We now offer a FREE Full-Day Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program for
all 4 years old who reside in the New York City. Contact the Administrative
Offices at 718 325-8056 for additional information and to register.
About the Academy
The Wake-Eden Christian Academy was organized in January 1975 as a community service ministry of the Wake-Eden Community Baptist Church. It was founded in response to parents’ demand for a safe, supportive learning environment for their children. At that time, it was known as the Wake-Eden Community Baptist Chapel Nursery School. With no financial resources, little equipment, and “cold bare walls,” the doors were opened on January 6, 1976, with an enrollment of 5 students. Despite the difficulties, the small volunteer staff was willing to work hard, and so they did. By the end of June 1976, 11 students were enrolled, and four students were graduating. This humble beginning set a tone and precedence of excellence that continues to be a hallmark of this institution.
Eventually, the staff was employed, including a
Qualified Education Director. This group began by designing a holistic
curriculum comprising of lesson plans, social development, spiritual
development, outdoor activities, and special annual programs. In June
1977, 16 students graduated. The parents were excited and began to get
actively involved. A Parent and Teacher’s Association was formed and was
instrumental in changing the name of the school to the Wake-Eden
Christian Academy (WECA). In 1983 the Academy Board was established and
continued to oversee the operation of the Academy.
Eventually, a school choir was formed, and the group of
students selected to be members became known as the Starlets. The
Starlets sang at places such as Nursing Homes, Metropolitan New York
Baptist Association, Wake-Eden Community Baptist Church services, the
Bronx Baptist Church, the Festival at the Felt Forum Madison Square
Garden, The Bronx Division of the Council of Churches of the City of New
York, The Annual meeting of the Bronx Division of the National Urban
League, the National Night Out Against Crime during the term of Mayor
David Dinkins, and many other events.
The Starlets continue to perform at programs, such as
the Christmas Concert, PTA fundraiser, Spring Concert, and the
With the success of the pre-school and kindergarten
program, an expansion was undertaken, which led to the addition of
Elementary school education from Kindergarten through Grade 5. A Summer
Camp program and a 10-month After Care program complete what we
We cater to children starting from 2 years and also, Kindergarten to Grade 5. For registration or information, please call the school office at 718-325-8056.
Mondays to Fridays:
- Pre-Kindergarten - 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
- Universal Pre-Kindergarten - 9:15 am - 3:35 pm
- Kindergarten to Grade 5 - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm