Central Christian Academy

1200 Hodges Ferry Road
Portsmouth, VA 23701-0237
Tel: (757)488-4477
Grades: PK-6 | 118 students
Where Home, Church, and School Work Together visit our facebook page at www.facebook.com/CentralChristianAcademy http://centralchristianacademy.com/#/central-christian-academy/welcome The mission of Central Christian Academy is to assist parents in developing godly character in the lives of their children that will challenge them to reach their fullest spiritual, academic, and physical potential and thus transform them into good citizens to impact our community for today, tomorrow, and eternity.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) or (School of Tomorrow)
American Association of Christian Schools (AACS)
Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Religious Affiliation Baptist
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-6
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported PACS
Year Founded 1968

Student Body

Total Students 118 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Central Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 12 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(uniform pants, collared shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $5,200
Tuition Notes Preschool: Caterpillars: Students who turn 3 after Sept. 30, 2012 2 set days: full ($65/week)or half* ($45/week) 3 set days: full ($95/week)or half *($65/week) 5 days: full ($155/week) or half * ($105/week) Butterflies: Students who are 3 years o
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $250
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Melody Parris
Admissions Associate Angel Field


Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Basketball, CheeringBasketballCheering,

School Notes:

We provide:

  • SMART Boards 
  • Tablet devices provided to all students
  • Biblical based curriculum integrating state objectives
  • Literature based with the Wilson Fundations program, Joplin grouping
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
  • Outdoor classroom initiative
  • ESL (Englsih as a Second Language)
  • Extended Care 6:30am-6:00pm
  • Nutritional, school-cooked lunches
  • Small class size
  • and much more

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Alliance Christian Schools (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Alliance Christian Schools (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Alliance Christian Schools (0.3 miles away)
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    0.3 miles
    5809 Portsmouth Blvd
    Portsmouth, VA 23701
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    Portsmouth, VA 23701
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    Grades: PK-8 | 177 students
    2 miles
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    Portsmouth, VA 23701
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    Grades: NS-PK | 27 students
    2.3 miles
    4811 High Street W
    Portsmouth, VA 23703
  • Portsmouth
    Toras Chaim
    Special Program Emphasis (Jewish)
    Grades: PK-8 | 83 students
    2.3 miles
    3110 Sterling Point Dr
    Portsmouth, VA 23703

School Reviews

Worth every penny!! My son has always done excellent in school but was never really enthusiastic about doing the work. He has attened both public and private schools(including CCA a few years ago) and always made honor roll. Last year was the best school year we ever had. The students are taught how to problem solve not just to memorize the answers. They have fun while learning!! The principal is very involved and addresses problems to make for a positive environment. CCA guides families to have strength in God and church!
- Posted by Parent, 06/14/13

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