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Ridge Christian Academy offers a rigorous, Christ-centered curriculum enriched with relevant learning experiences. Certified teachers enhance academics with the use of technology and home-school internet connections.
Dual enrollment is offered for qualified high school students.
Foreign language, music and the dramatic arts provide a well-rounded educational experience. The modern facilities include expanded classrooms, an open-air basketball pavilion, soccer and softball fields. Sitting on 28 acres, RCA has room to grow and we invite you to join our journey.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 254 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,000
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jun. 1 / Sep. 1 / rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Language Arts/Math
Year Founded
2002
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost
$200
Summer Program Cost Notes
Based on maximum 2 courses per summer unit

Student Body

Total Students
254 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
85%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade
Ridge Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(RCA shirt, Khaki, or blue jeans, belts required.)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jun. 1 / Sep. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Pre-K tuition varies with age. $7100 is elementary tuition and fees. $7600 covers secondary tuition and fees.
% on Financial Aid
65%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$7,000
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Lindsay Caruso
Admissions Associate
Marisol Santiago

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Garden Club, Honor Society, Robotics Club, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Basketball Teams, Cross Country, Soccer Team, Volleyball Team

School Notes

RCA is accredited by ILCS & SACS and is dedicated to providing a quality education to the children in our care.  We believe all children can learn and should have the opportunity to discover their God-given potential.  In order to accomplish that goal we offer:

  • Step Up for Students, Family Empowerment, and McKay Scholarships
  • Dual Enrollment for qualified students
  • Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, and Cross Country
  • Tutoring resources
  • Foreign language and Dramatic Arts
  • Academic and Fine Arts competitions
  • Community involvement activities
  • Afterschool specialty programs (Sports, Agriculture, Choir, Robotics, Student Council, Honor Society)
  • Exploration trips 
  • Summer Camp Programs
Profile last updated: 05/18/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 254 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,000
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jun. 1 / Sep. 1 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Polk County, FL is $11,446 for elementary schools and $14,100 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Polk County, FL is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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