Crossroads Christian Academy (CCA) was founded as a ministry of Crossroads Bible Church (CBC) in 1997 by a small group of missionaries, pastors, and other parents primarily from the United States. The school began with 29 students enrolled in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. When the sovereignty of the Panama Canal was returned to the Panamanian Government in 1999 there was also a mass exodus of many Americans. The leadership of CBC was faced with a major question – 'should we continue with a school?'
The CBC leadership decided that the school needed to continue and would increase opportunities for outreach to the community and also provide a quality, Christian education option to families. Since that very important decision, the school has grown from the original 29 to over 270 students in grades K4 to 12th grade. The average senior class is 16 students. 95% of graduates enter post-secondary institutions in Panama, US, Canada as well as many other places.
The average class size is 23 and the faculty is primarily from the United States with the exception of specialty areas and foreign language classes.
Excellent education with highly qualified teachers. The community is like a family. The children are taught as whole people, not just a name on a list. Teachers care deeply about the students. Students are able to build deep relationships with their classmates since they are with the same group every year.