Messiah announces collaborations with three new schools

Messiah University announces collaborations with three new schools

Messiah University today announced the regional expansion of its Pathway Partners Program with new collaborations with Delaware County Christian School, Eden Christian Academy, and Shalom Christian Academy.

Launched by Messiah in October 2022, the Pathway Partners Program is a K-12 educational partnership designed to create mutually beneficial lifelong learning opportunities between Messiah and the students, families and employees of its partner schools. While Messiah develops each partnership to address the unique needs of the partner school, agreements typically include a tuition discount, dual enrollment opportunities, continuing education and graduate programming for partner employees, traditional undergraduate enrollment scholarships, special campus events and facility access, and summer camp programming for partner students.

“I am excited to add these three outstanding schools to our Pathway Partners Program,” said Dr. Rob Pepper, executive director and assistant to the president for innovation and university partnerships. “Graduates of these schools have attended and excelled at Messiah. In addition, these schools have long-standing relationships with Messiah, all three of them currently employing several Messiah graduates. As we expand this program, we are committed to expanding our reach to schools who share Messiah’s commitment to excellent Christ-centered education and these schools all embody that commitment.”

About Delaware County Christian School

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Founded in 1950, Delaware County Christian School (DC) is an independent college preparatory Christian school in the Philadelphia area serving students in PK2 through 12th grade. DC prepares students for a life of impact through an innovative and exemplary education rooted in Christ with the hope that they will serve God and impact the world through biblical thought and action.

“We are excited to join Messiah University as a member of the Pathways Partner Program. With a shared commitment to excellence in a Christ-centered education, I am confident the expertise and resources of Messiah University will further equip Delaware County Christian School to delivery our mission,” said Dan Steinfield, head of school. “As a Messiah University alumnus (Class of ’96), I am particularly pleased to build this relationship.”

About Shalom Christian Academy

Shalom Christian Academy is a PreK through 12th grade school focused on developing lives of consequence in the world for the kingdom of God. Our goal is to guide students in becoming lifelong learners who are able to engage the world. Students are prepared academically through a comprehensive curriculum that offers a variety of course options. Our living curriculum concept is vital as students form values, beliefs and habits. Shalom Christian Academy serves more than 680 students in PreK through 12th grade on our 34-acre campus. Another 180 students are served through Growing Tree Preschool at our five satellite locations in Waynesboro, Chambersburg, and Greencastle. Shalom is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). We are a member of the Mennonite Schools Council. 

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“We are pleased to strengthen our relationship with Messiah University as we partner to provide Christian education opportunities to our students,” said Shalom Christian Academy Administrator Angie Petersheim, EdS. “We recognize the value this brings as they have access to knowledge, research and technology at a university level during their high school years. We look forward to working with Messiah to help our students pursue their academic and career goals and equip them to thrive in today's world.”

About Eden Christian Academy

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Located in the greater Pittsburgh area, Eden Christian Academy provides a robust Christian education to students in PS3 through 12th grade whose lives are impacted and even transformed by their experience. ECA students can fully engage in a biblically based education that is presented and modeled by dedicated disciples of Christ. Graduates are sent out as prepared Christ-followers, with spiritual and academic knowledge to make a difference in their families, churches, workplaces, communities and the world. Eden's Head of School, Todd Aiken, is a 1990 graduate of Messiah.

About Messiah University

Founded in 1909 and located near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Messiah University is a nationally ranked, private Christian university of the liberal and applied arts and sciences that enrolls nearly 3,300 undergraduate, adult degree program and graduate students. The Pathway Partners Program is facilitated through the Office of University Partnerships at Messiah University.