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Salem County Christian Academy

Private | PK-12 | 172 students

Parents and students often say, "It's not just a school, it's a family."
 
 

 

Living in Pennsville

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $130,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $880.

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Posted September 6, 2006

Our Daughter was in the Penns Grove N.J. school system from K thru 5th grade. She was doing well in school, but we did not like the distractions we saw coming up in the 6th thru 8th grades. We did some research, looking for a private school close enough to be feasable if we had to transport her daily. There were several in the area. We ended up at Park Bible, it was reasonalbly priced, provided transportation, and we were impressed with the care and devotion the faculty showed for the school and the students. We placed out daughter in Park Bible in the 6th grade in 1999. The best thing we ever did. She graduated with honours this year, she scored in the 95th percentile in her SATs and her ACTs. Ed B
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Posted February 24, 2006

My son is in the 4 yr old pre-school class. He loves going to school and he has learned so much. The A Becka curriculum is excellent. Even though he is in pre-school, they still offer music, art, and computers. I am signing him up next year for all day Kindergarden.
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Posted June 3, 2004

I graduated from Park Bible Academy with honors in 1983. I now have 2 children that have been attending PBA since kindergarten. My daughter will graduate in 2005 and my son in 2008. Both are very involved in the sports programs and student council and are challenged daily academically as well as spiritually. The teachers and staff see their calling as a ministry rather than a job and the bonds between teacher and student lasts much longer than just the 'school years.' PBA offers basketball (boys and girls) girls volleyball, girls cheerleading, and boys soccer. PBA has won it's fair share of Championships - DVCAC and Garden State and is very competitive. I would recommend PBA to anyone looking for a school where God's Word is absolute and becoming more like Him is a desire for your child along with an exceptional education. PBA is the place to be.
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Posted April 9, 2004

I grew up in this school. It has great teachers that really care and love the students and desire to see them not only grow in knowledge but also in our Lord Jesus Christ. The school is a great size that allows enough variety but maintaining a family atmosphere. The principal leadership has changed since I have been there.
—Submitted by a former student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 51%
Hispanic 3% 22%
Black 2% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Public Schools
Other Private Schools
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
Clubs
  • Drama club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mike Tardive
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Non-Denominational
Associations
  • AACS
  • ACSI

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Independent Study
  • Standards-based
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Drama club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


9 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
172
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
190
Students typically come from these schools
Public Schools
Other Private Schools

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$5000 - $6000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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104 Sparks Ave
Pennsville, NJ 08070
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Phone: (856) 678-9464

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