American Christian School

  • The American Christian School is committed to a distinctively Christian approach to education.
  • Its purpose is to present sound instruction and discipline in conformity with the Bible, the Word of God.
  • The authority of God's Word is to permeate all teaching and be the basis for instruction and the development of both righteous actions and attitudes.
  • The American Christian School's educational philosophy seeks to recognize God's revelation through His Word and His creation.
  • We offer a classical and Christ-centered Education. American Christian School faculty members are carefully selected on the basis of Christian testimony and dedication as well as educational background and experience.
  • The ACS teaching staff possesses Christian character, gifts and attitudes essential to the spiritual, intellectual, and physical development of the student.
  • Please visit our website for more information and to learn about our special program for learning disabled children called the Arrowsmith Program.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1964

Student Body

Total Students216 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade American Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform required)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$9,150
Tuition NotesHigh School tuition is $9000 PreK has different rates depending on number of full or half days attending
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant$4,575
Acceptance Rate
99%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorRuth Weiss
Admissions AssociateMartine Rowe

School Notes

  • The American Christian School is committed to a distinctively Christian approach to education. Its purpose is to present sound instruction and discipline in conformity with the Bible, the Word of God. The authority of God's Word is to permeate all teaching and be the basis for instruction and the development of both righteous actions and attitudes. The American Christian School's educational philosophy seeks to recognize God's revelation through His Word and His creation. We offer a classical and Christ-centered Education. American Christian School faculty members are carefully selected on the basis of Christian testimony and dedication as well as educational background and experience. The ACS teaching staff possesses Christian character, gifts and attitudes essential to the spiritual, intellectual, and physical development of the student. ACS is blessed to have the following individuals serving our families.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
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ACS is an excellent school. My kids have been here since preschool and are now in high school. When given the choice to go elsewhere for high school, they chose to stay at ACS without hesitation. It is like a family or a second home. They never want to miss school or be late and they love staying after.
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ACS has been a tremendous blessing to our family. It truly is a place where you are welcomed & included in your child's education. They have an excellent teaching staff & classical curriculum & have recently acquired a full HS to 12th grade. They offer many extra curricular activities like Archery, Track, Basketball, Fencing & Golf. Above all things & most importantly everything is Christ-centered & you just know the Lord's hand is on this place. I couldn't ask for a better environment for my children!
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What an amazing school! Our kids thrive in this school. The classical system of teaching has produced amazing results. We are thankful that teachers and faculty care about developing our children's character and minds. This has been a delightful experience.
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American Christian School has been such a blessing to our family. My child is not just another number at ACS. She is part of a family that is fully invested in, not only her academics, but her emotional and social well being as well. It is my prayer that more families would consider ACS for their children.
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