After an intense summer of preparation, the Philadelphia Church of God swung the doors open to Imperial Academy August 14, 2008 for its inaugural 2008-2009 school year. Imperial Academy consists of a primary and secondary school situated on the Herbert W. Armstrong College campus, re-establishing a school system originally founded by Herbert W. Armstrong.

Students in grades K-12 learn a comprehensive curriculum from experienced teachers who have transferred from local schools and from Armstrong College graduates in a positive and uplifting environment.

Imperial teaches young people how to base their learning and thinking on the Holy Bible. This foundation, revealed knowledge, opens deeper understanding in all subjects—from science to art to health and beyond—and prepares them for sound higher learning in young adulthood. The Bible, therefore, is the actual textbook for the first class of every day.

Imperial Academy curriculum also uses A-Beka curriculum and standards (a common Bible-based system developed for and used by many Christian schools). Imperial also uses Oklahoma’s Priority Academic Students Skills as a reference to ensure that Imperial Academy is including everything the Oklahoma Educational Standards suggest and more.

In addition to the regular curriculum, primary school students have the opportunity to participate in a versatile music program, Irish dancing, orchestra and vocal ensemble (the Imperial Choraliers and Junior Ambassadors).

The technology that makes this curriculum available to more than just pcg youth in central Oklahoma is what makes Imperial an essential part of this end-time Work. In 2009-2010, the academy made its curriculum available on the Internet, reaching many more youths around the world, helping them improve their education as well.

You can learn more at the official Imperial Academy website at You can receive periodic news from IA activities by visiting our news section.

Articles about Imperial Academy

DAPAC Open House music piano
New Music Building Hosts Recital and Open House
Dwight Armstrong Performing Arts Conservatory welcomes members from Church, local community.
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Imperial Academy Holds Second Science Fair
Event exhibits students’ efforts in experimenting, video-making.
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Imperial Academy Students Compete in Oklahoma Music Olympics
Middle- and high-schoolers compete on the piano, violin, cello and flute
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Imperial Academy Students Rush for Land
Annual Land Run draws big crowd.
Tesla coil- Imperial Academy Senior, Julia Goddard displays her homemade tesla coil.
Imperial Academy Students Host First Science Fair
High school students use creativity and humor to convey basic scientific principles.
Imperial Academy student plays the bassoon at the Imperial Academy Fall recital (2015).
Music Students Take Stage at IA Fall Recital
Imperial Academy’s best and brightest music students entertained the Armstrong Auditorium crowd on December 17.
Teen Talent Contest 2015 Winners
The winners of this year’s contest were announced on July 27 during the Philadelphia Youth Camp awards night.
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Herbert W. Armstrong College Students Taking Adobe Design Class
Students learn on professional software.
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Imperial Academy Holds Seventh Commencement Exercises
High school graduates nine local and online students.
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Herbert W. Armstrong College Hosts Spring Recital at Armstrong Auditorium
Armstrong College music students perform with Imperial Academy high school students.
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Imperial Academy Students Sing and Play at Armstrong Auditorium
Youngsters share aptitudes at spring recital.
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Giving Your Child an ‘Imperial’ Music Education
"The Book of Isaiah" musical by Ryan Malone. Performed at Armstrong Auditorium by Herbert W. Armstrong College, and Imperial Academy students, faculty, and alumni. A production sponsored by the Philadelphia Church of God.
Isaiah Musical Debuts January 1
‘The Book of Isaiah’ debuts with 100-member cast and largest set yet.
Armstrong Youth Orchestra performing at Armstrong Auditorium
IA Music Program Highlighted at Fall Recital
Youth music recital showcases the school’s expanding music program.
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Ala. Member Becomes Imperial Instructor
Meet the newest Imperial Academy instructor!
Imperial Academy classroom (Photo: Tabitha Burks)
Imperial Academy Senior Class Reflects On Past, Anticipates Future
EDMOND—Eight online students and two local students from Imperial Academy’s seventh senior class began their …
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Home School Teacher Joins Imperial Academy
EDMOND—New fifth- and sixth-grade teacher Corinne Eagle is …
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Morning Star Tells Story of Apostle Peter Waldo
EDMOND—Imperial Academy students debuted Morning Star on June 22 in front of …
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Imperial Academy to Debut Morning Star at Armstrong Auditorium
EDMOND—Students from Imperial Academy and from Herbert W. Armstrong College will debut a new musical …
Micah Turgeon, Gianni Welsh, Michael Davis and Jordan Ellis sing in "Morning Star." (Photo: Jessica Dalton)
One Imperial Academy Student’s Journey to Armstrong Auditorium Center Stage
EDMOND—The bright lights illuminate the stage; a projection of …
Imperial Academy's 2014 seniors: (From left) Stephanie Cocomise, Cory Szabo, Arienne Olsen, Amber Eagle, Calela Brooks. (Photo: Wik Heerma)
Meet the Imperial Academy Class of 2014
EDMOND—On the 20th day of the fifth month of 2014, 10 feet walked about 250 steps across the stage of the John Amos Field House on the Herbert W. Armstrong College campus and five Imperial Academy seniors squeezed their five diplomas into their 50 fingers. But it …