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Serving Des Moines K-12 Urban Children With An Affordable Christian Education

Training all students
to serve God and others.

At Joshua Christian Academy, we believe the chief goal and purpose of all things–including education–is to love God and love our neighbor. At JCA, we will teach all subjects as part of an integrated whole, with the Scriptures at the center. We invite you to join our family.

Affordable Christian Education

Our Mission

Build a Christ-centered academic foundation within the hearts and minds of urban children, equipping them and their families to serve God and others.

Christian Values

As believers in Jesus Christ, our emphasis is on academics but also on repentance, regeneration and reconciliation.

JCA Communities

We believe that parents, students and teachers work together for the positive development of our children.

Why Choose JCA?


Each member of our team is committed to bring hope, inspiration, and encouragement to the urban children and families of Des Moines.

Affordable Tuition

We strive to ensure income is not a barrier to a foundational Christian education. Families pay tuition based on a sliding scale. Those who apply and qualify for the ESA have their tuition completely covered.

We are currently accepting enrollment applications for the 2024-2025 school year.
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Diverse Community

We are proud to foster a community that celebrates the beauty of diversity. Grounded in the teachings of Christ, we welcome students from all unique backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.

June 20, 2024

New Student-Made Video

Check out this video that two of our very gifted eighth grade students made, Hunter Abel and Kale Garnmeister. It fills our hearts to see youth using their God-given talents…
Joshua Report
April 2, 2024

Joshua Report – April 2024

Spring has sprung at Joshua Christian Academy!  Read on to hear more about the exciting things happening as we near the end of our school year.  Don't Forget! Register for…
Joshua Report
February 19, 2024

Joshua Report – February 2024

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - The Empty Seat In honor of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, the students and staff at JCA South participated in the play…