K-5th Grade Online Learning

Discover the NCS Online Advantage

With a strong history of world-changing alumni, a thriving on-campus culture, demonstrably strong academic outcomes, and a vibrant spiritual atmosphere, Northwest Christian School is the largest private school in the state of Arizona.  In the fall of August 2020, the inimitable Northwest Christian program launched an online school for K-5 students.  In addition to a dynamic digital learning experience, Northwest Christian online students will be able to engage in numerous opportunities available through the on-campus program. 

NCS is a covenant school. We believe in God as the absolute and sole creator of the universe, and that creation was by divine decree, not through an evolutionary process. We also believe our students are His workmanship and created for a unique purpose... view the NCS Doctrinal Statement.


  • Biblical Integration
  • Media components created specifically for individual lessons (see sample here)
  • Scripted guides for learning coaches which are especially thorough in the primary English Language Arts lessons (see 1st grade ELA sample)
  • Each lesson is developed by an experienced teacher using proven curriculum
  • Format consistency across all grade levels & content areas
  • Within consistent format, there is a still variety of delivery methods for lessons (presentations, videos, reading, scripted lessons to take offline, animations,etc)


  1. Establish a digital platform for an online facet of Northwest Christian School that permits the exponential expansion of mission fulfillment.
  2. To support student learning by providing families with individualized choices to support their unique convictions during periods of adverse circumstances which may prompt school closure or other diversions from normalcy.

Why NCS?

Learn why NCS is unique and a leader in Christian education in Arizona here.



Distinctive for NCS Online

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  • Highly Ranked by Ranking Arizona magazine and the Phoenix Business Journal

    For the past seven, consecutive years, Northwest Christian School has been picked by both Ranking Arizona magazine and the Phoenix Business Journal as the "top private school in the state."
  • Accredited by ACSI and Cognia

    NCS Online is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Cognia (formerly AdvancED).
  • NCS is the only "Exemplary Accredited" ACSI School in Arizona

    NCS is the only “Exemplary Accredited” ACSI school in Arizona and one of just a dozen exemplary accredited ACSI schools in the world.
  • Online Students Have Access to On-Ground Culture

    Northwest Christian School Online students will have access to elements of the thriving NCS on-the-ground culture: K-5 athletics, after school clubs and programs, chapels, and a whole host of school events.
  • Launch of Northwest Christian's Distinctive Diploma Program in 2021

    The Frameworks Biblical Worldview Initiative is an extension of Northwest Christian School Online and represents expanded opportunities for high school students to dig deeper and explore further their growing understanding of the truths of God’s word, their meaning within worldview formation, and their relevance in every area of life. These electives will be available online starting in August 2021 and are part of Northwest Christian School’s recently announced “Distinctive Diploma” program—a partnership between Northwest Christian and Grand Canyon University, Arizona Christian University, and Huntington University.
  • Frameworks, a Biblical Worldview Initiative

    Beginning in August 2021, secondary Northwest Christian students -- both online and on-campus -- will have access to the Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative. This new program will bring together nationally recognized authors, pastors, university professors, and subject matter experts from diverse fields like healthcare, law enforcement, scientific research, the military, and more to help students grasp a Christian worldview in whatever field of study they desire to pursue. More information here!
  • Online Offer Expands to Grades 6-12 Beginning August 2022

    The Northwest Christian School Online offer expands to grades 6 to 12 beginning in August 2022. The Northwest Christian High School online program will use the LoudCloud learning management system, the same system used by Grand Canyon University.

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