Erie First Christian Academy was founded as a non-denominational Christian school under the umbrella of First Assembly of God, Erie, Pennsylvania, in 1992. It was agreed the school, initially named First Assembly Christian Academy, would open its doors for the 1993-94 school year and would include a half-day three-year-old pre-school class, a half-day four-year-old pre-school, and a half-day kindergarten. Every year thereafter, a grade was added, one at a time, up through the twelfth grade.

In 2005 our name was changed slightly to reflect the community we serve (Erie), the organization we are partnered with (First), the fact that we are centered in Christ (Christian), and the type of institution we are (Academy). On June 9, 2006, we celebrated as a complete K-12 academic institution with our first senior class graduation as Erie First Christian Academy.