Lilongwe, Malawi Est. 1998
Mission Statement: ABC Christian Academy is a Christ-centered, international school dedicated to sharing God’s love through quality education in a professional, excellent, caring environment.
SETTING: The ABC Christian Academy is located on five hectares of property adjacent to the African Bible College on the outskirts of the capital city of Lilongwe.
GOVERNANCE: The school is owned and managed by the mission organization African Bible Colleges, Inc.
ENROLLMENT: 300 in grades K-4 – 12th
ENROLLMENT COMPOSITION: 20 nationalities
12% missionary kids
40% Expatriates (non-church relief workers, diplomats, business, etc.)
SCHOOL CALENDAR: August-June
CURRICULUM: The academy uses an American based curriculum that is standard-driven. ABCCA has chosen course material from a variety of educational companies, including Abeka, Positive Action for Christ, Pearson/Prentice Hall, Educator Publishing, Saxon, ACSI, Houghton Mifflin, Tech Works, Bob Jones, and Silver, Burdette & Ginn. By doing this the academy hopes to create a well balanced, international curriculum for each grade level.
ACCREDITATION: Pursuing accreditation with ACSI
FACULTY & STAFF: 43 – Teachers & TA’s (primarily ABC
3 – Head Teachers
7 – Administration (Head teachers, Vice
Principal, Curriculum Coordinator,
Financial Controller, & Superintendent)
21 – Support Staff (Gardeners, cleaners, lifeguards, cafe workers, maintenance staff)
FACULTY & STAFF COMPOSITION:
With support staff (71) – 42% expat staff – 58% national staff
Without support staff (44) – 70% expat staff – 30% national staff
Missionary Staff 38%
Reception through 5th Grade 11:1
6th through 12th Grade 4:1
FACILITIES: Present facilities include an administration building, a library, computer lab, science lab, assembly pavilion/cafeteria, and 25- meter competition swimming pool with changing rooms, tennis court, soccer pitch, an outdoor basketball court (2013), an art studio (2014), and an indoor multipurpose gymnasium (2016). There are currently twenty-one spacious, well lit, well-ventilated classrooms designed to hold a maximum of 25 pupils. There is also access to the college’s sports field and multi-purpose gymnasium.
MISSIONARY STAFF BENEFITS: Full time missionary staff receives 100% tuition cuts for up to 2 children attending the school; part time missionary staff receives 50% tuition on up to 2 children attending ABCCA. ABC Community Clinic located directly next door. Clinic Fees are very reasonable.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Teachers are provided with accommodation on campus (as space allows) within walking distance of the school in lightly furnished duplexes or houses. The Academy has a fleet of vehicles available for teacher use. Wireless Internet is also available on the campus.
Superintendent: Dr. Paul Chinchen
Headmaster: Mr. Jannie LeRoux
Deputy Head of School: Mrs. Laura Chinchen
Principal Middle/High School: Mr. Kellen Hiroto
Curriculum Coordinator / Admissions: Mrs. Angie Santos