School Profile

Mt. Erie Christian Academy (MECA) is a 6 weeks through 6th grade educational system of schools founded in 1983. Our schools are located in Southeast San Diego, right off the 805 South and Imperial exit.

  • Mission & Vision

    To provide a Christian environment which fosters the mental, emotional, social, physical, and spiritual development of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school age children by means of effective nurturing, teaching, and discipline techniques.
  • Statement of Faith

    • WE BELIEVE the Bible to be inspired, inerrant Word of God;
    • WE BELIEVE that there is one God, eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit
    • WE BELIEVE in the deity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His victorious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return to power and glory;
    • WE BELIEVE that, for the salvation of sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential;
    • WE BELIEVE in the ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life;
    • WE BELIEVE in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost – the saved unto the resurrection of everlasting life, and the lost unto the resurrection of everlasting damnation; and
    • WE BELIEVE in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.
  • Accreditation / Licensing

    MECA is accredited by ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) and recognized by the California State Department of Education as a private school.

    Accreditation, a national benchmark of quality, is a voluntary process validated by peer review and involving systematic self-evaluation against nationally accepted standards.

    Schools, like organizations, are not stagnant. They are always moving in a direction. Accreditation and school improvement assist schools in changing for the better in an orderly and systematic way. It brings a vigorous dynamic into the school by engaging every staff member in a process of organizational appraisal.

    – ACSI Website

    MECA is also licensed by the Department of Social Services, Community Care licensing to operate two preschools and an infant/toddler daycare center. We meet and exceed requirements of Title 22 licensing regulations.

  • Curriculum

    The elementary grades (K-6) provide a full range of academic coursework. In the primary grades, priority is given to teaching reading and arithmetic skills. All of the grades are given formal instruction in Bible, science, mathematics, Spanish, social studies, reading, and language arts (creative writing, grammar, spelling and handwriting). Throughout the week, students participate in additional activities, which include classes in art, music, computer, and physical education. In addition, students enjoy time in the elementary library each week.
  • Technology

    Technology is a top priority at MECA with our goal to remain at the forefront of all that is new and improved in the world of technology. K-6 students participate in computer classes using both Mac & PC computers. It is our goal for the near future to also be able to incorporate the use of Ipad’s in the classroom.
  • After-School Program

    MECA offers an after-school program for K-6 students that is open to students who do not attend Mt. Erie, as well as the students who do. Go to the After-School Homepageto get more information on cost, transportation, and program activities.
  • Chapel

    Weekly chapel services allow students and faculty members to experience worship, praise, instruction and fellowship. Bible curriculum includes weekly scripture memory.
  • Administrators / Staff / Faculty

    Each administrator, staff, and faculty member is a born-again believer in Jesus Christ. Teachers are degreed and certified or in the process of applying for ACSI certification.
  • Board of Directors

    MECA is operated by a Board of Directors, which is elected by the membership of the Mt. Erie Baptist Church Board, an association of parents, alumni, community members, advisors, and employees who meet the requirements of membership.
  • Meals / Snack

    Children are served nutritionally, well balanced breakfasts, lunches and snack. Meals are served family style to enhance the development and maintenance of socialization skills. Families are required to fill out the Department of Agriculture food program application upon enrollment.
  • Uniform / Dress Code

    K-6 students are required to wear uniform. Girls wear white collared shirt, navy blue or Mt. Erie plaid jumper or skirt. Boys wear white collared shirt and navy blue slacks. No shorts or open-toed shoes are permitted.
  • Non-Discriminatory Policy

    Mt. Erie Christian Academy is committed to equal and fair opportunity for enrollment in any and all programs. No one will be discriminated against due to issues of sex, age, national origin, race, creed or color. Enrollments will be accepted on a first-come-first-served-basis.