South Texas Christian Academy

7001 N Ware Road
Mcallen, TX 78504-0785
Tel: (956)682-1117
Grades: PK-12 | 323 students
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The mission of South Texas Christian Academy (STCA) is to promote a redemptive relationship between each student and Jesus Christ and facilitate spiritual, academic, social, physical and vocational growth through the provision of an environment in which Christian nurture may take place. South Texas Christian Academy is dedicated to the fulfilment of one great purpose, " to restore in man the image of his maker, to being him back to the perfection in which he was created, to promote the develpment pf body, mind and soul, that the divine purpose of his creation might be realized" Education, p.
15. Adventist education places a high estimate on the infinite worth of every individual and seeks to provide a climate in which positive self-image can be developed.
We endeavour to provide opportunities for students to secure a preparation that will enable them to live successfully and productively.
Students are encouraged to take an active interest in making their communities better places to live, to appreciate cultural and scientific advances of the age, and to develop positive attitudes toward useful labor and humanity.
Each student is challenged to develop a sense of mission for giving the gospel message to the world in preparation for the soon return of Jesus.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. General Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church (GCSDAC)
Other religious school association(s)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Seventh-Day Adventist
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1985

Student Body

Total Students 323 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade South Texas Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 25 students
Number of AP Courses 3 courses
Advanced Courses Anatomy & Physiology, AP Calculus, AP English IV Lit., Earth & Space Science,
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Parker uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 28 / Mar. 30
Tuition Notes Registration Tuition Pre-K: 390.00 390.00 K-5th: 420.00 375.00 6-8th: 470.00 425.00 9-12th: 320.00 480.00
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director James Donlon
Admissions Associate Maria Daniela Leal


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,

School Notes:

  • Non-Discrimination Policy: South Texas Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generall accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in its administration or its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Taylor Christian School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Taylor Christian School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Our Lady Of Sorrows School (2.5 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • Mcallen
    Grades: K-12
    1.4 miles
    2021 W Jackson Avenue
    Mcallen, TX 78501
  • Mcallen
    Grades: PK-8 | 590 students
    2.5 miles
    1100 Gumwood Ave
    Mcallen, TX 78501
  • Mission
    Instituto Bilingue San Jose
    Montessori School (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-KG | 120 students
    2.6 miles
    1605 E Expressway 83
    Mission, TX 78572
  • Mcallen
    St. Paul Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: K-8 | 301 students
    3.3 miles
    300 W Pecan Blvd
    Mcallen, TX 78501
  • Mission
    Grades: PK-6 | 278 students
    3.5 miles
    1401 E 24th Street
    Mission, TX 78574

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