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Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praise of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.                                                                                                                                                                                                        -1 Peter 2:9

Mas vosotros sois linaje escogido, real sacerdocio, nación santa, pueblo adquirido por Dios, para que anunciéis las virtudes de aquel que os llamó de las tinieblas a su luz admirable.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  -1 Pedro 2:9





Our story

Co-Founders Chassidi Martin and Kendall Helmer began homeschooling their kids together. They began meeting in homes at first and then at Harvest Bineyard Church. During this experience, God planted seeds of a vision much bigger than involving just their children. Chassidi and Kendall began to imagine a space where more kids could be involved in a loving, authentic Christian school environment that was affirming and empowering. An environment where a socio economic status did not deter access. 

After getting word that such a school already existed in Des Moines, Iowa, the women set off to visit Joshua Christian Academy to gather information and inspiration. After seeing this welcoming and enriching environment and hearing the many stories about God’s provision for their school, Chassidi and Kendall were affirmed in their calling from the Lord to start such a school in Waterloo. 

The journey of opening a new school has been both faithbuilding and exciting. With the support of the community, Royal Legacy Christian Academy has become a reality. Please choose to walk along side us in this faith journey. 




Royal Legacy Christian Academy will leave a lasting legacy of faith, academic excellence and empowerment for children, family and the community.


The mission of Royal Legacy Christian Academy is to create a safe and friendly Christ-centered environment where students can flourish academically and grow spiritually

Statement of faith

Click below to download our Statement of Faith.


Meet our team

Dr. Amber N.  Robinson


“I said yes to RLCA because it provided a perfect opportunity for me to unapologetically combine my love for Christ and my passion for education, while simultaneously operating in my God given gift of teaching and leading.”

3rd-6th Teacher

Ms. jodee cahoe 


“I said yes to RLCA because my passion is to teach and serve Christ. Doing ministry in this capacity, I get to do both while making a difference in the lives of student by helping them establish the mindset of a lifelong learner in academics and faith.”

K-1 Spanish Immersion

Maestra Kendall Helmer

K-1 Spanish Immersion/Co- FOunder

“I said yes to God’s vision for this school because I knew what God could do in the lives of children if they had an educational setting where His presence was at the center. I know that the students’ lives, their families’ lives, and our community will be better because of it.

Pastor Chassidi Martin


“I said yes to the vision because it was the best thing for my own children. I am thankful that through the school, we now have a space for so many more children to have a Christ-centered educational option as well.”

Contact Us

We would love to connect with you to discuss enrollment for your student, donation and financial needs, sponsorship and partnerships, volunteer opportunities, and much more.

715 East 4th Street, Waterloo, IA 50703


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