Redemption Christian Academy

Founded in 1979 by Pastor John Massey, Jr., Redemption Christian Academy (RCA) provides a quality education in an affordable structured, Christian environment.
He believed that in the right environment, any student, regardless of race, sex, or background, could achieve academic excellence.
RCA provides a strong academic foundation to help hard-working, motivated students reach their ne plus ultra.
RCA has welcomed international students from around the world from countries which include: Switzerland, Venezuela, the Bahamas, Korea, France, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Greece, Canada, Czech Republic, Senegal, Serbia, Ghana, Liberia, Belgium, Jamaica, Bahamas, and others.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Yearly Tuition: $28,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Top Rankings

Redemption Christian Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
ADD, ADHD, High-Functioning Autism, and other mild learning differences
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 40%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
10 students
Number of AP Courses
8 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP European History, AP Government, AP Language and Composition, AP Literature and Composition, AP United States History, Diverse College Dual Enrollment Courses
Average SAT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
RCA uniform. See (View more info) For girl

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
7000 K-8 students 9500 high school day students 19,500 five day boarding students 24,500 seven day domestic boarding students 28,000 seven day international boarding students Tuition includes tuition, room, and board. Individual associated fees may range from $50-3,000.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Sandra Luraas


Total Sports Offered
3 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
25 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Activities Planning Board (APB), Adventure and Nature, Agricultural Engineering, Astronomy Club, Beekeeping, Bird Club, Booker T. Washington Club, Chess Club, Construction Engineering, Culinary Club, Goodway Culinary Institute, MakerSpace (Hands on Learning), Mock Trial Team, Nature Club, Pathfinders Youth Group, Permaculture, Sewing Club, Soap Club, Student Leadership

Arts and Music Programs:
Ceramics Club, Choir, Music, Natural Science Illustration

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Archery Club, Intramural Sports Program

School Notes

Why RCA?
  • Safe, structured environment
  • Uniquely Affordable
  • Family atmosphere
  • College dual enrollment
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Academic excellence since 1979
  • Immediate enrollment available for Credit Recovery
  • Summer academic and recreational programs
  • Agricultural Engineering program
  • We Unwrap the Labels (for I.E.P. students)
  • 95% of all our graduates go on to college
  • Small class sizes
  • One-on-one tutoring
  • STEAM program (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math)
  • International student body
  • Special dietary needs accommodated (diabetes, gluten free, vegetarian)
  • Career Development Program
  • Entrepreneurial Internship Program
  • Located near major colleges and universities
  • Nationally competitive basketball program
  • CLIP - Cultural Language Immersion Program
  • "If you value peace of mind and trust, then RCA is for you! We are a blue collar, family-oriented institution which emphasizes old time values! At RCA we NURTURE and CULTIVATE your child!"
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Redemption Christian Academy cost?
Redemption Christian Academy's tuition is approximately $28,000 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Redemption Christian Academy?
The acceptance rate of Redemption Christian Academy is 80%, which is higher than the national average of 79%.
Does Redemption Christian Academy offer a summer program?
Yes, Redemption Christian Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Redemption Christian Academy offer?
Redemption Christian Academy offers 3 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Tennis and Track and Field.
When is the application deadline for Redemption Christian Academy?
The application deadline for Redemption Christian Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
Redemption Christian Academy is a life-changing establishment. Moments before submitting this review (which I proudly have personal firsthand experience to do so) I read a quote from one of my Facebook's news feeds. It stated "I always wondered why somebody didn't do something about that, then I realized I am somebody". Most students who have attended Redemption Christian Academy refer to it as the "RCA Family". Reason being, it is much more than a school. The RCA founder, staff, and other numerous associates are the somebodies who create somebody. They are the somebodies, who do something, about that. Whatever the "that" is in a child's life, they help nurture and guide it into its ne plus ultra (highest apex) of what it can be. Redemption Christian Academy is a school of quality. It possesses quality of education. It possesses quality of care & guidance academically, spiritually, and athletically. Lastly, it possesses a quality which has become the missing link in most educational institutions today. RCA poses love.
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I graduated from Redemption Christian Academy (RCA) in 1996. I concur with the RCA motto, "RCA is more than a's preparation for life." The education at RCA goes beyond academics. It is a place to be nurtured naturally and spiritually. In addition to quality academics, each student is taught how to conduct oneself as a productive member of society, have respect for oneself and others, maintain structure and discipline beyond the classroom, continuously strive for excellence, never settle for average- naturally or spiritually, and keep Christ in the center and at the forefront of all we do. At RCA, no student will "fall through the cracks." Each student is given personal attention and whatever help necessary for them to excel. The RCA staff unfailingly gives of themselves in nurturing, loving, and caring for all students as if their own family. RCA is a family, not determined by natural means, but rather by the love of Christ. RCA produces a profound impact on the lives of each individual; oftentimes changing the course of a life from a dire path to a favorable outcome. No price tag can be put on a student's time at RCA. You get so much at RCA for so little money.
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I am a prospective parent wanting to send my 7th grade son to RCA. We live in Arizona and I think the most scariest thing for me is sending him to boarding school in Massachusetts. I want him to receive a quality education because Arizona has failed in so many ways and I think the strategies have become "labeling" students esp. black male students who struggle in school so it doesn't impact the school district negatively. I want to "unwrap the labels" for my son but I know I need the assistance of RCA. I don't know what can be more comforting and confirming to know that RCA is available. I am a single mother of 4 sons and I am nervous but excited about applying to RCA. Any pointers from parents who have been in my situation would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!
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Both of my children attended Redemption Christian Academy and came away with values, structure, skills, and a perspective that have wonderfully shaped their adult lives.
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The changes that have occurred in my children have been noted! I''m pleased with the overall results and grades of my children! No regrets!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Yearly Tuition: $28,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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