Nittany Christian School

  • Welcome to Nittany Christian! We are sure that as you visit our website, you will find interesting facts about our School that may not match your idea of what a "typical" classical Christian school is like.
  • Our priority is to serve the Lord while allowing kids to be kids, all in an environment conducive to learning.
  • The students who walk through our front door on a typical morning are smiling and enthusiastic, ready to start another day, loving to learn and learning to love! We have high academic standards that are met through traditional classrooms that take a nontraditional approach to learning.
  • Yes, we use textbooks, but they are not the focus of our teaching methods.
  • The teachers allow the students to explore topics, use a hands-on approach to learning, and facilitate activities that motivate students to want to know more.
  • Christ is the center of our curriculum and is integrated into every aspect of the School day.
  • Bible is taught daily and there are weekly chapels. The Great Commission is emphasized through a special "Missions Month" and other projects.
  • Besides reading, writing, and arithmetic, students are given an opportunity to explore music, art, physical education, health, library resources, technology, and a variety of extracurricular activities.

School Overview

Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded1975

Student Body

Total Students124 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeNittany Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,200
Tuition NotesFinancial Scholarship money is available to qualified families. Ten month payment plans.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorLaura Snider


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Fencing, Freestyle Skiing, Soccer, TennisBasketballFencing,
Freestyle SkiingSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Math Counts, Science Olympiad

Arts and Music Programs:

Recreational Athletic Programs:
10 and Under Tennis, Fencing, Skiing/Snowboarding, Soccer Shots

School Notes

  • Nittany Christian School is a private, Christian school for students in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade.  We serve students from the State College ASD, Bellefonte ASD, Bald Eagle ASD, Huntingdon ASD, Tyrone ASD and Penns Valley ASD with bussing provided from all of these districts!
  • Nittany Christian School strives to nurture the whole child - academically, physically and spiritually.  We teach students to "Learn to Love and Love to Learn".  We feature a strong sense of community - partnering closely with our parents.  
  • We invite you to call Nittany Christian School at 814-234-5652 to schedule a tour.  We would love to show you around our great school and talk to you about how you can become a part of this dynamic family!
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