Parents looking for a private Christian school in Rochester, NH are practically next-door to Portsmouth Christian Academy. Situated on a gorgeous 50-acre campus along the Bellamy River in Dover, PCA nurtures Christ-centered graduates who impact the world for good. PCA has the largest student body among non-denominational Christian schools in New England, enrolling students from Preschool through Grade 12 at the Upper School.
The Portsmouth Christian Academy Mission
PCA’s mission is “to honor God joyfully by inspiring students to maximize their God-given potential.” The strong sense of calling among our faculty and staff motivates us to equip every one of our students to make a unique impact in our increasingly complex world, starting right here in our local community. Rigorous academic standards, leadership training, and joyfully serving others are some of the most important ways we nurture the character and potential God has created in our students.
Christ-centered Community, Close to Home
Christ-centeredness is the leading core value at PCA. It runs through everything we do, and the compassionate community we foster in our classrooms extends far beyond our campus. Students and families from Rochester have a very convenient commute to our campus in Dover, but the exceptional academic environment at PCA draws students from many of our surrounding communities.
New to Rochester, NH?
Known as the Lilac City for its spectacular springtime blooms, Rochester is one of the largest cities in New Hampshire while still preserving many traditional small-town New England traditions. Home to nearly 30,000 residents, Rochester’s rolling hills and rivers are just part of the natural beauty of a city that boasts some of the most attractive amenities and entertainment in southeastern New Hampshire.
Directions to Portsmouth Christian Academy
To visit PCA from the Rochester area, take the Spaulding Turnpike (Rt. 16 south) to exit 7; at the end of the exit ramp turn right onto Rt. 108. Turn left onto Back River Road (just after crossing the river). Continue approximately one mile on Back River Road to Garrison Road; turn left onto Garrison Road. Continue on Garrison Road, pass the Garrison Elementary School and look for the Portsmouth Christian Academy sign on your left. Turn left onto Seaborne Drive. The Upper School campus will be on your right, and the Lower School campus is located at the end of Seaborne Drive.
Schedule Your Visit
Ready to take the next step and experience PCA firsthand? We can’t wait to welcome you to our beautiful riverfront campus. Schedule your visit by completing the form here, or call us at 603.742.3617.