Annual Giving

Annual Giving Fund

We are Better Together

We made our goal!

We raised $106,312 and unlocked the $100,000 match. Thanks to you, we have $206,312 to invest in elevating every student’s experience in a way that transforms their lives for eternity.

We are thankful for what the Lord is doing through the NLA body of Christ.

We are Better Together!

What can $200,000 accomplish? Take a look at the six initiatives below.

Help us Reach our Goal. 2X the impact = $200,000

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Six Initiatives

At New Life Academy, we believe learning happens beyond the classroom and simultaneously with the many activities our students take part in every day. Learning is not a passive activity, but rather is engaging, interactive, and an activity that makes our students critically think as they explore. Innovation Stations are interactive boards that will be placed around the halls of NLA elementary for student use. These boards encourage young minds to use their whole body to create, problem solve and think critically through activities such as building a Lego wall or manipulating letters or shapes on a magnetic wall. These hands-on learning boards, or “NLA Innovation Stations” will carry the learning from the classroom down the halls of NLA to ensure continued learning around the building.

STEAM education is best defined as Science and Technology, interpreted through Engineering and the Arts, all based in Mathematical elements.  We want students to learn contextually, where subjects overlap, and the learning structure is adaptable for personalized development.

When the 15% Innovation Portfolio (15% IP) program launched, the science and math teachers at the Academy knew that coding and engineering jobs were growing at a rapid pace and that their students needed to be prepared to enter these exploding fields of study.

Your generous gift will elevate every student’s experience in a way that transforms their lives for eternity. We want an EXTRAORDINARY STEAM student experience.

As we committed to revamping our Academic College and Career Services, making sure we give our students and parents the tools needed to plan for the future. Naviance, college and career readiness software tool, helps parents, students and the schools align student strengths and interests to postsecondary goals, improving student outcomes and connecting learning to life.

The value of athletics at NLA is significant and cannot be overlooked. On average, 78 percent of students in grades 6-12 participate in organized sports. Our athletics program stresses personal and team excellence for athletes. It has a profound impact on our students, the school culture, as well as our community.

Athletics is powerful and transcendent. It can bridge gaps, bring people together, teach some of life’s most valuable lessons, provide opportunities for leadership, and gives many participants unbelievable, life-altering understanding of competition, perseverance, discipline, and commitment.

Your gift to the Better Together Annual Giving Campaign provides much-needed equipment to student-athletes.

Theatre, Music and Visual Arts are a critical and essential part of the education of every young person. Your gift to the Better Together Annual Giving Campaign will support the visual arts, drama, and choir programs. Our goal is to enhance which student’s ability to discover their God-given artistic abilities, self-confidence, and creative expression.

Did you know that 1 in 4 NLA students receive variable tuition? Your annual gift helps those students who need a little help to attend the academy.

Part of this fundraising effort is so that we can continue to provide Variable Tuition to families for whom a private, Christian education is too much to afford. These families understand how important it is to send their children to a school where Jesus is the guiding focus, but their economic reality means they can’t give their kids this opportunity without help. That’s where our Variable Tuition kicks in and makes up the difference.



If you need information about giving, or simply want to learn more about our mission, contact:

Craig Schmalz
Advancement Director
(651) 757-4343

To volunteer for a special event committee or donate prizes or auction items, please contact:

Michelle Rogers
Director of Annual Giving
(651) 757-4314

Give the lasting gift of a New Life Academy education.

Your gift makes a difference in the lives of students every day. Because of you we are able to enhance our current programs, access additional educational resources and extend a Christian education to families who otherwise may not be able to afford it. Thank you!