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

Pictures from our Christmas Program

Mrs. Teigen orchestrated a wonderful program December 17th. Our students sang, played instruments, and worshipped our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. What a great way to celebrate His birth. Enjoy the pictures and Merry Christmas!

Boys Basketball Team Ministered at Charis House

Our boys basketball team spent time helping at Charis House. They had a wonderful time working with staff and residents. A great time was had by all.

Christmas Giving Tree

The giving tree is up! Please stop by and grab a name so we can bless the residents at Charis Place. 🙂 Merry Christmas!

Thanksgiving Celebration Activities

We celebrated Thanksgiving November 27th with meals, slides, games, and a morning breakfast.  

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...


During Serve-A-Thon our elementary students serve drinks and treats to grandparents, parents, and family. Books are read and a great time of fellowship is had by all!  

In Christ Jesus lie
hidden all treasure 
wisdom and knowledge.

–  Colossians 2:3


General Info

Principal: Ron Gherman

Grade Levels: pre K-12

Non-Discrimination Policy

Employment Opportunites

School Manual (PDF)


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

January 2020

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Christmas Break
  • Church Youth Group
  • Christmas Break
  • HS BBALL practice
  • Christmas Break
  • HS BBALL practice
  • Christmas Break
  • Open Gym Basketball B. Moore
  • Christmas Break
  • Teachers Back-In service
  • Girls VBBall Practice
  • HS BBALL practice
  • Student's Back
  • Girls VBBall Practice
  • HS BBall JV Boys vs Ninilchik
  • HS GBBALL home vs Ninilchik
  • HS Bbball home vs Ninilchik
  • Girls VBBall Practice
  • HS BBALL practice
  • Church Youth Group
  • Girls VBBall Practice
  • HS BBALL practice
  • Girls VBBall Practice
  • Away Boys JV vs Nikiski "C"
  • basketball B. moore
  • HS BBall JV Boys vs Kenai "C"
  • HS Varsity Girls Home vs JV Kenai
  • HS varsity Boys home vs JV kenai
  • Girls VBBall Practice
  • HS BBALL practice
  • Board Meeting
  • Girls VBBall Practice
  • Lumen Christi BB - Away
  • Away Var. Girls BBALL vs Lumen Christie
  • Away Var. Bboys vs Lumen Christie
  • Church Youth Group
  • Birchwood Bash BB Tournament
  • Girls VBBall Practice
  • Birchwood Bash BB Tournament
  • Girls VBBall Practice
  • Birchwood Bash BB Tournament
  • Middle school open gym Ben Mcgarry
  • Girls VBBall Practice
  • HS BBALL practice
  • Girls VBBall Practice
  • HS varsity girls Bball vs port alsworth home
  • Port Alsworth BB - Home
  • HS Varsity Boys vs Tanalin
  • Girls VBBall Practice
  • Church Youth Group
  • HS BBALL practice
  • Girls VBBall Practice
  • Away girls BBall vs Homer "C" team
  • HS JV Boys Bball vs HOmer "C" team away
  • Girls VBBall Practice
  • HS BBALL practice
  • HS varsity Girls Away vs Homer JV team
  • HS varsity boys away vs homer jv bball
  • Girls VBBall Practice
  • Parent's Night
  • Girls VBBall Practice
  • Away MS volleyball vs Chapman
  • HS BBALL practice
  • Girls VBBall Practice
  • MS volleyball Home vs Ninilchik
  • HS BBALL practice
  • Church Youth Group
  • Girls VBBall Practice
  • Home MS Volleyball vs Skyview "B"
  • Lumen Christi BB - Home
  • HS Varsity girls bball vs Lumen
  • HS Varsity Boys vs Lumen
  • Girls VBBall Practice
  • HS varsity boys home vs nanwalek
  • Nanwalek BB - Home



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.