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Riverbend Academy is Here to Serve!  We are blessed to have two Godly men serving as Headmaster and Associate Headmaster who love the Lord and his people.  In addition, they are passionate about Classical education.    

P Jason and Donna.JPGRiverbend Academy, a K-12th Christ-centered and classical school, purposes to glorify the Lord by serving parents in their God–given responsibility of educating their children. We do so pursuing three primary goals:

1. We seek to cultivate the heart of each student toward Christ by teaching the absolute truth of God’s Word, the Bible, and integrating all areas of study with God’s Word, intentionally seeking to instill a thoroughly Christian worldview in our students so that, Lord willing, they trust and follow Christ alone as their Savior and Lord, and truly think, communicate and live biblically in God’s grace.

2. We seek to equip the mind of each student well through classical
education. The classical approach equips our students with the tools of learning: how to gain and master knowledge themselves (Grammar); how to think and reason well (Logic); and, how to effectively communicate on their own in both speaking and writing (Rhetoric). It also encourages the pursuit of God’s truth, beauty and goodness in all their study. These tools, and an accompanying love for learning, will prepare them exceptionally well for life, including higher education, their vocation, and however God leads them to serve.

3. We seek to impact the life of each student for their best and God’s glory, by God’s grace, through being an evangelistic and sanctifying influence in their lives and families, preparing them to be loving ambassadors of Christ and earnest contenders for the faith with great skillfulness in thinking and communicating in whatever vocational pursuit and sphere of life God places them.

If you have further interest in Riverbend Academy for enrollment, encouragement, support or feedback, we’d love to hear from you!

By His Grace,

Jason Karr




Mr. Collins became a Christian at fifteen and a passionate lifelong learner while a student at FSU. Initially intending after college to remain in construction (his employment while a college student), upon graduation Mr. Collins was quickly convinced of his gifting for and desire to dedicate himself to Classical Christian education. In 2007 Mr. Collins joined Riverbend Academy as an Omnibus teacher. Before leaving the academy in 2014 to pursue an opportunity in administration, he was responsible for teaching a handful of classes, comprised of literature, history, and philosophy. Mr. Collins is a passionate proponent of the Oxford comma; don’t attempt to hurt his feelings by naysaying it.

Mrs. Collins is Mr. Collins’ beautiful wife, and he loves her with all his might. She is a daily and corporeal reminder of God’s grace to Mr. Collins. The two of them have four lovely daughters: Dei, Sonnette (pronounced “Sonnet”), Clarity, and Sparrow Lee. Mr. Collins loves his family and friends.

Mr. Collins enjoys laughing and making others laugh but strives to be a sober thinker and doer, bringing all into conscious recognition of Christ’s Lordship. He enjoys (in no significant order) surfing; working out (weights and running); reading; conversating; using unnecessary non-words for conversing’s sake; grilling; eating and drinking; writing; art; steak; relaxing; Blue Bell Cookies and Cream; educating; and Florida State Seminoles. 

Mr. Collins is overjoyed to be back at Riverbend Academy, convinced it is the area’s superior educational institution for its Christ-centeredness, Classical commitments, love, and academic excellence. Praying, Mr. Collins is eager to invest himself in all that is present and what may become at Riverbend Academy. 


Stephen Collins

Associate Headmaster