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Memorial Christian Academy

Private | PK-12 | 264 students

Our school is best known for a challenging curriculum in a Christian environment

 
 

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4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 9 ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted March 31, 2014

MCA is a wonderful school. They help students of all types achieve greater academic standing. The loving and nurturing environment encourages children to learn and the small class sizes encourage student involvement. Parent involvement is spectacular and the PTO actively raises funds for renovations, special programs, and fun activities. MCA is an extension of our family. We love MCA!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2014

There are some ungodly things going on in this school. I have been involved with this school for two years and have been very unhappy especially the leadership. If you are looking for a real Christian environment this is not the place at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

Our family has been involved with Memorial Chrsitian Academy for a long time and we have been extremely pleased. Looking forward to another great year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2013

unsatisfacory education. Principals do not enforce rules with teachers and blame students. I do not recomend this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2013

We are generally pleased with the school. The kids enjoy their classes, teachers, and learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2013

The school has really gone downhill over the last couple of years under the new administrator. Some of the teachers are great, but its not good anymore as far as the leadership. Sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2013

Memorial Christian Academy has been a blessing to our student and family. We are natives of Killeen and had always been involved with the public school system. We prayed for another option as our older children were in public school. At that time there was no accredited private school. One day as I was praying over my child as I dropped them off at school, God spoke to me about inquiring about MCA. I got to work and called, MCA was not accredited nor did they go through 12th grade at the time but I knew the strong pull that God wanted us to make a move from the negative influence of public education. We toured, enrolled and continued to pray. MCA has now become an accredited school and is now celebrating its second graduating senior class! God is so good and faithful to those who seek his direction. MCA is a positive learning environment where staff strives to help develop a strong foundation of Christian education. Students are able to build Christian relationships as they prepare to become independent adults defending their faith. Thank you MCA for all you have done and continue to do!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2013

Memorial Christian Academy has been absolutely great for our daughter and family. I personally know most of the staff and they deeply care for the students and do all that they can to solve any problem. I don't see how anyone can say anything bad about the staff or the school. May God continue to bless Memorial.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2013

Great school! My children have really advanced in their reading skills. Administrators and teachers have made an excellent effort to make the school better Christian school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2013

This is the first educational institution that I've experienced where parental involvement is discouraged unless is involves fundraising for the school . Parent/teacher conferences was not encouraged and communication to parents lacking. When we initially attending MCA we were told by others about the school lack of ability to admit fault even in the face of wrong doing and sadly the rumors rang true. In fact, we found the students were often blamed and called liars in order to remove fault from the teachers and school administration. This is not the type of christian environment we envisioned for our children where twisting of the truth in the school /house of God is so easily expressed. Those who dare challenge their indiscretions are called harassers and instructed to find other educational institution of learning for their child. If a teacher violates the rulebook, parents are told that no faults was found, but if a parent questions a staff on an academic rule, an email is generated to parents on what will not be tolerated. if you are a parent involve in the type of education their child receives, this is not the school for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2013

My child attended this school for 2 school years. The curriculum is advanced compared to the local public schools and my child ended up skipping a grade when he went back to public schools once we moved. The teachers are caring though there are a few that could use some lessons is grammar especially those that speak English as a second language. I think if you can get the better teachers, then your experience will be 5 star.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2012

The overall school is great. It is better than the alternative, going to public schools here. The academic program is advanced which is great for getting your children ready for their future. The only issues thus far since having our children in the school is in certain areas. Our children have not had much teacher involvement minus what's offered during the day, and when trying to have parent/teacher involvement it is quite difficult unless you want to communicate via email in which we don't like to address our children on a non personal basis. There has been issues with bullying in which we were told was a zero tolerance for. As parents, we can not be with our child 24/7 or we would to protect them, and we were hoping this school would help eliminate bullying and harrassement or correct it. Our children are happier being out of the public schools but they struggle with teacher involvment. At public school, although overcrowded, etc..the teachers did take time to calmly, softly, non judgementaly address each situation. And there was never judgement placed upon anyone. Overall, it's a positive environment and our children love having GOD being a part of their learning experinces.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2012

Awesome school! This is my daughters 2nd year and she loves it! I had to take her out of public school because no teachers would take their time with her. Every single teacher here works together and is involved with the students. And they encourage parent involvement. I could not have asked for a better school that also invovles christian learning. Although we will be moving we hope to find another school like this one. Thank you MCA!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2011

The people at this school make all the difference! The teachers are great, the staff is wonderful and the principal is man of God. There is a suprising amount of extras for a small school. I wish we could return.. we're hoping for Ft. Hood again!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2010

We were are Memorial Christian Academy for 4 years and we loved it. They have a lot to offer at this school including sports for students in Elementary school through high school, theater, music and many more extra- curricular activities. The teachers and staff are wonderful and work very hard to give their students the education and biblical principals that you would expect. Their academics are challenging, and give the students a advantage above the rest. My four kids will never forget the foundation that was instilled at MCA. The military has moved us to another state, but we will take all that we learned to our new school. Thanks MCA
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2010

What a WONDERFUL school with the most caring staff. Over our 4 years (with 3 children enrolled) at MCA the staff truly cared for my children. You could not ask for a better education. Due to the Military we have had to move and I can say my high-schooler is now placed in honors classes at his new school. They have competitive extra-curricular activities, a fantastic PTVO, and the teacher/staff involvement couldn't be any better. Thanks MCA for giving my kids the solid educational and spiritual foundation that will stay with them forever!!! What a blessing!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2009

This is a wonderful Christian school. My children were always happy there, the education was top notch and the teachers and staff were very caring. We moved away last year, but we wish we could return.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

We have thoroughly enjoyed Memorial Christian, and as a military family on the move frequently, we appreciate the thoroughness and understanding that the teachers and administration show toward our lifestyle. The academics are great, and the follow-up is terrific with parents. Only wish we could transplant this school to our next duty station.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2009

Great school- much higher quality of education. Small classes but not too small. Lots of extras that don't cost a dime.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2006

My children are attending Memorial for the second year in a row. The academics are outstanding with both my children testing far above average. The extra curriculars are growing and they now have football, volleyball, soccer, swimming and basketball. One really great feature is that the school offers Computer Lab(each child has thier own laptop),Spanish, Performing Arts as well as a great science lab. The Christian education is great and I would recommend this school to anyone who wants the best education for their child.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 42% 37%
Black 22% 14%
Two or more races 19% N/A
Hispanic 16% 47%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian 1% N/A
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Baptist
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (254) 634-2030

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • None
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • National Honor Society
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer time after school
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$4000 - $4000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
No.

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
SAT/ACT prep classes
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4001 Trimmier Road
Killeen, TX 76542
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Phone: (254) 526-5403

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