PACIFIC CHRISTIAN ACADEMY Equipping the Next Generation Early Education - Grade 12

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Why should my child attend PCA?

Christian education is strongly supported in the Word of God: "You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you lie down, and when you rise." Deut. 6:7, Prov. 22:6, Psalm 1:1-2, Jer. 10:2, Prov. 1:7.

What does PCA offer?

Spiritual training: discipleship through mentoring from Godly teachers, daily Bible classes and weekly chapels

Training and empowerment to serve through outreach and missions programs

Christian worldview instruction

Accelerated, rigorous, relevant, applicable, and practical academics

Physical training to establish healthy, life-long habits

Discovery and development of gifts and talents—athletics, music, art, drama, and more

What is the cost to attend PCA?


Each of our tuition is divided out to 10 payments August - May; If you start mid year you will be given a prorated amount with first payment due on the first day.

Early Education:

                  1/2 day:  $4,940

                  Full Day: $8,215

                  Extended Full Day: $10,680

(Multiple child discounts available) 

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade: $8,760

3rd - 5th Grade: $9,200

6th - 8th: $9,775

9th -12th: $10,425

(for 11th & 12th Grade this does not include Washington DC Trip or LA Dream Center)

Is there financial aid or scholarships available?

Yes! We do offer Financial Assistance. It is awarded to families who sincerely desire a Christian education through an application process. 
Click here for Financial Assistance and Click here for Merit Based Scholarships

What are teacher/student ratios?

The following are our guidelines:

Preschool - 1:10 & 2:15

Kindergarten – 2nd - 1:20

3rd – 5th - 1:22

6th-12th - 1:28

How do PCA students compare to the nation in achievement scores?

Our students consistently score higher than the national average.

Do you accept students/families that are non-Christian?

Non-Christians are accepted from all over the world under the following conditions: 1.) They are able to speak English, 2.) They have great character, 3.) They have high test scores, and 4.) They are favorable and positive about Christianity.

What co-curricular and sports programs are available?


Soccer, Volleyball, Boys’ Basketball, Girls’ Basketball, Cheerleading, Track & Field, Art, Instrumental and Vocal Music.


4th & 5th Grade (5th Graders can play up in Junior High for both sports below)



What are the transportation options?

At this time parents provide transportation to and from school.

PCA  not only celebrates a diverse community but serves parents from beyond Federal Way.  Parents from Kent, Fife, Auburn, Tacoma, and Des Moines, choose to educate their children at PCA.  Many parents choose to organize carpools on their own and find it a wonderful option.

Do you provide Before and After school programs?

Available 6:00 AM to 7:30 AM and 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. 


What is your graduation rate?


Where do your graduates attend college/university?

After graduation, our students go on to be successful at various universities, community colleges and trade schools nationwide. For a full list please CLICK HERE

Describe the facilities at PCA.

We are located in a beautiful rural setting near Weyerhaeuser and World Vision with easy access to Hwy 18, Hwy 99, I-5, Hwy 167, & Peasley Canyon. Our campus includes a full playground, outside fields and we are close to secure hiking trails. We currently have a Capital Campaign in progress for our new building which will house 16 additional classrooms and a gymnasium.    

Define what kind of "Biblical" training students will receive:

We offer daily Bible classes, weekly chapels, and Biblical worldview integration in every area of curriculum.

What technology is used at PCA?

Currently in use are 30 computers in our secondary lab and media center, 6 computers in our elementary media center, 14 mounted ceiling projectors, and 17 digital Elmo readers for classroom instruction.   We offer two mobile carts with 24 laptops for our teachers to use as needed in the classrooms. 

What is the association between church and school?  

PCA is an independent Christian School— unaffiliated with any church. We are, however, partnering with local churches to prepare students to make a difference in today’s world!

What is the Dress Code?

We do not require a uniform, but we do have guidelines for dress outlined in the Student Handbook. We desire to train students to consider every part of their decisions in preparation for life success.


How does PCA compare to other Christian schools?

For thirty two years, PCA has provided an authentic Christian education which inspires students to live their lives based on a Biblical worldview.  In addition, we have over 25 nations represented in our diverse staff and student body.


How does PCA compare to other Christian schools regarding Diversity? 


The following independent website has PCA ranked #81 for the 2019 Most Diverse Schools in America.