Portsmouth Christian Academy offers a faith-based education that reveals the specific and general revelation of God. Our Philosophy of Education is based on the Classical Trivium, which means that, in developmentally appropriate ways, we work to equip students for lifelong learning using the following guidelines:
Early Childhood (Preschool or PCAP)
Through discovery learning, community building and structured activities, the young child is guided in finding the joy of learning about God’s world, themselves, and one other.
Elementary Years (3-5)
Students at this level learn what it means to have a biblical worldview through the study of biblical characters. In order to move to the higher expectations of learning, the foundations of knowledge such as grammar rules, math facts, and history timelines must be a part of the student’s memory system. The elementary academic program focuses on mastering this content knowledge.
Junior High Years (6-8)
A period of time during which the student is undergoing physical, social, cognitive and emotional change, junior high years equip students in critical thinking, formal writing, executive functioning and problem-solving. Students learn metacognitive strategies, Socratic thinking, and community building skills, through thematic units that fully integrate faith and learning.
Upper School Years (9-12)
The Upper School offers a challenging college preparatory program. Under the tutelage of content specialists, students learn the content, writing style and learning strategies of various disciplines, mastering the tools to support future collegiate learning.