Portsmouth Christian Academy

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  • A beautiful, riverfront campus in the small town of Dover, 70 miles (113 kilometers) north of Boston, MA
  • 245 students (grades 9-12); 13% international
  • Coeducational, Christian affiliation
  • University placements include Columbia University, Dartmouth College among others
  • ESL offered

What's special?

STEM | Dual-enrollment through Southern New Hampshire University

100% including: Columbia University, Dartmouth College, New York University, University of California, University of Chicago

Fast facts

1979
4 seasons, snow in winter
Coed 245 (9-12) students
13% international students
17, Student/faculty ratio: 9:1
100%
Yes 8th grade only
Yes
8-11
Manchester, NH (MHT) via Boston, MA (BOS)
Christian
No

Academics

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Advanced placement courses:

Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, European History, French Language and Culture, Music Theory, Physics 1: Algebra based, Psychology, Spanish Language and Culture, Studio Art: 2-D Design

Honors courses:

AP 14 Honors 19

Marking system & graduation requirements add

Marking System:

PCA utilizes the standard grading system: A=90-100; B=80-89; C=70-79; D=60-69; F=0-59. The 4.0 grading system is used for all academic courses. Students meet with their academic advisor daily for the first year and on a regular basis thereafter.

Graduation Requirements:

The minimum graduation requirements for grades 9-12 are as follows.

  • English - 4 credits
  • Mathematics - 4 credits
  • Science - 4 credits
  • Social Science/History - 3 credits
  • Bible - 4 credits
  • Foreign Language - 2 credits
  • Arts - 1 credit
  • Physical Education - 1 credit
  • Electives as needed
  • Community Service - 50 service hours each year
Science class

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Special Programs

Students at PCA can choose a themed diploma, for example STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) to allow them to position themselves well for the college admission process.

ACT Scores

Average ACT score: N/A

SAT Scores

Average SAT score: 1298 (1600)

Accreditation

Portsmouth Christian Academy is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Arts add

Studio Arts, Art History, Band, Chorus, Design, Journalism, Multimedia, Music Theory, Orchestra, Photography, Theater
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Athletics

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Campus features

Campus features include fully equipped science labs, computer labs, two libraries, two gymnasiums, soccer, baseball, softball fields and tennis courts all located on a beautiful campus with nature trails and estuary.

Extracurricular activities

  • Ace reporters
  • Ambassadors
  • Books & Brownies
  • Class Officers
  • Community Service
  • International Club
  • Math Team
  • Missions Club
  • Prom Committee
  • Quiz Club
  • Students Against Human Trafficing
  • Student Council
French, Spanish

Admissions Requirements

2.5

gr. 8: 55 iBT gr. 9: 60 iBT gr. 10: 75 iBT gr. 11: 80 iBT

Not required

SKYPE

Jan. 31 Rolling

ETS 3577

Estimated Costs

$44,600 

ESL is included in tuition

$250 Registration Fee

$1,250 School Lunch Fee

$1,500 Student Account

$1,750 Health Insurance

$250 Senior / Graduation Fee

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