Portsmouth Christian Academy

20 Seaborne Dr
Dover, NH 03820-0382
Tel: (603)742-3617
Grades: PK-12 | 566 students
PCA in a non-profit, Pre-K through Grade 12 private day school located in Dover, NH. The classical approach to education forms the foundation of our program.
Curriculum is chosen that is developmentally appropriate and encourages cognitive growth in all disciplines.
Faculty review of the curriculum is an ongoing process that provides the means to add enrichment to units, defines the skills that must be mastered at each grade level, and determines the relevance and truth of the curriculum as seen through the light of Scripture.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported see our Mosaic Program
Year Founded 1978

Student Body

Total Students 566 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 14%
Students by Grade Portsmouth Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
56%
Average Class Size 17 students
Number of AP Courses 15 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP European History, AP French, AP Language and Composition, AP Literature, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Pyschology, AP Spanish, AP Studio Art, AP US History, AP World History
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $10,660
Tuition Notes Tuition: K-8 - $10,660 Tuition: 9-12-$13,860 International Tuition: 7-8 $15,000 International Tuition: 9-12 $20,800
% on Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid Grant $3,300
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Wendy Moran
Admissions Associate Allison Russell

Sports

Total Sports Offered 16 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Freestyle Skiing, Gymnastics, Nordic Skiing, Paddle Tennis, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryEquestrian,
Freestyle SkiingGymnastics,
Nordic SkiingPaddle Tennis,
SnowboardingSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 25 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Arts Club, Bible Study Groups, Book Club, Chess Club, Chinese Club, Debate Club, Drama, French Club, Golf Club, Granite State Challenge, Helping and Healing through Music, Literary and Fine Artrs Magazine, Math Club, Missions Club, Prom, Quiz Bowl, Robotics Club, Ski and Snowboard Club, Spanish Club, Student Government, Theater Arts, Tutoring Club, World War II Movie Club, Worship Team, Yearbook Arts Club, Book Club, Chess Club, Chinese Club, Debate Club, Drama, French Club, Golf Club, Math Club, Missions Club, Prom, Quiz Bowl, Robotics Club, Spanish Club, Theater Arts, Tutoring Club, Worship Team, Yearbook, Bible Study Groups,
Granite State Challenge,
Helping and Healing through Music,
Literary and Fine Artrs Magazine,
Ski and Snowboard Club,
Student Government,
World War II Movie Club,

School Notes

  • PCA in a non-profit, Pre-K through Grade 12 private day school located in Dover, NH. The classical approach to education forms the foundation of our program. Curriculum is chosen that is developmentally appropriate and encourages cognitive growth in all disciplines. Faculty review of the curriculum is an ongoing process that provides the means to add enrichment to units, defines the skills that must be mastered at each grade level, and determines the relevance and truth of the curriculum as seen through the light of Scripture.

Profile last updated: 05/25/2016

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School Reviews

Five years ago we sold our home in MA and moved to the Dover area so that our children could attend PCA. Here, the teachers CARE about the students in such a genuine way. The level of professionalism and kindness far exceeds the previous schools (3) we have been part of. Now in the high school, they are challenged with honors and AP level classes in every area of study. This school does a fantastic job being both CHRISTIAN and ACADEMICALLY EXCELLENT.
- Posted by Parent, 01/19/16
After having my children attend 2 other Christian School in New England, I am so very glad that we found PCA! This school has been such a great blessing to my kids. They are involved in sports and fine arts. They are taking Honors level courses absolutely love it at PCA.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
This is our 10th year at PCA! My oldest child started in kindergarten and my other two started in preschool. My oldest is now in high school! Their years at PCA have been such a tremendous blessing. All of my children love this school and have a love of learning thanks to the wonderful teachers and staff who are so caring and committed to helping each child discover their gifts and succeed.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15

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