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Christian Central Academy

Private | K-12 | 380 students

CCA is best known for Biblical worldview integration.
 
 

 
 

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Posted April 17, 2014

CCA is such a breathe of fresh air, after my 2 children attending Public Elementary school for the past 6 years! CCA truly cares about and Loves on your child and their Education. My children are finally asking to go to school instead of dreading going to school.. I know, "NO school is Perfect", but this christian based school is just what are family needed for a "Healthy Balance" of Life! And my 5th grader loves the "Sports" offered too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2013

Christian Central Academy is an incredible school. CCA's entire curriculum is taught from a biblical world view. It meets all of the statewide standards and is rated one of the top ten K-12 public and private schools in Western New York. The teachers are loving, caring and helpful. The students are taught respect, honesty and integrity. There is always room for growth because no school is perfect, I would highly recommend this school because the good far outweighs the bad. What peace I have as a parent to know that my child is surrounded by faculty and staff that love God.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

We feel very blessed to have our children at Christian Central Academy. Most of all, we appreciate that the standard at the school is the Bible. Our children are hearing the same truths at home, school, and church. CCA is not a perfect school because the body of Christ is not perfect and because Satan attacks a Christian school. However, it is very easy to see the love of Christ and God's Hand on CCA if you are looking with His eyes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2013

There is no other school for my kids! The moment I toured CCA, The Lord revealed to me that this is where my kids will get their education. The biblical worldview is integrated into every subject and the teachers are extremely qualified and loving. It is too bad that a few individuals posted having bad experiences...I am more than thrilled with the curriculum, the leadership, the integration of God's word, and with the fact that my kids are learning respect for God, the teachers, and their peers which is evident in their lives outside of school also. CCA is an extension of our family and my kids are at home there. I am an extremely satisfied parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2012

I highly recommend CCA to all families who desire a strong Christian Education for their children. Our 2 sons recently graduated from CCA, having attended CCA from Kindergarten through 12th grade. The outstanding Biblical Worldview that was not only taught, but demonstrated first-hand, by the entire faculty and staff has encouraged them to continue in Higher Christian Education by now attending highly reputable Christian Colleges. Because of the dedicated, caring, and qualified faculty and staff, both of them excelled in all areas at CCA: academics, Christian service & leadership, and athletics & extra-curricular activities. They graduated with Honors and High Honors and were accepted at all the competitive colleges they applied to, earning many scholarships and entering college with as much as 24 AP credits. Every day at CCA they grew more and more "in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men," which is CCA's mission statement. It has been a privilege to have partnered with CCA these past 16 years in teaching our sons what it is to be wise, godly men in a very ungodly world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2012

After attending CCA myself, I was determined to send my daughter there, in which I did. I was shocked, disturbed and horrified by what goes on within that school and immediately pulled my child out by the second year. Over a dozen families left after me just from my daughters class alone. I've been praying every day that God will come back into that school or they will continue losing more families. It's sad that they call themselves a Christian school. They are really a standard private school with what they allow. It's a shame, used to be a Christian school run by real Christians.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2012

Several of my children went to CCA for elementary school. I was really happy with the education they received. There are no perfect schools but I really loved this one. I'd give it 4.5 stars. Pros: Caring teachers and conscientious staff including everyone from to the janitor to the school nurse, rigorous academics, sports teams start in 3rd grade, plenty of extra help for struggling students, solid Bible teaching in every grade level starting in Kindergarten and going all the way up, one of the best gymnasiums I've seen in a public or private school, lots of extracurricular activities. Cons: The textbooks (especially science and social studies) seemed a little dated, and I noticed this across many grade levels. Administration can be inflexible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2009

this school teaches with caring and devoted teachers that help the kids grow in knowledge of academics and in the bible


Posted October 29, 2009

This school is good academically speaking but the character demonstrated from the students is far from that Christ would have us portray. Most of these students are taught well in how the world looks at it...but when considering the view as a Christian mom..I have always seen poor character abound from many who attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2009

CCA is a great school. The teachers are caring and seek to help children grow as people as well as scholars. The standards are very high academically and socially. Extra curricular activies include drama, music, baseball, track, basketball and soccer. Recently they have added Mock Trial and Lego League. Lego League keeps winning regional championships, too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

i absolutely love the christian environment and the fact that all the teachers are strong for the Lord
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 3, 2009

CCA is an excellent school where kids grow with education!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 11, 2008

CCA is a blessing! As a former parent of two students who attended CCA from 2003 through 2008, I would recommend any prospective parent to check the school out. The faculty and staff are kind, educated, capable and loving. The apparent love and concern for students is obvious. The academic standards are high and Biblical principals are a part of the every day experience at CCA. If we didn't have to relocate, we'd still be there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2008

Our experience has been such a blessing at C.C.A We are very fortunate to have our daughter at C.C.A We have found everything we desire in a school and more..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2007

CCA is a great school where your kids will learn and grow in an enviorment suitable for everyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 19, 2006

I consider it an honor to be able serve at CCA for the past 8 years, presently as Director of Admissions. Fielding hundreds of calls from prospective parents all over Western New York and from several other states has given me a perspective of how CCA fits into the overall 'educational landscape.' I find it a joy to be able to relate to others the high-quality, Christ-centered education offered here. I can say this even apart from my position, as I am also the parent of two CCA students - one a graduating senior and one a high school freshman, both having been at CCA since kindergarten. May I offer that a parent's search for a school for his or her child is not complete unless CCA is included in that search.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted October 31, 2005

Great school! The quality of education is the best I've see in WNY. The faculty is caring and nurturing to the younger students, while discipline is encouraged and enforeced in a loving non-judgemental manner to all. Extracurricular activities are limited. It is the only weak spot I see in the school. They do offer track and field, basketball, and soccer. There is not much more. The music program is small, but very educational. Parent involvement and the principal make this school what it is, and I would recommend it in every way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

Horrible education. Too strict. This school takes one or two kids per class and punishes them nonstop, ignoring everyone else, in order to remain a threat and strict. Teachers are not qualified and bad with kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2004

Christian Central Academy is a school where Jesus Christ is clearly the foundation, upon which an exceptional principal has built upon. Besides adhering to an above-average curriculum, students are taught respect, discipline, leadership, and obedience in a loving environment. Choosing a school for your child is not to be taken lightly; there's more to it than academics! Come see the difference at CCA!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

CCA is a wonderful school that should be considered by anyone looking for a solid Christian education for their child or teenager. Classes are taught with excellent academic standards and from an invaluable Christian perspective.
—Submitted by a former student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 52%
Black 15% 21%
Two or more races 4% N/A
Asian 2% N/A
Hispanic 1% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

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PE instructor(s)
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • 1st in Elem. English in all Erie Co. - Business 1st (2011)
  • Top 5% in WNY in MS math & English - Bus. 1st (2011)
  • Top 7% in WNY in HS math in all WNY - Business 1st (2011)

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)

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
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
Clubs
  • Drama club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Cooking club

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • college reps visit campus
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 2:55 pm
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Nurline Lawrence
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian (Fundamental)
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (716) 634-5851

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Direct instruction
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • 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
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • some reading & math support
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • college reps visit campus
Transportation options
  • Public district bus w/in 15 mi
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Cooking club
  • Drama club
  • National Honor Society
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
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.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
More from this school
  • CCA is an independent, interdenominational, Christian, college-preparatory, K-12 school, seeking to help all our students develop a Christ-centered, Biblically-based world and life view.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$7000 - $8000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
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Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
public and private colleges and universities
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
college reps visit campus
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39 Academy St
Williamsville, NY 14221
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Phone: (716) 634-4821

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