Excel Christian Academy

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Excel Christian Academy provides excellence in education in a Christ-centered atmosphere.
We are a non-denominational Christian community school.  We are a college prep school with grades Pre-K 4 - 12.  Small class sizes

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 176 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,880
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
176 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade
Excel Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
7 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Human Geography, AP United States History, AP World History
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
4 days uniform; 1 day casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Grades K-5 $7,020 Grades 6-8 $8,220 Grades 9-12 $9,180 Grants and Financial Assistance are available for those who qualify.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Donna Garland


Total Sports Offered
7 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
10 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
BETA Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Junior BETA Club, National Honor Society (NHS), Spanish Honor Society, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
High School Band, High School Chorus, Middle School Band, Middle School Chorus

School Notes

  • Excel Christian Academy is a small, private Christian school whose goal is to provide an excellent education in a Christ-centered atmosphere. ECA is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), which is an accreditation division of AdvancED, the largest and most accepted accrediting agency in the United States.
  • In 1993, Excel began as a Kindergarten-6th-grade school with only 61 students. Proudly, ECA recognized its first senior graduating class in the year 2000.
  • Our curriculum is such that each student will have learned the skills necessary to have their choice of colleges upon graduation. One of our goals for improvement is to grow our student population so that we are able to increase the number of programs offered to our students as they express their interests for sports, arts, recreational, and academic programs.
  • Excel is a community school that was built as a ministry of the Cartersville Church of God which later became The Church at Liberty Square. ECA was founded by the Senior Pastor Dr. Joe E. Edwards. We are very appreciative of the prayerful leadership and financial support provided by the Church at Liberty Square.In 2017, Excel became an independent community Christian school led by a private board and will continue to have the mission to provide an excellent education in a Christ-centered atmosphere.
  • Students and staff represent a variety of church affiliations, with memberships at over 50 different churches.The school`s spiritual purpose is to encourage a deep relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ; we believe that every child is a unique creation of God and spiritual opportunities are provided throughout the school day. Daily morning devotions, dailyBibleclasses, and weekly chapel services are an integral part of each child`s learning experience.
  • Cartersville is located 42 miles north of Atlanta on the I-75 growth corridor, near beautiful Lake Allatoona. With a population nearing 20,000, it is the largest city in Bartow County, which has a population just over 100,000. Cartersville is a very progressive city, with rural surroundings, and the site of many major industries. It has been growing very quickly and has become a prominent place to visit in Georgia and the Southern United States with highlights including the Booth Western Art Museum, the Tellus Science Museum, The Etowah Indian Mounds, and the LakePoint Sports Complex.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Excel Christian Academy cost?
Excel Christian Academy's tuition is approximately $8,880 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Excel Christian Academy?
The acceptance rate of Excel Christian Academy is 90%, which is higher than the national average of 81%.
What sports does Excel Christian Academy offer?
Excel Christian Academy offers 7 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer and Softball.
When is the application deadline for Excel Christian Academy?
The application deadline for Excel Christian Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

I graduated from Excel in 2010! From there, I went on to pursue a college degree from Lee University. I can honestly say Excel more than readied me for life after high school. The small class sizes allowed me to build close friendship with not only my classmates but my teachers as well. Those friendships I built I still have even today! Academically, Excel always pushed me to strive for my best. When I felt like I couldn't go any further my teachers were always there for encouragement to push me farther. Most importantly was the Christ centered environment. As a child and ten agree I didn't necessarily think it was the most important. However, now that I am a mother of a child of my own I see just how important that is for my household. Working in the "real work" as shown my just how Excel helped build my faith. I am so thankful for a school I was able to grow up in and I look forward to sending my children there when the day comes!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 176 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,880
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Georgia is $11,843 for elementary schools and $12,596 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Georgia is 81% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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