Marin Christian Academy was founded in 1979 as a ministry of New Life Christian Center in Novato, California. New Life recognized the need to impart a Christian worldview to their children in a supportive, loving atmosphere that would also uphold a high academic standard. Marin Christian Academy was created to meet that need and has been dedicated to upholding that vision for the past few decades.

The school began with hosting students in preschool through sixth grade. In the subsequent years, the school expanded to accommodate middle school students in 1982-83. The school continued to grow, and in 1989, MCA received its full accreditation from ACSI. A new church facility was completed in August 1993, which housed Noah’s Ark Preschool, Marin Christian Academy (K-5) and Middle School (6-8). The facility underwent a major re-design in 2014.

Starting in the 2016-2017 school year, MCA and North Bay Christian Academy merged together to provide a continuum of quality education and academic excellence from preschool through high school. The two schools, less than a half-mile from each other in central Novato, see the partnership as an ideal match to best serve students and families in the greater North Bay. Noah’s Ark Preschool and all K-6 classes are held at the Marin Christian Academy campus and all middle school and high school classes are held at the North Bay Christian campus. Joint efforts result in an average student to teacher ratio of 14:1 for each grade.

The staff at Marin Christian Academy is composed of experienced, credentialed teachers who are dedicated Christians, and attend churches of various Christian denominations throughout the Bay Area.

Mr. Christopher Mychajluk has been in school administration for over a decade, and he became Head of School of MCA in 2016.

Marin Christian Academy holds a strong, clear reputation for excellence within the community. Many alumni families have expressed their appreciation to the school for the valuable education they received at MCA. We are thankful to God for the opportunity to impact the families that have come through our program, and we look forward to continuing to serve the current and future families of Marin Christian Academy.