- What kind of school is Christian Academy?
Christian Academy of Prescott is a non-denominational Christian school which offers a traditional education in a private school setting.
- What sets Christian Academy apart from other local schools?
Christian Academy of Prescott partners with Christian parents in raising well-rounded kids! Our tri-fold emphasis on academic, spiritual, and social excellence is reinforced by our commitment to small class sizes, individualized attention, and dedication to the Four C’s: Christian, Curiosity, Collaboration, & Critical Thinking.
- What ages/grade levels do you serve?
Christian Academy provides a quality Christian education for the following age/grade levels:
Preschool: 2 1/2 – 3 years old and potty trained
Pre-K: 4-5 years old
- How many students in each classroom?
Each classroom at Christian Academy is no larger than 20 students.
- What is the student-teacher ratio?
2 1/2 years old – 1:8
3-4 years old – 1:13
4 years old – 1:15
5 years old (Pre-K) – 1:20
K-8th Grade – 1:20
- What are the school hours?
Morning Extended Care for Preschool/Pre-K*: 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Preschool/Pre-K: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon Extended Care for Preschool/Pre-K*: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
K-8th Grade: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Extended Care for K-6th Grade*: 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.
*Extended Care Fees: $5/hour for the first child, $4/hour for each additional child
- Can I afford to send my child to Christian Academy?
A quality Christian education is more affordable than you think! On average, Christian Academy students receive $3000 in scholarship assistance per year. In 2015/16, 85% of Academy students received STO scholarships. When you partner with Christian Academy, you are investing in your child’s future (and so are we)! Let us help you explore the many scholarship opportunities and tuition assistance options available to our students.
- Is Christian Academy accredited?
Christian Academy is accredited by ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) and exceeds the minimum standards for Arizona schools and licensed child care centers.
- Is Christian Academy a denominational school?
Christian Academy is a non-denominational Christian school with a longstanding, special connection to Solid Rock Christian Fellowship; Christian Academy has been located on this campus since the school’s inception in 1981. CAP families, staff, and Board members attend various churches all over the tri-city area.
- What does Christian Academy expect from its students, parents, and teachers?
Students – Christian Academy students are expected to strive for academic, spiritual, and social excellence. To this end, Christian Academy sets high standards for academic achievement while helping all students reach their maximum potential. At the same time, Academy students are learning from the Word of God and are challenged to put their growing faith into action in all aspects of daily life. As we nurture well-rounded, well-mannered, mission-minded children, Christian Academy is growing responsible citizens and community servants with solid Christian values.
Parents – Parents are the primary teachers of their children, and Christian Academy partners with parents in growing the whole child! Together we provide the nurturing environment necessary to foster academic, spiritual, and social excellence in well-rounded kids.
Teachers – As your partner in growing the whole child, we understand the power of example. All Christian Academy faculty and staff are believers in Jesus Christ who are growing in their faith and are connected to local churches. Like you, we believe excellent teachers are the foundation of academic excellence, so we require our background-checked teachers to be ACSI and Arizona State certified. Nearly half of Christian Academy faculty members hold a Master’s Degree or advanced certificate in their primary academic area.
- How do students perform on standardized tests?
Christian Academy students participate in Terra Nova, InView, and PTCS (Primary Test of Cognitive Skills) testing. Our students regularly perform in the top 25-30% nationwide on standardized tests, exceeding both state and national averages.
For example, on the 2013 Terra Nova test:
Christian Academy K-8 Average: 80
Arizona State Average: 10
National Average: 50
In today’s academic climate, where “most students in Yavapai County failed the state’s new math and English tests” in 2015 (http://www.dcourier.com/news/2015/dec/06/azmerit-results-most-yavapai-county-students-fail/), Christian Academy consistently prepares students for academic success at the high school and collegiate levels.
- Are uniforms required?
At Christian Academy, every Friday is “green!” Students and staff wear forest green polo shirts every Friday, which is also our school’s chapel day. While a uniform is not required, a modest dress code applies to all students and staff and is outlined in the Parent/Student Handbook for your convenience.
- Is transportation provided?
Apart from school-sponsored field trips, Christian Academy does not provide transportation. Many parents form carpools with families from their neighborhoods, which fosters parent-to-parent relationships and builds community among Academy families.
- Can Christian Academy accommodate special needs students?
IEP’s are evaluated on a case-by-case basis by our Head of School during the new student admissions meeting, to determine whether special needs can be met at CAP. Christian Academy does provide support for students with dyslexia; other special needs may be supported by coordinating services with Prescott Unified School District.
- What extracurricular activities are offered?
Christian Academy offers such after-school programs as robotics, middle school athletics, and yearbook. Our middle school students travel to Catalina Island every other year for an intensive marine science experience. In addition, CAP students are strong competitors in annual speech, spelling, art, and geography competitions.
- How will Christian Academy ensure my child’s safety?
Christian Academy provides a closed, secure campus with one monitored, public entrance during the school day. In addition, all outdoor play areas are fenced for safety. Each year, local police review our security plan, which includes an instant alarm and room-to-room communication system. With a school nurse onsite during school hours, Christian Academy is making every effort to keep our students, faculty, and staff healthy and safe!
- I have more questions – who can I ask?
We’re here for you! At Christian Academy, we make ourselves accessible to parents in a variety of ways. Please feel free to call us, stop by our campus, or email us! Contact information can be found below.
Call us: 928.445.2565
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Stop by our campus: 148 S. Marina Street, Prescott AZ 86303 (enter office from parking lot off Goodwin Street)
Come tour our campus and find out more about the quality Christian education available for your child at Christian Academy of Prescott!