Portsmouth Christian Academy

20 Seaborne Dr,
Dover, NH, 03820-0382
Tel: (603)742-3617
Grades: PK - 12 | 650 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
Year Founded 1979

Student Body

Total Students 650 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 17%
State avg.: 11%
Students by Grade Portsmouth Christian Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 75%
Average Class Size 17 students
Number of AP Courses 11 courses
Average SAT score 554

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $10,000
Tuition Notes Tuition: K-8 - $10,000 Tuition: 9-12-$13,000 International Tuition: 7-8 $12,000 International Tuition: 9-12 $18,000
% on Financial Aid 7%
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,500
Acceptance Rate 85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Wendy Moran
Admissions Associate Allison Russell


Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryEquestrian,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 18 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Arts Club, Chess Club, Drama, French Club, Granite State Challenge, Knitting / Sewing Club, Math Club, Missions Club, Prom, Quiz Bowl, Robotics Club, Scrapbooking Club, Sound and Recording Club, Spanish Club, Student Government, Tutoring Club, Worship Team, Yearbook Arts Club, Chess Club, Drama, French Club, Math Club, Missions Club, Prom, Quiz Bowl, Robotics Club, Spanish Club, Tutoring Club, Worship Team, Yearbook, Granite State Challenge,
Knitting / Sewing Club,
Scrapbooking Club,
Sound and Recording Club,
Student Government,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is St Thomas Aquinas High School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Dover Children's Center (1.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Mary Academy (2.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Dover Dover Children's Center
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    43 Back River Rd
    Dover , NH , 03820
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.1  mi  |  40  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Dover
    St Thomas Aquinas High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    197 Dover Point Rd
    Dover , NH , 03820
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.3  mi  |  643  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Dover
    St Mary Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    222 Central Ave
    Dover , NH , 03820
    (Roman Catholic)
    2.2  mi  |  318  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Dover
    My School    
    Alternative School
    118 Locust Street
    Dover , NH , 03820
    Alternative School
    2.2  mi  |  47  students  |  Gr.  PK-K
  • Dover
    Happy Helpers Preschool Educational Center
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    Po Box 1049
    Dover , NH , 03821
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    2.7  mi  |  104  students  |  Gr.  K

School Reviews

  • Recommended October 21, 2013 - 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
  • Recommended September 23, 2013 - 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

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