NCA Fact Sheet
The beautiful 33 acre campus and 162,000 sq. ft. educational facility is nestled in a quiet neighborhood community. It is close to the Everett Boeing plant with a majestic view of the Puget Sound and Cascade Mountains.
Northshore Christian Academy began in 1995 and became one of the fastest-growing schools in Snohomish County. NCA’s Early Learning Center, Elementary School, and Middle School prepare successful students for 15 regional high schools and numerous colleges. In 2019, NCA was honored as a National Blue Ribbon award-winning school and the only private school recognized by the Department of Education on the west coast. The National Blue Ribbon award recognized NCA’s high academic test scores, STEM education, fine-arts training, foreign language programs, and faith education.
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.
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.
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 can receive more attention in our small and moderate-sized classes. We provide an educational assistant to many of our elementary classes for part of each day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Weekly engineering classes are taught in a designated engineering lab with a trained specialist. It is 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.
Two 25-station computer labs are used for instruction. Classroom Chromebook sets are used for educational purposes in each classroom. New interactive whiteboards are integral to every classroom instruction. A 3-D printer is utilized in the middle school engineering club. 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.
Library & Media
Two librarians hold weekly classes introducing students to quality literature. The library has around 21,000 volumes. Accelerated Reader is part of the library resources.
• 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.
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.
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.
School Day Schedule
• 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.
Tuition & Fees
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.
Entrance Assessments For New Students
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.
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.