In 2005-06, Green Run Baptist Church (GRBC) began an exploratory effort on how to start a classical Christian school. Through a number of providential circumstances, a group of men joined with the church leadership to begin planning for a school launch in the fall of 2007.
Under the authority of the GRBC elder board, a school board was formed, and began meeting regularly to pray and plan. After much deliberation, we chose Tidewater Classical Academy (TCA) for our name, as it reflected our vision for a community-wide, classical Christian school.
Upon additional review of the available educational programs in south Hampton Roads, we noted that a “half-day classes, full-day curriculum” approach would be a good fit for a number of homeschooling and private schooling families interested in classical education.