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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General Info

Principal: Ron Gherman

Grade Levels: pre K-12

Non-Discrimination Policy

Employment Opportunites

School Manual (PDF)


Give your student the lifelong gift of a quality education with Cook Inlet Academy.

Cook Inlet Eagles

In Christ Jesus
lie hidden all treasure
of wisdom and knowledge.

–  Col. 2:3


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

Spiritual Emphasis Week

This week our secondary students will go the Alaska Christian Retreat Monday - Wednesday. They will be spending time connecting with with the Lord and each other. Our elementary students will be doing the same at school. On Thursday and Friday the entire school will...

Congrats, Jiabao!

Congratulations to Jiabao Leaf, who received word this week that he is the very first recipient of the Ron and Terri Davis Trades Scholarship through Alaska Community Foundation. Jiabao will receive a $4000 scholarship toward his tuition at AVTEC, where he is going to...

Congratulations Dakota!

Congratulations to Junior, Dakota Moos, for placing first locally and state-wide in the 2019 Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Patriotic Art Contest! Dakota, who loves anything to do with sewing, took advantage of the new category of 3-D art this year and created a patriotic quilt square for her entry!

Welcome to Cook Inlet Academy!

At Cook Inlet Academy, we strive for excellence in every way. We provide the best academics, sports programs, and faith formation for grades Preschool-12. Our approach to learning is based on relationships and preparing students for college and life through education...


45872 Kalifornsky Beach Rd
Soldotna, AK 99669

School Hours

M-F: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Weekends: Closed

Phone & Email

Our Principal

“Welcome to Cook Inlet Academy. God has blessed us with wonderful students, fantastic parents, and a staff that loves the Lord. Come back often and check out our activities and events.”

God Bless. Ron

Ron Gherman



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.


Events Calendar

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Teacher In-Service 4:00 pm
Teacher In-Service
Aug 11 @ 4:00 pm – Aug 12 @ 3:59 pm
Teacher In-Service
CIA @ BCS, Palmer 11:00 am
CIA @ BCS, Palmer
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
CIA @ BCS, Palmer
Wake up, morning constitutional, breakfast @ FBC Wasilla 10:00 Warm Up 11:00 CIA v BCS, MTA Complex
CIA v HRA @ Kenai 1:00 pm
CIA v HRA @ Kenai @ Kenai Soccer Complex
Aug 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
CIA v HRA @ Kenai @ Kenai Soccer Complex



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 – 5pm

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.