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Antioch Christian Academy

Private | PK-6 | 50 students

Our school is best known for Outstanding Performance in Academics.

 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $56,400. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $760.

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Posted September 27, 2013

My daughter has been attending this school since she was two years old and I just love the advancement that I have been seeing in her since she has started. She is now six years old and is in the first grade and I just love the fact that the ratio in the classes are not overwhelming for the teacher to be able to focus on each individual child, she is able to focus on the strengths and weaknesses of the child and the communication is just awesome each time I have a concern the teacher or the principle addresses it in a timely matter. I was thinking of taking my daughter out of this school and put her into a public school, but I just could not leave this place and neither could my daughter she loves it and so do I.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2013

ACA is a private institution funded by tuition and donation only...and despite financial challenges the quality of education has never fallen Whenever I attend programs sponsored by the school I continue to be amazed by the intelligence, eloquence, discipline and poise of these kindergarten and elementary school students. There is no doubt that the empowering and caring environment along with the commitment to excellence by the staff continue to pay dividends and enable the institution to overcome financial constraints and other challenges. ACA will be able to take this $5000 and use it ways that the benefits will be worth far more than $5000


Posted September 25, 2013

Low student/ teacher ratios which in turn gives plenty of time for one on one. Tuition fees are lower than average and very affordable. The school is small and has a family oriented atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2013

Happy Happy Happy with the school. My child cries when it is time to leave and there are a couple of other students that do the same. The school must be doing something right, :) I can not speak for other parents but I am elated that my child will have this Christian foundation to start her in her academic career. I am not sure how the program operated before but based off of some reviews I noticed there have been some changes. There IS now a lunch program in place, there IS a library and also there IS a basketball team along with cheerleaders and even a Praise Dance Team. You will have to come see for yourself. I couldn't ask for a better school for my daughter. She was a little behind in math before bringing her to the school last year and has excelled tremendously since then. Thank you Antioch Christian Academy for the wonders you are doing in the lives of the students you serve and the families as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2011

My child attended this school for several years he would cry to me asking to be took out of this school. Me as a parent didn't like it either there is no lunch program, no nurse, no library, and no sports. It is extra money for everything!! And the classes are mixed with different grade levels so my 3rd grader was expected to do geometry with the 5th graders. You have to wounder where all the money goes because it defiantly don't go to the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2009

The school now has stability in it's administration. Many new and exciting programs have been added, i.e., school band, and robotics club wee initiated this year. The school has partnerships with UTSA's Science, Engineering, and Bio-Technology Dept., as well as the American Heart Association to provide health education. This years golf tournament fundrasier has also fostered new partnerships and raised over $10k for the first time in the schools history. The school held it's first science fair. Plans are to add Spanish classes to the curriculum.


Posted August 22, 2008

I had my son in this school and it was a very bad experience. Their Administration structure is very unstable and it shows through the quality of education that it provides to the students. This type of institution should not be allowed to teach children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2007

This is a great school that really teaches Christian priciples. My children love the school. The curriculum is challenging, but rewarding. The interim administrator is great and always available to address a parent's or child's needs. The only thing we don't like are the current split classes 1/2, 3/4, and 5/6. As this school continues to grow, I'm sure this will go away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2007

My kindergartner loves her school. Even without all the bells and whistles of other private schools, the love she gets from all the staff aids in her comprehension of the challenging curriculum. She can already write in cursive! This is a great school.
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Posted March 13, 2006

My child's experience at Antioch has been nothing but great. She has attended from Kinder thru the 7th grade. The classes are small with individual attention given to all of the kids. The religious environment also has helped all of the kids in the spiritual aspect of their lives. I would recommend this school to anyone who wants a family school environment.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 87% 13%
Hispanic 13% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
White 0% 31%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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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)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Greek
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Latin & Greek

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 7:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Christina Boswell
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
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (210) 222-0553

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • Multi-aged
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Global
  • Religious
  • Service learning
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
  • Greek
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Praise Dancing

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Community service
  • Foreign language club: Latin & Greek
  • Girl scouts
  • Model congress
  • Student council/government
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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 cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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What are your chances?


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


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
50
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
50

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$3000 - $4000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Texas Military Institute
The Jubilee Academy
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227 Eross
San Antonio, TX 78202
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Phone: (210) 222-0159

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