Northwest Christian School

The purpose of Northwest Christian School is to provide an educational program which upholds a standard of scholastic and behavioral excellence, furnishes instruction in biblically-based Christian faith which enables students to develop a Biblical world view, and prepares students to fulfill their God-ordained role in the home, the church, their country, and the world.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked AZ School
  • School Type: Hybrid (Online & In-person)
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,542 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,882
  • Acceptance rate: 97%
  • Average class size: 23 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Northwest Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Arizona for:

Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
State Accredited Program
Accreditation Notes
NCS Online is dual accredited through ACSI and Cognia.
Personalized Content
Live Instruction
Rolling Enrollment
Flexible Class Schedule
Accelerated Offerings
Classes for Credit/Part Time Options
Dedicated College Counselor
Community Clubs/Activities Offered

Student Body

Total Students
1,542 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Northwest Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
83 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
23 students
Number of AP Courses
2 courses
Advanced Courses
Anatomy & Physiology, AP English 5-6, AP English 7-8, Calculus 3-4, Physics 3-4
Average SAT score
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
(Out of 36)
Classroom Dress Code
solid color polos, uniform or cargo shorts, Dockers-style pants

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Full Day K-5 $10,285 Middle School (6-8) $ 12,430 High School $13,882 NCS Online School $2500-4500
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Michelle Reddy
Admissions Associate
Holli Barnes



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
34 extracurriculars
Ambassadors Club, Book Buddies, Cheer, Christian Warriors/Mart. Arts, Crusader Chess Club, Crusader Golf, Drama, Junior Crusaders: Sports, Junior National Honors Society, National Honors Society, Praise Band, Public Speaking 1, Robotics

Club or Organization:
Adventure Cru, Come & See Creative Journal, Drone Programming, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, High School Book Club, Homework Club, Jiu-Jitsu, Jr. Robotics, K-5 Cheer and Pom, Kitten Corps, Law Club, LEGO STEAM, Middle School Book Club, Play On Purpose, Radio Club, Rogue Squadron, Snazzy Snacks, Women's Self Defense

Arts and Music Programs:
Chapel Cherubs

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Growth Soccer Club, Lacrosse

School Notes

  • Applications are currently being accepted for the 2024-2025 school year. For more information visit our Admissions website:
  • Northwest Christian School has developed a fully online Christian school -- NCS Online. To learn more about our online Christian school, visit
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Northwest Christian School cost?
Northwest Christian School's tuition is approximately $13,882 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Northwest Christian School?
The acceptance rate of Northwest Christian School is 97%, which is higher than the national average of 88%.
What sports does Northwest Christian School offer?
Northwest Christian School offers 17 interscholastic sports: Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, E-sports, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track and Wrestling. Northwest Christian School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Arizona for most sports offered.
What is Northwest Christian School's ranking?
Northwest Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Arizona for: Largest student body, Most sports offered and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Northwest Christian School?
The application deadline for Northwest Christian School is Jan. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
In what neighborhood is Northwest Christian School located?
Northwest Christian School is located in the Deer Valley neighborhood of Phoenix, AZ. There are 3 other private schools located in Deer Valley.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (9 reviews)
I have been to many schools throughout my childhood and I have to say, Northwest has been my favorite. I love the mission opportunities that they have here and the teachers are so incredibly fun. Coming to NCS has shifted my worldview for the better and I am so glad that I can call myself a crusader.
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As a student who goes here, I must say that this school is great. I love the amount of work that all the teachers and staff put in to keep the school running, and how they make it fun for everyone. The teachers often go above and beyond for the students here at this school, and the principals are just amazing. The only downside is that they only serve soft pretzels every other week, they are delicious!!
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My son graduated in 2014 from NCS and will graduate from ASU in 2018. He attended there for 13 years (K-12) and participated in the band, baseball, and football. I can't say enough about the teachers, coaches, and other staff as to the preparation they gave him for higher education and life in general. I still attend activities at the school and enjoy talking to former students and teachers. I would highly encourage parents to visit the school if you are interested in a great education and experience for your children.
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I am an extremely picky former home school mom of 5 years. This school sounded too good to be true, but after 3 years, I can honestly say it has exceeded my expectations. My child is a freshman now and is involved in the Adventure Club (hiking, shooting, climbing), band, football, mission trips, discipleship groups, student government, weight training and theater. His classes challenge him and he is seeking a leadership scholarship to Grand Canyon University and excels with technology. The freshman class is really tight, and I feel blessed beyond measure at the circle of friends NCS has put around him. The superintendent's door is always open and I attend the monthly Coffee with the Principals; parent participation makes this school great too without the drama and financial challenges other private schools seem to be troubled with. It is the best decision we could have made.
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This is my 3rd year at Northwest Christian School and I''m so proud that my children attend this school. The school offers so many activities, sports for students to be a part of no matter what their age or interests. The junior high school and high school sports programs are amazing. The classroom instruction is stellar--my children are getting a solid education elementary age through high school. But, most importantly they are surrounded by good people: their teachers, administration, and friends. God's light shines on this campus in all they do. So blessed that my children can be a part of NCS.
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HI, I am the grandparent of one of your kindergarten students and would like some information on several of your extra-curricular programs. 1. Cub Scouts 2. Chess Club 3. Book Buddies Thanks Tom Shelby
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Northwest Christian School has impressed me in a number of ways. The teachers are certified by ACSI and the Arizona Department of Education. Each of the teachers and staff members my children interacted with truly cared about them. My children have been prayed for, prayed with and encouraged. Academically each of my children was challenged at their level of need. My three kids came in three flavors. One needed academic support and another needed academic challenge. We found both at NCS. Socially my children found their niche in athletics and fine arts. We have continually been blessed to be a part of NCS.
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It is a joy to teach at Northwest. I strive to bring biblical truths in every subject and enjoy teaching children the Word of God. The staff prays together and works cohesively as one team working toward a common goal: to train young people to have a biblical worldview in an ever changing world.
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What a blessing NCS has been to our three kids; all are considered lifers. NCS prepared them for their Chrisitian Walk and World View, College, Life as a Christian in a World lacking Christian Values. Have no regrets what so ever in sendin our kids to NCS and investing the thousands of dollars; more than well worth it! An investment that has infinite value and last many lifetimes and generations to come.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked AZ School
  • School Type: Hybrid (Online & In-person)
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,542 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,882
  • Acceptance rate: 97%
  • Average class size: 23 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Phoenix, AZ is $13,108 for elementary schools and $14,951 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Phoenix, AZ is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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