Word of Life Christian Academy

5225 Backlick Road
Springfield, VA 22151-0207
Tel: (703)354-4222
Grades: PK-8 | 228 students
"Equipping and preparing the next generation of leaders to live out the call that God has placed on their lives. " "The mission of Word of Life Christian Academy is to provide an excellent and sound academic education integrated with a Biblical view of God and the world." "The Christian based curriculum, taught by quality Christian faculty, allows parents to provide their children with academic instruction consistent with the teaching received at home and at church.
The program shall prepare students to become productive Christian citizens in an ever-changing society." In the shadow of our nation's capital, Word of Life Christian Academy provides the opportunity for students to reach their academic potential.
Our Biblically integrated and academically excellent course offerings are designed to allow students to demonstrate higher academic performance levels, preparing them for the future that God has for them. 

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Association of Christian Teachers and Schools (ACTS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
International League of Christian Schools (ILCS)
Religious Affiliation Assembly of God
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1979

Student Body

Total Students 228 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Word of Life Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 13 students
Advanced Courses AP US Government, Honors Calculus, Honors English, Honors Physics, Honors Spanish, Independent AP Courses (Multiple),
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Boys - Khaki Pants and Polo / Girls - Pants or Skirt /Jumper and Polo)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline May. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $7,215
Tuition Notes N3 - K4 - $196/Week K5-5th - $6500.00 7th - 8th - $6700.00
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Cherri Firaben


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Soccer, TennisBasketballCheering,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Band, Geography Club, Odyssey of the Mind, Praise Team Art Club, Band, Geography Club, Praise Team, Odyssey of the Mind,

School Notes:

  • Our small class sizes will maximize the opportunity for excelling and individual instruction, reduce distractions, allow for more student-teacher interaction, and provide your student with more student presentation opportunities.

Profile last updated: 07/16/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Phillips School-annandale (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Springfield Academy (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Springfield Academy (0 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Springfield
    Grades: PK-3 | 64 students
    0 miles
    5236 Backlick Rd
    Springfield, VA 22151
  • Springfield
    Grades: K-8 | 392 students
    0.3 miles
    6915 Braddock Road
    Springfield, VA 22151
  • Springfield
    Grades: NS-K | 103 students
    0.3 miles
    7719 Fullerton Road
    Springfield, VA 22153
  • Annandale
    Oakwood School
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-8 | 107 students
    0.4 miles
    7210 Braddock Road
    Annandale, VA 22003
  • Annandale
    Phillips School-annandale
    Special Education School
    Grades: 2-12 | 140 students
    0.4 miles
    7010 Braddock Rd
    Annandale, VA 22003

School Reviews

Since 2010 our daughter has attended WOLCA. We enrolled her in WOLCA, at the very last moment, due to a last minute relocation. WOLCA had only one place left open in the Pre School and we meet Mrs Johnson (Pre School Principal at that time) and were immediately impressed with Mrs Johnson presentation of the how the Preschool educates the kids. Mrs Johnson showed us a very thick binder which was the Pre School Curriculum and she diligently explained the Curriculum to us. We had no hesitation, at all, in enrolling our daughter in the school. That decision was very fortunate because our daughter has excelled, each and every year, and has been an Honor Roll student every year since. We have had no hesitation at all in re-enrolling our daughter as we very quickly realised that our daughter gets a solid Christian AND Academic foundation. We have been continually impressed with the teachers and staff at the school, as they all love the Lord, nurture and always try there best for the kids. The teachers and staff have been unwavering in their dedication to the school, as they have done many jobs outside school time at nights and the weekends and all this work is totally unpaid and for the benefit of the kids. We have found the school to be a very safe and secure environment for our child, if it were not, we would not have her there. Mrs Johnson is now the Principal for WOLCA and has done an incredible job of steering the school in the right direction of continuous improvement both in spiritual and academic excellence. It does our hearts good to see how our daughter loves the Lord and excels in the school. Presently Fairfax County Schools has decided to more open to different views, genders etc. it has worried us that our young daughter would be exposed, at far too early an age, to views which we do not agree with. We believe that this would cause her undue stress and would be a total distraction for her. We are so relieved and happy that our daughter is safe and secure in WOLCA, with loving and nurturing teachers and staff
- Posted by Parent, 09/19/15

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The average private school tuition in Fairfax County, VA is $11,657 for elementary schools and $22,613 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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