Marathon Christian Academy
Marathon Christian Academy is a ministry of First Baptist Church. The purpose of the school is to help each student to achieve academic excellence and life-skills that lead to a productive and God-honoring future. The gifted student can achieve greater academic enrichment and a challenged student will gain new strengths and confidence to succeed. We seek to work together with each parent to help their child realize his fullest potential.
Daily opening exercises and devotional sessions permit students to share Scriptural principles relative to their levels of interest and need. Memorized Bible verses are used to teach the importance of how to relate God’s Word to everyday life. Self-image, self-confidence, problem solving, achievement, and success are viewed from a Biblical perspective.
We promote mastery learning. We believe every student should begin any subject at their present “learning level or skill.” This is usually accomplished through diagnostic testing. We strive to develop a student’s cognitive reasoning by going beyond the rote memory question (true/false, multiple choice and fill in the blank) to asking questions that require analytical skills (short answers, short essays and experiments). Self-motivated and goal directed students can go beyond normal levelsof achievement with Marathon Christian Academy’s individualized learning concept.
Seasonal programs and class presentations allow students to share God-given talents and to develop a spirit of cooperation.
Marathon Christian Academy encourages student growth and educational excellence through additional programs such as:
- Educational field trips
- New York Association of Christian Schools academic, arts, and music competitions
- Music lessons for a wide variety of instruments
- Band and chorus
- Computer and technology training
- American Legion Oratorical (speech) Contest
- Sports – intramural: soccer and basketball
- Foreign language: oral, listening, reading, & writing
- Onsite teaching internship
- Drama for all ages
- Extra electives