Wake Christian Academy

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  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Association of Christian Schools (AACS)
Other religious school association(s)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
National Council for Private School Accreditation
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded1966

Student Body

Total Students785 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Wake Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers73 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
Number of AP Courses13 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Applications, English Language, English Literature, Music Theory, Physics, Physics I & II, Spanish, US History
Average SAT score1176
Average ACT score23
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Girls: Slacks, modest tops; Boys: lower grades jeans, HS Khaki slacks & collard shirt )

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,675
Tuition NotesK $6,300 El $7,400 MS $8,300 HS $8,700
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDori Franklin


Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.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 Location Miles Grades Students
  • Raleigh
    Grades: PK-12 | 1432 students
    13.9 miles
    7300 Perry Creek Road
    Raleigh, NC 27616
    (919) 573-7900
    13.9 PK-12
  • Cary
    Grades: K-12 | 817 students
    9.1 miles
    1330 Old Apex Rd
    Cary, NC 27513
    (919) 303-2560
    9.1 K-12
  • Raleigh
    Grades: PK-12 | 1189 students
    12.5 miles
    7409 Falls Of Neuse Rd
    Raleigh, NC 27615
    (919) 847-0900
    12.5 PK-12
  • Raleigh
    Grades: PK-12 | 776 students
    4.5 miles
    801 & 1101 Buck Jones Road
    Raleigh, NC 27606
    (919) 747-2020
    4.5 PK-12
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    14.1 miles
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    (919) 786-0114
    14.1 PK-12

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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