PCA Named New Hampshire’s #1 Private K-12 School


DOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE (September 22, 2021) – Portsmouth Christian Academy (PCA) has been named 2022 #1 Best Private K-12 School in New Hampshire by Niche for the fourth year in a row.

With over 140 million reviews and ratings for schools across America, Niche.com is a market leader in connecting schools with students and families across the nation.

PCA earned this #1 ranking by scoring highly on a variety of factors including SAT/ACT scores, student-teacher ratio, the quality of colleges that its students consider, and reviews from students, parents, alumni, and employees. The statistical data used in this ranking was obtained from the U.S. Department of Education and then analyzed by Niche’s team of data scientists to create the 2022 rankings.

Mike Runey, PCA’s Head of School, says, “It’s an honor to receive this national distinction by Niche for the fourth year in a row. We are proud of the excellent education that PCA delivers to families, and this recognition is an affirmation that we are carrying out our mission to inspire students to maximize their God-given potential.”

Runey goes on to say, “With the changes and challenges for schools the past few years, families are searching for an education best fit for their children’s learning needs. With honest reviews from other parents and students on Niche.com, we hope that families get a firsthand account of what schools like PCA are truly like in order to find a place best fit for their child to thrive. Reading feedback from parents, students, and alumni, I’m grateful to be part of a community partnering with families to make an impact.”

With more than 700 private schools in New Hampshire, PCA’s recognition as the #1 Best Private K-12 School is a noteworthy accolade.

The Sayre family remarked, “PCA provides our son with a high-quality education, an opportunity to grow in his walk with Jesus Christ, and a chance to rekindle and grow his friendships from his start at PCA. The teachers, staff, and leadership are all second to none… We are blessed to call PCA part of our Seacoast home!”

Alumni, Caroline writes, “PCA challenged me academically, socially, and spiritually. I left PCA genuinely feeling prepared for the life ahead of me.”

For the full list of 2022 Niche Best Schools, Niche.com rankings, methodologies, and data sources, visit https://www.niche.com/k12/rankings/.

Portsmouth Christian Academy has been inspiring students on the Seacoast to maximize their potential for forty years. PCA provides a nurturing educational environment that emphasizes Christ-centered community, outstanding academics, differentiated learning, and exceptional character. Located just minutes northwest of Portsmouth, NH on a beautiful fifty-acre riverfront campus, PCA is a dually accredited, independent, college-preparatory, day school where young people from Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire in Preschool through Grade 12 are challenged to thrive academically and grow as servant-leaders prepared to impact the world for good. For more information, visit pcaschool.org.