Educating for Eternity

Cook Inlet Academy

Cook Inlet Academy joins with parents in leading children to know the fullness of God’s love and to experience the life change only God can provide.

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About Us

At Cook Inlet Academy, academic excellence is our standard. Students are educated to be leaders and influence the world around them by developing a strong sense of faith, character, and perseverance.

Preschool | Elementary | Secondary

As a part of our mission to educate the whole person, we take pride in providing opportunities for our students to learn teamwork, leadership, humility, and Christian character through our athletics program.

Basketball | Soccer | Volleyball | Track

We actively assist families and students with obtaining national, regional, and state advanced-learning grants and scholarships. Our students are accepted to many top colleges and vocational programs.


Our highly-qualified, state-accredited teachers understand the importance of a quality education on a child’s life and therefore make it their mission to invest in each student by providing the highest quality teaching in all their classes.

Faculty and Staff

If you are interested in working with an amazing group of Christian teachers in a vibrant ministry, please consider joining our team. Teachers must be eligible for a State of Alaska teaching certificate.

Employment Opportunities

Latest News

Parking Lot Flow Chart

If you missed the parking lot / traffic flow graphic, please take a moment to look at it now. Per our COVID mitigation plan, Elementary and Secondary students are to be dropped and picked up from different entrances. You will see there is a coffee cart in the drawing;...

School Board Update

Update on COVID mitigation and school opening

Meet the Admin Team!

Cook Inlet Academy is excited to introduce our new Administrative Team!

Roof Repair by Rain Proof Roofing

Rain Proof Roofing recently repaired a major leak above our office area. They are licensed, insured, and did a great job! The people are wonderful to work with and we highly recommend them if you have any roofing needs. Here are some pictures from before, during, and...

Graduation 2020

Graduation was held in the school parking lot Saturday, May 9th at 3:00 PM. The parking lot was full and everyone had a great time. The parade through town was a hit and we thank everyone who honked and cheered! Pictures will be posted as soon as we have them. This...

Ninilchik Basketball Tournament Awards!

After 3 days of some great competition at the Ninilchik Invitational, the Eagles and Lady Eagles closed out the tournament with both teams finishing 2nd in their bracket.  In addition to the second place trophies, both teams had several players bring home some...

In Christ Jesus lie
hidden all treasure 
wisdom and knowledge.

–  Colossians 2:3


General Info

Admin Team: Gary Leiter, Don Shields, Ginni Hagedorn

Grade Levels: Pre K – 12

Non-Discrimination Policy

Employment Opportunities

School Manual (PDF)


45872 Kalifornsky Beach Rd
Soldotna, AK 99669


M-F: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Weekends: Closed

Phone & Email


Welcome to Cook Inlet Academy! We are excited to collaborate this year and continue the good work that has been started here at CIA. Check back for updates and follow us on Facebook to stay connected. 

~ Admin. Team


We offer our students the best comprehensive education-life preparedness

Cook Inlet Academy joins with parents in leading children to know the fullness of God’s love and to experience the life change only God can provide.

At CIA, we believe each student should be provided with a quality, well-rounded Christian based education that strengthens and nurtures the mind, the body, and the spirit.

Our traditional, faith-based curriculum provides a strong basis that helps our students achieve high academic standards throughout their academic careers.


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What Parents are Saying

Three of our children graduated from CIA. Two of our children, several nieces, and 3 grandchildren also graduated from CIA. I am still volunteering at the school. To us, this ministry is a powerful instrument for Christ and a beacon of light in this community. We love this school.

Karen McGahan

via Facebook

My children have been attending CIA for five years now and it has been the best decision we have ever made as a family. Not only do they receive an incredible education but they are also genuinely loved by the staff, they go above and beyond to nurture the heart, mind and soul of all of the kids that go there… You truly cannot put a monetary value on the education your child will get from this school, it is priceless.

Joy Sullivan

via Facebook

Awesome teachers and staff. We are So thankful we found this place. The staff are genuine and Love The Lord and it shows!! Our 3 kids LOVE it!!

Jeff Carter

via Facebook





Get In Touch

Location: 45872 Kalifornsky Beach Rd
Soldotna, AK 99669

Telephone: (907) 262-5101


School Hours: M-F: 8am – 4pm

Non-Discrimination Policy

Cook Inlet Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.