Canyonville Christian Academy

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Canyonville Christian Academy
Canyonville Christian Academy.jpg
250 E 1st Street
Canyonville, Oregon, Douglas County 97417
United States
Coordinates 42°55′44″N 123°16′42″W / 42.928751°N 123.278419°W / 42.928751; -123.278419Coordinates: 42°55′44″N 123°16′42″W / 42.928751°N 123.278419°W / 42.928751; -123.278419
Type Private boarding day
Opened 1924[1]
CEEB code 380137
NCES School ID 01161806[2]
President Doug Wead
Head of school Corinne Burkhert
Teaching staff 10.1[2]
Grades 9-12
Number of students 133[2]
Color(s) Navy blue and gold   [3]
Athletics conference OSAA Mountain View Conference Class 2A[3]
Mascot Pilots[3] Canyonville Christian Academy Pilots.png
Accreditation ACSI,[4] NAAS[5]
Affiliation Christian

Canyonville Christian Academy (CCA), previously known as Canyonville Bible Academy (CBA), is a private Christian boarding school in Canyonville, Oregon, United States. International students make up 70% of the school's body.[6] CCA was founded in 1923. The school has been accredited through the Association of Christian Schools International since 1979,[4] and through Northwest Association of Accredited Schools since 1998.[5]


Austin Monroe Shaffer[edit]

The school was founded in 1924 by Reverend A.M. Shaffer. The school transitioned into a four-year boarding high school, with its first graduating class of two students (one of whom was Shaffer's son Robert) in 1932. The school became a grades 9-12 high school in 1935. A.M. Shaffer was the head of the school till 1961. The son of the founder Robert Shaffer was COO of the school from 1961 to 1965, and president of the school from 1965 till 1985.[7]

Seminar class[edit]

Roger Shaffer (grandson of A. M. Shaffer)[citation needed] teaches a culture class at the school called Seminar which is designed to expose students to different cultural experiences such as plays, operas, and museums. The class also included a section on investing, and has actively participated in managing a portfolio for the school. In 2013 the class won a national paper trading contest sponsored by SIFMA, with two of CCA's portfolios placing in the top five.[8]

Eleven Nigerian survivors of the Chibok kidnapping have come to Oregon to continue their studies at the Canyonville Avademy.[9]

Pilot athletics[edit]

The Canyonville Christian athletic program is a member of the Oregon School Activities Association. Their mascot name is known as the Pilots in honor of the pilots of maritime vehicles in the oceans, lakes and rivers. They are a 2A school that compete in the Mountain View Conference.[10]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-05. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  2. ^ a b c "Search for Private Schools – School Detail for Canyonville Christian Academy". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved Oct 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Archived January 23, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-03. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  5. ^ a b
  6. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-04-24. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  7. ^ "History". Canyonville Christian Academy. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  8. ^ Hunsberger, Brent (June 22, 2013). "A tiny international boarding school in Oregon becomes a national stock-picking power". The Oregonian. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  9. ^ Hoije, Katarina (21 April 2015). "Chibok: 'For over one year, our children haven't been to school'". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  10. ^ Archived January 23, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.

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