East Linn Christian Academy

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East Linn Christian Academy
36883 Victory Drive
Lebanon, Oregon, Linn County, 97355
 United States
Coordinates 44°30′12″N 122°55′19″W / 44.503419°N 122.921927°W / 44.503419; -122.921927Coordinates: 44°30′12″N 122°55′19″W / 44.503419°N 122.921927°W / 44.503419; -122.921927
Type Private
Opened 1982[1]
School district http://www.acsi.org
Administrator Janelle Detweiler[2]
Principal Dee Dee Collins[2]
Grades PK-12[3]
Number of students 275[3]
Color(s) Navy, White, and Columbia Blue    [4]
Athletics conference OSAA Tri-River Conference 2A-3[4]
Mascot Eagles[4]
Accreditation ACSI,[3] NAAS,[5]
Affiliation Christian

East Linn Christian Academy is a private Christian school in Lebanon, Oregon, United States.

Core Values[edit]

The Bible is our Standard- The Bible is used to guide instruction, practice and policy. (II Timothy 3:16) Our faith is expressed as a balance of head and heart, intellect and emotion. (Galatians 4:18) It is our sincere belief that prayer makes a critical difference in all that we hope to accomplish. (II Chronicles 7:14, James 5:16)

Highly Qualified Staff- Our mission cannot be accomplished without staff committed to Jesus Christ. (Matthew 12:30) We recognize the importance of modeling Godly character; our words and actions have an impact on the lives of our students. (II Corinthians 4:1-2) We employ staff that desire professional growth. We invest in continuous development to enhance the delivery of instruction. (Colossians 3:23)

Focus on Service- We intentionally focus on meeting our mission rather than preserving or growing the organization. (II Corinthians 2:17, Philippians 2:19-22) We strive to be purposeful in our work to offer Christ our best. (Colossians 3:23) We continuously examine and refine our programs with the intent of achieving excellence. (I Corinthians 10:31) We work in partnership with the Christian community We view our role as supplementary to the local church. We never intentionally compete for the church’s programs or funding. (Matthew 16:18) We actively pursue relationships with Christian ministries that share our spiritual commitment. (I Corinthians 3:5-9)

Doctrinal Statement[edit]

East Linn Christian Academy is an educational institution committed to consistent biblical Christianity as set forth in the following doctrinal position. It is nondenominational in character and under biblical principles.

We believe the Bible to be the only inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God; (Heb. 4:12, I Peter 1:25, Jn. 17:17) We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit; (Matt. 3:16, Eph. 4:6, Ex. 20:3) We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory; (Jn. 1:1-3, Matt. 1:23, II Cor. 5:21, Jn. 2:11, Heb. 9:11-14, Col. 3:1, Matt. 16:27-28, Jn. 10:30) We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man regeneration sovereignly applied by the Holy Spirit and evidenced by a living faith in Christ is absolutely essential; (Jn. 3:3, Tit. 3:5-8, I Jn. 2:3-6) We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life; (Eph. 3:17-18, Rom. 8:9) We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation; (Jn. 3:36) We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (Eph. 4:3) We believe God created man and from the man created woman. He created them male and female. He created man in his own image, in the image of God He created them. We believe that God created marriage and for this reason He designed marriage and marital relationships to be between a man and a woman and that homosexual relationships are the result of a depraved mind. (Gen. 1:27, Gen 2:21-24, Rom. 1:18-27)

School History[edit]

East Linn Christian Academy was founded in 1982 as a Christian school with an emphasis on discipleship. Colossians 3:23 was established as the guiding verse: Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters. This verse has been at the heart of the school for thirty years. Since the first day the doors of East Linn Christian Academy were opened in 1981 by founders Harold and Dorothy Grove, the mission has been to serve parents by educating their children in a God-centered Scripture-based educational environment, equipping students academically, emotionally, physically and spiritually to serve Christ.

The Lord has used East Linn Christian Academy to touch the hearts and minds of many young people in the last thirty years. Through strategic visioning in 2011 we were able to articulate our mission with increased clarity; to provide an education of excellence, rooted in Biblical truth, to impact the world for Christ. Ephesians 4:12-14, to equip the saints for the work of the ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and the knowledge of the Son of God. to mature manhood to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes, is now included as a verse that will be used to guide us as we prepare our students for the 21st Century.

The young people moving through our program are intellectually prepared to utilize knowledge to serve Christ with passion! Our caring faculty and staff unselfishly pour themselves into the lives of the students, making absolutely sure that there is something very unique about an East Linn Christian education. This approach to education becomes evident as you see our students develop a Christian worldview, personalizing their faith, enabling them to become valued members in the community, in their churches, and on the mission field. What continues to happen today at East Linn Christian Academy happens because of the faithfulness of our supporters who uphold us in prayer and give of their time, talents and money.[1]


The school has been accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International since 1982,[3] and by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools since 1996.[5]