Edgarton Christian Academy (ECA)
was founded and created in 2012 as an elementary school
housing students in grades PK2 through 8th grade. The story of Edgarton Christian Academy is one filled with
miracles and grace. A group of local parents, knowing that
their children's school would be closing at the end of that
school year, would not accept that their children would have
to choose another school for the coming school year. They gathered their troops and resources to begin a mission
to find a home and create a school whose culture would be
similar the one they were leaving. With the help of the
Newfield Board of Education and the Newfield Town Council,
Edgarton Christian Academy was founded.
The parents became aware that Edgarton Memorial School would be empty in September 2012 because Newfield students would be attending schools in the Township of Franklin School District. They contacted the leaders of Newfield seeking permission to use their building for the establishment of the new school. The Newfield Board of Education was very eager to work with these parents and did everything they could to ensure that ECA could afford to rent the building and to ensure that the new tenets would be comfortable there.
As soon as we were sure that we had a facility the new Edgarton Christian Academy Board members and Trustees met regularly and with great diligence to ensure that administrative infrastructures (such as budget, curriculum, common tenets of faith, tuition rates, uniforms, registry with the State of New Jersey, etc.) were in place as they planned to make Edgarton the new school for their children. On Monday, June 4, 2012 the ECA Trustees and the Newfield Board of Education signed the lease to rent the school. The signing of the lease enables us to proceed forward with plans for moving into the school. We will open our doors on July 2nd with our Summer Camp Program.