Darren Patterson Christian Academy

Tel: (719)395-6046
Grades: PK-12 | 132 students
Serving.  School - but not like normal. Preschool to 12th grade building strong community, academic rigor, Christian discipleship, Biblical values, ethic of service.
Add 40 days of amazing wilderness adventure into the academic year of a high school junior or senior and what do you get? Challenge.
Life. Learning.
Growing.  Darren Patterson Christian Academy and Ekklesia Mountain High.  Check this out: www.emhweb.org; www.dpcaweb.org.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1982

Student Body

Total Students 132 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Darren Patterson Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 12 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average ACT score 26
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $5,000
Tuition Notes Tuition ranges from $2390 for Kindergarten to $5560 for High school
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $2,300


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballSoccer,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Link School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Strawberry Door (24.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Strawberry Door (24.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Buena Vista
    The Link School
    Alternative School (Christian)
    Grades: 10-12 | 15 students
    2.4 miles
    18885 County Road 367
    Buena Vista, CO 81211
  • Salida
    Strawberry Door
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-KG | 67 students
    24.7 miles
    1612 Holman Avenue
    Salida, CO 81201
  • Salida
    Grades: K-5 | 27 students
    25 miles
    Po Box 696
    Salida, CO 81201
  • Salida
    Grades: PK-3 | 70 students
    25 miles
    Po Box 923
    Salida, CO 81201
  • Leadville
    High SchoolMountain Institute
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: 11 | 42 students
    27.9 miles
    Po Box 970
    Leadville, CO 80461

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