The mission of Good News Lutheran Brethren Church in McAlisterville, PA is to make disciples of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19-20). We want to see Christians become passionate about and obedient to the Word of God, strengthened in their faith, and empowered for witness. As discipleship is a lifetime endeavor beginning in childhood for many, it is important that a child be raised up in the way that he or she should go (Proverbs 22:6). This spiritual discipleship of a child takes place in home, church and school.

As our culture and public schools are becoming increasingly antagonistic to values informed by the Word of God, we want to provide another option for education that works with, not against, Biblical family discipleship. To that end, we began exploring the idea of starting a school that used the Classical Christian Education model ( From January 2021-March 2023, we learned, explored, strategized, budgeted, marketed and staffed for such a school. Regrettably, we did not receive a sufficient number of commitments from potential student families in order for a start-up to be viable at this time.

We remain optimistic that Good News Academy will, by the grace and in the providence of God, exist to minister to families by providing their children with a rigorous, Christ-centered education based on a Biblical worldview. Ultimately, it is God who gives the growth, and we entrust the future to Him.

If you have any questions or share our passion for providing Classical Christian Education in Juniata County, please use our contact form at the top of this page to introduce yourself.

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