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History Continued

Corning Christian Academy is a cooperative ministry providing Christian Education. CLC opened its doors to twenty-one K-third grade pupils in September 1982 in the Beartown Road C & M A Church in Gang Mills. Grades 4-6 were added in September 1983, when the school moved to the old Cinderella Building on Spruce Street in Corning. Each successive year another upper-level grade was added, with additional space leased in 1986 from the Nazarene Church on Hamilton Road in Painted Post. 

In February of 1987, the entire CLC program moved to the

educational wing of the newly constructed Victory Highway Wesleyan Church. A 4-year-old pre-K program was added in September 1987, and CLC’s first seniors graduated in June 1990. The CLC high school was registered by the New York State Board of Regents on July 26, 1991, and was chartered as an educational corporation on April 29, 1992. The “Little Lambs Christian Learning Center”, a three and four-year-old preschool program with extended care options, opened in September of 1991, and grades 7-12 relocated to the former St. Vincent De Paul School

on Ellicott Street in Corning.

The “Little Lambs CLC” and grades K-6 moved over to join the high school in August of 1992. In 1998 and 1999, high school classes were held in the Cinderella Building on Spruce Street. July 1, 2002 the school name was changed to CCA from Christian Learning Center

to better reflect our identity.


A satellite location for Little Lambs, entitled “Little Lambs, Too!” opened in September of 1997 in Gang Mills, providing a morning preschool program for children in the Erwin area. Additional satellite locations in other communities may be opened as deemed



In May 2005 the deed to the Cpl. Frank Hayes Army Reserve Center was passed from the United States Department of Education to the Christian Learning Center granting us a home of our own. After weeks of preparation, the doors were opened to our students in

September 2005. A satellite location at Grace United Methodist Church on Bridge Street was also opened in September 2005 for the Little Lambs program.

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