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SCA sending 13 track and field athletes and five golfers to state

May 23, 2022

What an amazing week for our Lions athletes! The boys golf team qualified...

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We are looking for host families

May 19, 2022

As our international student population grows next school year, we would love...

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The 2022-23 calendar is officially here

May 17, 2022

Download the 2022-23 school calendar here and get a head start on...

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End of School Bash set for June 3

May 16, 2022

You won’t want to miss out on our End of School Bash...

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Programs support students' academic and spiritual development

The 2022-23 School Year

Key dates and events for opening of school.


Our High School and Middle School, and Middle School teacher Kelli Soyring were recognized regionally as the "Best of the South Sound."
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Serving the South Sound

The Sound Series

Discover More About Our Name and its Impact on Our Mission

Our School's Name Change..

Sound Christian Academy opened its doors officially in 2021. Formerly known as Tacoma Baptist Schools and founded in 1960, the school adopted its new name to broaden its reach to churches, neighborhoods, and families . We came to this name change decision with prayerful contemplation, collegial conversation, and much deliberation. 

The Cross Remains the Symbol of Our Center

“Sound” adjectives include: solid, firm, stable, secure, reliable, thorough, orthodox, showing good judgment or sense. This spiritual formation represents our “special or particular focus” along with the aspects of mental, emotional, social, and physical development.

Renewing Our Commitment to Christian Education

By Pastor Rich Hamlin

Perhaps, there has never been a greater need for Christian education than at present. This is why Tacoma Baptist Schools, now Sound Christian Academy, exists. It is to immerse students in a biblical worldview.

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Our graduates have spread out to colleges far and wide...



Johanna Weaver SAID

Alumna & SCA Kindergarten Teacher

The teachers worked together with the same focus, and more than one mentored me. They were amazing at integrating the Bible into everything. It was exactly what I needed at that time where I learned to be a good person and live out my faith.”

Amy Reinmuth SAID

Alumna & SCA Director of College Career Counseling

For me, the school was a perfect incubator. My teachers encouraged me. And with that nurturing, I found a place to grow beyond what I thought I could do and be.”

Why choose us

Holistic Christian Education

Curriculum is Christ-centered, and all subject matter is designed to include Biblical integration. 

Caring, nurturing community where every student is our priority

85% of students go on to college

Concurrent Credit, Advanced Placement & Honors Courses

MOTUS Mentoring groups for middle school and high school students

Centrally located and safe campus

Gymnasium and sports fields

Competitive athletics in fall, winter, and spring sports for boys and girls.


Founded as Tacoma Baptist Schools, Sound Christian Academy has served thousands of students and families in the south Sound region.


We have 1,697 who have graduated and are out in the workforce.

College Track

85% of our graduates go on to college.

LOCATION: South Central Tacoma

We are centrally located with easy access to Tacoma, Puyallup, Gig Harbor and beyond.

Instructional Service Center

ISC helps students facing challenges academically so they can succeed.

Over 50 Churches Represented

Our student body come from many churches throughout the region.