Northwest Christian Academy

Northwest Christian Academy is an independent, non-denominational school committed to a program that inspires students to pursue excellence in moral character, academics and servant leadership to others. It is the mission of NCA to prepare students to impact their world for Christ by equipping them with a sound education, by empowering them with a biblical worldview, and by inspiring them through Godly leadership.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 337 students
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Speech therapy, Language-based learning differences
Year Founded

Student Body

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

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
18 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(There is a dress code )

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Michelle Ruffier
Admissions Associate


Total Sports Offered
5 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Student Leadership

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama, Drama Productions, Music, Piano, Spanish

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Basketball Teams, Cross Country, Flag Football, Track and Field, Volleyball

School Notes

  • Northwest Christian Academy and Northwest Christian High School 4706 Park Center Ave. N.E., Lacey, WA 98516
  • 360-493-2223
  • Administration: High School principal: Kevin Schwoch; K-8 principal: Kim DeLeon; and Preschool/Day-care Director: 
  • Grade levels offered: Northwest Christian Academy: Daycare/Preschool (Infant - 5 years), Kindergarten - 8th grades (with All-day kindergarten) & Northwest Christian High School, 9-12th grades is on our campus.
  • Preschool/Daycare Enrollment and typical class size: 70 daycare/preschool students with a maximum class size of 10; 162 students in K-8 with an average class size of 17; 102 high school students with classes of 6 to 22 students.
  • Classroom style: K - 6th grades have traditional classes with specialists (Spanish, Music, & PE) and Jr. High classes move to different classes for the different subjects and specialists.
  • Subjects taught/enrichment classes:  
  • K-8th: Spanish, Computer, Music & PE.  
  • Enrichments on campus include, sports, drama and piano. 
  • 9th-2th at Northwest Christian High School, which is on our campus: biology,  AP US History, chemistry, Interactive labs, STEM programs with 3D printers, Concurrent Credit Art & Speech, physical science, pre-algebra through discrete mathematics, speech, government, creative writing, culinary arts, guitar, outreach team, drama, Spanish, yearbook, journalism, computer, Knowledge Bowl, academic decathlon, office skills, & leadership.
  • Contact information:Northwest Christian Academy (K- 8th grades) 360-493-2223 or Email: Website:
  • Northwest Christian High School (9th 12th grades): 360-491-2966 or Email: & International Student Program 9th - 12th Email: NCHS website is:
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 337 students
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Thurston County, WA is $9,200 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Thurston County, WA is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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