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PK-12
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Woodbridge, VA
Students enrolled: 557
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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13909 Smoketown Road
Woodbridge, VA 22192

(703) 670-3822
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July 28, 2014
I went to Christ Chapel Academy for 13 years and I'm a proud class of 2014 graduate. They took care of me all of my years from kindergarten all the way up to 12 grade. The teachers are really good and care about you and your grades. There is also a lot the school does to build up your faith such as Chapel and various student organizations. The athletic program is very good where both the cross-country and varsity basketball teams went to the state championship.

- submitted by a community member
July 17, 2014
I attended Christ Chapel Academy for 13 years and am proud to say I graduated from there. It has its pros and cons just like any school, but the teachers that truly care about you and are invested in your life, the chapels that allow you to go deeper spiritually, and the variety of students of all ages that become friends because of the small environment all make CCA worthwhile. I wouldn't trade the education and experiences I had at Christ Chapel for anything -- Proud Class of 2014 graduate

- submitted by a community member
May 08, 2014
CCA has been our school for the past 5 years. I have one student in middle school and one in high school. This school strives to meet every aspect a school should. Their desire is to bring current technology to the classroom while teaching the students the subject matter. Spiritual growth is a constant presence that is taught every day. The teachers at this school are amazing and we are blessed to be here.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2014
Christ Chapel Academy is not perfect but they are an Academy that places a high value on education and spiritual development. I have two daughter's attending CCA and they are cared for, protected, and taught with mindful instruction. Been at CCA for three years.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
Christ Chapel Academy has provided my three children with a quality Christian education the past four years at the middle school an high school level. I appreciate the fact that they offer honor courses that challenge my children, technology courses, a drama program and an athletic program to provide my children with plenty of extracurricular activities. The teachers and administrators offer excellent support and guidance for my children academically as well as spiritually.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2014
I am currently a senior here at Christ Chapel Academy. I have been a student here since the 9th grade. My favorite aspect of this school is the teachers; the teachers truly care about their students and want them to succeed. I have known teachers to postpone tests if they knew that the class was struggling, and to take time out of their busy schedules to help a student in need. One morning, I was feeling very overwhelmed; seeing that, one of my favorite teachers, Mr. Harrell, chased me down the hallway just to pray with me. I immediately felt a sense of peace that lasted for quite a while. The administrators are known for this as well. The quality of education here is outstanding; the high school teachers try to prepare students for college as best they can. Mrs. Nuckols and Mrs. Andujar instill very important skills such as critical reading, thinking, and analysis that will carry students throughout the rest of their lives. Overall, I would say that this is a great school in which to enroll your child. Although the size of the school may be a bit limiting, it helps create a familial atmosphere and allows teachers to get to know their students on a personal level.

- submitted by a community member
April 17, 2014
My son has been attending Christ Chapel Academy since 2010. We love his teachers, and enjoy the fact that the leadership uses Christ centered curriculum. The school places a high emphasis on security and safety for all students and staff members. We appreciate the fact that the school is ethnically diverse.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2014
I am a graduate of Christ Chapel Academy, and it is my privilege to write an honest review of my experience as a student. There are so many things that set Christ Chapel apart from other local schools. The teachers truly care for each individual student in a way that extends far beyond the academic field- they care for the individual as a person. They are willing to give personal time outside of the classroom to help you understand the material. The administration provides a safe, Christ-centered environment that encourages you to grow; CCA has provided me with opportunities to grow in my character, faith, and leadership in a way that no other school has. CCA fully prepared me to excel in college, as well as excel in life. I am extremely grateful for all that Christ Chapel has done for me. I can personally guarantee that sending your child to Christ Chapel Academy will be one of the greatest investments you make into their life.

- submitted by a community member
February 13, 2014
This is an excellent school, my daughter has attended CCA since she was 3 years old. The teachers are great and the quality of education is far beyond public school.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2013
This private school operations is below standards. The Administration is disorganized and very nonresponsive. Teachers do not conduct asssessment of the student skills or provide consistent feedback to parents. Grades are always entered late in the homework/grading system. It's difficult for parents to track their child's progress. If your child is struggling in any subject area, this is not the school for him/her. Their expectations for students are high but the teachers at the secondary lack the skills/technicques to reach the students.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2013
Would not recommend . The Elementary part is solid , but the upper level part is below standards . There is no system of accountablity to measure student progress, and I seriously doubt the academic rigors of this instiution. I decided to switch my child back to a public school, and her teachers have indicated that she's below grade level. She was an "A" student for her three high school years at CCA

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2013
My child attended CCA for about a year. In that time, I learned that CCA does a great job positioning itself, and selling you exactly what you want to hear. Once you enroll your child, you quickly see the cracks in the system. Now, it s true that every school will have issues, and as a parent, you hope that you can partner with the school to make positive changes. Unfortunately, that was not my experience. Poor management of the pre-school and middle school; Bullying; Unmotivated teachers; teachers are unresponsive to genuine parental complaints; the teachers aren t equipped to practice differentiated learning. A teacher informed me that my son was too advanced and often bored in the class, but she had other kids who were so far behind that she couldn t dedicated the necessary time to challenge my son. The teacher was being honest but receiving no support. I also found out that the assistant teacher who was supposed to be hired to help the talented kids was never hired. Eight months in and nothing! When someone tells you that a school is good/great, ask them, compared to what?

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2012
Very dissatisfied with my sons kindergarten teacher! She was rude and yelled at the students. I have walked in unexpected to he and witnessed this myself along with my son telling me. She is also very uneducated and cannot SPELL! I have had to correct her on papers sent home several times. She would also mark correct answers wrong on my sons papers. Luckily would check his work daily. Kindergarten was a horrible experience there for him.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2011
This will be my daughter's 4th year in elementary and my son's 1st year in high school at CCA. I have been very pleased with the curriculum and believe my daughter has learned alot about God and Christian behaviour. There is bullying in every school and while administration does have some part in dealing with it, it is ultimately the parents of a child who need to rectify it. The staff can be a flustered and come off as rude sometimes, but we all do when we are bogged down and overwhelmed. This may be a Christian school but if parents come in with an un-christian like attitude, then it is only fair to expect a somewhat lackluster response from the staff/teachers. Every situation is different and there may be circumstances for some, that were out of line by staff or teachers, but overall, it is a parents duty to keep your children from being unruly, bullying or being insubordinate.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2011
i feel that the school raises the prices to much and if they call themselvs a christian school why is that they shwo favoritism. The school also focuses on getting more money from the kids than educating them. the school has about a handful of good teachers. Some of the stafff would treat the students unfairly based offf how much they liked them.

- submitted by a community member
August 05, 2011
I have a child in Christ Chapel and have found it to be a very good school. I have spoken and had interaction with both the elementary and secondary principals and find them to be both articulate and intelligent. I have never been disappointed in bring my family to event involving the school. I even attended the graduation this year and was very pleased with the level of the event. I hope that people who look to these reviews do not go by what has been written here but will come and tour and experience Christ Chapel for themselves. I am very, very happy with the school.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2011
We would not recommend this school to anyone. We do not believe that it is an "academy;" rather, it is a disorganized, poorly-managed, average school. It is not worth the rising tuition costs. My children went there for several years, and it had gotten progressively worse. It was embarrassing to bring family and friends to events and/or to talk with administration and staff (other than teachers). My college-educated family members were not very impressed... There are some good teachers, even a few great ones, but the administration (both for lower and upper grades) is very lacking. They are prideful and not very intelligent or articulate. There are too many chiefs and not enough indians. Also, our experience was that policies and discipline are not consistent. Prayers won't help an administration that is not focused on offering a solid, Godly, Christian education to our children.

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2011
I have read many of the recently written reviews by individuals who had a bad experience but I would like to differ with what is being said. I find that the teachers have all spent their summer working to enhance their educational experiences that they can share with their students, from Kindergarten to 12th grade. The administration follows what is written in the hand book but does look at major issues on an individual basis, as I would hope that they do. It seems that there are some people with issues that need prayer as all of these reviews have been written in the last two weeks. I would recommend Christ Chapel to anyone!

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2011
AS a former student, graduate, and employee I would only like to say that I AM EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED WITH WHAT THIS SCHOOL HAS BECOME!!! I have been with this school/church since I was born and I feel like the administration is in all honesty (Insert random swear word) LACKING!!!!! Not the teachers but the other workers such as the office staff, kitchen crew, and janitorial services arent GETTING THE PAY THEY DESERVE OR THE (Insert random swear word) RESPECT THEY RIGHTFULLY DESERVE FOR DOING THE WORK THEY DO!. They clean up messes that aren't they're own and aren't thanked for a dang thing. And the some not all of the teachers prefer to ignore the questions that the students have because the questions are apparently WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY to difficult for them to manage.

- submitted by a community member
July 15, 2011
My child has attended 3 different Christian Schools and has been at CCA for several years now. Compared to the 2 other schools we attended, CCA is excellent in facilities, and offers students much more than the traditional reading, writing, and arithmetic. Because of the education provided, my child is prepared for college, he has received a well rounded education including the opportunity to participate in H.S. sports and other extra curriculum activities.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2011
(Former elementary, middle, and high school student of CCA) There is no accurate way to review this school that would stretch the gamut of its elementary, middle, and high school. Basically, it continually falls short as the grades get higher. The elementary school is drastically different and is under a different principal than the middle and high school is. The elementary school principal has been with the school since its founding, and knows a lot about education. The reading, writing, and other skills I learned in kindergarten from this school really shaped me as a student. On the other hand, my middle and high school experience was a completely different story. Half of the teachers are an utter joke. To this day, my friends and I are convinced that one of our language teachers of three years did not have a college degree. Where the science, math, and language departments are lacking, the English and History departments excel. All in all, the high school is too new to be expecting payments of thousands of dollars in exchange for "high class" education. I could go on about the lack of organization in the administration, but unfortunately, I've run out of space.

- submitted by a community member
July 15, 2011
CCA is a school with an excellent elementary school program. As you get to the middle school and high school things begin to change. The discipline in the upper school is inconsistent and students are treated based on if the administration likes them or not. The administration is inconsistent in all they do and are known to change their stories when the pressure is put on them. All in all after 5th grade you should transfer your student to a different school.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2011
This school is not what it use to be academicaly, and some Children are treated unfairly.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2011
As an alumni who attended the preschool, elementary school, middle school, AND high school I can say that my final thoughts of the school are horrible and upsetting. I felt as if the administration were bully's and very intimidating. I never looked forward to going to school when I was in high school. I felt as if I was mistreated and abused. There was severe favoritism and very un-christlike administration. Punishments were handed out randomly and there was no set guideline of how a situation would be handled. Overall, this place is no place for a person who is looking to be in a safe environment when learning.

- submitted by a community member
July 13, 2011
I had my both of my children at this school. Note : it is nothing close to an academy by any means. In fact, public school offers a better curriculum and more qualified teachers. The administration is an illusion. They have a principal. Much like the queen of England, only there as a figure head to maintain accreditation. They use a man as the overall administrator who was originally put in place to correct their financial disasters. This place has gone to "heck" in a hand basket over the last 4 years. What ashame.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2011
When I went to this this school I felt like the teachers didnt even know what they were teaching. It was like they went to NOVA, and they gave out punishment for no good reason. The teachers wouldn't be completely fair and they would have favorites in the class. The administration was not very nice either. They would let some students get off with a warning and other students would get suspension. It was completely unfair to students. There was no part of school that I looked forward to.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2011
This is one of the best schools I have ever seen! With a background in education myself, I have been very pleased with everything my children have learned at the school. The curriculum is very thorough. The teachers have been wonderful, not only to my two children that are enrolled but also at making an effort to speak to my toddler every time we go to the school. I was amazed at how well the teachers and principal knew my children after only a few weeks at the school! As long as we live in this area, we will definitely be sending all of our children to Christ Chapel Academy!

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2010
So far I have been please with the preschool but have mixed feelings of the school. My child loves her preschool teacher, as do I. The problem I've had with the school is bullying. It seems some of the kids that attend the school do not act very "Christian". The kindergarten teachers are wonderful, and have been very kind & loving toward my son.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2010
My child goes to Christ Chapel Academy. However, I am praying and looking for real good Chrstian school in Woodbridge area. Christ Chapel Academy ??? Not really. I do not think they are strong in teaching God's word and practicing to what they read from God's word, They do not follow their dressing code, May God help that school.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2010
As an earlier reviewer wrote, I too have experienced rudeness from some teachers in the preschool programs and feel that if I "step on someone toes" by saying something to Administrator, that the setback only gets worse instead of enhanced. I have this exceptional issues/concern with CCA for the last 6 months with no resolution. Additionally, in order for this school to be successfully they need to be accountability for there action instead pointing fingers at each other and no one is accountable. As a leader in the Preschool program the Administrator need to be accountable for her action as well as her team, but based on our experience at CCA we are dissatisfied and our children will NOT be returning for this school year.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2010
My child has attended CCA for 5 years and I have generally been happy. As in any school, there are problems. Some of the staff, while being "christian" don't always display the "christian" behavoir that I feel they should. As an earlier reviewer wrote, I too have experienced rudeness from some teachers and feel that if I "step on someone toes" by saying something, that the problem only gets worse instead of better. I am happy with what my child is learning, but I do feel that the school doesn't always practice what it preaches. That is sad considering the cost of the excellence the school demands, but doesn't always follow themselves.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2010
We have had four children (two HS and 2 elementary) enrolled at this school for three years and have been thrilled with the teachers, administration and environment. While no school is perfect, since deciding to send our children to this school, we have never considered sending them any where else!

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2009
i am a seventh grade student and i love christ chapel its truly amazing. and my friends are wonderful .when i was forced too leave i cried!

- submitted by a student
April 21, 2009
Coming from a disorganized school, I was blown away of how much I've been missing in my academic studies. I'm a tenth grader and happy that I enrolled here for I have learned so much in just a couple months. I'm thankful of CCA for getting me ready for what's up ahead.

- submitted by a student
February 22, 2007
We are very pleased with Christ Chapel Academy and feel our child is indeed learning much more than his friends in public school. He is learning that Christ is important in his education and life experiences. Education is well rounded with computers, Spanish, history, math, etc. for the lower grades.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2007
We are very pleased with CCA. Our child is in Kindergarten and is learning much more than a nephew who is in 2nd Grade. Every day parents are given results of school work and home work. CCA also subscribes to edline.com where parents can see their children's progress online. I highly recommend Christ Chapel Academy for its program of developing well rounded and responsible students. Its more value for money.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2007
Christ Chapel focuses much more on leaning the basics than public schools! The school does not ignore the creative side of teaching either, though. I find it to be a very good balance. I dissagree with the parent who wrote about lack of communication. I have been to public school and there is very little communication regarding what is being taught on a day to day basis. You WILL know this at Christ chapel (at least in the elementary grades with which I can speak of). The curriculum is very strong plus C.Chapel offers computers and Spanish even in the younger grades.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2006
I enrolled my child at CCA last year with positive expectations. They were not met. I found that things were very disorganized with little effort made on communication from school to parent. Additionally, problems went unresolved & discipline matters seemed to be handled at random with no set guide. A teacher's rudeness was tolerated by the administration & the principal gave very 'political' answers. We had a positive experience with two of my child's teachers; but not enough to keep us there. My child will not return.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 04, 2006
This private Christian school is excellent for K-6. Focuses on phonics, math, reading, writing and penmanship, in addition to core courses. Computer, science and specialties programs have improved over time. Incorporates uniforms, values, discipline and character-building. Goes thru 8th grade now and is adding 9 through 12 over the next several years. New principal has vision to implement a successful program, but the high school is untested as of 2006. AF

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2004
This school is great! My children started out at the Pre-school and it has help to build a bridge for them to begin K-. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Very well rounded.

- submitted by a parent
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Christ Chapel Academy
13909 Smoketown Road, Woodbridge, VA  22192
(703) 670-3822
Last modified Christ Chapel Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Christ Chapel Academy Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 40 reviews. Top