Word of Life Christian Academy

5225 Backlick Road
Springfield, VA 22151-0207
Tel: (703)354-4222
Grades: PK-8 | 186 students
Word of Life Christian Academy students master not just content knowledge but also critical thinking and life skills. The first and most important consideration is what is best educationally and spiritually for your child. Our teachers are dedicated to ensuring student success not only in their current classroom, but also at the next level. Personal attention and individualized instruction lead our students to score higher than the national average across all areas of the curriculum. We invite you to have an Educational Consultation with our Principal to see if WOLCA is the best place for your child. Call today at 703-354-4222 ext. 203 to schedule your free Educational Consultation.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
International League of Christian Schools (ILCS)
Religious Affiliation Assembly of God
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1979

Student Body

Total Students 186 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Word of Life Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 10 students
Advanced Courses AP US Government, Honors Calculus, Honors English, Honors Physics, Honors Spanish, Independent AP Courses (Multiple),
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Boys - Khaki Pants and Polo / Girls - Pants or Skirt /Jumper and Polo)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $6,650
Tuition Notes N3 - K4 - $220/Week K5-5th - $6650.00 7th - 8th - $6800.00
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Cherri Firaben
Admissions Associate Lolita Oliver


Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Basketball, SoccerBasketballSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Geography Club, Odyssey of the Mind, Praise Team Art Club, Geography Club, Praise Team, Odyssey of the Mind,

School Notes

  • Our small class sizes will maximize the opportunity for excelling and individual instruction, reduce distractions, allow for more student-teacher interaction, and provide your student with more student presentation opportunities.

Profile last updated: 01/11/2016

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School Reviews

5.0 Stars   09/19/15
Since 2010 our daughter has attended WOLCA. We enrolled her in WOLCA, at the very last moment, due to a last minute relocation. WOLCA had only one place left open in the Pre School and we meet Mrs Johnson (Pre School Principal at that time) and were immediately impressed with Mrs Johnson presentation of the how the Preschool educates the kids. Mrs Johnson showed us a very thick binder which was the Pre School Curriculum and she diligently explained the Curriculum to us. We had no hesitation, at all, in enrolling our daughter in the school. That decision was very fortunate because our daughter has excelled, each and every year, and has been an Honor Roll student every year since. We have had no hesitation at all in re-enrolling our daughter as we very quickly realised that our daughter gets a solid Christian AND Academic foundation. We have been continually impressed with the teachers and staff at the school, as they all love the Lord, nurture and always try there best for the kids. The teachers and staff have been unwavering in their dedication to the school, as they have done many jobs outside school time at nights and the weekends and all this work is totally unpaid and for the benefit of the kids. We have found the school to be a very safe and secure environment for our child, if it were not, we would not have her there. Mrs Johnson is now the Principal for WOLCA and has done an incredible job of steering the school in the right direction of continuous improvement both in spiritual and academic excellence. It does our hearts good to see how our daughter loves the Lord and excels in the school. Presently Fairfax County Schools has decided to more open to different views, genders etc. it has worried us that our young daughter would be exposed, at far too early an age, to views which we do not agree with. We believe that this would cause her undue stress and would be a total distraction for her. We are so relieved and happy that our daughter is safe and secure in WOLCA, with loving and nurturing teachers and staff
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