New Life Academy was founded in 1995 as a nondenominational Christian outreach to the children of Okinawa. No one could have foreseen the growth that lay ahead for this American school and an enrollment of students from America, Japan, Korea, India, Philippines, Africa, and Russia.
Education at New Life Academy is based on the principle that each child is a unique creation of God with individual abilities and talents that should be developed to their full potential. New Life Academy seeks to support the individual student's development with an environment that is conducive to learning, a qualified staff and a curriculum based on Christian values and high academic expectations. As each student grows spiritually, academically, socially and physically they should develop a strong sense of self-worth and respect for others within the multicultural community of Okinawa and the global community. Education is a cooperative effort on the part of the student, the parents, the school staff and the community to develop and exhibit the best in each other.
New Life Academy offers an excellent educational experience within a loving and nurturing Christian environment. Our small class size and low student-teacher ratio provide opportunities for our children to master the core curriculum while fostering intellectual curiosity, creativity and good citizenship. We maintain high academic expectations that provide a solid educational foundation for successful future learning. New Life Academy seeks to introduce children to Jesus Christ and to assist them in the development of their relationships with Him.
The educational philosophy of New Life Academy is based on the premise that truth is revealed by the Holy Spirit in God's word, the Bible and God's creation, and the world around us. God created and sustains all things through His Son, Jesus Christ. Therefore, the purpose of the universe and life is to glorify God. Man was created in the image of God and was given the capacity to personally and voluntarily know and respond to Him. Man, a sinner by choice and nature cannot do God's will, unless he/she accepts Jesus Christ as his/her Savior and Lord. The ultimate purpose of man is that he/she may glorify God by doing His will. It is then our role as educators to assist the students as they seek to grow spiritually, intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically through the study of God' s word and His creation. The application of this knowledge to its fullest potential in the life of the student is the goal and guiding principle of education at New Life Academy.