NCA Received ACSI Accreditation
NCA is a ministry of Northshore Christian Church. The school is approved by the State of Washington and accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Cognia.
ACSI Certified Teachers
All Kindergarten through 8th grade classroom teachers are State or ACSI certified. Many have, or are working toward, advanced degrees. Specialists teach technology, music, engineering, physical education, and foreign language classes.
Our students receive more attention in our small and moderate-sized classes. K-8 class sizes are approx. 22:1 and also have Specialists and Educational Assistants part of each day. ELC class sizes are much smaller.
Testing Above Grade Level Average
Three times a year 1st – 8th grade students participate in the Measurement of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment, which compares their overall growth and achievement progress with national averages. Our student body scores significantly above the national average on the exam.
Station Computer Lab
Our new 26-station computer lab is used for in depth instruction. Interactive whiteboards are integral to every classroom instruction. A 3-D printer is utilized in the middle school engineering. Students are taught to use Microsoft Suite products, Google tools, Access, Publisher, Web Design, Photoshop, Game Design, and PowerPoint. Coding instruction begins in Kindergarten. Digital Integrity and Citizenship are taught at each grade level. Student tech ambassador program starts in 5th grade.
Multi-Cultural Student Body
Northshore Christian Academy includes families from as far north as Arlington/Stanwood and as far south as the Seattle area. Our students represent over 100 area churches and some with no current church affiliation. NCA has a ratio of 50% boys and 50% girls who attend. The rich, multi-cultural student body is reflected in a diverse ethnicity of our students, and the PTF family multi-cultural connection group include Chinese, Korean, African/African American, and Spanish speaking parents.
Fine Arts Performances
Fine arts instruction is a high value for our students. Instruction includes music, art, concert performance, drama, and public speaking education that builds each year as a child attends the academy. Every class performs twice a year in the auditorium. NCA 5th-8th graders can join band, choir, orchestra, drama, and worship team, classes. Art curriculum introduces students to renowned artistic masters. Advanced opportunities abound in art, band, choir, orchestra, drama, speech, and debate in middle school.
A Wide Variety of Curriculum
NCA uses material from a wide variety of publishers to meet the needs of our students and our academic objectives in each grade level. Please refer to our Curriculum Guides and Middle School Course Descriptions for details.
STEM Classes Offered
Weekly Project Lead the Way classes are taught in a designated engineering lab with a trained specialist. It is a weekly highlight of all Kindergarten through 5th graders. Middle school offers a challenging science program with additional engineering offerings. Math education provides accelerated opportunities starting in 2nd grade.
Grades Taught a Foreign Language
Foreign languages are a vital part of 3rd-8th education. Spanish is required for 3rd-5th elementary students and is a Middle School elective. At times, Mandarin, French, and German have been offered as electives or Lion’s Club enrichment classes.
PTF & Volunteer Opportunities
Parent-Teacher Fellowship (PTF) is a vibrant group offering many opportunities for parents to volunteer and connect with others. Every day, the WatchDOG program (Dads of Great Students) provides our school fathers or father-figures an avenue to participate in the school day from monitoring the campus to working in the classroom.
Two librarians hold weekly classes introducing students to quality literature. The library has over 25,000 volumes. Accelerated Reader is part of the library resources.
Special Programs Offered
- Thrive Program offers specialized tutoring and speech therapy.
- Lion’s Club provides after-school enrichment classes: STEM, Chess, French, Science, Art, Cooking, Music, Sports, etc.
- Robotics Club is offered for 5th-8th graders and occasionally for 3rd-4th as well.
- Extended Care: Starts at 7:00 AM and ends at 6:00 PM each school calendar day.
Events Throughout the YearThe school calendar is full of exciting events! We kick off with parent and student orientations at the start of school, and wind down with graduations for Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and 8th grade students in June. In between, students participate in field trips, classroom events, Christmas programs, Speech Meet, Middle School Musical, Moments with Mom, Dad's Chapel, STEM events, and Walk-a-Thon.
Tuition PaymentsNorthshore Christian Academy’s tuitions are affordable and we work hard to maintain a balance between the cost to our families and the expenses associated with providing high-quality student programs. Tuition for Kindergarten through 8th Grade is paid on an eleven-month basis. A family discount is applied to the second or third child’s academy tuition. Non-refundable fees are part of the enrollment process each spring. Refer to our Early Learning Center materials for tuition rates for Toddlers through Pre-Kindergarten.
Campus Open 11 hours A DaySchool hours vary by Division and in the ELC. Extended Care begins at 7:00 AM before school starts, and is offered after school until 6:00 PM.
National Blue Ribbon School
NCA was selected by the US Department of Education as a ‘National Blue Ribbon School’ in 2019. This award was given to only 50 private schools across the nation. Learn more here
Kindergarten Students Start AgePre-Kindergarten is for students who are preparing for Kindergarten the following school year. This includes both students who are at least 4 years old by September 1st and those who are 5 years old, but who are not yet ready for Kindergarten. All Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by August 31st.
Assessments When ApplyingStudents are given an entrance assessment when applying for Kindergarten through 8th grade. This assessment is done to assist the administration in the placement process. This testing is covered as part of the application fee.
Uniforms for All StudentsAll students in Kindergarten through 8th grade wear uniforms. Please refer to our uniform information on the web site.
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