Providence Christian Academy

710 Shadeville Road
Crawfordville, FL 32327-0323
     Tel: (850)926-2456
Grades: K - 12 | 58 students
Providence Christian Academy was founded in 1998 as a ministry of Providence Bible Church.  In 2011, Providence Bible Church merged with Central Baptist Church and is now a ministry of Central.  PCA's mission is to provide excellent Bible-centered, individualized academic training to young people to enable and equip them to receive God's blessings upon their lives. Students and staff alike are excited about extensive building remodeling completed this summer which has allowed the school to accept more students.  The renovations expanded classroom spaces and equipped the main learning center with new carpet, new lights, opening up new student office areas. PCA is proud to announce that their high school students not only won dozens of awards at Regional Convention, they received the prestigious "Christian Character Award" for their school over 15 other schools at a week of competition at Norman Park, GA.  As a result, they were selected to carry the regional banner at the opening ceremonies of the International Convention competitions held in Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  They came away with dozens of medals and many new friends made that week.  Most cherished awards were the first-place Preaching Awards and Bible Memory Awards. If there is one indicator of whether students like the school and staff, it is the fact that the same students want to return to our school year after year.  Most graduating seniors have been with our school an average of three years, which means some of them have been with our school for six or more years.  Our school is like the old-fashioned one-room school houses that made our nation great.  Our students are all on individualized programs designed to meet the needs of each individual student.  Students who need additional help have access to two hours or more of private tutoring each week.  The uniquely-designed Accelerated Christian Education program allows staff to meet the needs of every child whether learning disabled of gifted.  The test of a Christian school, however, is the success of the graduates.  Ask us about our graduates; we are immensely proud of each one and their achievements. 

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) or (School of Tomorrow)
Other religious school association(s)
Other associations(s) for exceptional children
Other special emphasis association(s)
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Religious Affiliation Baptist
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported McKay Scholarship Students
Year Founded 1998

Student Body

Total Students 58 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 25%
State avg.: 35%
Students by Grade Providence Christian Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 80%
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 6 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Polo shirt w/ school logo and khaki pants or skirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $4,150
Tuition Notes Scholarships available through and
% on Financial Aid 70%
Average Financial Aid Grant $5,272
Acceptance Rate 99%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Phyllis Dechant
Admissions Associate Tiffany Folsom


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Flag FootballSoccer,
SoftballTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Accelerated Christian Education International Convention, Accelerated Christian Education Regional Convention, Basketball Tournaments, Keep Wakulla County Beautiful, Skits, special music, speech presentations for parent night programs., Volleyball Tournaments Accelerated Christian Education International Convention,
Accelerated Christian Education Regional Convention,
Basketball Tournaments,
Keep Wakulla County Beautiful,
Skits, special music, speech presentations for parent night programs.,
Volleyball Tournaments,

School Notes:

  • PCA has international recognition and designated as a "Model School".
  • Grades K-12 ·
  • School of Tomorrow, Bible-based curriculum ·
  • Small pupil-to-staff ratio (8 to 1) · 180-day calendar · Individualized instruction designed to meet the needs of each child whether gifted or learning-disabled · Computer lab with software to enhance reading, math, typing, computer technology and keyboarding skills · Video instruction featuring master teachers · Well-rounded sports program · Music, speech and art programs · Honors (Bright Futures), college-prep, general diploma, and vocational opportunities · Scholarship opportunities: McKay (for students with learning disabilities), and Step Up for Students (SUFS) for low-income families, and PCA scholarships · Transportation available · PCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, national or ethnic origin.  Please contact Phyllis Dechant, Admissions Director, or Principal and Senior Pastor Stephen Folsom, at Providence Christian Academy, 710 Shadeville Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327-2404, (850) 926-2456 or 926-1326,,,,,, or

Profile last updated: 06/05/2014

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The nearest high school is Devereux School Tallahassee (10.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Wakulla Christian School (4.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Wakulla Christian School (4.2 miles away)
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