Pastor Daniel Sweet founded Matthew Road Academy in 2012. Intrigued by the university education style for younger students and after researching and seeking out God’s will for the surrounding community he felt called to open a school that the average family could afford.
Completing an array of degrees himself, first in mathematics and then theological studies, Pastor Sweet holds academics as a high priority. He and his wife, a local pediatrician, are blessed with two boys, both who attend the academy.
Pastor Daniel’s desires for MRA were very simple: an affordable part-time private school that focused on parental involvement, high academic expectations, low classroom ratios with qualified teachers who were passionate about their subject and Christ in all – woven through-out the curriculum, staff and the students and families enrolled.
32 students rounded out the first year at MRA. Under God’s continual grace and wisdom and the prayerful guidance of Candice McClellin, the school has grown. Pastor Sweet continues to remain on staff as the Dean of Education and teaches various subjects, like Latin and Church History.
Matthew Road Academy’s goal is not to be the biggest school, as a ministry of Matthew Road Baptist Church and to keep the tuition cost affordable for families, we will stay within the walls of the church and therefore only have room for 12-16 students in each grade. Our goal is to know each student, minister to them, diligently teach them and continue to keep God’s will above all else.
We are looking forward to what God has in store for MRA and the enrolled students during each and every school year!