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PK-12
Private
Largo, MD
Students enrolled: 390
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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610 Largo Road
Largo, MD 20774

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(301) 812-7777
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February 06, 2014
PCA is a great school! My son attended the school for 4 years. I took him out only because we moved to another state. During that time, he was challenged, motivated and encouraged to do and be his best. The parents during that time were very involved with the school and we helped work with the faculty and teachers to ensure our students' success. I was impressed with the traditional and non-traditional teaching styles. The teachers held advanced degrees and it showed. My son is now teaching others. I believe the education and care received during his years at Progressive are partially responsible.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2013
Do not let it fool you. I place two of my children in this school for the summer program. A lot of the staff where children and young adults. The only thing my children did was watch tv. And go to a dollars movie and I forgot, they went to the local pool every Friday that I had to pay an extra cost out side of my 2 175$ activity fee. They did not go and see all the new movies that came out this summer. And the only real field trip my chdren attended was the new museum. They told me they would have computer class, dance, etc. what they got where young children teaching the class and there where no computers. Do not waste your time. Find progressive at another school.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2013
Progressive is NOT in the business to take your money. I have been a Progressive parent for some time, and now that my child is in the Student Support Service, I have absolutely NO trouble making payments. They based the tuition on my family's individual need and I am sure they will do the same thing for you. Progressive truly provides a Christ-Centered, Quality, AFFORDABLE education.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2013
The academics at Progressive are great - very rigorous and challenging. Support is very good as well, teachers are accessible by e-mail and phone. My child was enrolled in a public school before and came home every evening without having been taught what was needed to complete his homework. It was a shame. When I looked at Progressive and finally decided to enroll, I had an entirely different experience. I love Progressive, I would encourage you to learn more about Progressive.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2013
The academics at Progressive are great - very rigorous and challenging. Support is very good as well, teachers are accessible by e-mail and phone. My child was enrolled in a public school before and came home every evening without having been taught what was needed to complete his homework. It was a shame. When I looked at Progressive and finally decided to enroll, I had an entirely different experience. I love Progressive, I would encourage you to learn more about Progressive.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2013
Progressive Christian Academy is the best private institution for our family. My children would have never gotten the Christian academic training they have today if it wasn't for the Academy.

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2009
I have been a Progressive Christian Academy parent for 9 years. The school always boast great, caring and loving teachers but the administration has brought it down. The last two years were not at all great, with school year 2008-2009 being the most trying during my 9 years. Staff turn over is extremely high especially in the middle/high school, during the past school year a couple of teachers left during the school year, not good!!!! . Every school year parents and students have to get used to new teachers. All in all I would rate 4 stars for the teachers who in my opinion are dedicated and strive to bring out the best in our children. Our family has been blessed with great teachers over the years but with such a poor adminstration the teachers are unable to function at they full potential.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2009
my child is currently enrolled at PCA and I believe it is a wonderful school. I am a picky parent and went around to numerous schools trying to find the right fit for me and my son. I am happy with the care and education he is recieving. He has learned so much and enjoys going there. That means the world to me. I have read some bad reviews about this school that caused me to have some reservations at first. But the reviews are wrong..at least the negative ones. I have not seen anything bad happening at the school. Just come to the school and take a look...ask to sit in with the class your child would be in and I am sure you will feel the same. They have small class sizes and can make sure your child achieves to the best of his or her ability.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2008
I enrolled my child at PCA this year in the Pre-K program. So far so good. The teachers are enthusiastic and they keep the children engaged. It is a freindly enviornment and they are advanced at teaching the kids. For example the PK program has vtech laptops on the Pre-K students supply list. Great stuff.

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October 25, 2007
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October 23, 2007
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October 23, 2007
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- submitted by a student
October 04, 2007
PCA would be a good school. May daughter went there about two years ago and she learned nothing. I didn't feel that she was truly taught until I took her out of that school. But, still this day, I say I wish it was a better school because my daughter is religious and she misses the togetherness of the teachers and students from when she went there. It would be the perfect school if the administration is changed. Try changing the leadership and the high turnover and maybe people would consider enrolling their children. - Y.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2007
PCA is not about the money, I can honestly say , there is not a teacher there that has taken a position for the money. It is about educating, the children as well as the parents. You may have had a bad experience but instead of trying to down the school, maybe offer some suggestions and start being part of the solution. It is so easy to sit back and attack a system but try going face to face with the enemy, you to may may fall a few times, but the good news is we can and will get back up and continue to educate young people with the , A Christ Centered educational System.

- submitted by a staff
August 10, 2007
My daughter was enrolled at Progressive's Camp Springs campus in K-3 for 2006-2007. It was a great academic experience. She grew in leaps and bounds throughout the year, and many people that we come in contact with are surprised that she is only (now) 4 years old. We have reenrolled her for this fall and intend to enroll our soon-to-be 3 year old son. The teachers are highly dedicated. We know that all schools has growing pains, especially small Christian schools that do not receive government funding. More parental involvement is definitely necessary, but the staff and administration truly care about the children and their education. I do believe that great things can and will be done at Progressive.

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August 08, 2007
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- submitted by a staff
June 12, 2007
PCA offers a lot, including a qualified and caring staff, but it fails to deliver because of poor leadership. The staff, the students, and parents are not supported by the leadership, and that is why this school crumbles.

- submitted by a teacher
April 16, 2007
My daughter was at PCA for about two months and it was a nightmare. I was literally teaching my daughter on a daily and weekend basis to make up for the education she wasn't receiving at school. Please do yourself a blessing and put your child in another school.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2007
I wish I had read these reviews before spending my money there. I was pleased with my son's learning experience, however, I got cheated on the before and after care. I was threathen by the finance person with a letter. I never received a bill/phone call about additional charges outside of the monthly tuition charged. I visited often, sat on the PTA board and no mention of outstanding balances ever came up. The Pastor did not reflect christianity. The turn over with staff that were members of the church should have been a warning.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2007
I am so very disappointed with Progressive! From the unprofessional staff, to the young adults smoking in front of the building, to the lack of communication with the parents. This is my second year, I only came back because I wanted to give the school an honest chance and not to mention the Pastor promised things would get better. Obviously the teachers aren't happy either because the turn around is so great.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2006
PCA is not academically a wonderful school; The lack of supervision is big open door for student to do what they want included but not limited to drug abuse and others. My child experienced the worse teaching experience of his life. this is really an unfair treatment which I believe was based on his Cultural Origin. the lack of education and experience of Faculty members is the major problem due to as a parent we were confident that our kids are receiving the best education and is not true. If you are a parent I would not suggest that you send your child to PCA unless you are ready to loose a lot of money for nothing.

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August 19, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2006
We are extremely disappointed with PCA.

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June 02, 2005
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Grades K3 & K4: $7,250 Yearly Grades K5 - 6: $7,200 Yearly Grades 7 & 8: $7,500 Yearly Grades 9 - 12: $8,500 Yearly ($500-$2,500 with Student Support Service - see www.progressiveprep.org) We offer flexible payment plans.

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Progressive Christian Day & Preparatory Academy
610 Largo Road, Largo, MD  20774
(301) 812-7777
Last modified Progressive Christian Day & Preparatory Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Progressive Christian Day & Preparatory Academy Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top