In 1995, a group of visionary local residents 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 homes.
On September 2, 1996, Carolina Christian Academy opened its doors to ages three through grade twelve.
in 2021, CCA celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary.  CCA ranks as one of the top schools in SC by NICHE.
CCA's five-year-old kindergargarten through twelfth grade annually score an average of one to one and one half grades ahead of the nation on the Iowa assessment test.
The school now serves infants through grade twelve students.
Tours are given daily, you are urged to call 803-285-5565 to schedule one.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked SC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 334 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,400
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Carolina Christian Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in South Carolina for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1996
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost
$400

Student Body

Total Students
334 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
Carolina Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
18 students
Number of AP Courses
6 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
American History, Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, English, Spanish
Average SAT score
1180
Average ACT score
26
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(http://www.carolinachristian.org/dress_code.html)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Various scholarships available
% on Financial Aid
40%
Acceptance Rate
98%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Trina Mills
Admissions Associate
Huey Mills

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Arts and Music Programs:
All-School Choir, Art Studio Lessons, Drama productions, Level 1 Band, Level 2 Band, Orchestra, 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 high school offers nearly nearly 100 electives, many are AP or dual credit courses.  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, orchastra, 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. CCA has 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 majestic palms, 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.
Profile last updated: 09/21/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (17 reviews)
5  
Amazing school. Best decision I could have made for my children. Teaching of bible and God ministry is what our children need at this time. If I could change anything about CCA is cultural diversity with teachers and children.
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We absolutely love CCA! The fact that our daughter is receiving a Christian based education has been such a blessing! She comes home singing about the Bible! Academically she has grown so! The love and concern is shown from the front office, teachers, and staff! Cannot say enough about this school!
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5  
CCA is a wonderful school, I am so glad my children are enrolled here...we plan to stay until they graduate! :)
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5  
CCA is an Amazing school. My grandchildren absolutely love it what is important to us is that God is the center of education.
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5  
CCA changed our lives. Until second grade at CCA - my son struggled with academics, ambition and interaction with other children. CCA changed all that. The staff and the other parents are accepting of all people and show love to and for everyone. My son now wakes up - ready to face the day and he is actually sad when it's not a school day. I cannot recommend CCA to everyone enough.
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5  
Amazing! I love that Christ is the center of each subject. My child is loved and safe at CCA! Thankful to have my son apart of CCA.
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5  
My son has attended CCA for the first time this school year. These teachers care about the education they are teaching. My son has never come home so full of knowledge when attending public school compared to attending CCA. We will be staying here until he graduates. Wonderful school and atmosphere.
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5  
CCA is a great school that puts Christ at the center of all learning. My son has learned so much this year and I cannot wait to have all 3 of my children at CCA next year.
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5  
My son goes to Christian academy, and he is in the cubby care program they are always willing to make sure that my son is in good hands and they are always on top of making sure that they are in good hands. i would recommend them to anyone.
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5  
CCA was not the school we planned for our daughter Amelia to go to. Due to the pandemic, I toured the facility. Mrs. Trina Mills meet with me and gave me a tour of the facility. Being a parent of an only child I was really nervous about school period... she had been with my mother and never went to daycare. She went to First United Methodist a few hours a week which helped with her social skills. But... real school..... I wasn`t ready for that. Mrs. Trina assured me Amelia would be loved and taken care of. Gary and I prayed and God sent us that way. They kept me informed and responded anytime I had an issue! I know I bugged Mrs. Misty Eubanks, Mrs. Trina Mills and her K5 teacher Mrs. Ashley Green to the max! They never once complained and always answered my question even if it didn`t seem big to them. I would recommend anyone with a child to do a tour and see what CCA has to offer. When it comes to education and the principles your child will learn, it doesn`t matter what the cost is! The Love is shown daily and I love each one that has put their hand in with helping Amelia develop and will continue to develop at CCA!
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5  
CCA is an incredible school and is something that every school to strive to be like. They are fun, organized, prompt and most importantly, provide a five start learning environment for children of all ages. My son has attended since he was 1 y/o and is now almost 6. He can already write his name in cursive and excel in areas that most kids his age do not. They provide the stepping stones to make a child prepared (and more) for kindergarten. I can't wait to see what else they have in store for my son's learning as well as my daughter who also attends their Cubby Care. Cubby Care is the daycare that they provide. It is clean and all the staff who work in Cubby Care are incredible and fantastic with children. Send your children here and you'll notice a huge change in your child both academically and spiritually!
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5  
Excellent school and staff.
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5  
An outstanding school that exceeds expectations. I give it 5 STARS!!!
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5  
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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5  
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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5  
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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5  
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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked SC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 334 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,400
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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