PNCS Affiliates Worldwide
There are New Church Schools associated with the General Church in Canada, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Korea, South Africa, and the United States. All of these schools offer a distinctive Christian education in the light of the Heavenly Doctrine. Among these schools are:
- The Academy of the New Church in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, USA (established 1876)
- Glenview New Church School in Glenview, Illinois, USA (established 1885)
- Pittsburgh New Church School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (established 1885)
- Carmel New Church School in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada (established 1890)
- Olivet Day School in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada (established 1890)
- Kainon New Church School in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa (established 1893)
- Bryn Athyn Church School in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, USA (established 1894)
- Washington New Church School in Mitchellville, Maryland, USA (established 1970)
- Oak Arbor New Church School in Rochester, Michigan, USA (established 1978)
- Kempton New Church School in Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA (established 1979)
- Tema New Church School in Tema, Ghana (established 1992)
- New Church Preparatory School in Asakraka, Ghana (established 2001)
- Riunde New Church School in Kisii, Kenya (established 2003)
The Academy of the New Church
The Academy has been a center for New Church education since its founding in 1876, looking to the Lord in the light of the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the theological works of Emanuel Swedenborg. It is comprised of 4 private, accredited schools located in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia. The Academy offers education for high school and college students as well as those wanting a post-graduate degree in New Church theology.
- The Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools offer students a balanced program of academics, arts and athletics, all in the light of the three-fold Word. In addition to the students from the local community, many students from families in New Church congregations worldwide attend this distinctive High School during Junior and Senior years.
- The Bryn Athyn College is a coeducational, New Church college dedicated to the pursuit of truth and the cultivation of moral virtues. It offers four-year degrees in core liberal arts and science disciplines.
- The Academy of the New Church Theological School offers a Master of Divinity Program, preparing men for the priesthood of the international New Church and a Master of Arts in Religious Studies Program open to all wishing to pursue an advanced degree in New Church thought and doctrine.
The Pittsburgh New Church is affiliated with the General Church of the New Jerusalem, a New Church denomination whose international headquarters are in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia.
The Pittsburgh New Church has recently helped launch a new website, the New Christian Bible Study site. It is designed to make reading the Word online a comfortable, interesting thing to do, and combines many Bible translations with plain-language explanations of the inner meaning of the stories. The Bible is very ancient, and often obscure, and sometimes it seems like it might not be relevant for modern life in Pittsburgh... but it is! Check out the site: