For the safety of our students, staff, families, and community, the Portsmouth Christian Academy campus is temporarily closed while our students are engaged in distance learning. While we await the return of students to our campus, we’re happy to serve you virtually through our Virtual Admissions Center.
You may be exploring Portsmouth Christian Academy for any number of reasons. Maybe your child is approaching preschool or kindergarten age and you’re ready to discover the opportunities that are to come. Perhaps your child is struggling during this time of distance learning, and you’re searching for a school that will be fully committed to providing an excellent education – whether that be at home or in-person. Maybe you are looking for something new that will meet your child’s unique needs and cater to his or her learning style.
Whatever brought you here today, we invite you to browse, below, the different ways that you can connect with our team and learn more about how we can partner to maximize your child’s potential.
"My children are continuing to progress academically and have been blessed so much by our hard-working PCA teachers. We are so fortunate to be doing distance learning through PCA."PCA Parenton distance learning at PCA.
"Distance Learning hasn't always been easy, but everyone has been so dedicated to what's best for the students. I feel blessed that my son's academic, spiritual, and emotional needs are all being cared for. We really miss our physical school but still feel part of an amazing community."PCA Parenton distance learning at PCA.
"The admissions staff at PCA were always eager to answer any questions and provide examples and help along the way."PCA Parenton the application process.
"There are more uncertain times ahead, there will be anxieties and tears, but we're so glad that we will face them with the PCA family."PCA Parenton the 2020-2021 school year.
"Remote learning has gone really well for our family, thanks to PCA!"PCA Parenton distance learning at PCA.
"The application process was so easy! The admissions team made it so easy with a simple checklist and would send reminders as needed."PCA Parenton the application process.
"Thank you so much staff and faculty! We love PCA, and we're so thankful to have such a great place for our kids to learn and grow during this time."PCA Parenton distance learning at PCA.
Take a Live Virtual Tour
Live Virtual Tours, conducted via Zoom, provide an opportunity for a one-on-one conversation with a member of the Admissions Team and an overview tour of your child’s grade level. Register for a Live Virtual Tour here.
Chat with Us
During regular business hours, we’re available via online chat. Message us through the yellow icon at the bottom of this page. If we’re unavailable, use the chat feature to send us a message, which we’ll respond to via email.
Frequently Asked Questions
Has PCA continued instruction during the COVID-19 shutdowns?
Yes! We have continued to educate children in preschool through 12th grade through remote instruction. While this looks a little different at each grade level, our approach has been to deliver all aspects of a PCA education remotely, from classroom instruction and enrichment classes to extra-curricular opportunities like clubs and after-school workshops. Click here to read an overview of the why and how behind our distance learning approach for Spring 2020.
What is PCA’s plan for in-person classes in the fall?
PCA is preparing now to bring students back to our classrooms this fall. By planning now how best to meet the needs of our families, we maintain the quality of our current model while improving differentiation by incorporating the use of technology.
We are developing an enhanced hybrid learning approach that will allow PCA teachers to teach from PCA, to students at PCA, and reach beyond PCA to offsite students. This means our teachers will be delivering instruction from our campus to onsite students in the classroom, with the capability to deliver the same instruction to offsite students. Offsite students will participate in the full traditional school day including lectures, class discussions, Socratic seminars, group projects, and more, just as they would if onsite, through video conferencing technology and learning tools that engage them where they are.
Hybrid learning is designed to integrate the best of face-to-face and online activities so that they reinforce, complement, and elaborate one another, offering opportunities of choice, extension, and skill reinforcement.
You might be asking, “Why so much emphasis on a different model of learning?” There are two major reasons: rapidly changing health and safety guidelines and the unique health situations within families that may force families to deem onsite learning unsafe. This hybrid learning approach allows for agility, permitting high quality, familiar learning to continue without interruption.