About Sound Christian Academy

Established 1960

Transformed 2021

Renewed 2022

Sound Christian Academy, formerly Tacoma Baptist Schools, offers Pre-Kindergarten through 12th-grade Christian education to families throughout the South Sound. Our curriculum is Christ-centered, and all subject matter is designed to include Biblical integration.

The term academy helps define our academic model and differentiates us from public schools and other institutions in the private school consortium. It also reflects the biblical saturation students receive in curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities.

This spiritual formation represents our special or particular field along with the aspects of mental, emotional, social, and physical development.

Biblical saturation

In all grade levels, we integrate the Bible in learning and coursework.

Enriching academic program

Our curriculum and education programs are developed to maximize intellectual development and foster the curiosity and talents of each student.

Regionally recognized

Our high school and middle school were voted Best of South Sound Private Schools in 2020 and 2021, respectively.

Supporting every student to succeed

Our community focuses on each student. We tailor our instruction for every kind of learner. Our Instructional Support Center helps students overcome challenges.

MOTUS mentoring groups

Our faculty-led MOTUS mentoring groups meet weekly in middle school and high school.

Robust athletics and exciting student life

SCA offers top-notch coaches in fall, winter, and spring competitive sports. Students enjoy rich experiences that expand horizons and support spiritual development.

Family-oriented, caring community

It can sound cliche, but in our case, it's true. Students are nurtured in a loving, caring, and encouraging atmosphere.

College track

In our latest graduating class, 85% went on to college.


We have 1,697 who have graduated.

South Sound Christian Schools is a State of Washington 501c3 faith-based educational non-profit business entity doing business as Sound Christian Academy (SCA).

SCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, or national/ethnic origin. As a religious, private institution, applications may be screened on the basis of compatibility with the school’s Biblical values as articulated in the statement of faith and by-laws.