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Tri-State Christian Academy

Private | PK-12 | 255 students

 
 

Living in Elkton

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $186,400. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,050.

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Posted November 20, 2013

Three of our boys are/have been in TSCA , the eldest of the three graduated this past May . The younger two are in elementary school. Overall we have been very pleased with our experience here. The teaching quality generally has been excellent with a well rounded , caring teaching staff. Godly character is certainly taught ,encouraged and rewarded here. I believe all teaching staff are practicing Christians though not all students are. The love these teachers have for their kids is evident in each interaction. These people are real. The administration is excellent. Most days my little guys come home excited to share something new they learned in school that day. GRACE is the word. No school is perfect. Thank You TSCA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2013

My two sons are new to the school and finished their first year. This year I am enrolling my third son. Tristate has very good academics, great sports, excellent Christian role models, and challenging, yet loving teachers. The office staff is kind. They have many extracurricular activities. The administration is excellent. Very thankful for this academy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2011

I am delighted she attends this school. They are attentive, they are alert to issues, and they care about the children. I believe their academics are far ahead of other Christian schools I am familiar with and they challenge. I love the Bible teaching and the children's participation. They offer extracirricular activities that are suitable for all ages.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2011

We have three children who have attended ECA for twelve years. We truly love it's many caring teachers and consider it an extremely safe atmosphere for our children. One thing any prospective family should know is that the school is NOT accredited by the Academy of Christian Schools. Administration and staff continue to delay the date of that completion for over seven years. Although this isn't entirely relevant to our level of satisfaction, it causes us to often re-evaluate the quality of the education we are getting. When our oldest child (Honor student) transfered to Elkton High School, many of the credits from ECA did not transfer. She needed to complete countless exams and extra classes and has spent over a year in classes and still not caught up to her grade level. We have invested over 100K in private school education at ECA and all three of our children are college bound. My review is not meant in any way to defame the truly loving staff and some excellent teachers, but, to encourage parents to ask questions, and hold the staff at ECA accountable for more than just the student's spiritual needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2010

Our children have attended ECA for 8 years and we have seen many changes and additions of several professionally qualified staff members who emphasize and exemplify a Christ centered education and life. Coming from Tome School, we were most refreshed with ECA's intolerance for fiscal statusing of students. From the wealthy to the humble..all children are rightfully treated with equal respect and love. Academically speaking, we were also satisfied with most of the educators' willingness to cater to each of our three students' respective needs. All teachers were responsive to any of my concerns and most sought to resolve situations with a positive outcome. School security is primo. Student to teacher ratio is ideal and overall environment is one that emphasizes love and nurturing of the student . If you are looking for a true Christian School with a solid Bible based education at a reasonable price, seriously consider ECA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2009

I have 2 children enrolled at ECA - we have been very pleased with the school! The teachers we've had have truly cared about the children in their classes and you can tell how much they love teaching. My kids have been challenged by the school work and have excelled. The new administration is making many positive changes for the future of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2009

This school is terrible. The first day i brought my kids there, i saw a guy wearing a slip-knot tshirt. Very low standards. Huge classrooms! over priced!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2008

What wonderful things God is doing at ELkton Christian Academy. I have a child with some special needs. ECA has whole-heartedly wrapped their collective arms around her and gone out of their way to see that she feels safe and succeeds. I have observed the older (high school) kids with the younger ones and they are exceptional role models. I am proud to be part of this school. It saddens me to read the posts from years ago. The school, kids, teachers, and administration deserve so much better than that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2008

What impresses me about ECA is the continuing desire to better the school. I've had children at ECA for many years and have seen those criticize changes when in truth, the school has more of a spiritual emphasis than it ever did. The students are more involved in service and worship because the teacher's desire is to help the 'inside' of a child and let the 'outside' take care of itself. We no longer have a school that just 'looks the part.' It is sad that people get disgruntled about things that they don't even have all the facts about and don't see God's presence on campus. I, along with many, love what God is doing at the school. Academically ECA has made huge strides and offers more for each student than it has in the history of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2008

This school is like home. There are opportunities for my kids to succeed and they are safe. Not to mention the fact that some of their friends have gone on to great colleges. I highly recommend this school. It is a great alternative to the areas public schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2008

Great school that has taught my son Chris, a lot of stuff I could hardly ever taught him. He was home schooled for K-5th. when he went to ECA , he came home with A's. I was stunded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2008

I was a student at ECA for almost my entire life. I graduated in 2006 when the school began to 'decline'. Don't get me wrong, the teachers are absolutely wonderful, knowledgable and caring all the way from kindergarten to high school but the principle(s) of the school seem to be more concerned about money and looking good and establishing a name for the school than leading kids in the right direction. Elkton Christian is a wonderful school. You won't find a better education or more caring teachers anywhere on earth but it seems to me that the principle doesnt enforce what God wants but rather what she thinks is best. Also the school does not stress the importance of God and Christian values enough. However teachers are always willing to help students one on one.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 16, 2007

Favoritism is obvious. It seems individuality is not encouraged.


Posted June 18, 2007

Years ago this was a great school with Christian values and morals. I have been involved with this school since I was five years old I have watched the horrific changes come. Now with new administration you have to be in the click or give money in every direction beyond tuition to make sure your student is treated fairly. Discipline is not handed down fairly it just really depends on who you are. Your child will not be judged because of what someone may say or think about him and sure to goodness will not have disrespect from authority figures. In short think of other means for private school .I think Private School is great just not this one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2007

There are many positive aspects of ECA but I do believe that in the past few years the Christian values have taken a back seat to more worldly pursuits.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2007

I was estremely disapointed with this so called christian school. years ago they had standards, now it is nothing but a glorified public school. do not waste your money if you want to give your kids a real christian education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2007

My son attended here. I feel that most of the teachers are very dedicated and do a great job. They are overworked and underpaid. The adminstration does not support the staff enough which has lead to some burnt out teachers. When I first observed this school there seemed to be a strong Christian ethic. In our last year there seemed to not be as much of a CHristian emphasis. In my opinion, sports had become number one at the expense of Bible and Art and Music. The school has potential but only if the adminstration gets their priorities in order.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2006

Save your money. Public schools provide much more interaction, support, and assistance for the students. It was disheartening to see my son so unhappy and his grades reflecting that. I feel that I have wasted so much money on what should of been a great education and now my son does not even have that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2006

After suffering profound personal tragedy, my nephew continued to attend ECA. The faculty has gone above and beyond their responsibilities to make his life more 'normal' again. Thank you so much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2005

I have three children attending ECA and wholeheartedly recommed ECA to anyone wanting a tremendous education for their children. The staff is very knowledgeable and professional in all they do. They truly care for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 45%
Asian 4% N/A
Black 3% 40%
Hispanic 2% 10%
Two or more races 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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  • Gym

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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Keith G. Wilson
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (866) 688-4847

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  • Spanish

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  • None
School facilities
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  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
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  • Library
  • Playground
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Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
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  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
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  • Drama

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146 Appleton Rd
Elkton, MD 21921
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