Portsmouth Christian Academy Overview20 Seaborne Drive, Dover, NH 03820 , Tel: +1 (603) 742-3617
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Portsmouth Christian Academy Ratings & Reviews
My daughter attended the public school system for going to PCA. PCA is leaps and bounds above the education she received in the public realm. The consistency of work and expectations combined with the strong morale character is helping to make her into the kind of person I would like her to be.
We as parents have had to make sacrifices to send our kids to private school, there is a cost; but would we change our decision to send our kids to PCA - No, absolutely not! If we had to do it all over again, we would in a heartbeat choose PCA to educate out children. The whole child is transformed into a young adult. Our experience has shown us that the young graduates of PCA are well trained and and spiritually adapted to enter the big bright wonderful world. Again, is PCA perfect? no, it is filled with humans that are imperfect, and make mistakes, but the guiding principles are grounded in Christian Faith, humility and service to our fellow humans. We have found the teachers to care deeply for our children, many stay in contact with them as they enter college, encouraging them to do their best. The administration supports the teachers, allowing them to focus on teaching and developing each child.
Like any school, we've had years and classes that were dreamy and years and classes that left us wishing we could put a bubble around our children to shield them from some of the ugliness that comes out in kids sometimes. Once the teachers and administration catch wind of something, they are swift to put things into action to mitigate any bully-like words or behaviors. Because it's a Christian school, the students are regularly in conversation about how their words/actions are meant to build each other up. Not every family at PCA is a Christian family--and not all Christians are perfect--so there are certainly times when poor choices are made on the part of students. Teachers and staff are there to guide the kids, and the school reaches out to parents to partner with them in putting a plan in place that squashes any bully-like words/action.
Worst experience at a private school ever. Not a Christian student body, not Christian leadership. It's just a cheap prep school, competing in the Christian school market. If it were rated as a prep school, they would not be able to pull the 14K tuition. This school is all about the money, not the students.
Our family is extremely happy with PCA on every level. It was the best decision we could have made for both our children (one in elementary and one in high school). We highly recommend the school!
Dover, NH Education Statistics
- No High School2%
- Some High School26%
- Some College21%
- Associate Degree8%
- Bachelor Degree27%
- Graduate Degree16%
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