Academy Overview

Discover why FourteenSix Christian Academy is more than just a school. We are your cooperative partner in providing excellent Biblical-integrated academics, discipleship , fine arts , music theory , and Spanish immersion in a 3-day hybrid program.

Call today to schedule a private tour and discover why FourteenSix Christian Academy may be the right choice for your family and your solution for a solid private Christian education in the West Valley. We look forward to meeting your family!


We believe that Christian education means equipping individuals for better service to their Creator and others, giving special attention to the academic skills valued by our culture. Since the main responsibility for the education of children lies with their own parents (Deut. 6:7, Prov. 22:6. | Tim. 5:14, Eph. 6:4) we see our role as Christian educators as fellow-laborers training young disciples of Jesus Christ from the earliest age possible. We are here to help parents develop their children’s physical, social, moral and spiritual skills using a Biblical worldview as a firm foundation.

FourteenSix Christian Academy is a ministry of FourteenSix Christian Church in Surprise, Arizona founded in February, 2014. The facility is owned by the church and Pastor Patrick Marks is the superintendent of the Academy. The teachers and staff at FourteenSix Academy are in reality employees of the church. Our teachers may or may not have credentials from the State of Arizona. All have a great deal of experience and we believe God has gifted and appointed our staff to team with parents to successfully educate their children. The Elder board at FourteenSix Church serves as the FourteenSix Christian Academy Board of Directors as well.

FourteenSix Christian Church began as a church plant from Foothills Christian Church based in El Cajon, California. We first opened our doors in February, 2004 and have grown from being a mobile church meeting in school gymnasiums with a handful of members; to a vigilant, growing church with over 200 attendees meeting in our permanent 10,500 square foot facility. Our vision as a church, from our foundation, has included a desire to see a Christian school as part of our ministry. It is only recently, since we purchased our facility, that we have been able to see the realization of this vision.

FourteenSix Christian Academy offers grades K-8 based on the unique hybrid school concept pioneered by our mother church, Foothills Christian Church. Both Foothills and FourteenSix realize there are many families who struggle with an education dilemma:

How can parents provide the proven superiority of a home-school education or a private education without breaking the bank?

Many parents would love to home-school but cannot makes ends meet on a single income. Some parents have attempted to home-school only to find they may not know exactly HOW to home-school. Other parents have discovered they are in need of outside help with home-school but don’t know where to turn. Finally, some parents simply don’t feel gifted in the area of education, as well as find an affordable Christian school with a Biblical worldview.

These serious concerns led to the hybrid school concept. FourteenSix Christian Academy provides three days of classical classroom instruction (Tuesday through Thursday) combined with two days of home-school (Mondays and Fridays). This hybrid model combines the best elements of Christian classroom based instruction with the benefits of home education at a price approximately 1/3 the cost of a traditional, five day per week Christian education. Parents are now able to enjoy part time home education in a manner that isn’t overwhelming with strong support from dedicated teachers trained in a Biblical world-view.

This model has been a fantastic success at our mother church in California. Foothills began their school in 1996 and the response was so great, attendance at the elementary school doubled in the first year. By the second year, a high school, and as of 2014 Foothills has expanded to offer K-12 education at three facilities. Foothills has graciously shared all of their wisdom and experience gained since 1996 to help FourteenSix Christian Academy open its doors. We are not reinventing the concept but duplicating the successful model pioneered by Foothills.

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thumb_closed_bibleAs Christians, our greatest privilege, purpose, and duty are to glorify and obey our Lord Jesus Christ and God’s Holy Word. The chief reason behind our mission of building Christian leaders through a quality Christian education is to glorify our Lord; obeying His instructions given to us throughout the Bible:

Proverbs 22:6 – “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”

Ephesians 6:4 – “Do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”

II Timothy 3:16 – “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.”

Romans 12:2 – “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s Will is – His good, pleasing and perfect Will.”

God’s Word directs us to train our children in the instruction of the Lord. Indeed, children are God’s homework assignment to parents!

Christian schools exist, not primarily as a rescue, protection, or isolation strategy; but rather as a teaching and training endeavor that strives to educate young people in light of God’s Word and in light of eternity.

You can allow your child to be in the world but not of the world.

John 17:15 (NKJV) I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.
Many homeschool parents are motivated to take their children out of the public school system because that system is academically breaking down. Even with state standards and national testing it is clear that we are falling behind in academic rigor. Other homeschool parents believe the public system fosters an environment that promotes social values contrary to the Biblical worldview.

Both motivations are valid…

But we must also remember that we are to be “in the world but not of the world.” This is one reason we believe in the home / classroom hybrid model at FourteenSix Christian Academy. We provide the interaction with other students guided by Christian teachers and grounded in a biblical worldview.