The vision for TPCA started in 1976 when a nursery school opened as a ministry of Traders Point Christian Church, housed within the church.
In 1988, TPCA completed a study for developing a grade school, one grade at a time. Its first Kindergarten class started in 1990. This one-grade-per-year plan soon blossomed. A middle school was added in 1999. By then, the school's facility needs outgrew the church's capacity to house it.
In the fall of 1999, arrangements were finalized with Zionsville Presbyterian Church to serve as a second campus, housing classes for Kindergarten through 4th grade.
In the spring of 2007 our early childhood program moved into the new Traders Point Christian Church facilities and the KG and older programs combined in a dedicated facility on the same property. We opened our new college preparatory High School division in August 2008. This division includes a one-to-one laptop program, international travel as an integral component of our January-Term academic period, along with Advance Placement (AP) and Dual-Credit courses (which provide both high school and early college credit). In 2011 we added six additional classrooms to accommodate high school enrollment growth.
The next step for TPCA will be additional classrooms to accommodate expected growth in all programs, including dedicated facilities and athletic fields for our high school students.
1976 - Founded as a nursery school
1990 - Expanded to include an elementary program
1997 - Incorporated as a nonprofit organization
1998 - Accredited as an Indiana Freeway School
1999 - Opened the middle school and added a second campus
1999 - Enrolled over 500 students for the first time
2001 - Graduated the first eighth grade class
2002/2003 - Received initial ACSI and North Central accreditations
2007- Early Childhood moves to new Traders Point Christian Church building and K-8 programs combine in new facility
2008 - opened new High School program
2010 - received re-accreditation from ACSI and AdvancEd (formerly North Central)
2012 - first High School graduating class and full high school accreditation through ACSI/NCA