Christian Academy of Madison, established in 2007, is a nondenominational Christian school located in rural Madison, Indiana, serving approximately 140 students from Indiana and Kentucky in grades PreK-12. CAM’s student body is economically and academically diverse, with 55% seeking the Indiana School Choice Scholarship and 15% having some form of learning need.
The mission of the Christian Academy of Madison is to PARTNER with the student’s home and church; to PROVIDE a Christ-centered learning environment; to PROMOTE spiritual, academic and personal growth; and to PREPARE students for a lifetime of service to the Lord.
Students from the Christian Academy of Madison will acquire wisdom and knowledge through the lens of a Biblical worldview, which will be evidenced by a godly lifestyle of character, leadership, service, stewardship, and worship.
Our Core Values
CAM is a distinctively Christian school, where Christ is at the center of who we are, what we do, and what we teach. CAM’s faculty and staff are born-again Christ-followers who are committed to Christian education, devoted to supporting families as they raise their children God’s way, and burdened for the academic and spiritual growth of the students in their care. Instruction is provided from a biblical worldview and integrates the morals and values of the Bible to train students to live for Christ in a fallen world.
With a student body that exemplifies a wide variety of backgrounds and learning levels, CAM strives to meet students’ needs with engaging, assessment-driven instruction, high academic expectations, and home-to-school partnerships that meet learner diversity. CAM’s faculty also builds relationships that attend to the whole child, encourage student growth, and prepare them for future educational and career goals.
It is CAM’s desire to train students who love God, love their communities, and love others. The school provides biblically-based character development and opportunities for students to serve God at home and abroad, developing students who strive to share the gospel and minister to others through their example, words, and actions both now and for years to come.
CAM holds Freeway Accreditation through the State of Indiana and is accredited regionally by Cognia and internationally through the Association of Christian Schools International.
Anna Gosman B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D. — School Administrator
Anna has been the school administrator at CAM since it started in 2007. She teaches dual-credit English classes in addition to her administrative duties.
She graduated from Cedarville University with a bachelor’s degree in English education and from Liberty University with a master’s degree in educational administration and supervision. She recently completed her doctorate in leadership through the University of the Cumberlands.
She has been married to Eric for 22 years, and they have three girls: Katie, Emily, and Ally. She loves to read and run and is originally from New Hampshire.
Her favorite passage of scripture is Psalm 34.
Amber Shafer, B.S., M.Ed. — Director of Curriculum & Instruction
This marks Amber's eleventh year at CAM. She teaches 4th-8th grade math in addition to serving as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction. Prior to coming to CAM, Amber held various positions in two other school corporations, as well as Ivy Tech Community College.
She graduated in 2008 from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and endorsements in General Education K-6th and English as a New Language. In 2019, she finished her Master’s of Educational Leadership degree through the American College of Education.
When she is not teaching, she is playing the piano at her church, helping her local theatre with play productions, crafting, and spending time with her family. Her family loves to travel, play strategic board games, and take care of their 3 cats.
Her life verse is 1 Peter 5:7, “Casting all your cares upon Him for He careth for you.”