History

In 1952, Arlin and Beka Horton came to Pensacola to start a Christian school. After two years of preparation, the school opened, and God blessed their labors beyond their dreams. The goal of Pensacola Christian Academy remains unchanged: to give each student an excellent education and a truly Christian foundation.

Avery Street Building

1954

Arlin and Beka Horton started a Christian grade school in a new 3-classroom building at 1000 W. Avery Street with 35 students (K–2).

66-Passenger School Bus

1957

Three 66-passenger school buses were purchased.

66-Passenger School Bus
Lunch

1959

Hot lunches served for $.30/day.

Avery Street Additions

1960

Steady growth required several additions to the Avery Street building.

Avery Street Additions
St. John Building

1963

Grades 10–12 were added after purchasing a school building on the north side of town on St. John Street.

New Elementary Building

1965

A new elementary building (24 classrooms) was constructed near the high school. Total enrollment that year reached 1,300 students. Several classrooms were later added.

New Elementary Building
First Science Fair

1967

First science fair

First Graduation

1967

First graduation (4 graduates)

First Graduation
High School Building Renovation

1969

A major renovation of the high school building added a new entrance, library, locker rooms, and additional classrooms.

Fuhrman Drive Building

1972

A separate building (25 classrooms) was constructed on Fuhrman Drive to accommodate the growing kindergarten program.

Fuhrman Drive Building
Washington D.C.

1972

First senior trip to Washington, D.C.

FACCS

1974

Pensacola Christian earns accreditation status through the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (FACCS).

FACCS
First Computer Lab

1990

First computer lab

PCA Building

1994

Name changed to Pensacola Christian Academy.¬†PCA’s facility was completed, allowing all grade levels (K–12) to move into one location.¬†Enrollment: 2,265.

PCA Building
Baseball Field

2002

Baseball field constructed on Airport Blvd.

New Playground

2017

PCA completes a new playground for kindergarten and lower elementary students.

New Playground
New Playground

2019

Grant Field, a modern baseball facility constructed adjacent to PCA, provides players and spectators one of the best baseball experiences in Pensacola.