Portsmouth Christian Academy

5.00 5 1 (4 reviews)
Tel: (603)742-3617
  • PCA in a non-profit, Pre-K through Grade 12 private day school located in Dover, NH. The classical approach to education forms the foundation of our program.
  • Curriculum is chosen that is developmentally appropriate and encourages cognitive growth in all disciplines.
  • Faculty review of the curriculum is an ongoing process that provides the means to add enrichment to units, defines the skills that must be mastered at each grade level, and determines the relevance and truth of the curriculum as seen through the light of Scripture.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supportedsee our Mosaic Program
Year Founded1978
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Student Body

Total Students477 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 12%
Students by GradePortsmouth Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
56%
Average Class Size17 students
Number of AP Courses17 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP European History, AP French, AP Language and Composition, AP Literature, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Pyschology, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP US History, AP World History
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Chino pants, polo shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,245
Tuition NotesTuition: K-8 - $11,245 Tuition: 9-12-$14,620 International Tuition: 7-8 $16,250 International Tuition: 9-12 $22,800
% on Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid Grant$3,300
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorElaina Russo
Admissions AssociateTristan Agasi

Sports

Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Freestyle Skiing, Gymnastics, Nordic Skiing, Paddle Tennis, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryEquestrian,
Freestyle SkiingGymnastics,
Nordic SkiingPaddle Tennis,
SnowboardingSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.25 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts Club, Bible Study Groups, Book Club, Chess Club, Chinese Club, Debate Club, Drama, French Club, Golf Club, Granite State Challenge, Helping and Healing through Music, Literary and Fine Arts Magazine, Math Club, Missions Club, Prom, Quiz Bowl, Robotics Club, Ski and Snowboard Club, Spanish Club, Student Government, Theater Arts, Tutoring Club, World War II Movie Club, Worship Team, Yearbook Arts Club, Book Club, Chess Club, Chinese Club, Debate Club, Drama, French Club, Golf Club, Math Club, Missions Club, Prom, Quiz Bowl, Robotics Club, Spanish Club, Theater Arts, Tutoring Club, Worship Team, Yearbook, Bible Study Groups,
Granite State Challenge,
Helping and Healing through Music,
Literary and Fine Arts Magazine,
Ski and Snowboard Club,
Student Government,
World War II Movie Club,

School Notes

  • PCA in a non-profit, Pre-K through Grade 12 private day school located in Dover, NH. The classical approach to education forms the foundation of our program. Curriculum is chosen that is developmentally appropriate and encourages cognitive growth in all disciplines. Faculty review of the curriculum is an ongoing process that provides the means to add enrichment to units, defines the skills that must be mastered at each grade level, and determines the relevance and truth of the curriculum as seen through the light of Scripture.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  5/13/2017
This is the best thing that we have ever done for any of our kids. We are regretful that PCA wasn't on our radar with our older kids. This school is academically challenging, teaches compassion and kindness, and the teachers are incredibly trained, well educated and honestly care so much about the students. We thought it would be unaffordable. There is assistance. We assumed we may not be "Christian" enough. Wrong again. Very inclusive and involved faculty and parents. We are just so grateful to have found PCA.
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5  1/19/2016
Five years ago we sold our home in MA and moved to the Dover area so that our children could attend PCA. Here, the teachers CARE about the students in such a genuine way. The level of professionalism and kindness far exceeds the previous schools (3) we have been part of. Now in the high school, they are challenged with honors and AP level classes in every area of study. This school does a fantastic job being both CHRISTIAN and ACADEMICALLY EXCELLENT.
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5  7/24/2015
After having my children attend 2 other Christian School in New England, I am so very glad that we found PCA! This school has been such a great blessing to my kids. They are involved in sports and fine arts. They are taking Honors level courses absolutely love it at PCA.
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5  7/24/2015
This is our 10th year at PCA! My oldest child started in kindergarten and my other two started in preschool. My oldest is now in high school! Their years at PCA have been such a tremendous blessing. All of my children love this school and have a love of learning thanks to the wonderful teachers and staff who are so caring and committed to helping each child discover their gifts and succeed.
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