South Shore Christian Academy

South Shore Christian Academy is an independent, non-denominational, co-ed day school educating students from Preschool through Grade 12.
Every day, dedicated faculty and administrators work to prepare the students for college and life by integrating Christian faith, rigorous academics and core values honesty, respect and a Christ-like attitude to create a strong foundation for success.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 246 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,908
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

South Shore Christian Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded
1994

Student Body

Total Students
246 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
63%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
South Shore Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
18 students
Number of AP Courses
7 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AB Calculus, Biology, English Language, English Literature, Studio Art, US History
Average SAT score
1230
(Out of 1600)
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform top, khaki/black bottoms

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Grades K-5 $12,071 Grades 6-8 $14,456 Grades 9-12 $16,908Please see website for info on Preschool & Pre-K tuition rates.
% on Financial Aid
70%
Admissions Director
Terry Carter
Admissions Associate
Ruth Dagley

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chapel Band, Chess Club, Choir Club, Green Team, Jazz Band, National Honors Society, Prefect Council, Sound Team, Student Ambassador Program, Theatrical Productions, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Orchestra Program

School Notes

  • EVERY STUDENT IS UNIQUE
  • South Shore Christian Academy is an independent, nondenominational day school educating students from Preschool through Grade 12. Every day, dedicated faculty and administrators work to prepare the students for college and life by integrating Christian faith, rigorous academics and core values honesty, respect and a Christ-like attitude to create a strong foundation for success.
  • A FACULTY DEEPLY INVESTED IN EACH STUDENT
  • Our faculty of Christian teachers is our strongest asset and your child`s most ardent advocate. When you enroll your student at South Shore Christian Academy, you entrust him or her to a caring, motivated faculty who make the spiritual and academic development of each student a priority. Our teachers are fully credentialed, with over 70% holding advanced degrees, and are very gifted in their chosen profession. While their mission is to help each student achieve academic excellence through individualized, age-appropriate learning, their care and concern for each one of their students is a testament to their character. It is also one of the unique hallmarks of a South Shore Christian Academy education.
  • PREPARING STUDENTS FOR COLLEGE AND A FULFILLING LIFE
  • South Shore Christian Academy develops a student`s mind, body, character and spirit through challenging academics guided by Christian faith and values to prepare him or her for college and the ability to impact the world through a fulfilling life of faith, service and influence.
  • A SAFE, NURTURING ENVIRONMENT
  • Our children learn best in a safe, secure and comfortable environment. At South Shore Christian Academy, creation of that environment is our highest priority. Our teachers and administrators work ceaselessly to ensure that every student has the freedom to learn, live, and discover his or her unique, God-given gifts and talents. All of this is done in a community that not only nurtures students, but also encourages them to grow and learn. Our strong community of teachers, administrators, parents and student is wholeheartedly dedicated to making every aspect of the school experience positive and fulfilling.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does South Shore Christian Academy cost?
South Shore Christian Academy's tuition is approximately $16,908 for private students.
What sports does South Shore Christian Academy offer?
South Shore Christian Academy offers 7 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is South Shore Christian Academy's ranking?
South Shore Christian Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for: Highest percentage of students of color and Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for South Shore Christian Academy?
The application deadline for South Shore Christian Academy is Feb. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Calendar

View the South Shore Christian Academy yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
Seniors' Last Day (Upcoming Events)
May 02, 2025 (Friday)
LS Last Day of School - (12:00pm dismissal) (Upcoming Events)
June 05, 2025 (Thursday)
Upper School Last Day of School (10:30am dismissal) (Upcoming Events)
June 06, 2025 (Friday)

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
Our youngest has been here since 2019 & SSCA is easily the best decision we ever made! The faculty is its best asset - they all genuinely care for the students and are fully invested in their growth as good humans. There`s a strong community & support for the kids in all grades not just academically, but personally. This is what I wish our oldest`s Catholic school education was like!
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5  
We are halfway through our 2nd year here at SSCA and we couldn't be happier! My girls are now in the 2nd and 5th grades. We recently had our middle school orientation for next year and I was very impressed by the level of support my daughter will get as she transitions into big kid things. Middle school can be very challenging in so many ways, and they are right on top of it to make sure they transition properly. Every teacher is an absolute gift and the attention they give is unmatched!
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5  
We have absolutely loved our experiences at SSCA!! My two boys are now in their 4th academic year, my youngest beginning in pre-school and my oldest beginning in Kindergarten. From the day we began with Essa we have been welcomed with warm arms. Our children`s teachers guide them, educate them, counsel them, pray for them, and pour their love into them. Being a smaller school, Essa has had the ability to cater to my son's ADHD needs and is always welcome to guidance and accommodations! We absolutely love Essa and would highly recommend it!!!
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5  
I am an alum, a class of 2000, and now a parent of a first-grader at SSCA. I was so pleased when my son was accepted to attend SSCA. I have been blessed to see how the teachers care for the students. The teachers pray for the students and I believe that prayer needs to be in schools. Academically, I was well equipped for college and later for a career. I attended Northeastern University and Newbury College and now work at a law firm as a paralegal. I see SSCA strive to provide the best education for the students while nurturing their faith.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 246 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,908
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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