Established in 1886, Christ Memorial Parish School was one of West Philadelphia’s premier Christian schools. After a ten year hiatus, it was re-founded in 1996 as Christ Academy with an emphasis on classical Christian education. When the tower of Christ Memorial Reformed Episcopal Church (REC) collapsed in 2004 and sustained major damage, Christ Academy moved to Grace REC–a sister parish in Collingdale, Pennsylvania. At that time, there were 44 members of Grace Church.
In its new location, Christ Academy found an effective ministry among middle and high school boys. Expanding on this success, we presently serve boys and girls grades 5-12, and our student body includes many immigrant students from Sub-Saharan Africa. Christ Academy has substantially and effectively contributed to the growth and outreach of Grace Church, which has grown to 180 members. This is a successful model of how church and school can each multiply the work of the other in glorifying Christ and serving people.