COVID-19 Update (March 30, 2020): As a preventative measure, we have closed the campus academic program for the time being, and students will continue their academic work offsite. Our administrative and admissions offices are available by phone and email, Monday-Friday 7:30am-3:30pm. Administrative Office: 206-723-0333,; Admissions Office: 206-539-2280,

Seattle Urban Academy is a ministry of CRISTA, a family of ministries loving God by serving people worldwide in the areas of education, international relief & development, senior living, and media. Established in 1949 in Shoreline, Wash., CRISTA has grown from a small community into a family of seven unique ministries: World ConcernChristian Veterinary MissionCRISTA MediaCRISTA CampsCRISTA Senior LivingKing’s Schools, and Seattle Urban Academy.

CRISTA began as a prayer and a hope of founder Mike Martin to create a safe place for youth to come and hear the Good News of Jesus Christ. Over 60 years later, CRISTA has blossomed into a family of seven ministries that love God by serving eight million people in 30 countries every year.


CRISTA’s mission is to love God by serving people – meeting practical and spiritual needs – so that those we serve will be built up in love, united in faith and maturing in Christ.


CRISTA strives to be a spiritually vital, growing community that demonstrates the love of God by serving people and drawing them into a transforming relationship with Christ.

Please visit the CRISTA Ministries website to learn more.