“A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, touches a heart and shapes the future.”
The desire for quality Christian Education was planted into the heart of the Director, Bishop Dr. Courton A. Reid, a certified NY State Teacher and a Minister of religion. His passion for teaching, love for children and his firm belief that a young mind is an excellent place to sow the good seed of God’s truth, motivated him to start a Christ-centered learning environment for children ages 3-6 years old. Thus, the inception of City of Faith Christian Academy, a ministry of the City of Faith Church of God. This school opened its doors in the summer of 1996 with seven students and one teacher. A combination of a nursery class and kindergarten class existed then. By the end of the first year, the enrollment increased to nine students. Two years later, in 1998, we were thrilled and grateful to God for allowing us to have our first graduation exercise. Two students graduated. This marked the beginning of growth, advancement and great possibilities for City of Faith Christian Academy. In 1996, we had the capacity for only 16 students but due to the number of inquiries, prospective students and an ever-expanding vision, the classrooms were extended and licensing capacity was granted to accommodate 29 students. Later, after much prayer, professional consultations, manual labor, monetary gifts and loans, the adjoining building at 3445 White Plains Road was converted into classrooms.
Currently, we operate as City of Faith Christian School – Pre K to 5th grade licensed by the City and State. Our hours of operation are from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday. We also operate an exciting six week summer session. This school continues to grow and by the grace of God, we are looking forward to greater things. These include increased play areas, additional classrooms and parking spaces. Thank God you are a part of this vision.