Welcome to the Better Together Blog!

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.

What Your Teachers REALLY Do on Summer Vacation 

By Better Together Blog

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?

By Better Together Blog

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

By Better Together Blog

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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