NorthCreek Academy & Preschool

Our philosophy as a Classical Christian school is built upon the Trivium: Grammar Stage (K-5), Dialectic Stage (6-8), and the Rhetoric Stage (9-12) (High School addition is coming in the future.) Our commitment is to biblical application and partnering with families.
In addition to the usual subjects, NCA provides classroom/instrumental music, art, Latin, and sports at the Jr. High level.
TK-8 students wear uniforms, a hot lunch program is available, and extended care is available from 7:30 am until 6 pm.
School hours are 9 am until 12:30 pm for TK and Kindergarten; 9 am until 3:30 pm for grades 1 through 8.
A school nurse is on duty during school hours.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 450 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $10,980
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

NorthCreek Academy & Preschool ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia, mild learning differences
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
450 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
NorthCreek Academy & Preschool Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
22 students
List of Courses Offered
Average Percentile SSAT
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Uniforms - Khaki, Navy, Hunter Green, White

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Rate posted is for single child grades 1-5. Rate for 6-8 is $11,410. TK & Kindergarten is $7,930. Discounts apply to families with multiple students enrolled.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Ranetta Ericks
Admissions Associate
Michelle Kurnik


Total Sports Offered
6 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Odyssey of the Mind

Arts and Music Programs:
SALT Drama

School Notes

  • Most grades are already impacted for 23/24 so please call our enrollment coordinator, Ranetta Phillips, at 925/627-4435 to inquire about availability. Please submit an online application from our website if interested in joining us. Mid-year enrollment will be considered, but please call our registrar to discuss this prior to application. Enrollment for 23/24 began in late January 2023. Please refer to our website for dates of information meetings and visitor days.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does NorthCreek Academy & Preschool cost?
NorthCreek Academy & Preschool's tuition is approximately $10,980 for private students.
What sports does NorthCreek Academy & Preschool offer?
NorthCreek Academy & Preschool offers 6 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball and Volleyball.
What is NorthCreek Academy & Preschool's ranking?
NorthCreek Academy & Preschool ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees and Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for NorthCreek Academy & Preschool?
The application deadline for NorthCreek Academy & Preschool is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is NorthCreek Academy & Preschool located?
NorthCreek Academy & Preschool is located in the Ygnacio Valley neighborhood of Walnut Creek, CA. There are 2 other private schools located in Ygnacio Valley.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
We couldn't be happier with this school! We have had an amazing experience here and our son absolutely LOVES going to school each day! His teachers are so genuine and loving and it truly shows in their interactions with the students! I also love that the teachers care about building relationships with the family as well. If I could give North creek 10 stars, I would!
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We currently have three children enrolled in NCAP. Having a faith-based education for our children is important to us. After visiting nearly every local private school, a few things impressed us about NorthCreek and led us to choose NCAP for our children's education. First, the Principal has a clear vision for the school. Strong leadership is critical and we are confident that Principal Steele is attentive, sensitive, and wise. Second, we like the smaller class sizes and a plethora of electives in junior high. It warms our hearts to see our children build trusting relationships with their teachers knowing they have their attention and support through any unique obstacle. NCAP offers enough programs to fascinate every kind of child be it through sports, music, debate, or performing. We are also particularly impressed with NCAP's objective to raise confident communicators. Speaking in front of the class starts in Kindergarten and is a skill set that is becoming rare in this digital age. When you factor in reasonable tuition, it was an easy decision to send our children to NorthCreek Academy- one that has been confirmed over and over given the excitement our children feel about going to school.
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Northcreek Academy is a wonderful school that truly cares about students and their families!We have two children here, and we are thrilled with the teachers and staff. Our children are not only receiving an excellent academic education, they are learning what it means to love God and serve others. They have grown in every aspect.We highly recommend it!
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The teachers are excellent and facilities are top notch. The small class size creates a positive environment for my little girl to learn and ask questions. I have also been impressed with Christian education that she has received and I have seen growth in her on so many levels of her life. All around great experience
- Posted by
We love the warm feeling of the staff and parent community at NorthCreek and could not be happier. The school offers growth for our kids in more than just academics. It emphasizes a love of learning, faith and character building as part of their Classical Education approach. Highly recommend :)
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 450 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $10,980
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Contra Costa County, CA is $14,760 for elementary schools and $20,316 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Contra Costa County, CA is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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