About Us

Head of School Welcome

It is with great excitement that I introduce myself as the new Interim Head of School for Northside Christian Academy and to join this extraordinary school community. I pray that this message finds you and your family doing well during these challenging times that we are all experiencing. I can assure you that I share in this school community’s commitment to caring for your children each and every day while providing them a world-class learning environment.

I come to you as a seasoned educational leader, but in addition to my role as an educator, I am first and foremost a man who loves God, a loving husband, and proud father of twin boys who are currently third graders. I am also excited to share that within the next few months we will be adding a new addition to our family. We are absolutely thrilled to receive the blessing of a new child into our expanding family. I look forward to introducing my family to the many wonderful people that call Northside “home” in the very near future.


Head of School

The 2020-2021 school year will mark my 18th year in education. Since graduating from the University at Buffalo where I earned my Masters in Secondary Social Studies education and Canisius College where I earned my School Building Leadership (SBL) certification, I have had the opportunity to serve as a high school Social Studies teacher for 8 years and then as a school building administrator for the next ten years.

The rich experiences of my past have helped shape me into the leader that I am today. What you are getting in your new head of school is a visionary leader who is student-centered and one who believes in the power of developing healthy relationships and partnerships with all stakeholders. I am also very committed to always exploring new ways to meet the needs of all students and to more effectively communicate with parents and community members.

With that being said, over the next several weeks, I plan to meet with students, faculty/staff, and families in order to gain further insights into the core beliefs and values that underlie Northside Christian Academy. It is my goal to build upon the tradition of excellence that has been long established here at Northside Christian Academy.

In closing, please know that my door is always open to you. I am confident that as we partner together, we will make Northside stronger. I look forward to celebrating our collective successes throughout the 2020-2021 school year.

Mr. Andre Thomas

Our Story

Northside Christian Academy is a private Christian school serving grades pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

It is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, AdvancED and the North Carolina Association of Christian Schools.

The school was founded in 1961 as a ministry of Northside Baptist Church. The school mascot is the Knight and sports teams are known as the Knights.

Who we are

Northside Christian Academy is a private Christian school.  We are known for our emphasis on the 4 A’s:  academics, athletics, the arts, and attitude.  Our goal is to provide a quality, well-rounded education in a fun, Christ-centered environment.”

Vision statement

The vision of Northside Christian Academy is to produce students who will be life-long learners who actively pursue Christ-likeness as they serve and lead their homes, careers, churches, and communities.

Mission statement

The mission of Northside Christian Academy is to partner with Christian families to provide a Christ-centered, biblically-based education in pursuit of excellence.

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