2017 Best Christian High Schools in North Carolina

The 2017 Best Christian High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents. Ranking factors include SAT/ACT scores, the quality of colleges that students consider, student-teacher ratio, Christian school ratings, and more. Data sourced from the U.S. Department of Education, Niche users, and the schools directly. This ranking does not include Catholic high schools.
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    Christ School

    • Arden, NC
    • 9 reviews
    High School Sophomore:Christ School is incredible, there is a real brotherhood here. There are awesome activities like Trampoline Parks, Paintball, Service Trips to foreign countries, Hiking, Segway Riding, etc.... The sports are incredible with State Championships, and support from the school and community. Thinking about applying? Come for a visit.
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    Saint Mary's School

    • Raleigh, NC
    • 11 reviews
    High School Senior:The academics offered at this school consist of college prep, honors, and AP level classes, as well as online courses. The workload's manageability depends on what courses you take, your personality/work ethic, and how much time you have left over after participating in extracurricular activities.
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    St. David's School

    • Raleigh, NC
    • 29 reviews
    Alum:St. David's created this community of friends that I will always have to fall back on throughout life. We endured so much together through our schooling experience that we became an incredibly close-knit group of friends, not just peers or classmates- friends. I tried going to another school, public specifically, thinking it would have a wider variety of offerings with more people and a more competitive atmosphere athleticly and academically. I found neither and it was during that year away, my freshman year of high school, that I truly began to understand the level of preparation and trust in ourselves St. David's was equipping us with. Combined with the relationships forged deep in discussion and discovery, this unique combination created an atmosphere that was completely irresistible. I am constantly discovering new benefits from an educational experience at St. David's, even as I go throughout my journey for higher education.
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    Niche User:I cannot say enough good things about this school. The faculty and staff bend over backwards to help every child succeed. They really want to know the kids and motivate them in the best way for their unique personality. It is a Christian school, and I was very happy with the way they taught the Bible. They stressed the gospel and putting it into action.
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    Carolina Friends School

    • Durham, NC
    • 9 reviews
    Alum:I first of all want to say that I totally agree with the core values of this school. At my time at CFS they always taught students about love, tolerance, and all of the other Quaker principles. I'm extremely grateful that I was able to spend 10 years in a such an accepting community. Although there are still definite problems within the school, such as how sometimes decisions made would not reflect what they claimed their values to be. An example would be how they would frequently criticize the school to prison pipeline and zero tolerance policies, but CFS has very recently used a zero tolerance policy. There were also a lot of teachers that showed obvious favoritism. Overall I had a good experience at this school but they definitely have some things to work on.
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    Cary Christian School

    • Cary, NC
    • 41 reviews
    Parent:The kindergarten and elementary grades are excellent so far. Very solid Christian principals they follow, and they teach good behavior. They learn a scripture 1 x a week, and the school work and academics are absolutely excellent. We are very impressed with the school, and happy the kids are going here. They can pray, they can learn the Bible, and they are taught the very best with their education. I looked at the results of SAT scores with the students here, compared to the other school, and their SAT tests results are far above the other schools in the Raleigh area. I like their school system, and the buildings, land, and facilities, but I want to see the bottom line results once the children go through. Their testing results are excellent. It gave me a lot of peace, knowing that if the students apply themselves, they will do very well. It is all a truly great blessing, thank you Jesus!
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    Trinity Academy of Raleigh

    • Raleigh, NC
    • 11 reviews
    High School Junior:Trinity has been one of the best things for my development as a person. Oftentimes at Christian school, you find very specific theologies being accepted, while anything deviating from that is judged. This school is quite the opposite. They teach you how, not what, to think. New ideas are constantly presented to us, and we are asked to consider it and how it aligns with our personal beliefs.
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    Charlotte Christian School

    • Charlotte, NC
    • 62 reviews
    Senior:The teachers and staff are fantastic and the students are really engaged inside and outside of the classroom. Athletics here are unbelievable, and everyone has an easy opportunity to participate in a sport. Furthermore, each teacher genuinely cares about the success of each student; however, the school lives up to its "college-preparatory" mission by not coddling anyone! Charlotte Christian truly is a fantastic place to attend school.
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    Covenant Classical School

    • Concord, NC
    • 10 reviews
    Senior:Covenant Classical School is not just a school, it's a family. I love coming into school and being able to see everyone's face and know exactly who they are. I honestly believe that I never found myself until I came to Covenant. The friends I have made there are not just friends, they're the reason I'm whole. My teachers are not just teachers either, they are men and women that I spend time with outside of class and love them more than they know. The atmosphere in Covenant is the most genuine, the most honest, the most humble, and the most homey I have ever experienced anywhere including my own home. The subject matter you are introduced to at Covenant is life changing. It is without a doubt, my best experience out of any other school I have ever attended.
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    Covenant Day School

    • Matthews, NC
    • 64 reviews
    Senior:My family moved from Illinois to North Carolina because my dad changed job. Due to this moving process, having friends and going to a new school was one of my biggest fears. However, I was able to join the soccer team before school started, so I made a lot of friends. I loved how students and the teachers were very welcoming because of that the whole process of adjusting to a new environment was extremely easy for me. Although, the diversity of the school is very small. Including my self, there are only two black students in senior class, so I would like to see the diversity of the school become greater.
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    Caldwell Academy

    • Greensboro, NC
    • 30 reviews
    High School Senior:From the first day I walked on the campus as a newbie 6th grader, I have felt welcomed by my piers and teachers. Caldwell teaches in a classical, Christian manner and has a strong foundation in faith. We have memorable events such as Veterans day, where the school puts on a ceremony to honor veterans of war. The school comes together monthly and enjoy events, scuh as Thanksgiving in the Meadow, Backyard Bash, and Christmas night out.
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    Asheville Christian Academy

    • Swannanoa, NC
    • 27 reviews
    Sophomore:ACA is a great balance between academics, athletics, and fine arts. The courses are rigorous and the teachers challenge every one of their students. Lots of APs are offered which is nice. Sports teams are very competitive most years and lots of time put into fine arts as well. Only negatives are zero diversity and the food isn't great. But overall ACA is a really good Christian high school.
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    Epiphany School

    • New Bern, NC
    • 19 reviews
    Junior:First, it is now known as The Epiphany School of Global Studies
    Second, the school offers K-12 (K-3 have a Spanish immersion program)

    Epiphany is a great place, a family that I have been a part of for most of my life. Almost everyone is friendly and the teachers are fantastic. I am glad to have been here it is such an uplifting environment. Stop Hunger Now! has always been one of my favorite traditions with the school. Also, the travel opportunities are not to be missed, they are always fantastic!

    Overall the academics are great for the average student, but for those that fall below or above average it will be challenging. (Academics are already very challenging here, the average mid-B student at public school can expect mid to high C's). There are a limited number of AP classes that high-schoolers can take. The teachers here are fantastic. They actively care about the students and get to know everyone of them. I could not ask for better teachers.
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    Statesville Christian School

    • Statesville, NC
    • 35 reviews
    Senior:I've been going to this school since kindergarten and love the close knit family between the teachers, students and greater community. Everyone is so supportive of each other whether in athletics, going through a hard time or just growing up in general. Also, love the Christian mission and that I can be who I am and not have to apologize for it.
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    Veritas Christian Academy

    • Fletcher, NC
    • 19 reviews
    Senior:It's honestly really amazing. Don't take the small school label and throw the school out the door. Academically, I feel incredibly, almost over prepared for college because of the rigor of the courses. Sports offered are quite unique for a smaller place. They include volleyball, basketball, soccer, cross country, and tennis. The teachers are incredible. Always feel very comfortable around them.
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    Cresset Christian Academy

    • Durham, NC
    • 38 reviews
    Niche User:THIS SCHOOL IS AMAZING!!! My last year of middle school was rough, but high school has been THE ABSOLUTE BEST THING EVER!!!
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    Northside Christian Academy

    • Charlotte, NC
    • 48 reviews
    Parent:Excellent school, Iam happy I have my son at this school. Teachers are very helpful and care about their students. Extra curricular activities are offered to students. They have a very diverse community and overall staff is very dedicated, friendly, approachable, and involved in making sure their students have the best education.
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    North Raleigh Christian Academy

    • Raleigh, NC
    • 95 reviews
    Parent:My son is a Senior and we have been blessed to be at North Raleigh Christian Academy since Kindergarten. It is a great environment and they fulfill their mission statement - North Raleigh Christian Academy is a community Christian school assisting families by providing excellence in academics, fine arts and athletics, while instilling Biblical principles in students’ lives that they might impact their society for Christ. The students are challenged not only in the class room but on the field and in their activities and are prepared for future endeavors including college. The staff and administration are great examples for the students. The student body is a great group of students and they are making contributions not only at the school but in their communities as well.
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    Friendship Christian School

    • Raleigh, NC
    • 7 reviews
    Senior:I loved how the people at Friendship welcomed me to their school. Being a new student and on top of that being a senior was very nerve wrecking. However, not too long after attending the school it truly felt like a home or a community that was there for you and cared for you.
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    Coastal Christian High School

    • Wilmington, NC
    • 32 reviews
    Niche User:I love the personalized teaching to each student. Extra time is always available to those who may not

    Catch on to a convey as easily as others. It is like a huge family where we all know each other and help guide and direct other students in a Christian walk which makes them strive to be high quality, positive and productive members of society.
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    Southlake Christian Academy

    • Huntersville, NC
    • 31 reviews
    Alum:I attended for high school and graduated in 2014. It's quite, football games are always fun, and you can have great relationships with teachers.
    It lacks diverse electives. There's only three options - yearbook, journalism, money management. There's no options for french or interesting studies. Those are classes and that's all you can take which isn't great considering how high tuition is.
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    Alamance Christian School

    • Graham, NC
    • 10 reviews
    Niche User:Able to text teachers, classes are productive without all the standardized tests.
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    Carmel Christian School

    • Matthews, NC
    • 28 reviews
    Alum:Carmel Christian is a great school! I loved going there and I can't wait to see how it grows in the future with the new building. The school spirit there is amazing and the sports are becoming really competitive and good. One thing that is not great about Carmel Christian is that some of the teachers do not teach very well. Most of them are great! But some I feel like were chosen because we needed more teachers instead of waiting to pick quality teachers.
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