Wake Christian Academy

5500 Wake Academy Drive
Raleigh, NC 27603-0276
     Tel: (919)772-6264
Grades: K - 12 | 846 students
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Wake Christian Academy was established in 1966 and operates as a Biblically-based, Christ-centered Christian day school.
It is a private, unaffiliated, board-governed, nonprofit institution which seeks to maintain high academic and spiritual standards.
The school, consisting of kindergarten, elementary, middle school, and senior high school levels, is concerned with the spiritual as well as the intellectual growth of its students.
Wake Christian Academy seeks to provide conditions whereby young people can receive the Truth.
Our goal is to teach Christ through His Word, the Bible, in practical ways as well as in classroom instruction.
The curriculum at Wake Christian Academy is chosen with much prayer and research.
Nothing is to be presented to the students that could undermine their faith.
All truth is God's truth; therefore, every subject taught must have biblical principles at its core.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Association of Christian Schools (AACS)
State or regional independent school association
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1966

Student Body

Total Students 846 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 7%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Wake Christian Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 70 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 20 students
Number of AP Courses 10 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, Music Theory, Physics, Spanish, US History, 
Average SAT score 1546
Average ACT score 22
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Girls: Slacks, modest tops; Boys: lower grades jeans, HS Khaki slacks & collard shirt )

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $5,500
Tuition Notes $4950 - $6650
% on Financial Aid 25%
Acceptance Rate 95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Dawn Currin


Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Word Of God Christian Academy (5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lord Of Life Preschool & Kindergarten Academy (3.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Lord Of Life Preschool & Kindergarten Academy (3.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Garner
    Lord Of Life Preschool & Kindergarten Academy
    Alternative School (Christian)
    2100 Buffaloe Rd
    GarnerNC 27529
    Alternative School (Christian)
    3.1 mi | Gr. PK-1 | 81 students                      
  • Raleigh
    Upper Room Christian Academy
    (Church of God in Christ)
    3330 Idlewood Village Drive
    RaleighNC 27610
    (Church of God in Christ)
    3.6 mi | Gr. PK-8 | 461 students                      
  • Raleigh
    2523 Sanderford Rd
    RaleighNC 27610
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    4.2 mi | Gr. K-8 | 11 students                      
  • Raleigh
    Adventist Christian Academy
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    4807 Dillard Dr
    RaleighNC 27606
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    4.4 mi | Gr. K-8 | 15 students                      
  • Raleigh
    Po Box 14408
    RaleighNC 27620
    5 mi | Gr. KG-12 | 205 students                      

School Reviews

6 days ago
We have 2 in elementary school at Wake Christian. Our experiences have been nothing but positive since our oldest was in kindergarten. We are very pleased with the Christ-centered teaching. When my youngest came home and said, "I prayed for you today Mommy!", it warmed my heart. It shows that this school is an extension of our home. It''s not just a place they go when we are at work. They learn what is important and how to apply it to life. We don''t make a lot of money but it is well worth the sacrifices! Beginning this summer, Wake Christian will offer more summer camps to meet the working parents needs. We like that WCA is not static but striving to be dynamic in their Christ-centered approaches.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
We have loved our experiences at WCA. This has been the right decision for our family. Our sns have been well cared for and educated the past 3 years (K - 2nd). We hope to continue at this school through 12th grade. It is a loving, safe Christian environment, well worth the price of tuition.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
Both of our children have attended Wake Christian Academy since kindergarten. We have been extremely pleased with the school''s academic program, Christian focus, and dedication of the teachers. Our children enjoy school and are excelling in all areas, but especially in math and reading. In fact, they are both reading well above grade level. I attribute this to the strong phonics-based curriculum taught from the start. Class sizes are perfect, the "specials" (art, Spanish, music, PE, and computer) are fantastic, and the doors are always open for parents - you can be as involved in your child''s classroom as you like. We have been especially impressed with the school''s leadership and the wise choices made on behalf of the students. I would encourage you to visit the campus and experience Wake Christian Academy for yourself.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
What a life saving blessing this school is! Honored to have our son in a school where disrespect of adults is not tolerated, integrity and honor are the expectation, and God is the central theme in every subject. We couldn''t have imagined the atmospher of love and grace. What an excellent environment to have our son learning daily in. The Farrell''s
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
Wake Christian Academy offers an excellent education and caring environment for students of all ages. I have had children at the school now for 8 years and have found the faculty to be well-qualified to teach their subjects as well as very attentive to the students. The athletic program is competitive and offers a variety of sports.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
I have my two children 8 years ago I can tell you this is a great place to be my children love it every aspect of it, teacher well educated and facilities very spacious, nice playground..I can go on and on it is just a great school. NR.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
Wake Christian Academy is a great school, it''s more than a school, it is a family. We have been pleased with the Christian teaching and doctrine that is taught in every grade level. The teacher''s truely love the students and work to help each student reach success. WCA is a great place.
- Posted by Parent

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