About Us

School & Community

McKinney Christian Academy exists to honor Jesus Christ by teaching students to live biblically through education of mind, body and spirit.

McKinney Christian Academy is a Christian, covenant-based, independent, college preparatory school. MCA is a PreK-12th grade interdenominational, selective admissions academy.  MCA has received the Star Local Media Best Private School Reader's Choice Award for the past 8 years, and has been named Best Private School by Living Magazine since 2013.


McKinney Christian Academy is comprised of 54 professionally certified faculty, all of whom hold bachelor degrees and are certified in their area of teaching.  Thirty percent of our current faculty have also obtained advanced degrees.  MCA seeks to hire faculty members who exhibit godly influence, professionalism, teaching expertise and the ability to communicate effectively with students and parents. 

Accreditation / Memberships

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) accreditation by the AdvancED Accreditation Commission.  Accredited also by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), National Association of Secondary Principals (NASSP), The College Board, Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS), Texas Association of Non-Public Schools, Texas Association of Private Schools, National Honor Society.

Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) AdvancED SACS Accredited


Admission to McKinney Christian Academy is selective. Students from Christian homes, who demonstrate an acceptable level of capability, are admitted on the basis of previous school records, standardized test scores, teacher and character recommendations, evaluation and interview. The school seeks to enroll students from all socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds. Since God’s love extends equally to all people, McKinney Christian Academy welcomes and encourages any of His children to apply for admission, scholarship and all programs of the school and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color or nationality in the administration of any program of the school.


McKinney Christian Academy is a Class 4A school and a member of Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS). The MCA athletic program includes basketball, baseball, football, soccer, volleyball, cheerleading, cross country, golf, softball, wrestling, and track and field. Additional opportunities include band, choir, drama, chapel, photography, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society, Student Government, Duke TIP, community service, TAPPS academic competitions, and various clubs.


MCA is located on approximately 60 acres in the city of McKinney, a rapidly growing residential and professional community in the heart of Collin County. McKinney was named the #1 Best Place to Live in America in 2014 by Money Magazine, and Movoto Real Estate ranked McKinney as #10 Happiest Mid-Sized Cities in America in 2014.  

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