all the classes means that kids will gain a greater depth of understanding in all fields of study. The common theme in public schools as well as many private schools in the last several years has been to focus more on coddling kids' self esteem rather than actually teaching them. This is definitely not the case here. That being said, you may fear that your kids may not receive the nurturing you desire, but that is not the case either. What I.C.A. provides is a perfect combination of teaching and nurturing, all based on a solid foundation in God's love. All the information in the world is meaningless without context, which The Bible provides. All the self-esteem boosting in the world leaves children empty without it being founded in God's love. The teachers I've come to know at this school get this perfectly. They are highly intelligent individuals who are very nurturing, and all of them care about every student in their classes (if not the whole school)! Of course, teachers alone can't support this structure - all of this is also true of the administrative staff and all the volunteers I've met (which is probably all of them). A school like this is as rare as a precious jewel, and much more valuable. But don't take my word for it - go check it out and see for yourself! I'm sure you will find that if anything, I've understated how awesome this school is."
-- Greg Frederick
"ICA has provided a great educational environment were our daughter has been encourage to reach her full potential. The teachers love their jobs and it shows! Thank you ICA!!"
"From the moment I moved to Whidbey and contacted the school about classes for my children, they have been welcoming and encouraging. My daughter loves her teacher, and cannot wait to go to school! My children are thriving and excelling in their education!"
"ICA is a place where my children feel safe, appreciated, loved and accepted. They are taught the values that are important to me and I know they are being equipped for success not only academically but also in life."
- Lynette Wineman
"We could not be happier with ICA and its staff. Our kids love the school and teachers and we are quite satisfied with the superior education they continue to receive."
- Ben and Fallon Criswell
"My daughter is being held to a high academic level while also learning the importance of respect, kindness, and grace."
- Wendi Alexander
"Through a balance of tough high academic standards and sincere caring, my daughter is learning to love learning. ICA education, although structured, leaves enough to the imagination; piquing curiosity, helping eager minds to learn."
- Sherry Jennings