Who We Are

History:

PCA started out as Christian Life Academy some thirty years ago. We were located on Soles and Beaver Streets in McKeesport when Praise Assembly of God was Christian Life Church. Christian Life Academy originally went from K to 12th grade. We had a day-care then as well.

When Christian Life Academy re-located to North Versailles we became Praise Christian Academy and did away with the high school. We made that choice because we felt we could not effectively prepare high school students for college with our limited resources. We chose to concentrate on grades K-8, and in so doing, have provided a quality educational experience.

More Information:

PCA does have an active Parent Teacher Fellowship. These volunteers donate many hours to provide extras for our student body. The PTF is responsible for the Campbell Label and Box Tops for Education programs. They provide a Christmas store, sponsor a Fun Day at the end of the year, bless the staff during Teacher Appreciation Week, sponsor field trips, decorate the school, and work at a myriad of other activities that help make PCA the special place it is. Every parent is considered a part of the PTF. Parents are simply invited to help with any activity of their choosing. Meetings are scheduled throughout the year and are open to everyone. All parents are invited to join us on our facebook page

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Our average class size is 15 but classrooms can accommodate 25.

PCA offers computer, music, art and gym classes to students in grades K-8. Piano lessons are available for $15 per half hour during the school day. We offer tutoring at no charge during the school day as well.

Uniforms are required at PCA. Our provider is Schoolbelles. Tennis shoes are permitted.

Students are admitted in the building at 8:30 AM. The first bell rings at 8:40 and the late bell is at 8:50. Dismissal is at 2:50.

Public school districts do bus to PCA as long as we are in their 10 mile radius and they provide transportation to their own students. 

*Norwin School District only transports kindergarten students to school. Norwin will not bus kindergarten students home.

PCA offers hot lunch ($2.75) every day in addition to plain (.50) and pepperoni (.75) pizza, or soup, macaroni and cheese, and nachos with cheese (1.50 each).

Tuition

Registration Fee Per Student (Non-Refundable)
New Student (Enrolling AFTER May 31)$375.00
New Student (Enrolling PRIOR to June 1)$350.00
Returning Student (Re-enrolling AFTER May 31)$350.00
Returning Student (Re-enrolling PRIOR to June 1)$325.00
 
Tuition Fee Per Student
Kindergarten (Full Day/Five Day Week Enrollment)$3,800.00
Grades 1st through 5th$3,800.00
Grades 6th through 8th$3,900.00
 
Multi-Child Family Discount
2nd Child20%
3rd Child30%
4th Child40%
 
Available Discount/Bonus
Tuition paid in FULL PRIOR to September 1
1 Child$200.00
2 Children$350.00
3 or more Children$500.00
 
Pastor Discount (Licensed and Full Time)$200.00
*Referral Bonus$100.00
Praise Assembly Member Bonus (Active Member)$300.00
 

Available Payment Plans

Monthly Payment Plans Available

Twelve Month Option (1st Payment Due June 1, 2018 and final payment due May 1,2019)

A $25.00 late fee will be assessed to payments received after the 1st of the month.

 

*A new family with one or more enrolled students completing a full school year.

2019-2020 Academic Calendar

 August
13Teacher In Service 10:00 a.m.
15Orientation 6:30 p.m.
20Students' First Day
  
 September
2No School - Labor Day
  
 October
14No School - Columbus Day
  
 November
4Parent-Teacher Conferences - 11:30 a.m. Dismissal
5No School - Election Day
27Thanksgiving Break - 11:30 a.m. Dismissal
  
 December
3School Resumes
18Christmas Break - 11:30 a.m. Dismissal
  
 January
6School Resumes
20* No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
28Parent-Teacher Conferences - 11:30 a.m. Dismissal
  
 February
17* No School - President's Day
  
 March
16* No School
  
 April
8Easter Break - 11:30 a.m. Dismissal
14School Resumes
28No School - Election Day
  
 May
25No School - Memorial Day
  
 June
2Last Day for Students - 11:30 a.m. Dismissal
  
 * MAY BE USED AS MAKE-UP DAY