Northshore Christian Academy

Elementary School Program

Serving Kindergarten through 5th Grade

Enter an elementary classroom at NCA and you’ll be greeted with a room full of smiling faces.

Laughter abounds as students work together. They’re having fun, and, at the same time, developing their social, intellectual, and emotional abilities in a loving and Christ-centered environment. It is not uncommon to find younger and older students working together as “reading buddies” or in “Chapel Squads”.

NCA now offers a Kindergarten English Language Learners (ELL) Program

Classroom Size
NCA is committed to a small school community structure. Therefore, we have fashioned K-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th into small school learning communities with an exclusive principal. Each grade level team of teachers collaborates in Professional Learning Communities to lead student learning and assessment.

Maximum class sizes range between 22 students for Kindergarten to 25 students in 8th Grade. Educational Assistants (EA’s) are assigned to the classes when class capacity is reached. NCA's average class size for all K-8 classes this year is 21.7 in comparison to the national average of 25 per class.

1st Grade Teacher Cassie Hart wins Teacher of the Week!!!

Congratulations to our much loved 1st Grade Teacher, Mrs. Cassie Hart for winning Star 101.5 Teacher of the week!!!

On Thursday, at 10am, Mrs. Hart’s class received a surprise visit from Star 101.5 and the Washington Dairy Farmer Ambassador. Jourdan S.’s and his mom, Kellie, nominated Mrs. Hart, this is what they had to say: "Mrs. Cassie Hart is deeply committed to the spiritual and academic success of each child in her class. She uses her own funds to provide supplies and host celebrations. She is teaching kindness and accountability to very small children...she is changing the course of our society for the better! Ms. Hart is firm but very encouraging and supportive. She leads by example and makes the children in her class feel rich in love, she makes them feel special and she tells them how much she believes in their talents!”
Each student received a   t-shirt and a goody bag full of prizes. Mrs. Hart received prizes, too! Mrs. Hart’s class will be featured on Friday, 9/29, on Star 101.5 at 3:45pm and on KOMO 4 at 4pm

All of NCA’s teachers are “Super Stars” and bless their students every day.

NCA Elementary Program Leadership

Principal, K-2nd Grade

Mrs. Diane Winningham is Principal of K-2nd Grades and School Operations at the Academy.
Mrs. Winningham can be contacted at 425.322.2362 or

To learn more about Mrs. Winningham, please see Division Principals.
For an overview of our Kindergarten Program, go here...
Principal, 3rd-5th Grade

Mrs. Kristen Kreutner is Principal of 3rd-5th Grades, STEM Education, and NCA's Health and Safety Program.
Mrs. Kreutner can be contacted at 425.322.2398 or

To learn more about Mrs. Kreutner, please see Division Principals.
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