2018 SFCA Talent Show!

Thank you to everyone who showed up to our 2018 SFCA Talent Show! Check out our amazing student performances below. 

Original Rap – Brothers from Another Mother 

Breaking Through - Bethel Music Kids

Every Move I Make – Hillsong Kids 

Thunder – Imagine Dragons

Sorry – Justin Bieber


La Gloria De Dios

Star Spangled Banner (National Anthem)

2017 Christmas Recital

Christmas carols and holiday cheer! This year's annual Christmas Recital took place on Thursday, December 14th. Students participated in 14 different acts from singing, dancing and comedy! 

Thank you to everyone who came by to show support. Special thanks to our teachers and students who worked together to display an amazing set of talents and gifts! 

Check out the recap videos below!

We wish you a Merry Christmas! 

All I want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey

Increíble By Miel San Marcos Kids

Hawaii Christmas Hula

In the River by Jesus Culture (Drums)

Santa Clause is Coming to Town

Jingle Bells Remix

Christmas Standup Comedy

Joy to the World

Jingle Bells

Christmas Rap


Mistletoe by Justin Bieber

Silent Night (Interpretive Dance)

12 Days of Christmas

Back to School Night!

On Tuesday, August, 8th, 2017, San Francisco City Academy (SFCA) hosted back to school night! Students, teachers, parents and school staff gathered in expectation of the coming new school year! 

Mrs. Elaine Chea welcomed parents and students and shared about her experience and passion being at SFCA since 2004. "It is because of one man, Pastor Roger, who intervened, that we are here. We [teachers], are now here for you and to empower your child and release them to excel academically, spiritually, socially and physically."

New teachers were introduced including Ms. Stephens the 1st Grade Teacher, Ms. Schaefer, teaching 2nd Grade, and Ms. Park, the 7-8th Grade Teacher this year. Mrs. Chea who previously taught 1st Grade will be stepping into the role of Academic Development Coordinator to assist each teacher at SFCA. SFCA Board member Joanne T. was also in attendance of the night. 

Here are some details & topics of the night:

  • SFCA Core Values
    • SCORE
      • Self Control
        • 2 Timothy 1:7
          For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of
      • Curiosity
        • Proverbs 18:15
          The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge; the ears of the wise seek it out.
      • Optimism 
        • Proverbs 17:22
          A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
      • Resilience
        • Romans 5:3-4
          No only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering
          produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.
      • Empathy 
        • Philippians 2:3-4
          Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
  • Dress Code
    • Tuition Paid includes a complimentary PE Uniform
  • Communication
    • Parent Planner Signatures
  • Tuition
  • Attendance

Time opened up for parents and students to attend each resource booth. Backpacks were given out to students to attended every booth available.

Thank you to students and parents who attended the Back to School Night! We look forward to seeing you on the first day of school on Monday August 14th!  

8th Grade Graduation

On Friday, May 26, 2017, teachers, students, sponsors, and family celebrated the graduation of our 8th grade City Academy Warriors! The ceremony was held at Salvation Army Kroc Center and Pastor Roger opened up the evening with prayer. Ms. Nicole Bremner had warm words to share with our students and recognized each of them for their character through the illustration of a candy bar. 

Mrs. Elain Chea addressed the 8th grade graduating class 2017 about continuing to learn and keeping their relationship with Jesus Christ first. Mrs. Chea introduced Pastor Malcolm who made a speech to the students and family. Pastor Malcolm grew up in the Tenderloin years ago and is now Lead Pastor of New Life Community Church in Gilroy, California. 

"Your past doesn't have to define your future. God is already in your future. He see's right where you are, and he knows right where you're going. If you take your teacher's [Mrs. Chea] advice, and you keep Jesus first, your relationships with Jesus first, He will take you places you could've never imagined."  Said Pastor Malcolm. 

Pushpa Samuel, City Academy Principal, and Administrator, had wise words to share to the students as well. She made one last declaration of the City Academy Mantra, We are Warriors, to the 8th grade students! One student was recognized as a recipient of the Warrior Award who displayed the City Academy core values: Self Control, Curiosity, Optimism, Resilience, and Empathy. 

The award was given to Samantha Martinez for her commitment to these core values throughout the year. 

Mrs. Bremner prayed for the students and congratulated each of them as they were handed a graduation certification. 

Thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers, staff and family who attended the ceremony and celebrated the graduating class of 2017! You are forever Warriors and you always have a home at City Academy! 

Kindergarten Graduation

On Thursday, May 25th, 2017, teachers, faculty, parents and students attended the Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony, class of 2017. The ceremony was held at 230 Jones St on Thursday evening and 19 kindergarten students were graduated.

Pastor Roger opened the evening in prayer and Mrs. Laura Osborn, began addressing the students and parents. Recognition was given to each of the kindergarten students of a Godly character they displayed in the classroom throughout the year. 

Osborn addressed how each of the students displayed forgiveness and loved one another. "...Many times as a teacher I would say, I'm here to teach them math, reading, writing, to play and share, to do this and to do that. But God put these 19 in my life to teach me something and to work in my heart to become a better teacher, a better person."

"...Thank you parents for giving your best to help your child grow and excel in reading, and writing and math, but the most important thing is God's character coming and shining out of them. My charge is to take time and listen to them, and talk to them, to play with them. They may be small and young but their hearts are so big. They feel when you're mad, sad, upset or happy. When you are sick they pray for you. You guys are always on their hearts."

Mrs. Laura Osborn closed with a prayer for her graduating students and sent off each one as a 1st Grader! 

Thank you to all the parents, students, staff and faculty for attending the ceremony and supporting our City Academy Warriors!

Honor Roll Breakfast

On Tuesday, March 14, an honor roll breakfast was held for upper classmen with above a 3.5 GPA. Over 30 students attended who have held a high grade point average. Administrator & Principal, Ms. Pushpa, congratulated each of the students as they received a certificate of achievement. City Academy and City Impact staff members helped host and serve the food to students. 

Congratulations to all the students and thank you to staff and parents for your investment in our City Academy warriors! 

SFCA's Got Talent 2017

Thank you to all of our parents and participants for gathering with us for our SFCA'S got Talent 2017! 

We hope you enjoyed the show! Check out the recap photos and videos below! 

Juju on That Beat

Gangnam Style

Let's Have Some Fun in Minecaft

Count on Me

How Far I'll Go ("From Moana")

Magic Show

What a Beautiful Name it Is (Hillsong)

Can't Stop the Feeling

Thy Will 

Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)

Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) - Hillsong

Shake It Off (Taylor Swift)

Christmas Recital

Our annual City Academy Christmas Recital took place on Thursday, December 15th, 2016.

Our K-8th grade students performed songs, poems, and dances. Families from the community joined us for a fun filled night. What a great way to end the school year! 

Our fourth grade class started the show by singing "Trust" by Hillsong Young & Free. Followed by Samantha Martinez who performed a solo dance to Mariah Carry's "All I Want For Christmas". The show ended with a surprise performance that gave the crowd a good laugh.

Thank you to all who came by to show their support, to the teachers who helped put all this together and to the students who spent hours rehearsing to put on such an incredible show. 
Have a great Christmas break and Happy Holidays!

Please join us for the Kids Christmas Party on December 25th at 11am on the 200 Block of Jones St.

Harvest Party

On Halloween Day, City Impact youth held it's annual Harvest Party. Over 100 guests attended including children, families, City Academy students and church members each in proper festive attire. 

Guests participated in different carnival games, face painting and a spooky House of Doom walkthrough! A halftime message was shared to the guests about unmasking our identities and Christ's love. Food and refreshments were served for guests as well. 

Thank you to all guests, volunteers, and parents who helped out for the day. Thank you especially to Laura Osborn and church members who helped fundraise for the event!

City Academy Choir

On Saturday, October 22nd, the San Francisco City Academy Choir performed at the City Impact 2016 Annual Gala. The event was held at Social Hall SF where over 200 people gathered to hear about updates from San Francisco City Impact ministries in including City Academy

Over 15 City Academy students gathered to worship and sing at the Gala, led by 4th Grade Teacher, Lauren Lackey. Check out the video below of the kids choir. 

Also 8th grade student El Shaddai was recognized for his growth and achievements, socially, spiritually and academically. El Shaddai shared his story and testimony of his relationship with Christ. "I came to SFCA [San Francisco City Academy]  two years ago and things started to get better. The teacher's never cared about me and never gave up on me. But I still struggled with sin...I was mixed up with the wrong crowd. I needed good role models and that is exactly what I've found at SFCA. I gave my life to Christ on a trip to Fort Bragg with my [SFCA] basketball team last year. I've been going to discipleship group with my PE teacher every thursday. Through discipleship group I learned about Jesus and what he did on the cross for me and forgives me even though I mess up. Because of Jesus and the hard work of the teachers at SFCA I made honor roll this quarter with a 3.8 GPA."

Parent Orientation

On Thursday, July 28, City Academy held it's Parent Orientation for the 2016-2017 school year. Led by school administrator, Pushpa Samuel, many parents and students attended to learn about the year and some of the information offered. 

Three new teachers were introduced: Mark Dandan (3rd grade teacher), Lauren Lackey (4th grade teacher) and Claudia Pardo (Interventionist). Students were able to purchase school and P.E. uniforms and received complimentary backpacks and school supplies as a gift from our supporters and donors.

For any information on City Academy complete the contact form through the link below or stop by the SFCA office at 232 Jones St. Monday through Friday 8 AM - 3 PM. 

Special thanks to Glide, Boys and Girls Club, Salvation Army Kroc Center, and YMCA for joining us for the day. 

Summer Camps and New Adventures

Summer camps have been going on during the month of June and have been a wonderful experience for students and school staff to break away from the city. Students have visited from Stanta Cruz, California to North Carolina, and Fort Bragg California. Many students had new experiences either on a plan or climbing or tubing on the water. Students were also able to share with colleagues and counselors in a safe space. Aaron (8th Grade) was able to share his testimony and speak in front of other colleagues and counselors. 

Thank you sponsors and donors for helping support and invest in our kids this summer. Special thanks to Camp Cedar Cliff.  

Kindergarten Graduation

Supporters, teachers, staff leadership and parents gathered for the Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday, June 1. We graduated 15 students who are now moving on to first grade! 

Thank you to all the teachers, parents, staff leadership, and School of Ministry students who helped support the kindergarten students this year.