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Orchard Hills Christian Academy

Private | K-11


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Posted October 17, 2011

Customized curriculum and now streamed classes from Abeka Academy using state-of-the art computers. Orchard Hills has come a long way in the last few years ironing out some of it's problems and improving. Small class sizes, supervised classes with both committed Christian parents and certified teachers, a hot lunch program, gym, busing, and competitive prices. Visit our website or come see our school to see what we have to offer.
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Posted March 23, 2011

Orchard Hills is not typical of your "normal" schools (ie: public elem schools) If you want class sizes of 27+ and the focus to be getting high scores on the PSSA's since thats all the local schools seems to teach for anymore - then no this is not the school for you or your child - if however you are interested in a quality, personalized, private christian based education with the focus being on the learning needs of each individual student then I would highly recommend OH. I personally dont feel that structure is a problem at all, is the atmosphere a little more relaxed then most? Yes, but I myself feel I would rather have my child in this type of atmosphere being able to be a child than in any of the local public schools.
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Posted August 5, 2010

Orchard Hills currently features state of the art computer equipment, internet with filtering, and has a new website. See it at It has some problems with structure due to the custom curriculum because not all kids are working on the same thing at the same time. All schools have correction issues but it is how they are dealt with that counts.
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Posted January 5, 2010

There is a lack of classroom structure and correction. The school is still in the stone ages of technology.
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Posted March 3, 2009

Orchard Hills offers small class sizes, custom curriculum, public school busing, and Christian education. It is a great place to send your kids. I had one graduate from there and one attend for three years.
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 71%
Black 4% 15%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 9%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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385 Kings Road
Apollo, PA 15613
Phone: (724) 478-3455


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