Wake Christian Academy

Wake Christian Academy Photo #1 - Located in Raleigh, N.C., we`ve been one of Wake County`s leading private Christian schools for more than 50 years. While we`re known for our strong K-12 academic program, dedicated faculty and staff, and winning fine arts and athletic programs, we`re first and foremost a Christ-centered school. We invite you to discover Wake Christian Academy for yourself!
Wake Christian Academy Photo #2 - Student council decorating our senior tree - it's an annual tradition! At WCA, we create a supportive environment where teens thrive. Throughout grades 9-12, students are trained as leaders and given meaningful opportunities to discover their identity in Christ. We offer several academic course options to help students achieve their goals, including courses that can help provide credit for college.
Wake Christian Academy Photo #3 - Middle school students enjoying fun annual events such as our Homecoming festivities (photo taken prior to COVID precautions on campus). Middle school (Grades 6-8) is a time of intense growth and we help students to discover the individual gifts given to them by the Creator. This intentional focus helps students make positive choices and strive for academic excellence.
Wake Christian Academy Photo #4 - Our youngest students learn to read with a proven phonetic approach (photo taken prior to COVID precautions on campus).
Wake Christian Academy Photo #5 - Elementary students enjoy fun STEM-focused learning opportunities (photo taken prior to COVID precautions on campus). Our youngest students benefit from hands-on activities that engage their senses as they learn important math and science concepts.
Wake Christian Academy Photo #6 - This wall in our auditorium pays tribute to our graduates and is a wonderful visual representation of their hard work! We're proud of our network of alumni, working and serving the Lord all over the world.
Wake Christian Academy Photo #7 - Students may participate in our award-winning Fine Arts program, which includes elective and/or extracurricular instrumental, vocal, visual, and performance arts. Photo taken prior to COVID precautions on campus.
Wake Christian Academy Photo #8 - Excellence, integrity, and sportsmanship are emphasized in our Athletic program. Many of our students choose to play sports at WCA, and we offer participation on many teams, beginning as early as 6th grade.
One of the leading private schools in Raleigh, N.C.
Wake Christian Academy was established in 1966 and operates as a K-12 Biblically-based Christian day school.
Private, unaffiliated, board-governed, nonprofit institution which seeks to maintain high academic and spiritual standards.
Wake Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, nationality, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities accorded to students at the school.
The school, consisting of kindergarten, elementary, middle school, and senior high school levels, is concerned with the spiritual as well as the intellectual growth of its students.
Wake Christian Academy is a fully-accredited member of AdvancED, American Association of Christian Schools, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools, National Council for Private School Accreditation, North American Christian School Accrediting Agency, and the North Carolina Christian School Association.
Wake Christian Academy strives to maintain a high standard of excellence as set forth by these organizations.
WCA teachers are certified by the NCCSA, and many faculty members maintain licensure by the State of North Carolina.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 785 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,059
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
785 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
Wake Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
73 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
20 students
Number of AP Courses
13 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Applications, English Language, English Literature, Music Theory, Physics, Physics I & II, Spanish, US History
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(Girls: Slacks, modest tops; Boys: lower grades jeans, HS Khaki slacks & collard shirt )

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
K $6,615 El $7,770 MS $8,715 HS $9,135
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Dori Franklin



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Beta Club, Elementary Clubs, Mock Trial Club, Spanish Honor Society, Tri M Music Honor Society

Arts and Music Programs:
Gideon's Line Jazz Band, High School Praise Band, Marching Band
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (9 reviews)
I attended Wake Christian throughout Middle & High School. My years spent there were some of the best of my life. I made life long friends and was actively involved in sports, the arts and leadership activities. WCA is a Christ centered school and it is obvious from the teachers to the coaches. They teach a Biblical foundation. I dealt with personal loss while at WCA and the support I had from the school was indescribable. I would recommend WCA to any parent or family.
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One of my volunteer roles as a parent at WCA is giving tours and one of the first things I tell prospective families is what WCA means to me.... I share with them that our teachers/staff love the Lord and love our children and the wonderful family atmosphere. What could make a mom happier .WCA is committed to helping our kids excel academically, laying a Godly foundation and developing their character. It truly takes a village to raise our kids. I am forever grateful to WCA.
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What a life saving blessing this school is! Honored to have our son in a school where disrespect of adults is not tolerated, integrity and honor are the expectation, and God is the central theme in every subject. We couldn't have imagined the atmospher of love and grace. What an excellent environment to have our son learning daily in. The Farrell's
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We have 2 in elementary school at Wake Christian. Our experiences have been nothing but positive since our oldest was in kindergarten. We are very pleased with the Christ-centered teaching. When my youngest came home and said, "I prayed for you today Mommy!", it warmed my heart. It shows that this school is an extension of our home. It's not just a place they go when we are at work. They learn what is important and how to apply it to life. We don't make a lot of money but it is well worth the sacrifices! Beginning this summer, Wake Christian will offer more summer camps to meet the working parents needs. We like that WCA is not static but striving to be dynamic in their Christ-centered approaches.
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Both of our children have attended Wake Christian Academy since kindergarten. We have been extremely pleased with the school's academic program, Christian focus, and dedication of the teachers. Our children enjoy school and are excelling in all areas, but especially in math and reading. In fact, they are both reading well above grade level. I attribute this to the strong phonics-based curriculum taught from the start. Class sizes are perfect, the "specials" (art, Spanish, music, PE, and computer) are fantastic, and the doors are always open for parents - you can be as involved in your child's classroom as you like. We have been especially impressed with the school's leadership and the wise choices made on behalf of the students. I would encourage you to visit the campus and experience Wake Christian Academy for yourself.
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Wake Christian Academy is a great school, it's more than a school, it is a family. We have been pleased with the Christian teaching and doctrine that is taught in every grade level. The teacher's truely love the students and work to help each student reach success. WCA is a great place.
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We have loved our experiences at WCA. This has been the right decision for our family. Our sns have been well cared for and educated the past 3 years (K - 2nd). We hope to continue at this school through 12th grade. It is a loving, safe Christian environment, well worth the price of tuition.
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Wake Christian Academy offers an excellent education and caring environment for students of all ages. I have had children at the school now for 8 years and have found the faculty to be well-qualified to teach their subjects as well as very attentive to the students. The athletic program is competitive and offers a variety of sports.
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I have my two children 8 years ago I can tell you this is a great place to be my children love it every aspect of it, teacher well educated and facilities very spacious, nice playground..I can go on and on it is just a great school. NR.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 785 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,059
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Raleigh, NC is $10,662 for elementary schools and $16,433 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Raleigh, NC is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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