History of ECA
Emerald Christian Academy has a rich history dating back to 1948 when it held its first class in the basement of Archie and Margaret Gilbert’s home. Over the years, with the assistance of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the Gilbert’s built the school one classroom at a time. ECA began to grow in enrollment and the office and two more rooms were soon added. During the 1970’s, a gym, kitchen and classrooms were added as part of our biggest project to date.
Due to the growth of our school, we continued to provide transportation to students in the Eugene/Springfield area. Since the vision of the Gilbert’s ECA has grown into a campus consisting of grades Pre-K-10.