Our Story

Spicewood Christian Academy is a non-denominational Christian school serving families from over thirty different churches in the area. The founder, Rachel Tiller, has a unique background in education & homeschooling. Since Rachel was a teenager, her desire has been to start a school or orphanage in another country, so she felt led to become a Christian teacher. After a unique turn of events in her life, Rachel put her teaching on hold and began a career in real estate. She built a successful team, and became an investor in a brokerage. Rachel continued on that path by pursuing land development, flipping homes, and ultimately building homes with her husband—all before her thirtieth birthday. 

Fast forward to the fall of 2020 when many schools went to virtual learning, Rachel started a first-grade Christian pod with Lake Travis ISD students. It was very successful and, over the next eight months, Rachel began to realize it was possible to start a school in her local community. As she spoke to other parents, she could sense the need for more educational options, including a Christ-centered school environment with smaller class sizes, electives, and a supportive community. 

In the summer of 2021, Spicewood Christian Academy was born. Many families wanted to help start a Christian school, and the community stepped up and donated over $75,000. In less than eleven weeks, SCA registered over thirty five students, hired eight teachers, bought furniture, ordered advanced curriculum and purchased a building. Hallelujah! 

The mission of Spicewood Christian Academy is to partner with families to equip and mobilize the next generation of Christ-centered servant leaders through exemplary academic and Biblical education. The world needs leaders who can effect positive change. SCA believes anyone can learn to lead if they are taught and around positive leaders. This can’t be done alone, and Spicewood Christian Academy has partnered with both parents and the community. 

The teachers at SCA have an average of 15+ years of academic experience among them, with two teachers holding PhD’s. About half of our faculty includes educators with a master’s degree or higher. This is an extremely talented group of educators with a love for the Lord and a passion for helping students grow and discover their God-given gifts and talents.

Spicewood Christian Academy has experienced incredible growth since its inception, and we are trusting God to continue to lead us and to shape this school into His vision. 


“This is truly a partnership with the community through prayer, volunteering, donations, and more. Thank you for the support!”

Rachel Tiller, Founder