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1714 Southeast 36th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34471

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(352) 694-4178
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March 28, 2015
Ocala Christian Academy is an excellent school from K3 - 12th grade! Two of our children graduated from OCA and received many scholarship opportunities for college, including offers from most of the Ivy League schools. OCA prepared them well for college. OCA gives every student many opportunities to excel -- in academics, athletics, fine arts, and community service. The teachers care about each student and do their best to help each one academically, socially, and spiritually. OCA is a great help in preparing your child to succeed in life and in whatever field God is preparing them for. We highly recommend Ocala Christian Academy!

- submitted by a parent

March 12, 2015
Ocala Christian Academy is a wonderful school. Coming from a public school education I can honestly say that OCA rises above the public schools in certain areas of academics. Although public school offers advancement for a small selected group of accelerated students, it expects little from the majority of students enrolled. However, at OCA each student is pushed to excel at his personal best. When a student begins to struggle the teachers and administration are good at setting up ways to provide assistance. No student is neglected. Those students who do excel still have the opportunity to enroll in honors classes on the high school level as well. Not only is OCA great academically, but I have had the wonderful opportunity of truly getting to know my students. I am able to build a relationship with them that allows me to assist them academically and spiritually, as well as on a personal level. As far as religion is concerned, OCA is founded on the principles of the Bible. Jesus Christ is the center of all things: practical living, academics, training, sports, and other curricular activities.

- submitted by a teacher

March 10, 2015
I feel that the administration and teachers care about each student and are interested in not only their academic growth but also their growth socially, physically, and spiritually.

- submitted by a parent

March 09, 2015
It is a joy to work with alongside other caring and motivated faculty and staff! Over and over again I have seen my colleagues sacrifice their time and effort to individually help students who show difficulty in areas. The environment here is a place that allows students to flourish academically, spiritually, and socially. Our goal is to teach and exemplify Biblical Christian values daily. Students here can feel free to get answers to tough questions from our qualified administration and pastoral staff. My personal goal is not to collect a paycheck, but to make an improved difference in the lives of each student I teach. Please contact us or visit us anytime to see what we do for yourselves!

- submitted by a teacher

March 09, 2015
Ocala Christian Academy is a wonderful school. The students feel like the school is a big family. OCA has well-trained and experienced teachers who genuinely love the students. OCA has an advanced academic program, and subjects are taught with Biblical truth woven into the lessons. OCA strives to keep tuition affordable and accepts scholarships so that children whose families might not be able to afford a quality Christian education can do so. Character training is practiced; students are expected to be honest, respectful, and responsible. Discipline is issued when needed, and it is done in love with the goal of seeing a change in the student who did wrong. OCA graduates go on to many of the nation s top colleges and universities. Many also go on to Christian colleges and universities to prepare for full-time ministry and are serving as teachers, missionaries, and pastors all around the world. OCA provides a well-rounded education for students and also makes available athletics, music lessons, and opportunities for community service. It is a great place, and I highly recommend it!

- submitted by a parent

March 09, 2015
I am a teacher here, and my children attend here as well. I can say from the results that I see in my children that it is an excellent school where kids learn great academics. Most of all, I love to hear my kids singing Bible songs at home and quoting verses. They know how to treat others and show respect toward other children and adults.

- submitted by a teacher

March 09, 2015
We love Ocala Christian Academy! I have two students in school here and the teachers have always been kind and helpful. My kids really feel like they belong and have enjoyed many new friends. Academically the programs are strong. My daughter learned to read in K3! We love the environment... from community events to Friday night football. We believe OCA is the perfect place for our family from kindergarten through high school.

- submitted by a parent

March 05, 2015
OCA is an excellent school! First, I would have to say that if people actually got to know and talk with the Faculty and Administration they would see OCA has a genuine love and care for each student. I m not saying they re not human and can t possibly have a bad day, but from what I ve seen my children have learned a lot and enjoyed their experience with them. After reading some of the negative reviews about OCA, I could see a common accusation: intolerance. The only problem with the tolerant and accepting view that pervades our society today is that it is neither tolerant nor accepting of Biblical Christianity. OCA takes the Bible for what it says and does it best to make it practical and relevant to education for today s student. Interestingly, OCA is a Christian school who is more open than many Christian Schools. You don t have to sign something that says you are a Christian. Are there rules and principles for living taught? Yes, as would be expected. True love and genuine concern for the individual are characteristic, not hypocritical acceptance of all beliefs. Finally, the quality of education is great and many I know have made it into top schools! Hope this helps!

- submitted by a parent

February 09, 2015
This school couldn't be more in the stone ages. If you expect this education to allow your child to be ready for the future then look elsewhere. Teachers are judgmental and they are not forgiving, core Christian beliefs are not evident at this school.

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January 14, 2014
This school is good for the very early years but after second grade the quality of instruction becomes average at best. By the time my student got to middle school I simply could not justify continuing to send my student to this school. Not only is the staff petty and judgemental, they fail to adequately prepare students to move on to anything more than a community college or Christian college education. Most of the students who have attempted to complete a challenging post high school education (ie: West Point, Ivy League college) have failed miserably because they were not adequately prepared to meet the challenge due to the high school's poor quality of instruction. Additionally the religious views of the faculty often obscures their ability to look beyond the walls of the school and accept that there is a real world out there and it does not always revolve around church. That said, your student will get a strong education in the fundamental Baptist worldview.

- submitted by a parent

September 04, 2011
This is not a bad school. If you want your child taught that the earth is 6000 years old and that evolution is a fantasy, this is the place to go. Other than the flawed scientific views, the rest of the education is above average.

- submitted by a community member
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March 23, 2010
Ocala Christian Academy is an excellent academic school and your child will certainly learn if s/he is motivated. However, the main problem lies with the teachers who quite often talk about politics and are very judgemental to those who do not agree with their conservative viewpoints. One teacher asked the students to pray for President Obama because he perhaps was not saved. This comment is totally inappropriate because no one at this school truly knows President Obama. OCA needs to focus more on academics and less on judging others in a negative vein. This school also needs more extra curricular activities for its students.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
November 25, 2009
This school is good when it comes to an education. This school though, pushes its beliefs way to much on the students. They have a tunnel vision and think that there way is the only right way. Some of the teachers are also judgmental. You know, God teaches to be accepting of other beliefs and to not be judgmental. Some people in this school act like hypocrites. When my child was attending this school, one of the high school teachers was always very rude to my child even though my child was always sweet and never got into any trouble. Other than those complaints about the religious part of the school and about some of the teachers, the education was very good.

- submitted by a parent

August 06, 2005
Ocala Christian Academy has fantastic academics. The teachers care about the students from the kindergarten to the high school. We love the education that our children are receiving at the school. I would highly recommend this school to any parent who wants their child to be challenged in his education.

- submitted by a parent

February 28, 2005
Everyone Knoes your child at O.C.A. Teachers start at K-3 and follow this students sometimes even to 12th grade. Many of the teachers have been with th school for many years , so they will teach two generations of the same family. Most of the time they are very organized. Music and art departments could improve as well as some High school classes that should be required(i.e. typing skills/computer).

- submitted by a student

February 03, 2005
This is my sns first year in a private school. I thought the transition would be a difficult one, much to my surprise it wasnt. The staff and teachers are there for your child and you , whatever the need. My son went from hating school to loving school. Making average scores in school to A B Honnor roll. Elementary students have play time everyday, with some type of extra curricular activity (art, nusic, computer, PE). The teachers make sure your child has the subject down before passing on to a new one, unlike the public schools. In that instance your child begins to feel overwhelmed and behind. You wont at this school! Great school, and staff.

- submitted by a parent

September 04, 2003
Both of my children have attended OCA all of their school careers. I have been thrilled to see how far ahead academically they are over students who enroll from area public schools, and the spiritual emphasis they receive is outstanding.

- submitted by a parent

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Ocala Christian Academy
1714 Southeast 36th Avenue, Ocala, FL  34471
(352) 694-4178
Last modified Ocala Christian Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Ocala Christian Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top