South Texas Christian Academy

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The mission of South Texas Christian Academy (STCA) is to promote a redemptive relationship between each student and Jesus Christ and facilitate spiritual, academic, social, physical, and vocational growth through the provision of an environment in which Christian nurture may take place. South Texas Christian Academy is dedicated to the fulfillment of one great purpose, " to restore in man the image of his maker, to bring him back to the perfection in which he was created, to promote the development of body, mind, and soul, that the divine purpose of his creation might be realized" Education, p.
15. Adventist education places a high estimate on the infinite worth of every individual and seeks to provide a climate in which a positive self-image can be developed.
We endeavor to provide opportunities for students to secure a preparation that will enable them to live successfully and productively.
Students are encouraged to take an active interest in making their communities better places to live, to appreciate cultural and scientific advances of the age, and to develop positive attitudes toward useful labor and humanity.
Each student is challenged to develop a sense of mission for giving the gospel message to the world in preparation for the soon return of Jesus.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Texas Private School Accreditation Commission
Religious AffiliationSeventh Day Adventist
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1987

Student Body

Total Students188 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade South Texas Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
Number of AP Courses2 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAnatomy & Physiology, AP English IV Lit., Calculus AB, Earth Science & Astronomy, Intro to Business
Average SAT score1250
Average ACT score25
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Khaki Pants and School Polo/ Wednesday Formal Uniform )

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineApr. 1 / Jul. 31
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,550
Tuition NotesRegistration+10 tuition fees,Ipad Fee,Locker Fee,Application Fee
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMaria Leal


Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
National Honor Society, Student Association

Arts and Music Programs:
Elementary Choir, Honors Choir, Junior High Band, symphonic band

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Basketball Team-female, Basketball Team-male, Soccer Team, Volleyball

School Notes

  • Non-Discrimination Policy: South Texas Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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