Student Life

Extended Care

At Messiah Lutheran Classical Academy, we believe that learning doesn’t have to stop when the school day ends. That’s why we offer a variety of after school programs and activities designed to enhance our students’ learning experience and provide them with opportunities to explore their interests.

Our after school (or extended care) activities and clubs are designed to be both educational and fun, providing students with a chance to learn and grow in a supportive, engaging environment. We believe that these programs are an essential part of our commitment to providing a well-rounded education to our students, and we encourage all of our students to participate.


Archery Club MLCA’s archery club is open to scholars in 4th grade and above. The club is run under the guidelines of NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program). Opportunities to engage in competitive archery will occur each year. All necessary equipment is provided; however, if a student would like to use his own equipment, NASP guidelines must be met. Having every archer shooting the same equipment provides a level playing field so that no archer gains a mechanical advantage over other competitors through the purchase of specialized equipment.  Archery is very safe; NASP has never had a serious injury during the many years of its existence. It is also a sport that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. Students may earn the opportunity to compete at state and national NASP competitions, as well.

Chess Club Messiah’s Chess Club meets weekly for most of the school year and begins with Kindergarten. Students learn the rules of the game, strategy and tactics, and participate in both in-house and off-campus tournaments. Chess is a great compliment to classical education as it teaches thinking skills, patience, and self-control. It also teaches etiquette, sportsmanship, and the importance of practice and hard wok. Most of our students also really enjoy it, and play at other times during the day. Our club is led by experienced chess players, including Pastor Chryst, who has ranked in the top 5% of Texas tournament players and has been playing and coaching chess for over 30 years.

Tap & Ballet Dance Club MLCA’s dance club is open to scholars in Kindergarten-5th Grade. Your dancer will LOVE this 45-minute combination class. We will build on basic ballet and tap movements learned in previous classes, but it is still appropriate for first-time dancers. We consider this a “Split-Level’ Class. We will always start by reviewing the basics. During the Tap portion of the class, we will concentrate on building confidence through mastering more difficult moves and sequences.  Ballet class will include proper warm-ups and stretches combined with across-the-floor and dance combinations. The main goal for this class is to help your dancer express their individuality and grow at their own pace.

Faith Culture

Nurturing A Solid Foundation At Messiah Lutheran Classical Academy (MLCA), we believe in fostering a love for Christ in all our students, no matter their age or background. Our goal is to equip our students to serve in their various vocations and make a positive impact in their communities.

Daily Chapel To cultivate this foundation in faith, we hold daily chapel services that bring together our students of all ages. During these services, we share stories from the Bible and reflect on how these lessons apply to our daily lives. This daily practice not only strengthens our students’ relationship with Christ, but also helps to build a sense of community and fellowship among our student body.

Chapel Buddies for Mentoring Spiritual Growth One of the unique aspects of our chapel program is our successful chapel buddy system. This system pairs older students with younger ones, giving our younger students role models and mentors to look up to. This fosters a sense of responsibility and leadership among our student body and helps our students grow in their faith as they learn from one another.