Grades: NS-8 | 145 students
Open Door Christian Academy was established in 1975 and it espouses the historic Christian view of life as presented in the Bible.
The goal of our education process is the Godly development of the student both Spiritually, Intellectually, Emotionally, Socially and Physically.
Open Door Christian Academy is an educational ministry to children operating as an extension of the Christian home to prepare students spiritually and academically to live the Christian life in our contemporary society.
The function of the School Board is to establish the basic policies within which the principal, Mrs. Meg McHale, is to administer the school.
It consists of members from the school and church along with members of the elder board of Church of the Open Door.
They function as a legislative resource, a spiritual guidepost, a sounding board, and a tool for making recommendations in support of the overall ministry and approval of Church of the Open Door as it pertains to the school. The proper participants in a Christian education include the parent, teacher, church and pupil.
The first line of Christian education is not the school teacher.
Deuteronomy 6 points out that it is the home.
Christian parents have the obligation to live, talk and teach the "Fear of the Lord" in the home.
Furthermore, God holds them responsible for the education their children receive. They must therefore be vitally involved in their childrens' learning processes.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool-8|
|Total Students||145 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 22%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||12 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||13:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|Average Class Size||15 students|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal
(Specific colors/styles allowed - dress color vs an acutal pre-purchased uniform.)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$6,500|
|Tuition Notes||see our website for tuition rates as they vary by grade level.|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Mrs. Meg McHale-Principal|
|Admissions Associate||Lisa Thomas|
|Total Sports Offered||4 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and FieldBasketball, Cross Country,
Soccer, Track and Field,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||7 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||ACSI Fine Arts Competion, ACSI Math Olympics, ACSI Speech Meet, Chess Club, Drama, Piano Lessons, Violin Chess Club, Drama, Piano Lessons, Violin, ACSI Fine Arts Competion,
ACSI Math Olympics,
ACSI Speech Meet,
- School Location Miles Grades Students
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3000 W School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Fort WashingtonGrades: PK-12 | 1109 students
340 Morris Rd
Fort Washington, PA 19034
HaverfordGrades: NS-8 | 113 students
851 Buck Lane
Haverford, PA 19041
GlensideGrades: KG-8 | 341 students
2336 Fairhill Ave
Glenside, PA 19038
PhiladelphiaGrades: K-12 | 861 students
31 West Coulter Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144