John & Jan Walsh - MCA Founders

After administrating and teaching in several Christian schools, John and Jan Walsh decided to teach their children at home. Jan was delighted with the way homeschooling helped her get to know and understand her children. John felt driven to share the how-to's of homeschooling with others. In 1982, they founded Midwest Christian Academy with a goal of elevating the quality of home education and making it more rewarding for children and parents alike.



Fred Moore - Principal

Fred Moore has had many years of experience in Christian education. For 25 years, he pastored a church in the Chicago area where he founded a Christian School, using the same curriculum we use in MCA. He and his wife worked side-by-side in the school where they had the privilege of teaching all six of their own children as well as many others. Their children are now grown and actively serving the Lord. In 1997, Fred came to serve as Principal of Midwest Christian Academy. His years of experience in individualized education with the ACE curriculum prepared him for understanding the unique needs of homeschooling parents.


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Cindy Walters - Registrar


Cindy joined the MCA staff in 2002 after her youngest son graduated from high school. Cindy gained first-hand experience as a student with the ACE curriculum during her high school years. She also has 19 years experience as a homeschool parent. 

Tana Thorndyke - Data Entry



Tana became part of our team in October 2016.  She has homeschooled her two daughters for six years.  Tana, her husband Greg, and their two daughters are active participants in the children's ministry of their local church and in the homeschool community.

Easy to start

Easy to start

Our goal is to keep the process simple. If you are new to homeschooling, we will take you step-by-step through the entire process.


Unmatched Service

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Since 1982, MCA has been the homeschool academy of choice for those who want helpful friendly staff, quality education, and a great home school experience


Great docs & support

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Unsurpassed support for your convenience is a priority at MCA. Our resources are designed to help families meet every challenge of homeschooling.


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