Shalom Christian Academy

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: (717)375-2223
Shalom Christian Academy serves more than 400 students in Pre-K through 12th grade on the 33 acre Shalom campus. Another 180 students are served through our Growing Tree Preschool program at 5 satellite locations throughout the area.
Shalom Christian Academy serves more than 400 students in Pre-K through 12th grade on the 33 acre Shalom campus. Another 180 students are served through our Growing Tree Preschool program at 5 satellite locations throughout the area.
Shalom Christian Academy's mission statement is 'to prepare each student for a life of consequence in the world for the kingdom of God.'
In addition to the part time preschool programs offered through Growing Tree Preschool at local churches, Shalom Christian Academy offers all day Pre-K at the Shalom Christian Academy Campus. This is a 5 day a week program.
Shalom offers 10 courses in which students may earn full college credit, including: Understanding the Times (3 credits), Psychology (3 credits), Pre-Calculus (4 credits), Calculus I (4 credits), Physics (4 credits), Life Calling (3 credits), American Literature (3 credits), British Literature (3 credits), American History II (3 credits), Chemistry (5 credits). Each of these courses are being credited through various colleges and universities that have worked with SCA in developing this unique opportunity.
Our goal is to support and prepare our middle school students during this transitional time in their lives. Academic credibility is achieved through small classes and directed curriculum. This allows for increased contact with teaching staff who model our living curriculum.
Shalom Christian Academy recognizes that school life includes more than classroom instruction. We seek to provide opportunities for students to interact and build relationships with faculty and other students. Traditions such as the annual fifth grade faculty-student kickball game, spirit weeks and mini courses enhance our community and reinforce our mission.
  • Shalom Christian Academy is an independent school that seeks to prepare each student for a life of consequence in the world for the kingdom of God.
  • We strive to educate students to be life-long learners with a Christian worldview that focuses on service to others.
  • Our goal is to partner with parents as we prepare students academically, spiritually and socially.
  • The school is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA).

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Other school association(s)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLearning disabilities
Year Founded1976

Student Body

Total Students543 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeShalom Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesDual enrollment courses: Bible, Calculus, Pre-calculus, Physics, Psychology. Honors: English, History and Chemistry,
Average SAT score1210
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,000
Admissions DirectorMike Shaker
Admissions AssociateCaryn Bowser


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountrySoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
National Honor Society, Student Government, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Chorale, Chorale Ensemble, Drama, Instrumental, Music Theory, Photography, Sound & Lights, Video Editing, Worship Team

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Elementary Soccer, Youth Basketball Association

School Notes

  • Growing Tree Preschools, our preK program, are at five locations in partnership with area churches.
  • On-site, all day PreK
  • Multiple kindergarten options.
  • Before and after school care available.
  • Students have access to interactive whiteboards, tablets and labtops.
  • Wireless community.
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5  4/4/2013
Shalom has a great sense of community. It is definitely a caring environment!!
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