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K-12
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Olney, MD
Students enrolled: 310

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16227 Batchellors Forest Road
Olney, MD 20832

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(240) 390-0429
(240) 559-0115
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June 08, 2014
I have had two children graduate from this school and I am so grateful for the opportunity to send them there. I truly believe the truth they learned here will shape their entire lives in a positive way. They are prepared for college and for life.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2014
To be honest...I wouldn't even give this school one star. Terrible school overall. The education as well as the teachers make classes very challenging. I've been forced to go to this school for a while now and cannot wait till graduation. Many of my friends are in danger of not even graduating. So, overall, unless you want your son/daughter to be challenged to the point where they WILL fail and have an effect on the colleges their accepted too, don't sent them here. One more note, why would you pay $16000 dollars for it like to be honest I wouldn't send my future kids if it was free.

- submitted by a community member
February 06, 2014
This is my second year at WCA and I ve had an amazing experience there. From the very beginning, I felt welcomed in. The teachers are awesome, and they care about each student individually. They all know their subjects well, form relationships with each student, and are a LOT of fun. The classes are small, so that everyone gets attention from the teachers and gets to participate. One of my favorite parts about the school includes our house system, where we have crazy competitions for the house cup. Also, I have many wonderful friends from all backgrounds. I would definitely recommend WCA to any high schooler!

- submitted by a community member
December 16, 2013
No regrets about sending my child here for K through 12. Great campus. Caring staff. Challenging coursework. Christian values.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2013
Washington Christian Academy an awesome educational home for children of all family dynamics. Their teachers are highly qualified, organized, and definitely on hands, serious about the nature of educating the students. The facility is beautiful and updated in technology. Most importantly children are being taught the most valuable foundation and fundamentals of life - that's the biblical knowledge of God!!! The curriculum is balanced thereafter students will be able to be leaders in the world but know the difference of bible living versus worldly mindsets. I applaud values and standards WCA instrument into the lives and educational atmosphere for their students. Our personal experience is that without WCA our children would not been able to handle the challenges and transitions that occurred in our family if they wasn't attending Washington Christian Academy which offer a wonderful loving outlet and environment while educating them daily. The school constantly embraces growth without compromising its integrity of morals and standards. The one and only limitation is transportation however the school is very resourceful and helping in trying to assist with resolutions.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2013
Washington Christian Academy is a private school located in Olney, Md. It has grades K-12. It has a beautiful, recently new campus, which we have spent years saving money for. It is a college prep school with many wonderful teachers with excellent knowledge in the field they teach. The teachers are not only great educators but also wonderful people. They are caring and friendly people. The students themselves are like any other student, but are still willinging to learn and work with diligence, and are kind and friends even to the shyest of people. WCA offers many clubs such as cooking club, drama club, swing dance club, and many more wonderful clubs. It also has many sports available such as volleyball, soccer, basketball, cheerleading, baseball, softball, tennis, and golf. WCA is a loving environment, where you make life-long friends and memories. Personally, I have enjoyed my time at WCA, and I am greatful for the wonderful education and friends that have been bestowed upon me here.

- submitted by a community member
October 23, 2013
My two children went to Washington Christian Academy from Kindergarten through 12th Grade. They each received an excellent education and enjoyed their school-age years there. They both made life-long friends, as did our entire family. They recognized that the outstanding teachers made a positive difference in their educational experiences. Both commented that they believed that their teachers truly wanted them to succeed, and that they were not just taught facts, they were taught how to problem solve and learn. It's an academically challenging school. It's a warm school, with a welcoming community. If you're looking for a Christian school with heart, that will give your child educational foundation, look no further.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
WCA is a school, a community, a family. It is a place we have felt comfortable having our children educated and where they have made life-long friendships. While it is academically rigorous, there are many social, athletic and creative opportunities for students to develop their God-given gifts.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
The WCA environment is a great place for students to learn. From the careful investment of the teachers, to the stewardship of the administration, to the involvement of the parents, WCA is an all-around great school. My students are challenged academically and spiritually each day. We've been a part of the school for 8 years and look forward to many more.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2013
Washington Christian Academy (WCA) is not simply another school, it is an environment where the kids learn how to respect others, realize that learning can be fun, and develop academic skills that will enable them to succeed long after they leave WCA.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2013
I used to hate Math, but now Math is my favorite class because my teacher (who is very smart and lots of fun!) has helped me to work hard and also enjoy it at the same time.

- submitted by a community member
October 18, 2013
This is the 3rd year that my 2 sons have attended WCA, and we cannot say enough positive things about the school. Our family looks forward to the next 5 years with this committed community of faculty and parents. The teen years are full of struggles, and with one child in Middle School and another grappling with the increased demands of High School, we appreciate the attention given to helping the children grow in the way they tackle their studies. The upcoming College Fair is an excellent opportunity for our boys to fix their sights on opportunities that will soon be on the doorstep. 12th Grade is not that far away!

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2013
I am a new student to this school and my first week was the best. There were always students to help me find my class and I made friends easily . that school is basically in perfect shape as in the lockers have no chipped paint and if the books are in bad shape that is because they are very old some almost since 1999. the teachers are understanding especially if you have been enrolled late and they give you more time to finish that work . there has never been bullying in this school that I have witnessed . there are many different ways to get to school and back home such as carpool bus rides walking or by bicycle . I take carpool and the people I ride with are very nice to me . Overall I am in love with this school and I recommend it to anyone .

- submitted by a community member
April 23, 2013
WCA is absolutely fantastic. I've been going here since kindergarden and I've loved every minute of my time here. As a senior, I feel more than prepared for college

- submitted by a community member
April 23, 2013
Washington Christian Academy is a great Christian school. I would definately recommend it to friends and family. Their are great kids and teachers and it is a wonderful enviroment for your children.

- submitted by a community member
April 23, 2013
Washington Chistian Academy is a wonderful school, where teachers do more than just teaching a subject. Teachers are caring and understanding and instill the love of learning in students. The environment in our school is unique, Students have the opportunity to interact with each other in the many extracurricular activties provided by the school.

- submitted by a teacher
April 23, 2013
I remember going to this school for my first year in 5th Grade. I didn't know anybody, and nobody knew me, but right off in one week many people became my friends, and we always hung out together, and even now we do. There are a lot of fun things to do at Washington Christian Academy, and it is really exciting to get to know all the new people that come by to our school. WCA has a lot of fun activities like a wide variety of sports, clubs, and thrilling festival days occasionally throughout the year! I recommend this school as one any student could come to, and it will change your life.

- submitted by a community member
April 22, 2013
I have been attending WCA since Kindergarten, and now I am in 11th grade (12 years). I could not have been more happy and more blessed to be in an environment such as WCA. It's really great to be connected with your teachers on a personal level, yet also have great opportunities such as athletics and arts to get you prepared for college. There are SO many ways I have thrived in my talents and interests. If you're looking for a school, stop the search now and enroll at WCA! I wouldn't be happier anywhere else.

- submitted by a community member
April 22, 2013
2 of my children have graduated from WCA and 1 is currently enrolled. The academic environment far exceeds that of any public or private school we know. There is plenty opportunity for each student to thrive with the various clubs, extra-curricular activities, and small class size. The school is also very diverse. It is located on a beautiful 60 acre semi-wooded lot in a very convenient location right off the InterCounty Connector.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2013
Washington Christian Academy is a school full of christian spirits. I have been going to WCA since Kindergarten, the journey since has been tremendous. Moving from building to building, but finally finding our own building in Olney, Maryland. People make sure you feel included and they are great to be around. The teachers are always fun and make sure you understand the material they are teaching. Also, the actives the school hosts are extremely fun and creative. It is great to know that students get to have a say in what the school can do make things more fun. This year I am in 8th grade, and I hope to continue going to WCA for High School.

- submitted by a community member
April 22, 2013
I am a student at WCA in the sixth grade. I love this school. I get to play on every sports team. The teachers are very nice and they teach in a very kind way. They help you till you get how to do the concept. The teachers are always smiling and are very nice.

- submitted by a community member
April 15, 2013
This is an amazing school. Both my children have thrived academically & spiritually and the quality of the teachers is unsurpassed. Our family feels cared for and teachers are always there to help out when needed. The quality of the after school enrichment program is wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2013
I have two daughter that are 7 years apart in age. One began their school curriculum in seventh grade and the other began in first. It has beena a great experience for our family. The combination of their growing relationship with God and their pursiot of academic excellencs has been impressive. Each of them are eager to go toschool each day which is a blessing in itself. The overall living environment present in the school encourages this trpy of attitude. I am also impressed with the variety and content of classes offered. We have been veryhappy with all of their teachers as well. I would higly recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2013
WCA has been my home since Kindergarden and I have loved every moment of it. WCA has been a very influential part of my life. It has helped me learn so much about myself, God, and my relationship with him. WCA has one of the best curriculums out there. It challenges the student to do the best that they can. WCA has improved my study habits and given me life lessons that I believe no other school could. When you get a chance come to an open house to learn more!

- submitted by a community member
January 31, 2013
I can't imagine a better Christian school. Our kids have been in three Christian schools (one in NY and two in MD) and WCA is by far the best. Certainly our children were well prepared academically. They all got into great colleges and recieved scholorships. Most importantly they learned how to think, decide and act biblically. As they've entered college (all in public non-christian colleges) they are firm in their beliefs and have not abandoned them for the pressures of the world. WCA is an authentic, grace-filled Christian community. It is not "behavior school". Certainly there are rules, but the kids challenge each other to live biblically. And encourage each other when mistakes are made, as they alwasy are. I am confident that our children are well prepared for whatever God calls them to in life and we are SO GRATEFUL for the committed teachers, staff and parents at WCA.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2013
I have 2 daughters in the lower school and we have been abundantly blessed during the past 4 years here at WCA. My girls are surrounded by Godly men and women daily that reinforce the values and beliefs that are being taught at home. The academics at this school are excellent and I am constantly amazed and what my girls are learning. The teachers are loving, passionate 100% invested in each child.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2013
We have 2 children (boy and girl) at WCA (Middle School and Upper School) and could not be more satisfied with the school. Over the past 5 years at WCA we have seen our children develop and excel in a challenging and supportive environment. The school's administration, teachers, student body and parents have have blessed us with many examples over the years of Christian love and character. WCA has taught our children how to think critically and to develop a Christian faith that is their own. We highly recommend WCA!

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2013
WCA has wonderful teachers that care so much about educating their students. This school has strong principles and strives to lead your child in doing the best they can. My son loves going to school and loves his classmates and teacher :)

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2013
My son is in the lower school of WCA. He attended another Christian preschool before joining the WCA. All I can say is we are really thankful for God leading us here. All the teachers we met are very passionate and professional. I volunteer a lot at school because I am a stay-home-mom. Teachers I met love those kids and love their job. My very shy son learned to open up himself more and enjoy his daily activity at school. More importantly (at least to us), they don't just teach Christian value, they live it out. The models my son have had shaped him into a better person each day. I'm also amazed by the academic excellence that they are doing. Just at Kindergarten, my son could do a grade 2 Brain Quest by himself (and he is not the smartest kid in his class). I seems to me that they are learning really a lot faster than the schools in my area. However they are not stressed to drill on homeworks. My son comes home smiling everyday. All the administrative staffs are very friendly and the school officials is very willing to communicate with all the concerns that we have. This is actually quite uncommon amoung my friends who go to other private school.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2013
My family has been connected to WCA for over twenty years. My mother was a teacher who recently retired, and I have had three children attend the school. My oldest attended from K-9, and left only because of his desire to play football which WCA does not currently offer as a sport. My daughter has attended her whole school career and will graduate in a few months. My third child attended K-3, and left more because the fit wasn't the best for him, as his personality tends to be a bit of a challenge. I have been impressed with the school in terms of the high academic standards. My kids know that much will be expected of them, and they learned to appreciate their being pushed to excellence. The most important thing to me though is that the students are taught to really know who God is. They don't just memorize scripture, but dive into the study of God's word, especially as the kids get older. The school has plenty of extra curricular activities, and I like how they have begun a house program within the last few years that creates special bonds of friendship, and is also a lot of fun. I feel the school's desire is to help mold well rounded students. We feel blessed by WCA.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2013
We cannot speak highly enough about WCA's preparation of our daughter, both academically and personally. She was challenged to pursue academic excellence, develop a strong work ethic, and to be well-rounded through the many extra-curricular opportunities and class enrichment activities. Today, she successfully balances the rigors of studying engineering (biomedical), competing as an NCAA athlete for her university, and working 10 hours/wk on campus. Perhaps as important, she has developed many quality relationships at college. This relationship building environment was modeled at WCA with the warm reception and inclusion she received from WCA students when she transferred to WCA at the beginning of her junior year. Thank you, WCA faculty and staff, for the strong sense of community and support for our next generation of leaders!

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2013
We have 3 children at WCA and this is the only school they have attended. We have always been impressed by the teachers, not only by their ability to teach at the highest level, but also the personal interest and caring they have for the students. You can tell teaching is more than a job for the staff, it is a calling. All our kids have been academically challenged in the school. They have also been encouraged to not be afraid to share their faith. The school provides a very nuturing enviroment, teaches values consistent with our Christian beliefs at home, and provides many opportunties for parental involvement. I can't imagine our kids going to any other school.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2013
I am in 6th grade and i love Washington Christian Acadamy. The staff is very nice. They teach me what I need to learn in a kind way.

- submitted by a community member
January 16, 2013
WCA is a great school for people with all interests. The teachers really strive to help their students learn and you can tell they care for their students.

- submitted by a community member
January 15, 2013
I love WCA! It's a great school where you always see friendly faces. The teachers here love teaching what they teach. This school is great and I'm so happy that I'm attending it.

- submitted by a community member
November 14, 2012
This is a great school! You can tell that the teachers know and love their subjects. I am so happy to be going here!

- submitted by a community member
November 12, 2012
We have experienced the WCA program from Kindergarten through the eighth grade. We love the environment for our children. They learned to appreciate God and value a relationship with Him in a manner that is as natural as green grass. Their faith has not been compartmentalized into a textbook or a segment of the day. Faith at WCA just is. We have benefitted from the caring teachers, fellowship with like-minded families, and the immaculate facilities. If we had to do it again, all of our children would have started WCA at Kindergarten!

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2012
My child will soon complete his fourth year at Washington Christian Academy . Overall it has been a positive experience for him. His classes are challenging but not impossible. The teachers are willing to help a student that is struggling. The students seem to be a good group of kids. The communication between parents and the school is good. The Dean of Students has been an excellent addition to the school. He has instituted a house system in the Middle and Upper School. Each grading period they have a House Festival Day where the houses play games and compete againt each other.Several times during the school year the school collects food and supplies for an Olney food pantry and a shelter in Rockville.The school practices the Christian values that we would like to instill in our son.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2012
The high school's strict disciplinary policies makes the environment intolerable for children that have personalities. The school has potential but they need to allow the teenagers to be teenagers. If your high school student has an introverted personality, this school is a good choice. If your child is an extrovert, keep looking. The Dean of Students will key in on your extroverted child and make your child's school life miserable. Not a balanced atmosphere at the school, they haven't gotten the message that being a Christian does not equal a somber existence. Much like a 1960s Catholic School without nuns with rulers.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2011
WCA is a genuine christian school. The administration is very pleasant to work with. My children are currently in their 3rd year there and are challenged academically and are growing spiritually.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2011
Our daughter is entering her third year at WCA and we couldn't be happier. The faculty, staff, families and entire school environment is a positive, strong Christian and educationally challenging place for our child to learn, thrive and grow! The school duplicates the values our daughter learns and lives with at home! The new campus is wonderful too! We highly recommend Washington Christian Academy!

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2011
My daughter has been at the school for 5 years. I have been very impressed with the curriculum in the middle school and high school and it just keeps getting better. My daughter is being taught to think, reason and ask questions. The classical liberal arts focus of the curriculum has made me wish I could go to school with her. She reviewed the 4 year undergraduate reading list for a well-known liberal arts college and reported that she has read MOST of the works on the list. The focus on integrity, character and scholarship are outstanding. I only wish Latin was offered at the high school level. I hope tp send my others for at least high school if not middle school as well.

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2010
This school is academically rigorous with a loving Christian environment. This is our second year using the school and my boys have really developed academically and in their Christian faith.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
This is my 3rd year at the school. The first 2 years were wonderful. I was so impressed with the teachers, staff and parents. Not so impressed this year. I moved all my kids there this year and they do not seem to be happy. The education is top notch but I agree with the other parent who said they need to create a more welcoming environment for new kids. The school is somewhat cliquish.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 21, 2010
This school is experiencing growing pains. The Middle school needs to expand and have gym 3-4 days per week for all students, It is currently 1 day which is insufficient. With an expanding school, there comes challeneges in meeting the overall student goals. The leadership at the school has addressed challenging issues very well. What is missing is a a truly welcoming environment to families and children to the school. This is somehting that has to be addressed not to keep the existing families and create welcoming evnironment for new families. These two issues should be reviewed now to create a top educational and religiouls school in the country. It truly has the opportunity to build a great Christian school and that includes welcoming Catholic Christians as well.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2009
This is a real Christian School. When I enter the building I get the sense that the spirit of God is here and that there are praying people that work here. We chose this school because we feel that while academics is important, nurturing our childrens faith in God supercedes that. Our child is not only challenged academically in this school but also her day is surrounded by love, peace and beauty. Very caring staff, feels like a family.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2008
My daughter attended WCA last year.The first two quarters seemed to be average.The second two showed inconsistancy in curriculum completion,slow communication response from the staff.We exsperienced disorganization in school closings times. Sport locations and times were not always posted in a timely and correct manner.Over all the children were good.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2007
This is awsome school. If you want to learn more go to washingtonchristian.Org This is a wondderful school for your kids to learn about jesus christ

- submitted by a student
November 02, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
October 27, 2004
I could not be happier with WCA. I spent months shopping for the perfect school. WCA has the perfect balance of academic rigor and christian education in a nurturing environment. I found warm, loving, and caring staff, faculty, and administration who opened their school to me and my 5 year old. I love the small student to teacher ratio. I love the opportunities for parental involvement. I love that it has students of every race and diverse Christian faiths. I love that everyone my child interacts with at school shares our love for Jesus. God moved me to send my daughter to WCA. I believe that if you put garbage in a child (at public school) you get garbage out, but if you put God in (at a Christian school), you get God out. Visit WCA and then pray about your decision. But mark my words, God is in this place.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2004
I completely agree with the previous review. Our family has been at WCA for 7 years and it has been a tremendous blessing. The school community is encouraging, supportive and caring. The teachers and administration are top notch and committed. Parental involvement is high. There is no other school for our family.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2004
We love WCA! This is our fifth year, and both of our children have blossomed under the nurture and care of the teachers and staff. The level of parental involvement is magnificent, and I have found that the atmosphere and comraderie between parents is even closer than that of my church family. A great place to learn & be instructed in Biblical principles. From the Kindergarten through the Twelfth Grade, children are taught what they need to know to succeed, not only in their academics, but also in their relationships with others and most importantly as it relates to Christ.

- submitted by a parent
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Washington Christian Academy
16227 Batchellors Forest Road, Olney, MD  20832
(240) 390-0429
Last modified Washington Christian Academy is a Private school that serves grades K-12
Washington Christian Academy Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 52 reviews. Top