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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Portsmouth Christian Academy will return to campus on August 31st for on-site classes. We will be incorporating an Enhanced Hybrid Learning approach that allows for agility, permitting high quality, familiar learning to continue without interruption. Visit our site or contact admissions@pcaschool.org for more information. Learn More

  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A-
Portsmouth Christian Academy is a highly rated, private, Christian school located in Dover, NH. It has 473 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. Tuition is $15,945 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 90% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$15,945
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid

Portsmouth Christian Academy Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1270
81 responses
Average ACT
28
12 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Brookwoods Retreat
    23%
  • Homecoming Bonfire
    20%
  • PCA EVENTS ARE AWESOME and are SO much FUN
    16%
  • Prom
    14%
  • Senior NIght
    14%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
473
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    Yes
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    Yes

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Poll
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
Poll
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$70,757
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,095
National
$949
Median Home Value
$249,600
National
$184,700
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Portsmouth Christian Academy Reviews

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I have been involved as a parent volunteer, part-time staff and now as the parent of 3 alumni. Our children were all challenged to grow, academically and personally, at PCA. They were prepared for college, ready to participate fully in classes, not afraid of a long research paper, essay or film review because they were taught step by step how to write. The teachers are very caring as well as incredibly competent. Yes, there is a cost, but that investment paid off in the scholarships our children received when they enrolled in college. They still like to come back and visit campus because of the community there!
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My daughter loves going to school everyday, loves her teachers and classmates. Older children help the younger ones by escorting them to their classrooms, reading to them, and helping in other ways around the school. There’s a wide variety of enrichment activities including STEM, cooking, pottery, sports and more. Hot lunch is delivered fresh daily from local restaurants. The teachers encourage parental involvement and email updates regularly. It’s a safe and caring environment where children flourish! I highly recommend this school!
PCA is the best! Great people who all care for you and amazing friends who become like your family. The classes are challenging and engaging. They are also small and discussion based and science classes have frequent labs. Teachers care a lot about supporting you in and out of the classroom. PLUS fun traditions, great sports and clubs, and teachers that really care