Sound Christian Academy is a private, Christian school located in Tacoma, WA.
It was founded in 1960 as Tacoma Baptist Schools and renamed in 2021 as Sound Christian Academy. It is one of the oldest, most well-respected Christian schools in the South Sound region.
SCA offers Pre-K through 12th grades.  Our campus has a spacious gym, large outdoor playground, library and computer labs.
Voted "BEST PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL in the South Sound" 2020 and "BEST PRIVATE MIDDLE SCHOOL in the South Sound" in 2021

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 296 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,700
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Sound Christian Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for:

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School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
296 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Sound Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
5 courses
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Grades 9-12: $9,700 Grades 6-8: $8,700 Grades K-5: $7,700 PK4's (Full-day): $6,700 PS3's (Half-day): $3,650
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Greg Olson



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Spelling Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Drama

School Notes

  • Sound Christian Academy develops disciples of Jesus and leaders in the community to engage the culture for His kingdom.
  • Our students benefit from small class sizes and a welcoming, family atmosphere. They are challenged to achieve in the classroom by caring teachers who know them and push them to reach their full potential.  
  • SCA operates and instructs in harmony with Biblical principles, producing knowledgeable and skillful students who are inspired and equipped for a lifetime of exceptional service.
  • We invite you to visit our campus, meet our teachers, talk with our administrators, and learn about all that SCA can offer your family.  Call us at 253.475.7226 x105 to learn more and schedule your campus visit.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 296 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,700
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Tacoma, WA is $11,217 for elementary schools and $14,797 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Tacoma, WA is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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