The History Behind


There’s no clear beginning to the story behind our school, as the idea of a private school for children to build a solid worldview centered around the Bible has been something many of our parents have been thinking and praying about since 2020.

With many prayers and wisdom shared by our local community, Clinton and Maria Leman stepped out in faith and purchased a building that we now call our school. Thanks for all the prayers along the way!

Quick Facts

Students Enrollment

2023 Kindergarten
2024 Kindergarten
2025 Kindergarten
2026 Kindergarten
Small Beginnings

Meet The Director

I was committed to be a teacher since I was 8 years old. I remember asking for teaching supplies for my birthday and Christmas, making my friends sit in garage-sale wooden desks, and planning lessons and activities for my imaginary students. In high school, I worked at a daycare during the school year, and during the summer created a camp for kids. In college, I started a preschool program in an orphanage in Mexico, and volunteered for a summer school in Jamaica. After graduating from ISU in 2014, I taught at Washington Middle school, 5th grade, for three years. Then in 2017 my husband Clinton and I brought our first son home from the hospital. We are now blessed with three boys, Reef (5), Arbor (3), and Kai (1).

To say teaching has always been a passion is an understatement. I know the benefits of having my children in a school and social setting, but cautious of the way the public schools are headed. Solid Rock is an answered prayer – a space for our children to get a great education with a Christian foundation. Best of both worlds!

~Maria Leman


What Parents Say

I’m so excited for this option in our community for our girls! God is opening big doors and I am so thankful. We are looking forward to our children attending!


We wholeheartedly agree with the mission statement of Solid Rock Christian Academy. We want our son to have a solid biblical foundation with a biblical world-view and understanding.


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Events & News

Progressive Public Education.
Progressive Public Education.

It is important to be aware of what is going on in our community and surrounding communities, especially regarding our students’ education. An alarming rule and a bill have been approved and will take effect in all school districts in Illinois in…

Tips Before Kindergarten.
Tips Before Kindergarten.

Kindergarten is starting at Solid Rock in a few short weeks and we are so excited! We put together a list of FIVE helpful tips to jumpstart the school year. 1. Go on a date with your Kindergartener! It’s so…

Meet Our Teacher.
Meet Our Teacher.

We are so excited to welcome Mrs. Haworth to Solid Rock! She will be teaching our very first class, and we couldn’t be more thankful God provided the perfect fit. We are blessed! We asked Mrs. Haworth a few questions; fun,…