Portsmouth Christian Academy Named Best Private School in New Hampshire

Portsmouth Christian Academy (PCA) is pleased to announce it has been awarded the 2020 #1 Private K-12 School in New Hampshire by Niche.com. This is the second year in a row that PCA has been named a Best School by Niche.com, the largest website for researching K-12 schools!

PCA earned this ranking by scoring highly on a variety of factors including SAT/ACT scores, student-teacher ratio, the quality of colleges students consider, and reviews from students and parents. 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 2020 rankings.

Mike Runey, PCA’s Head of School, says, “We’re thrilled to be recognized by Niche.com for the second year in a row. We know that many families rely on these rankings as they explore the best education options for their children. This recognition by Niche.com affirms the set of core desires our families are looking for in their children’s education: healthy school culture, academic excellence, Christ-centeredness, character development and leadership undergirding. This award also recognizes our faculty and staff and their commitment to our mission of maximizing each child’s God-given potential.”

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

One parent wrote: “The teachers at this school are phenomenal and truly care about the students. It is an excellent school academically and, yet, the faculty understands that each student is unique and doesn’t learn in a cookie-cutter manner. The campus is gorgeous with walking trails through conservation land and a private dock on the Bellamy River. And there are always school activities, which help you feel part of the PCA family. LOVE this school! HIGHLY recommend!”

For the full list of 2019 rankings, methodologies, and data sources, visit Niche.com.

Why PCA? Read testimonials from PCA students, alumni, families and faculty.