School Details

Frederick Christian Academy

6642 Carpenter Road, Frederick, MD 21703
(301) 473-8990

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-12 126 students 13 students/teacher (MD avg is 15)

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About this school

Frederick Christian Academy is a private high school in Frederick. 126 students attend Frederick Christian Academy and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. The ratio of students to teachers at Frederick Christian Academy is 13:1. Saint John's Catholic Prep is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% %
White, non-Hispanic 72% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% %
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 16% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I am writing as a parent of elementary aged kids who currently attend FCA. We are very pleased with the education our children are receiving. The school has a loving and caring atmosphere while maintaining high expectations for all their students both academically and behaviorally. The curriculum is traditional and challenging and I would also add designed to inspire these kids to think big about who they can become and how they can affect this world for the good. Our kids are thriving there. FCA has been a great asset to our family for the last 3 years!! We highly recommend the school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I was unfortunate to attend this school from 7th to 10th grade. After enduring the time here I left to go back to public school. Why? This school has absurd isolationist principles that cause the graduates to struggle once they go out and integrate with society. Many in my class turned to drugs n sex once they graduated. When I say "many" 75% of my class went down destructive paths. Shows how well this 'religious' system works. To avoid this you can continue paying the ridiculous price for private college. Since most of the families attending are too rich for sense this has been the case. The income levels of the families also makes for poor diversity of ideals in the student body. Education is also poor. Here they are BEHIND PUBLIC SCHOOLS. The "assumptions" in these reviews are foolish. Compare further at the opportunities and the role models of the two. As soon as I left I gained college credits for writing and a state championship ring for football at Public High School. This was possible by Public school staff who yearned to nurture potential. My talents and mind was chained at will by the FCA staff. I can never and will never recommend this school to anyone.

  • (5 years ago)

    We're finishing up our first year of school at FCA and we love it! My elementary-aged daughter has had a great year. Her teacher is so kind - she always corrects the children's work in such a loving way. My daughter has made some really nice friends. As a parent I feel supported and I feel that what I am trying to teach her at home is being reinforced at school. I think academically it is great because they focus on reading writing and math and include history and Bible in all of that. There is nothing haphazard or chaotic about the learning environment. She even learns Spanish! And she loves chapel time. We couldn't be happier with the school.

  • (6 years ago)

    awful school. When i went there about 4 years teacher wasn't that nice it always smelled bad the kids there were rude and cussed and you'd think it was just some ordinary public school. They also had some pretty crazy rules. I don't know how much it's changed though so....

  • (7 years ago)

    fca is awesome and it has the best education in the WORLD!!!! it has the nices teachers and one of the nices teacher is Mrs. McNally she is so nice but i'm not singaling anyone out so invest your money in fca

  • (7 years ago)

    I have four children attending FCA and we love it. The teachers are wonderful and the education is second to none. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a public school alternative.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is excellent. They are a perfect extension of the values we have at home. We tried public schools and I was very unhappy with what was acceptable. The teachers at FCA are caring yet firm. The students are taught to be kind to each other and are wonderful to be around. I would highly recommend FCA.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have been going to FCA since i was in Pre-K. It was a really great school and it had great teachers all through elementary. But once I got into Jr. High I noticed the teachers stopped caring. They teach half-heartedly and they aren't very clear when you ask questions with the exception of probably just the math teacher Mrs. C. The sports program was pretty good. They only have boys and girls soccer and basketball cheerleading and volleyball but the kids who participate are very committed. A lot of the parents are more then ready to help with the sports department but that's really where their level of involvement ends. The students are not nice to each other. Invest your money in a different school.

  • (11 years ago)

    My 2 sons have been at FCA for 3 years. The principal is fair but firm & the leadership and vision are outstanding. Religion is the foundation but is never 'preachy'. There's a great mix of experienced teachers and a few new ones too. My 5 yo has a brand new K5 teacher.I was worried at first but she's great! He is reading like a champ already. Mr.Hartung is a great inspiration to my 6th grader who is coming into his own as a student. Tuition is a bargain for the quality education they receive. Curriculum includes languages computers music and fine arts. Chapel is once a week for <1 hour and also serves as the school assembly. It makes for a great sense of community.

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