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Preschool and K-12 Christian School in Monroe, North Carolina


We are a Christian academy with a devotion to God, a love for family, and a heart for our nation.

Shining Light Baptist Academy and Preschool

Founded in 2000, Shining Light Baptist Academy and Preschool serves students in Monroe from 6 weeks through grade 12, providing a quality education at a reasonable price. Using traditional approach to education, SLBA’s students have excelled in a structured, academically challenging environment. Scoring 1.5 to 3 years ahead of their public school peers, our students are taught through the widely-used A-Beka curriculum. This program of study is academically and biblically sound.





We offer Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, and High School, and students are taught using the world renowned Abeka curriculum.



At Shining Light Baptist Academy, we value your child's education and desire the very best for your child(ren).



In 6th-12th grades, students are able to participate in our athletic program – basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball and cross country.

Fine Arts


Fine Arts info and opportunities.


What people are saying about Shining Light!

“All of my children graduated from this school. They were well-prepared for their future and have excelled in college and beyond.”

SLBA Parent

“The positive impact we have seen in the lives of our children from a Bible-based, Christ-centered education has proven immeasurable.”

SLBA Parent

administration and teachers are Christians that care about others growing in Christ
graduate acceptance into school of their choice – Dual college enrollment available during high school career

World-Class Technology

SmartLabs - Comprehensive STEM learning that prepare students for the careers of tomorrow

  • Engaging and empowering learners to discover their potential and reach their goals
  • Infusing experiences and creativity preparing for college and career success
  • Encouraging student collaboration to gain essential communication and critical thinking skills to solve problems
  • Student iPads for every student
  • Smartboards or Smart TV in each classroom 

Mission & Purpose

At Shining Light, students learn the right use of knowledge in the context of character with a heart for God and others.

The purpose of Shining Light Baptist Academy is to educate and train the whole student: spiritually, intellectually, physically, and socially. We believe the students who learn to discipline themselves will excel in life. Not only must a young person have a heart for God, but he or she must also have wisdom, knowledge, and understanding to serve the Lord in the plan He has for his or her life. Therefore, God’s Word is integrated into the total educational program. The Bible is taught so that the student will develop the mind of Christ, learn to practice His conscious presence, and exercise a Biblical world-view.

Shining Light is a premier Christian life skills academy located in the Greater Charlotte area of Monroe, North Carolina.

Christian Worldview • Challenging Academics • Character Development • Community Involvement • Competitive Athletics

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