Open Door Christian Academy

1260 Ft. Washington Ave.,
Fort Washington, PA, 19034-0190
Tel: (215)542-9795
Open Door Christian Academy was established in 1975 and it espouses the historic Christian view of life as presented in the Bible.
The goal of our education process is the Godly development of the student both Spiritually, Intellectually, Emotionally, Socially and Physically.
Open Door Christian Academy is an educational ministry to children operating as an extension of the Christian home to prepare students spiritually and academically to live the Christian life in our contemporary society.
The function of the School Board is to establish the basic policies within which the headmaster, Dr.
Dawes, is to administer the school.
It consists of members from the school and church along with members of the elder board of COD.
They function as a legislative resource, a spiritual guidepost, a sounding board, and a tool for making recommendations in support of the overall ministry and approval of COD as it pertains to the school.
The proper participants in a Christian education include the parent, teacher, church and pupil.
The first line of Christian education is not the school teacher.
Deuteronomy 6 points out that it is the home.
Christian parents have the obligation to live, talk and teach the "Fear of the Lord" in the home.
Furthermore, God holds them responsible for the education their children receive.
They must therefore be vitally involved in their childrens' learning processes.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1975

Student Body

Total Students 155 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 30%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 28 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Specific colors/styles allowed - dress color vs an acutal pre-purchased uniform.)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes see our website for tuition rates as they vary by grade level.
Acceptance Rate 90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Dr. Donald Dawes-Headmaster

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Lakeside School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lakeside School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Village Schoolhouse (1.2 miles away)
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