Cresset Christian Academy

Established in 1975, Cresset has continuously offered education that includes college preparatory courses, competitive athletic teams, and a full fine arts program.
Cresset Christian Academy offers students in Preschool through grade 12 an opportunity for an education for eternity with a Biblical worldview.
Our mission is to equip each student to be a light for Jesus Christ by fostering the student's spiritual gifts and talents; by developing academic skills necessary for college preparation; and by encouraging social and personal growth.
Cresset Christian Academy intends to equip each student to be a light for Jesus Christ spiritually, scholastically, and socially.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 250 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
1975
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
250 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
59%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade
Cresset Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses
3 courses

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • Established in 1975, Cresset has continuously offered education that includes college preparatory courses, competitive athletic teams, and a full fine arts program. Cresset Christian Academy offers students in Preschool through grade 12 an opportunity for an education for eternity with a Biblical worldview. Our mission is to equip each student to be a light for Jesus Christ by fostering the student's spiritual gifts and talents; by developing academic skills necessary for college preparation; and by encouraging social and personal growth. Cresset Christian Academy intends to equip each student to be a light for Jesus Christ spiritually, scholastically, and socially.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the application deadline for Cresset Christian Academy?
The application deadline for Cresset Christian Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Cresset Christian Academy located?
Cresset Christian Academy is located in the North Garrett Road neighborhood of Durham, NC. There are 4 other private schools located in North Garrett Road.

School Reviews

5  
We could not be happier with our choice to enroll our son at Cresset Christian Academy. After facing discrimination at his previous charter school due to his Christian faith, we were seeking a warm, supportive environment where his faith would be welcomed. We found that and so much more at Cresset.From the moment we stepped foot on the inviting, well-maintained campus, we knew this was the right fit. The administration and teachers welcomed us with open arms and have continued to provide an exceptional level of care and support. Our son absolutely loves going to school each day to learn in his stimulating classes, connect with friends, and grow in his faith. Some highlights for our family have been the weekly Wednesday chapel, the strong sense of community among students, teachers, and parents, the top-notch Bible curriculum, school basketball games, and the dedication of the teachers to get to know each child individually. Our son has grown tremendously in his academics and his faith thanks to the nurturing environment at Cresset. We enthusiastically recommend Cresset Christian Academy to other families seeking a supportive Christian school. The community has been a blessing to our family. We are so pleased with the caring teachers, faith-based learning, and strong values that shape each school day. Our son is thriving, and we couldn't have asked for a better school.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 250 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Durham, NC is $13,054 for elementary schools and $18,156 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Durham, NC is 71% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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