Emmanuel Christian Academy

1650 Diagonal Road
Akron, OH 44320-0443
Tel: (330)836-7182
Grades: PK-8 | 227 students
Pre-K through 8th grade curriculum consists of bible, math, language arts, social studies, science/health, computer, spanish, physical education, music, and art. Creative performing arts program (choir, art, dance, drama and mime). Entrepreneurship/financial literacy program, middle school athletic program, community involvement, and summer enrichment program.  

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Programs Supported Autism and students in need of individual education plans
Year Founded 1993

Student Body

Total Students 227 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Emmanuel Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(School Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Aug. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost $4,250
Tuition Notes Pre-Kindergarten tuition is $5,347. Kindergarten through Eighth Grade tuition is $4,250
Admissions Director V. Rena Suber
Admissions Associate Charlene Carroll


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Track and FieldBasketballCheering,
Track and Field


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. dance, drama, choir, and yearbook staff dance, drama, choir, and yearbook staff,

School Notes:

  • Educating Our Children in the Spirit of Excellence
  • Emmanuel Christian Academy (Emmanuel) is an independent, non-denominational Christian school located in Akron, Ohio that serves children who are defined as at-risk and those underserved in traditional education systems.  Emmanuel has had a life-changing impact on the lives of many children and their families since its founding 20 years ago. As a result our school has grown significantly. The school is accredited by the State of Ohio as an elementary school and offers pre-kindergarten through eighth grade with a current enrollment of 220.
  • Two-thirds of Emmanuel’s enrollment is at or below federal poverty guidelines, all are minority students and half come from single-parent homes. In addition, the majority of our students live in the West Akron community, which has the highest concentration of African-Americans in Summit County. Notwithstanding the adversity, Emmanuel’s curriculum and special programming has been noted for excellence, providing its students with social and academic skills to achieve their full potential and make positive contributions to the community.
  • We understand that our students’ needs stretch far beyond the classroom; therefore, our commitment to them and their success goes beyond school hours. 

Profile last updated: 07/22/2014

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Our Lady Of The Elms High School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Sebastian School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Sebastian School (2.1 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Akron
    St Sebastian School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 462 students
    2.1 miles
    500 Mull Ave
    Akron, OH 44320
  • Akron
    Grades: K-8 | 101 students
    2.1 miles
    750 White Pond Dr
    Akron, OH 44320
  • Akron
    Our Lady Of The Elms Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: NS-PK | 70 students
    2.3 miles
    1295 W Exchange St
    Akron, OH 44313
  • Akron
    Grades: KG-8 | 185 students
    2.3 miles
    750 S Main St
    Akron, OH 44311
  • Akron
    Our Lady Of The Elms High School
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 7-12 | 194 students
    2.4 miles
    1375 W Exchange St
    Akron, OH 44313

School Reviews

Now entering the 2nd grade, my son has attended ECA since Kindergarten. Long story short, I LOVE ECA! Mrs. Duncan (Kindergarten teacher) and Mrs. McElroy (First Grade teacher) have mastered the art of challenging and stretching my son! They encourage him! They correct him...all in love! They are truly an extension of our family! No school or person is perfect, but at ECA every effort and action is done in love! That character is invaluable!....ECA has an open door policy. One day I dropped in to volunteer for a while and had the chance to sit in on a middle school class, with Mrs. Jackson, and left blessed. She teaches with such passion! Her students were not merely a captive audience, they participated! They were engaged. This experience gave me something to look forward to! My son is in the 2nd grade now...but I eagerly anticipate his every progression! There''s so much Christ-centered wisdom, knowledge, affection and love in this building, there is no place I''d rather be!
- Posted by Parent, 08/14/14

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