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PK-12
Private
Canton, MI
Students enrolled: 525
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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43065 Joy Rd
Canton, MI 48187

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(734) 459-3505
(734) 459-5455
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April 29, 2014
PCA has been faithful to its roots of educating for eternity. My children and now my grandchildren have profited from attending PCA in their daily lives, learning lessons with the Christian worldview.

- submitted by a community member
April 28, 2014
PCA is a great school that offers small class sizes, personalized student attention, great opportunities to get involved, and tons of school spirit. School administration is working hard to expand course offerings and in the fall of 2014, PCA will offer increased Duel Enrollment courses with Concordia and Schoolcraft College. But most important, everything is taught through the filter of God's word. My children have received an education that has strengthened the foundation of their faith.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2014
The teachers will bend over backwards for your kids. Love them! It's small enough that kids can participate in sports or other extracurriculars without having to be a superstar. Solid academics. I love that they encourage kids to volunteer. They've had better principals, this one isn't really right for secondary school (the parking lot song was enough to cement that opinion). I blame the powers that be, they seem disconnected from many of the parents/students. Overall, I can't complain.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2013
We will be forever grateful for the excellent education our children received while attending Plymouth Christian Academy. Our children were completely prepared for college. Not only were they prepared academically, but they also graduated with a strong faith and love for our Lord! My husband and I feel that PCA has a safe, caring environment that helped our children relax and learn. I strongly recommend PCA to anyone interested in a highly academic, biblically based education .

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2013
Been at this wonderful school for 11 years. Absolutely love it. Wonderful Godly caring teachers & faculty. They pour their hearts into our kids. Most incredible gift of a superintendent. Amazing!!! Thank you PCA !!

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2013
PCA has compassionate and caring teachers who inspire and encourage their students. I thank God that we have found such an amazing learning environment for our children.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2013
This teachers and administrators at this school really love and care about the students. I have never experienced such a perfect combination of energy and warmth! I would highly recommend you consider this school if you value a strong Christian atmosphere that prepares students for a successful college experience!

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2013
Plymouth Christian Academy is an excellent school with outstanding teachers, strong curriculum, and wonderful staff. Athletics and Fine Arts offer kids many opportunities they may never get at a larger school.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2013
As an alumnus of Plymouth Christian Academy, I can honestly say that it is a great institution of higher education. However, moving beyond that, it provides something much more important. Plymouth Christian Academy provides an encourages the growth of friendship between students through various activites throughout the year. The friendships that are made during highschool lasts beyond graduation day.

- submitted by a community member
October 29, 2013
We have been extremely happy with our daughter's experience at Plymouth Christian Academy. The small class sizes, Christian point of view and excellent academics are an integral part of the school. She looks forward to going to school each and every day and is growing both academically and spiritually.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2013
After living overseas for over a year we moved to MI and desired to put our two girls into a Christian school. Plymouth Christian Academy came highly recommended. That was over eleven years ago. Our oldest daughter graduated from PCA two years ago and is thriving in her college education. PCA did a fabulous job preparing her for higher academics. Our youngest daughter is now a junior at PCA. We have greatly appreciated the teachers, administration and staff and how they have taken a genuine interest in our girls' development...academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2013
PCA has many fine attributes, but the most important and notable from my perspective is the character of the students themselves. Academics are of course, quite strong, sports programs are available as with other schools, and there are plenty of clubs. But the students are remarkable beyond imagination. There are no real cliques, instead, there is community. The students genuinely care for and pray for one another. They also genuinely care for the faculty, for the parents, and for their community. What one will find stepping through the doors of PCA are a whole lot of kids who behave more like siblings than friends. Encouragement, teamwork, compassion, support...these words are lived out large with this school. One hears frequently of a group who, of their own accord, will hold a bible study during the summer at their home, or of a young man who developed Miles for Mankind 5k run, or of the entire team, student body and parents who wear pink one night in support of one parent with breast cancer and her son who is a student athlete. This school is impacting a generation by instilling strong values and priorities. This school with its student body is joy incarnate.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2013
Great education with excellent, caring staff. Students are accepted into many different colleges as well as military academies.

- submitted by a community member
October 29, 2013
We have been very pleased with PCA - the academics, biblical teaching, structure, caring teachers and leadership. It was exactly what we were looking for in a school. Best of all my kids enjoy attending PCA!

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2013
Small classes gives opportunity for greater individual attention and development of relationships with the students and parents. Values and Morales are fundamentally taught and enforced. Principal is extremely engaged - always walking around talking to parents and students. No tolerance of misbehavior. Advanced learning classes are available. Uniforms are great, taking the focus (and stress) away from outward appearance. Refreshing to see less "cliches" and more interaction between girls and boys than other elementary schools. Playground is not very big, middle school bus system used for elementary, no bus system for some sports, and after-school care ends at 5:30 instead of 6pm. We switched to this school 2 years ago after experiencing the "opposite" of the points previous and have no regrets. This school provides the learning environment we were looking for: with a Christ based education as the foundation. Very happy here!

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
PCA is a wonderful academic center. Small classroom sizes allow for personalized attention & differentiated instructions. The teachers & administrators are warm, caring, and always available and open to discussion. My children love school, and are continuing to develop a love for learning. We are very happy & thankful to be a part of the PCA family.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
PCA is a great school that has a "family feel" and always makes you feel welcome. The teachers are genuine and truly care about each student learning and growing. PCA teaches a Biblical worldview that is very important to our family and for our children.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
The teachers at PCA are not just dedicated to the student's learning the state standards. The are committed to challenging each student based on their abilities. They care about the individual life of each student including their spiritual and personal future. The parent board along with school leadership is focused on leading with example. The character traits of kindness, respect, empathy, etc. are displayed to the students. Decisions are made not based on politics or on what other schools do. They are made based on prayer and God's direction.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2013
Plymouth Christian Academy is a school striving for academic excellence while seeking to instill Godly character and values in its students. One of the important values that can be observed at the school is one of service to others. Each quarter, secondary students are required to serve others in the community and the end of the year culminates with a serve -athon event involving all students from preschool through high school reaching out to various charities in the metro area. The teachers at PCA choose to teach in a Christian environment and serve as role models to the students. They support the students outside of the classroom as well, as sponsors in extracurricular activities and as fans at sporting events. Parental involvement is high at the school and important to supporting many events happening there. The Parent Teacher Fellowship seeks to encourage and support the teachers and staff by praying for them, providing lunches and goodies for the teachers, and providing many volunteer hours to see that special events happen at Plymouth Christian. The warm and caring community at this school is modeled first by the staff from the top down and lived out by the families.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2013
Excellent school with a strong college preparatory curriculum that is taught in a Christian environment. Students have enormous opportunities to participate in diversified sports and fine arts.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2013
My daughter has attended PCA for 10 years. The elementary principal and teachers were exceptional. The middle and high school are less impressive. There is a very serious lack of organization in the athletic department, and there are very few social opportunities. The Christian foundation is solid. In my experience there is no tolerance for bullying or poor behavior. I THINK they are trying to correct the issue of catering to the rich as they have been known to do for years. I would recommend the elementary without hesitation.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2013
PCA has its' pros and cons. First, wealth is a factor with some families. If we are honest, there is a certain percentage of families that send their children to this school because it is "private." On the other hand, there are just as many that send their children here for a Christian Education. Then, there are some that have money and want a Christian education. It does seem like some of the families that have money have more of an influence on what happens at the school, especially sports. That being said, every school has parents that are more influential for whatever reason. I have had my children in both public school and at PCA and I've seen it in both cases. I am a Christian and I try to understand that these parents are human. Honestly, I get just as annoyed with the parents that walk around with their perceived "higher status" than the rest of us. But, here is the difference, PCA's leadership sets a very biblical and moral cirriculum. But, no matter how many mistakes are made, the expectations are not lowered for faculty or students. This is why I love PCA. No matter how much our human nature disappoints, standards are high and the Bible is the authority here.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2012
We are about half way through getting two girls through PCA. Both started in first grade. We love the elementary principal and have found the middle school staff just as supportive. This is the best investment we could have made. The class sizes are small and the standards are high. The teachers and administrators are responsive to individual learning styles and personalities. Our girls love the school as well. There are opportunities for sports, music, art as well as spiritual development.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2012
We have been at PCA for one full year now and my family has had a truly wonderful experience. I have both a middle school child and a high school child. Coming from a public school environment, we have found the culture here at PCA totally refreshing! My children as well as my entire family were genuinely welcomed and respected from the start. The academics have been strong, the teachers really care about each student, and we LOVE the christian environment. There are strong expectations in behavior, attitude, and respect. Again, very refreshing after being in public schools!!

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2012
I had three graduate from PCA. One enjoyed her experience, the other two didn't. The teachers, staff, and administration are very supportive. There are also a multitude of opportunities for children to develop sport, technology, and leadership skills.. However, I felt the high school lacked a truly, Christ-centered school culture and identity....Also, few AP courses were offered, which was disappointing to my kids.

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2011
I've had two students at PCA high school. My impression is thus, the school is under the influence of several wealthy families. It is not a healthy environment for students to see this type of influence in action. There have been multiple changes in the head of school position in the last several years. If you are considering this school, you should really determine if you want your child to attend a school that purports to be Christian but in reality does not set the proper example from the top.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2010
I have three kids at PCA and love it. PCA students are challenged academically by their teachers and their fatih is tested as they work in the community and with their peers. Their extra-curricular activities continue to expand with the recent additions of elementary robotics and chess club and varsity tennis among others. PCA is a family. They work, as their mission states, 'to partner with parents' to raise my kids in a strong academic, yet nuturing environment with a biblically-based education.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating July 08, 2009
Solid reputation with academic training. Relates mostly to a wealthy constituency and this is too much of a basis for operation. Less affluent families cannot afford a Christian education in this school, but neither would they fit in well. Christian character standards are loose-not much different from a public school. They are certainly not legalistic, but Christian world view is more surface based rather than distinctive because of the denominational diversity. Those with more strict personal standards of dress, music, boy-girl relationships, and entertainment would not be 'comfortable' trying to fit in.

- submitted by a community member
January 15, 2009
i have attended pca since 6th grade i am now a senior i love it the teachers care and can spend more time making sure you understand everything i also play basketball and baseball we have been very succesful i also played on our football team wich just started this year its not in highschool league yet but will be in the next years

- submitted by a student
December 09, 2008
I've had two kids graduate from pca (after starting there in preschool) and still have one student there in high school. Both of my grads got into excellent colleges/universities and feel they were very prepared for the demands of college. They both also have a solid biblical world view as their foundation for their adult lives.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2008
My children attended PCA for four years, until we moved. It is an excellent school with some wonderful teachers. The Elementary Principal is excellent--understanding, easy to talk with and energetic. We had such a positive experience and truly miss being there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2008
Elementary Principal gets an A+. Overall, excellent school. Solid emphasis on academics and values. I found it difficult to maneuver in the early days, being an ethnic minority. I've spoken to other minorities, who have similar experiences. In sum, I would recommend.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2008
We found this school to care a lot about social status/wealth and it carried over to the students. It was disappointing since they are a Christian school.

- submitted by a community member
January 22, 2008
Excellent school. My child has attended for three years now. Each teacher works very hard to give every student one on one help if needed. I am very pleased with my sons progress at this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2007
I have a 1st and 3rd grader at PCA. The elementary principal is awesome. PCA works very hard to maintain quality academics while providing extras for both gifted and challenged students. But I am most impressed with the loving, caring environment that is created and maintained for these students. The school emphasizes excellent character and compassion and has created a wonderful student group.

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2006
I have been so impressed by the character that has been imprinted on my children as they have attended PCA. The quality of education and the caring of the teachers and staff has been unparalleled. If you are interested in a Christian based education with excellent academic standards I would recommend PCA.

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2006
My children attended this school from 1999-2005 (in grades preschool-4th grade). Terrific school! We moved out-of-state, unfortunately. PCA's strengths: Clear teaching from a Biblical perspective. Diversity of experiences and church backgrounds among the teachers and staff (not 'closed' or legalistic). Awesome elementary principal. Well-developed art, music, pe, etc. programs. Nice facilities. A great curriculum taking the best from several publishers. Lots of dedicated, involved Christian parents. Plenty of opportunities to volunteer. Fabulous sense of community among families. Welcoming and friendly. School communicates regularly and clearly about everything. I could go on and on about the strengths! While we have found a Christian school in our new state, we miss PCA a lot. Weaknesses: It's an investment financially. Most families make sacrifices to send their kids to Plymouth Christian. Since my kids didn't attend middle or high, I can't evaluate those. Good reputations, though.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2004
The Preniczky family has nothing but positive things to say about this school. Not only do you get a great education, but its a very positive, welcomimg attitude from everyone.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2004
Great school! Christian emphasis in every aspect of learning. Prepares students for college and living as a Christ centered person in this world. Wonderful teachers who care about their students.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
Work very well with parents. Students well prepared for life.

- submitted by a parent
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Plymouth Christian Academy
43065 Joy Rd, Canton, MI  48187
(734) 459-3505
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