Central Christian Academy partners with parents to provide a quality, biblically based education which assists in a child’s academic, social, physical and spiritual development.

What sets us apart?

Some of the things that set Central Christian Academy apart include:

Partnering with parents in “training their children in the way they should go.” (Proverbs 22:6)

Providing a quality education based on the truths of the Bible.

Preparing students for their future with an excellent and well-balanced education.

Developing the hearts, minds, and bodies of young leaders.

Proclaiming that all knowledge and wisdom come from God and that the universe around them is in harmony and agreement with its Creator.


Cynthia Massaro
Cynthia MassaroCCA Principal
Rachel Grant
Rachel GrantPreschool (N3) Teacher
Rose Keefe
Rose KeefePreschool (N3) Aide
Katy Wise
Katy WisePreschool (K4) Teacher
Chris Switzer
Chris SwitzerPreschool (K4) Aide
Deirdre Leone
Deirdre LeoneKindergarten Teacher
Anne Sleggs
Anne SleggsFirst Grade Teacher
Elizabeth Narraway
Elizabeth NarrawaySecond Grade Teacher
Erika Oakes
Erika OakesThird & Fourth Grades Teacher
Cathy CettellFifth & Sixth Grades Facilitator
Kay Gould
Kay GouldMiddle & High School Facilitator
Dot Sikorski
Dot SikorskiMiddle & High School Facilitator
Dr. Marc Guy
Dr. Marc GuyMusic Teacher
Elizabeth Narraway
Elizabeth NarrawayArt Teacher
Steven Perkins
Steven PerkinsFinancial Office
Sarah DeSanto
Sarah DeSantoCCA School Secretary
Pastor Mark Massaro
Pastor Mark MassaroCCA School Superintendent & FBC Pastor

Central Christian Academy School Committee

We are blessed to have an oversight committee with many decades of educational experience and insight. The school committee (pictured above from Left to Right) includes our CCA Superintendent – Pastor Mark Massaro from First Baptist Church – Dunkirk, former Jamestown Community College director – Frank Porpiglia, committee chairman, FBC deacon and CCA Music teacher, Dr. Marc Guy, current CCA School Principal – Cindi Massaro, former preschool teacher, Holly Jones, and current CCA special education teacher and former Fredonia schools teacher – Christy Szocki.

Our History

Central Christian Academy was founded in 1981 through the guidance and vision of Pastor Earl Leiby of the First Baptist Church in Dunkirk. CCA’s initial opening enrollment included fifteen students in Kindergarten through Second grade.

Central Christian Academy was founded in 1981 through the guidance and vision of Pastor Earl Leiby of the First Baptist Church in Dunkirk. CCA’s initial opening enrollment included fifteen students in Kindergarten through Second grade.

In the following years, Central Christian Academy continued to grow until enrollment began exceeding building space. First Baptist Church built a new education building in 1987 to expand the school with more classrooms and enhance its church ministries. CCA then offered classes for Preschool through Grade 6. In 2008, Business First publication of Buffalo ranked CCA the top elementary school in Chautauqua County.

A Middle and High School classroom was later added to the school, offering a college prep program for students in grades 6-12. The Middle/High School class offers its students video-based instruction with curricula from Abeka. Students work through individual videos and books to absorb subject material at their own pace. Instead of being labeled by a chronological grade, each student may advance according to individual learning abilities.

For over forty years, Central Christian Academy has offered a high quality, Christian education for the families in our community and seeks to continue its growth and impact on the lives of our students and their families.

Our Memberships

Central Christian Academy is a member of the American Association of Christian Schools (AACS). The AACS is an association of state associations—forty state, regional, and international associations working together to provide legislative oversight, to promote high quality Christian education programs, to encourage the goal of producing Christlike young people, and to provide related institutional and personnel services to our constituents. AACS schools are “educating for eternity.” Learn more at www.aacs.org.

We are a member of the New York Association of Christian Schools. Learn more at www.nyacs.com.
Their purposes are:

1. PROTECTION: To provide protection – the right for our Christian schools to exist and teach the Christian philosophy.
2. PROMOTION: To promote programs to achieve excellence in the operation and advancement of our Christian schools.
3. PROVISION: To provide activities and services which will aid our schools in obtaining these purposes.

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