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At Portsmouth Christian Academy, we know that we are better when we’re together. We’re called to live in community with one another; to live, to learn, and to worship with one another in a way that brings glory to God. As a school, community is an important part of what we do. We recognize that educating children means partnering with parents, and the Better Together Blog is one way for us to partner with you. You’ll find this blog to be a resource for topics related to education, parenting, and more. Check in regularly to hear from PCA faculty, staff, and students, and to learn about the things that we value the most here at PCA.

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Questions to Ask when Exploring Faith-Based Junior Highs

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Junior High is a time of big change in a child’s life. Parents want to be sure that their child is in a safe, loving environment during these critical years of development and growth. They want to know that the school culture is healthy and that the people and environment where their child will spend 35+ hours each week will be a positive influence. Whether that means staying at the school your child grew up in, moving to the next level in a school system, or transitioning to a new school altogether, the below questions may serve as a guide for parents as they explore the right fit for their child. Read More

Questions to Ask When Exploring Faith-Based High Schools

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High School is an exciting time. It’s a time of personal, social, and academic growth. Parents and students alike want to know that the school where they will spend 35+ hours each week has a healthy culture and that the people and environment will be a positive influence. Whether that means staying at the school your child grew up in, moving to the next level in a school system, or transitioning to a new school altogether, the below questions may serve as a guide for parents as they explore the right fit for their child. Read More

Why We Chose Christian Education

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Rachelle is a mom of two students at PCA and one PCA alum. Read her family’s perspective on choosing Christian education in the blog post below. 

We chose Christian education for a few reasons, but the first and most important was that our boys, Riley, AJ, and Jaquari, can be surrounded by teachers, faculty, and staff who live their lives the same way we are raising our kids to live theirs. We’ve been a part of PCA for 5 years.

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Music: More than just Melodies

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Hi, I’m Abigail. I’ve always been a self-proclaimed “big-time theater and music nerd.” I am involved in music and theater programs in school., and it’s always been important for me to be able to experience my passion for music as an art, rather than just learning about it through a textbook. Music is something I experience with my whole being… I visualize shapes and colors as I immerse myself in its language.

Being at a school that values the Arts has meant that I am able to pursue my passion for music as part of my regular school day. This emphasis on the arts has been a huge blessing for me, and I’ve noticed two important impacts that music has had in my life. Read More

What Your Teachers REALLY Do on Summer Vacation 

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Ah, glorious summer:  longer days and later bedtimes, trips to the beach, family vacations, and no alarm clocks beeping in our ears.  Summertime provides a respite and much-needed break from school for students and teachers alike.  During the school year, many students are surprised when they see their teachers at the grocery store or restaurant; so, imagine the shock in knowing what teachers do in the summer!   

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Summer Reading

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It’s summertime! The air is warm and the sun is bright, and students and teachers alike are excited to enjoy all the excitement of summer. Whether your family is heading off on family vacations or enjoying the summer from home, you may be wondering how to keep your child busy while also staying on track academically through the long break from school. Read More

Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

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Now that your little one has graduated from preschool, you may be wondering what comes next for your preschooler. Whether you’re looking ahead to Kindergarten or seeking a Preschool program that will prepare your child for the next step, the New Hampshire Kindergarten Readiness Indicators may help you understand what you’re looking for during this important time in your child’s development.

The state of New Hampshire defines kindergarten readiness as “children possessing the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for success in school and for later learning and life. Kindergarten readiness is a shared collaboration between families, schools, and communities promoting student success.” Read More

Student Athletes: Learning Skills for Life

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As the Athletic Director at Portsmouth Christian Academy, it is no secret that I believe Athletics to be an important part of a student’s experience. While I recognize that not every student will love sports like I do, I believe strongly that participation in sports can have benefits beyond filling an academic requirement or keeping a student busy after school. Although there are many benefits to participating in athletics, I believe the top three benefits for athletes are skills in discipline, a healthy lifestyle, and teamwork.

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