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NCA Received ASCI 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 AdvancEd.
ASCI Certified Teachers
Map Score Testing Above Grade Level Average
25 station computer labs
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 75 area churches and those with no current church affiliation. 51% boys and 49% girls attend NCA. The rich, multi-cultural student body is reflected in 40% of our students and PTF family cultural connection groups are active such as Chinese, Korean, African/African American, Filipino, Slavic and Spanish speaking parent groups.
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. 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.
NCA Uses 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 engineering 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 rigorous science program with additional engineering offerings. Math education provides accelerated opportunities starting in 2nd grade.
Foreign Languages Offered
Foreign languages are a vital part of K-8 education. Spanish is required for all 1st- 6th grade students and is a Middle School elective. Mandarin, French and German have been offered as an elective or a NSAE enrichment class.
PTF & Other Volunteer Opportunities
Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) is a vibrant group offering many opportunities for parents to volunteer and connect with others. Every day, the Watch Dog 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 21,000 volumes. Accelerated Reader is part of the library resources.
Special Programs Offered
- Health Room is led by our Registered Nurse who oversees health screenings, medications, illnesses, and care plans.
- Thrive Program offers specialized tutoring and speech therapy.
- Northshore School of Arts and Enrichment (NSAE) provides after-school enrichment classes and music lessons: Robotics, Chess, French, Science, Art, Cooking, Music, Sports, etc.
- Summer Adventure Camp provides a safe and fun summer childcare program for 1st – 5th graders.
Events Throughout the School Year
The 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, Mother’s Day Tea, Donuts with Dad, and Walk-a-Thon.
Northshore 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 Nearly 12 hrs A Day
- Early Learning Center: 6:30am – 6:00pm
- Pre-K Academy Readiness Program: Monday-Thursday 8:45am -11:45am
- Half Day Kindergarten: 8:45am – 11:45am
- Kindergarten–5th Grade: 8:30am – 3:10pm
- Middle School (6th, 7th and 8th Grade): 8:30am-3:25pm
- School Age Care: Starts at 6:30am and ends at 6:00pm each school calendar day.
Parents provide transportation to and from school. Carpools are coordinated within the parent network from areas such as Marysville, Lake Stevens, Mill Creek, Snohomish, South Everett, Lynnwood and Mukilteo.
Kindergarten Students Start Age
Pre-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 September 1st.
Assessments When Applying
Students are given an entrance assessment when applying for Kindergarten through 8th grade. It is to assist the administration in the placement process. This testing is covered as part of the application fee.