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Walnut Creek Christian Academy

Private | K-8 | 211 students

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Posted May 29, 2014

We have been a part of WCCA for 5 years. This school has been so wonderful for my kids! The Teachers have really taken the time to get to know my kids on a very personal level. They care so much about my children, not only learning quality education, but learning character too. I knew this was the school for us, the moment I walked into the office. The Staff greeted us with a warm smile, and were so welcoming to my children. I would tell anyone about WCCA. I know several families who have graduated through the Academy, and I can see the difference in those students. We are grateful for the Academy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2014

The teachers and staff at WCCA are tops! Each teacher is dedicated to providing the best possible education for his/her students. Even more than that, each teacher desires the students to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and make him Lord and Savior of their lives. I have become aware of the time and energy that each teacher puts into his/her classroom preparation time, not to mention time spent preparing for accreditation, attending teachers' meetings, and even some teachers attending special events his/her students are involved with outside of school. The teachers take accreditation very seriously as it is a wonderful tool to continually examine the curriculum as well as all aspects of the school to be sure the best is being offered and put into action. Also, to get input to enhance the overall program even more. I can tell you that the teachers, office staff, aides, lunch crews, librarian, and bookkeepers have a heart for the students and the entire school. Also, the parents involved with the Parent-Teacher Fellowship are so amazing in all that they do to enhance the learning environment at WCCA through fundraising and other special events/activities.


Posted May 7, 2014

Unfortunately the quality of the administration has degraded with the new Principal. Teacher and staff morale is super low which affects the students. So sad because many families were happy for years and now many are considering leaving. School board is like a secret board - they aren't visible or very active; a couple of people on the board are related so the diversity is not the best. Many are also not happy with the new ultra conservative Pastor - the school is the biggest ministry of the church so this is a big deal. I cannot honestly recommend WCCA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2013

This school is amazing! My kids have been going to WCCA for the last 6 years and they really love going here. The teachers are absolutely wonderful and care deeply about every student. They truly show the love of Christ through their interactions with the students. This school is very warm, safe, and welcoming, and you can tell that the students are really taught to treat each other lovingly. We especially love the junior high. The academics, sports, art, drama, choir, foreign languages, science programs, gifted programs, and special needs programs are all top-notch. Every subject is taught from a Christian perspective. Best of all, the gospel is clearly taught in every grade level: the message that we can be reconciled to God by trusting in His Son. It is clear here that our sins are forgiven only because of the perfect life and sacrificial death of Jesus in our place: our good works cannot earn us favor with God; Jesus is the only way. The vast majority of parents I speak with are extremely satisfied with our school! Please come visit and talk to real students, teachers, and parents here; they'll tell you how great it is! We would not want our kids going anywhere other than WCCA!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2013

I attended WCCA for kindergarten through 8th grade. Upon graduation, I was completely prepared for high school and was placed in higher freshman English and in a sophomore/junior math class. The teachers and support staff are all so loving--they truly love their students and wish to see them succeed. My children now attend WCCA--I wouldn't want them to go anywhere else. I love how every subject is taught through the lens of Scripture. Bible isn't just a class; it's a way of life based upon a true relationship with the Almighty God. I pray that all four of my children will get to attend WCCA through their 8th grade years!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2012

Our experience with the Junior High was mixed. Many of the staff were caring and most were subject area competent. There were interesting science faire type projects and exhibitions which created the students many opportunities to put their best foot forward. Certain staff members were instrumental in encouraging our admittedly difficult son. We did not have a wonderful experience, however, with the rigid, outward approach to Christianity. The school seemed more works based than other Christian schools. Our son, who admittedly could dish it out, was labelled a bad kid. Yet, when he was frequently hit or bullied by others we were told by the staff the other kids were good kids. They received little or no consequence. It just seemed that the administration was naive about how sneaky the "good kids" could be. In short, WCCA's approach to the Christian faith in the formation of young people seemed more rigid and rule based, works oriented than we would have prefered. We are thankful for, however, the good academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2011

I have 3 children enrolled (Jr. High and Elem.) since Kindergarten who will stay through 8th grade. In that time, several life changing events have occurred in our family that carry over to school somehow. We have been shown an abundance of support and patience by the staff and feel that our family's needs continue to be met to the best of everyone's ability. My children are happy to go to school each day, and I know that it's at least in part to the WCCA staff's true heart for loving and teaching our youth according to the Gospel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2011

I have 2 children who have attended this school since preschool. Both children are now in junior high. I feel blessed for having my children here. You will not find a better school anywhere. They have small class sizes and excellent teachers who really care about your children.
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Posted April 2, 2011

I attended WCCA from Kindergarten through 8th grade and absolutely loved it! I felt completely prepared for high school when I graduated. My daughter is now in 1st grade there and also attended preschool and kindergarten there. She is thriving! The school's main asset is its teachers and staff. Everyone truly loves the kids and wants to see them succeed in all areas of life. As long as we can, we will be sending our three younger children there in the next few years. We wouldn't go anywhere else!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2011

How grateful we are to have found WCCA! After moving to CA we floundered at another school, not feeling like it was quite 'right' for us. We were delighted to find WCCA - and this has been a fabulous year - our 3 younger children enjoy all their teachers (Jr High and elementary) and are flourishing here. I have found the staff to be kind and extremely helpful, the kids friendly and accepting and the teachers to be absolutely outstanding! If you are looking for a God centered, quality education that offers a strong academic foundation and where the atmosphere is nurturing, respectful and Christlike you don't have to look any further than Walnut Creek Christian Academy ~ We are thankful God led us to such a wonderful school for our precious children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2011

My three children are attending this school. Throughout the years I have found that I couldn't have chosen a better place for the individual care and love provided by each and every one of the teachers. They work with the individual needs that my kids have and help them to reach their full potential academically and spiritually. There is also a large indoor gym for rainy or hot days! A sports field and play structures for grades pre-k through second grade. There are two beautiful shade structures where I have seen small reading groups enjoy outdoor studies! At the beginning of every school year I notice a nice new improvement to the facility. I thank the Lord everyday for the nurturing environment that my kids get to be a part of!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2011

Our three children attended WCCA, two of which have now moved on to high school. The Christian education they received at WCCA is a solid moral, spiritual and academic foundation they will carry with them all their lives. We particularly appreciate WCCA's welcoming, family atmosphere and their unwavering emphasis in developing the whole person. These are good people running a good program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2011

WCCA is a very nuturing environment for my child. The teachers and staff really take the time to foster a heathy well rounded learning experience. I like the fact that they help the kids to build strong charachter through Bible based teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2011

We love the teachers and staff. We've been at the school for 11 years now. Our children receive excellent education and the teachers are loving and caring and try to make learning fun. They have both flourished at the school. The principal provides excellent leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2007

All of my children have or are attending WCCA. We have especially enjoyed the Primary Department. The teachers are great and our children were provided with a wonderful foundation and a love for learning.
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Posted September 20, 2007

Very good school. The teachers and teacher aids are very nice and helpful. My kids are excited about each day they go there. Focuses highly on academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2007

We are so blessed to have our 2 children at WCCA! They both started in Preschool & are now in 3rd & 5th. We're very happy that WCCA has the same Christian values as our family. The kids have become such excellent students! Our 5th grader is reading at a 10th grade level & getting straight A's! Our 3rd grader is doing so well with math because his teacher uses Math Centers that help him focus on specific concepts. Within the kids' daily schedule, they get Computer, Library & Music classes. Sports are available for Jr. Hi. All families love to help at the school & participate in Fellowships throughout the year. We know our school is the best decision we've ever made for our family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2007

My boys are in the Preschool and I intend for them to go thru K-8 at WCCA. The classes are small. The teachers are great. The school feels like an extended family. The variety of different types of people expose all the children to different cultures.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

We attended this school for several years. We thought it was a good school overall. The facilities are rather 'dated' though and there isn't a lot of room for the children to run and play. It needs to be remodeled in many areas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2007

I have been a parent of a child at WCCA for 12 years and can honestly say that the academics are wonderful and the teachers and after school programs are equally as wonderful. I would recommend WCCA to any family without any reservations.
—Submitted by a parent


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2336 Buena Vista Avenue
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Phone: (925) 935-1587

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