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About Upward International Schools

Upward International Schools has been created by the need to provide quality Christian education for the children of those engaged in Christian ministry and the people they serve. It is important to meet this need in a way that is affordable for those who are dependent on the faithfulness of others to accomplish their mission.school_banner

We aspire to provide quality education in an environment that stimulates innovation, creativity, and character in students worldwide. Our highest goal is to allow students of any age and circumstance to build a life on a Biblical foundation.

We have been providing educational opportunities for children, youth, and adults in this format for 18 years. Further, we believe it is important to interconnect Christian schools, learning centers, and home school groups for mutual understanding of the work of the Lord at the hands of others among many nationalities and cultures.

In one of our partner learning centers serving 100 students, nine nations and 6 native languages are represented.

We bring to the table forty years of experience in planting schools and churches in the United States and around the world.

Our office is located in Magalia, California. Upward International Schools is a ministry of Magalia Pines Baptist Church. Contact us.

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On a personal note:

Allow me to briefly introduce myself.  I am Doug Crowder, Executive Director of Upward International Schools.  I have been starting churches and schools for 40 years.  Having traveled and served in over 30 countries, I am excited to have the opportunity to share the gospel through the ministry of education wherever the Lord leads.

Along the way, I served as a field rep for Pensacola Christian College and Abeka Book.  Abeka books have been our foundation in Christian Worldview Education since 1982.  I have been involved in the homeschool movement in the U.S. as well as serving missionary families in the education of their children around the world.

I am available, as much as humanly possible, to consult churches, ministries, and homeschoolers as you follow God’s leadership through education.

In His Service

Doug Crowder