Carolina Christian Academy

  • In 1995, the membership of Fellowship Bible Church had a dream to open a Christian school in Lancaster that would provide students world-class academics, a nurturing safe-haven in which to fourish, and a Biblical foundation on which to build solid lives, marriages, and home.
  • On September 2, 1996, Carolina Christian Academy opened its doors to ages three through grade twelve.
  • Today, that dream has become a reality.  CCA ranks as the number two school in South Carolina on the SAT-10, a test taken annually by millions of students.
  • CCA's five-year-old kindergargarten through twelfth grade outscored the nation by an average of 42 points, ranking CCA's students academically among the top eight percent in the nation. This was good enough to rank CCA as the second highest scoring school within the South Carolina Association of Christian Schools, the association that accredits CCA.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Association of Christian Schools (AACS)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationBaptist
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1996
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$400

Student Body

Total Students223 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 14%
Students by Grade Carolina Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio19:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
Number of AP Courses6 courses
Advanced CoursesAmerican History, Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, English, Spanish
Average SAT score1180
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,200
Tuition NotesVarious scholarships available
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Golf, VolleyballBasketballCheering,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
All-School Choir, Art Studio Lessons, Level 1 Band, Level 2 Band, Piano Lessons, School Ensemble

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Pee Wee Basketball

School Notes

  • CCA's classes for ages three through five build a solid foundation for the upper grades and life. Studies show that three, four, and five-year-olds who attend a five day a week, structured, academic program such as CCA's will make better grades throughout school, have fewer discipline problems, and a higher percentage will graduate from high school. CCA's AP courses allow high school students to earn college credit while in high school. More than ninety percent of the school's graduates attend college, many with full scholarships. CCA graduates attend various universities, including Bob Jones, Pensacola, Harvard, and Oxford. But academics are not all. CCA has award winning fine arts. CCA offers art, voice, piano, chorus, choir, drama, speech, and both beginner and advanced band. In statewide competition, CCA's art is recognized as among the best, often winning "Best of Show". CCA is also a fun place to be. CCA students play inter-scholastic girls and boys volleyball, basketball, and golf. In addition, there are three cheerleading squads: Pee-Wees, Junior Varsity, and Varsity. CCA's golf team has been undefeated for two years, winning the SCACS State 1-A championship both years. "Pam's Place" is one of the best equipped playgrounds in Lancaster County. It provides a safe and happy place for children to play. The huge fenced-in playground has a large selection of age-appropriate equipment for kindergarten to high school, including regulation size outdoor basketball and volleyball courts, and a spacious picnic shelter complete with tables, drinking fountains, and more. Situated on a spacious and beautifully landscaped fifteen-acre campus on the 521 By-pass, CCA's facilities are modern, finely appointed, super-clean, comfortable, and conducive to a bright, positive, and pleasant learning experience. The chandelier hanging brilliantly in the cathedral center of the main corridor, the fountain in the beautiful rose garden, and the live, luscious plants throughout the facilities all make CCA a delightful place to be. But it is not the facility that will make you want to stay. It is the people! You will love the servant's heart that you find at CCA. The two-fold mission of CCA is to equip students with the knowledge, skills, values, and ethics to excel in life, especially in the areas of college, family, church, society, and vocation; and to prepare an army of young Christian patriots who will exemplify, passionately advocate and intelligently defend the Bible worldview, thereby solving our nation's problems rather than adding to them.
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  • Pageland
    Grades: PK-12 | 230 students
    20.8 miles
    28981 Hwy 9
    Pageland, SC 29728
    (843) 672-2761
    20.8 PK-12
  • Cramerton
    Grades: PK-12 | 431 students
    43 miles
    426 Woodlawn Ave
    Cramerton, NC 28032
    (704) 824-2840
    43 PK-12
  • Matthews
    Grades: PK-12 | 185 students
    32.4 miles
    2724 Margaret Wallace Road
    Matthews, NC 28105
    (704) 535-1694
    32.4 PK-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
CCA is a fantastic school with challenging academics, competitive sports, small classes within a respectful Christian environment. All classes are taught from a biblical worldview. Online classes and exciting field trip experiences are also available. My child has grown academically, socially, and spiritually from his tea at CCA. Teachers are helpful, organized, and approachable with high expectations for all students. Class time is wisely utilized.
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This is a fabulous school. The teachers work tirelessly to meet the needs of each student. There's no place I'd rather my children attend!
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An outstanding school that exceeds expectations. I give it 5 STARS!!!
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I love this school for my boys. Every teacher and the faculty have been supportive as the boys transitioned from homeschool. This is their second year, and the boys enjoy learning and going there. I feel like they are in good hands; they are safe; they are learning, and they are only excelling every day they are able to attend.
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Amazing school! I love how God is the center of all education. We love the staff and faculty. Our children love being a part of CCA!
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Excellent school and staff.
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