The second school in the series is North Raleigh Christian Academy. Located on Perry Creek Road in North Raleigh, the school first opened in 1996 at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and was founded by Dr. S.L. Sherrill. The school started with 400 students and has grown to close to 1,500.
Offering kindergarten through High School, North Raleigh Christian Academy (NRCA) teaches bible studies as early as kindergarten and all children participate in physical education. Since they do offer a religious component, make sure you and your child are comfortable with the idea of being taught the Scripture prior to enrolling. There is no opting out.
In Middle School they teach Latin and offer electives in band, art, choir and drama to name a few. The seventh and eighth graders get more options with photo journalism and video journalism.
The High School offers AP and honors classes in Economics, Science, English, Statistics, History and Math as a sampling and also enriches the learning environment with extracurricular activities such as sculpture classes, web site design, production and film as well as medical sciences. For a complete listing of the High School activities, go here.
In addition to their focus on education, they do have athletics that starts in Middle School and includes soccer, basketball, cheerleading and baseball. For all sports, go here.
If you are looking for a private school that is a little more affordable, this may be the school for you. Tuition ranges from $5,520 for Elementary School, to $7,500 for High School. There are additional fees for student resources and capital fees that total $756 as well as the registration fee of $444.
Financial assistance is provided and is determined by a third party that receives your information. The assistance is an annual filing, however, returning families get first priority. For a complete listing of rates and tuition, go here. The school also offers after school care for a fee.
As you drive around Raleigh you may see those North Raleigh Knights magnets on the cars which shows the pride parents have in having their children attend. Their popularity must be catchy because they are expanding yet again.
If this sounds like a school you would like your child to attend, the application process will start in November. They hold parent information meetings and also have documents you need to provide. All information for applying to North Raleigh Christian Academy can be found here.
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