A life-long love of learning and service

Chisholm Trail Academy came into existence when Southwestern Adventist University was granted full college status and closed its academy operation in 1967.  CTA’s first graduating class was in 1968.

Chisholm Trail Academy is a private, Christian, coeducational, college-prep high-school (grades 9 – 12) located in Keene, Texas. Chisholm Trail Academy (CTA) is operated by the Keene Seventh-day Adventist church and primarily serves Johnson and Tarrant counties in North Texas. Chisholm Trail Academy, Johnson County’s oldest Christian, college-prep school, was founded in 1968 and moved to its current location in 1976 where it continues to provide high quality, college-preparatory Christian education for its students and their families.


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“Being at CTA teaches me how to work as a team with a greater purpose”

– Grant Carlisle