Snook Christian Academy, began as Alabama Gulf Coast Christian Academy in 2006, with 21 students at the fellowship hall of Summerdale church of Christ. The school began as an implementation of a goal of Allison Lambert Coxwell, who had passed away in April of 2000. Her dream of instilling a quality Christian education for children in this area is now a flourishing reality with the hard work and commitment of many hands.
At the school’s 10 year anniversary, in 2016, the school changed the name to Snook Christian Academy to honor Marjorie Snook for her support of the school. Ms. Snook has been vital in her dedication and love for the school. Thank you, Ms. Snook, for helping to make the dream a reality and for allowing the school to provide a quality Christian education that services the Baldwin County area.
What once began with 21 students in a fellowship hall of the Summerdale church of Christ, has now grown into a dually accredited, warm, loving atmosphere, where students are able to grow not only academically, but spiritually. The campus consists of four buildings, a baseball field, a playground area, and over 300 students in enrollment.
Our mission at Snook Christian Academy is to “Provide a Quality Christian Education.”
Snook Christian Academy is committed to placing and maintaining Christ as the center of all we do and accomplish. We are committed to providing an education that not only prepares students for future accomplishments, but also for a life of service to our Lord and maker. We are committed to providing this experience with a Christian faculty and staff, in a safe and inviting environment.
In order to provide a quality Christian education, we believe in the following philosophy:
The sovereign God of the Bible is the creator of the universe (Genesis 1:1-3) and the one infallible true God that sent His only son, Jesus, to redeem us from our sins. Therefore we will follow Him alone. He is the creator of all things, visible and invisible, in the heavens and on the earth. He is perfect in all His ways. (Genesis 1:26)
The Bible is the one source of absolute truth. It is God’s direct revelation to man and is all sufficient to serve as our guide throughout all aspects of everyday life. (Ps. 19:7-9; 2 Tim. 3:16- 17)
All people have fallen short of perfection and have a need to be reconciled to God through the blood of Jesus Christ. (Rom. 3:10-11; Rom. 3:23; Romans 5:8; 1 Cor. 15:1-4)
We are in the world for a little while, but we are not of the world in that we put our treasure, our hope, and our future in God’s hands. (James 4:17; Matthew 6:19-21; Matt. 5:13-16; Philippians 4:13)
Just as God made us all with different talents and abilities to further His kingdom, each student is created with a unique style of learning that should be cultivated in the classroom. (Ps. 127:3; Matt. 19:14; 1 Cor. 12:14-20)
God has given each parent the responsibility to raise their own child, but we as a school can partner with the parents to supplement their spiritual, academic, and physical maturity. (Eph. 6:1-3; Prov. 22:6; Deut. 6:4-9)
SCA is an independent Christian school that teaches the truth of God from His Holy Word, and is overseen by an independent board of directors that are associated with the churches of Christ.
In order to help accomplish our mission, Snook Christian Academy has the following goals or objectives:
We will provide daily Bible classes and a daily chapel program for all ages.
We will teach principles from the Bible as the only source of truth.
We will teach that everyone is in desperate need of Jesus Christ and His cleansing blood.
We will promote the idea that our hope is in God alone and we are here to serve Him.
We will provide our students and teachers various opportunities to serve God through our
We will provide specials in the elementary and pre-school, and various extra-curricular activities
for all ages.
We will partner with our parents and students to create an atmosphere conducive to building
Christian character and educating the whole child.
We will teach all subjects from a Biblical perspective.
God will be in the center of all that we do.
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Gen 1:26-27.) Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.
We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Gen 2:18-25.) We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. (1 Cor 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb 13:4.) We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God. (Matt 15:18- 20; 1 Cor 6:9-10.)
We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of SCA as a Christ centered school, and to provide a biblical role model to SCA students, families, and the local church community, it is imperative that all persons employed by SCA in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by this Statement on Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality. (Matt 5:16; Phil 2:14-16; 1 Thess 5:22.)
We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31.) Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture or the Biblical perspective of SCA.
Additional Board Members
Pat Wood - Attorney in Baldwin County, Member of Summerdale Church of Christ
Ann Davis - Sojourner, Member of Summerdale Church of Christ
Andrew Itson - Minister at Robertsdale Church of Christ
Dallas Wyatt - Civil Engineer at Baskerville Donovan, Member of Foley Church of Christ
Claude Lipscomb - Owner of Black and Blue Quarter Horses, Member of Gulf Shores Church of Christ
At Snook Christian Academy, we feel it is vital to tour every school facility of interest to find a good fit for your family. Our admissions office would be happy to answer any question or to schedule your family's tour. Call our office today at 251-989-2333.
At SCA we strive to serve the whole child and instill in each one the love of God. To inform you about the services that we offer, we have created a list of some of the benefits you should expect from our school:
Loving and Caring Teachers
Low Student to Teacher Ratio in all Grades
Competitive athletic program for grades 6-12
Performing Arts opportunities for grades K-12
Opportunities for induction in the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, and National Elementary Honor Society
An AdvancED accredited diploma
Daily Bible Classes
Daily Chapel Services
Daily PE Classes
Daily Enrichment in Library, Art, Drama, Music, Spanish, etc. for Elementary Students
Technology in each classroom
RenWeb Services for Parental Access to Grades
A Growing Library of 6,700+ books
Accelerated Reader Program
Dual enrollment opportunities for secondary students
School Mission Trips for Secondary Students
Ministry Opportunities for All Grade Levels
Spiritual Emphasis Day for all students
“A Quality Christian Education” in a Family Atmosphere
Snook Christian Academy is committed to excellence in academics by following Alabama's Courses of Study through a Biblical perspective. SCA also holds an accreditation through both AdvancED (SACS) and NCSA for grades K-12. We offer smaller class sizes for more student attention. We have Interactive Projectors in each classroom and technology for each student for a more interactive learning experience.
STAR tests are given quarterly to monitor student progress throughout the year, and teachers use the testing data to impact classroom instruction to optimize learning for each student.
SCA's Pre K program is for children ages 3 and 4, and focuses on school readiness in a Christian environment. The Pre K curriculum includes learning shapes, colors, letters, numbers, as well as Spanish, through cooperative, hands-on activities. The Pre K program also offers various enrichments, including drama, music, library, and art. Students participate in regular drama and musical productions throughout the school year.
Elementary programs at SCA focus on student achievement on a high level. STAR Reading & Math Testing programs measure academic achievement that is monitored regularly. Students are also challenged through the Accelerated Reader program and rewarded for their achievements. The elementary program offers various enrichments, including drama, music, library, & art. Students participate in regular drama & musical productions throughout the school year.
The secondary school challenges students to work toward college readiness. High school students will have the option of completing a standard or honors diploma. Secondary students have an opportunity for dual enrollment through the University of Alabama and Faulkner State Community College. Students also have a broad range of online elective courses that are available through Troy University.
Performing arts opportunities that are held after school include musical instrument lessons, voice lessons, and ballet. Students will be taught by highly qualified instructors who have years of professional experience. Lessons are held on campus and provide for a familiar setting in which to learn a new craft.
2019-2020 School Year
Snook Christian Academy is committed to excellence in academics, following Alabama's Courses of Study through a Biblical perspective and accreditation through both SACS and NCSA. We offer smaller class sizes for a more one-on-one teaching experience. We have interactive projectors in each classroom and technology for each student for a more interactive learning experience. STAR tests are given periodically to compare student achievement to national standards, and teachers use the testing data to modify and implement classroom curriculum to optimize learning on an individual basis.
SCA's Pre K program is for children ages 3 and 4, and focuses on school readiness in a Christian environment. The Pre K curriculum includes learning shapes, colors, letters, numbers, as well as Spanish, and sign language, through cooperative, hands-on activities. The Pre K program offers various enrichments, including drama, music, library, and art. Students participate in regular fine arts productions throughout the school year.
Elementary programs at SCA focus on student achievement. Star Reading & Math Testing measure academic acheivement which impacts classroom instruction. Students are also challenged through the Accelerated Reader. The elementary program offers various enrichments, including drama, music, library, and art. Students participate in regular fine arts productions throughout the year.
Secondary programs challenge students to work toward college readiness. High school students have the option of completing a standard or advanced diploma track. Secondary students also have an opportunity for dual enrollment through the University of Alabama and Faulkner State Community College. Students also have a broad range of online elective courses through Troy University.
SCA's enrichment program encompasses music, art, and drama in both the elementary and secondary levels. Pre K and elementary grades participate daily in enrichments. Secondary students have a music, art, and drama course as part of their enrichment program.
Music Lessons - Guitar and Piano
Elementary National Honor Society
Music Lessons - Guitar and Piano
Jr. National Honor Society
National Honor Society
Student Government Association
"For bodily exercise profits little, but godliness is profitable for all things.
Having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come."
- 1 Timothy 4:8
At Snook Christian Academy, the athletic department is committed, motivated and dedicated to train Christian athletes not only physically to try their best, but in learning and instilling traits such as discipline, perseverance, determination, character, integrity, and leadership.
Snook Christian Academy competes in the Alabama Independent School Association (AISA).
Snook Christian Academy is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the educational and spiritual growth of students. Areas in which individuals have an opportunity to give include:
Musical Dinner Theatre
Phone: (251) 989-2333
Fax: (251) 989-2365
18930 County Road 28
Foley, AL 36535
From Points North via Hwy 59:
Traveling on Hwy 59 South, after passing County Road 32 in Summerdale, veer right onto County Road 71. Drive approximately 1/2 mile south to SCA.
From Points South via Hwy 59:
Traveling on Hwy 59 North, after passing the entrance to the Foley Beach Express, turn left onto County Road 28. Drive approximately 1/2 mile west to SCA.
From Points East via County Road 32:
Traveling east on County Road 32, after passing the intersection of County Roads 32 and 9, drive approximately 5 miles, and turn right onto Hwy 59 South. After approximately 1/2 mile, veer right onto County Road 71. Drive about 1/2 mile south to SCA.
Legal Notice: Snook Christian Academy, Inc. admits students of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid programs, and other school-administered programs.