New Life Christian Academy

5517 Griswold Road
Smiths Creek, MI 48074-0480
Tel: (810)367-3770
Grades: PK-12 | 177 students
New Life Christian Academy provides a Christ-centered education and challenges each student to reach high academic, personal, and spiritual standards.
Here each student is challenged to achieve his or her maximum potential.
Through staff, families, curricula and atmosphere, students are challenged toward spiritual growth and maturity.
Each student will recognize and utilize God's gifting to live a civically responsible, culturally relevant, and spiritually pure life.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Christian Schools International (CSI)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia, Mild Learning-Differences
Year Founded 1991

Student Body

Total Students 177 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade New Life Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 13 students
Average ACT score 20
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Khaki pants and polo shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $3,700
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Lee Shimmel
Admissions Associate Melody Mills


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballSoccer,

School Notes:

  • Completed application, including signed Statement of Faith - student enrolled by parent/legal guardian
  • Recommendation form (personal, teacher or principal)
  • Pastor Recommendation Form
  • Parent-Student Agreement signed
  • Interview with Admissions Committee
  • Academic Testing completed (K-8) (9-11 will require a copy of the students transcript)
  • Registration fee paid
  • Foreign exchange students will be handled on a case by case basis

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is St. Joseph's Academy (16.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Montessori Academy Port Huron (4.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Anthonita Montessori Academy (4.7 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fort Gratiot
    Grades: K | 16 students
    4.6 miles
    3675 N River Rd
    Fort Gratiot, MI 48059
  • Port Huron
    Grades: PK-K | 30 students
    4.7 miles
    2625 Moak Street
    Port Huron, MI 48060
  • Port Huron
    Trinity Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 70 students
    5.6 miles
    1517 10th Street
    Port Huron, MI 48060
  • Port Huron
    St. Joseph
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: KG-5 | 43 students
    5.9 miles
    1403 Seventh St
    Port Huron, MI 48060
  • Port Huron
    Grades: PK-8 | 168 students
    6.2 miles
    1429 Ballentine Street
    Port Huron, MI 48060

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The average private school tuition in Michigan is $4,336 for elementary schools and $10,097 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Michigan is 95% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).