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

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1993

Student Body

Total Students176 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Excel Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses7 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Human Geography, AP United States History, AP World History
Average SAT score1090
Average ACT score23
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(4 days uniform; 1 day casual)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,880
Tuition NotesGrades 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$2,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDonna Garland


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, SoftballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.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, daily Bible classes, 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.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Cartersville
    Grades: PK-6 | 267 students
    3.8 miles
    814 West Ave
    Cartersville, GA 30120
    (770) 386-7479
    3.8 PK-6
  • Rome
    Grades: PK-12 | 691 students
    25.3 miles
    1014 Cave Spring Rd SW
    Rome, GA 30161
    (706) 235-6051
    25.3 PK-12
  • Adairsville
    Grades: 2-12 | 20 students
    19.9 miles
    118 E George St
    Adairsville, GA 30103
    (770) 877-3600
    19.9 2-12
  • Austell
    Grades: NS-12 | 366 students
    21.2 miles
    Admissions Office 2356 Clay Road
    Austell, GA 30106
    (770) 819-5040
    21.2 NS-12
  • Gainesville
    Grades: 7-12
    54.9 miles
    2001 Riverside Drive
    Gainesville, GA 30501
    (800) 462-2338
    54.9 7-12

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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