Carolina Christian Academy

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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Association of Christian Schools (AACS)
Potomac and Chesapeake Association of College Admissions Counselors
National Council for Private School Accreditation
Religious AffiliationBaptist
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1996
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$400

Student Body

Total Students304 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 Teachers18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio17:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses6 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAmerican History, Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, English, Spanish
Average SAT score1180
Average ACT score26
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,400
Tuition NotesVarious scholarships available
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorTrina Mills
Admissions AssociateHuey Mills


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Golf, Gymnastics, Martial Arts, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Martial ArtsVolleyball,


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.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
Excellent school and staff.
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An outstanding school that exceeds expectations. I give it 5 STARS!!!
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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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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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The average private school tuition in South Carolina is $6,238 for elementary schools and $7,049 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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