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Prestonwood Christian Academy

Prestonwood Christian Academy was established for the purpose of impacting lives for eternity through biblically-based, Christ-centered education. We offer a safe, nurturing environment where students realize their God-given potential and learn to impact the world. Our teachers strive to influence future generations by modeling Christ while serving as powerful academic partners for parents. We cultivate our community’s future leaders by helping young people exercise their spiritual gifts to further the Kingdom of God. With approximately 1,500 students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through grade 12, and over 1,000 graduates, Prestonwood Christian Academy has been recognized as one of the premiere Christian schools in the United States. In addition to its physical school campuses, Prestonwood Christian Academy also has a fully accredited virtual academy, PCAplus.

Prestonwood Christian Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and is a ministry of Prestonwood Baptist Church.

Portrait of a PCA Graduate

All schools, including PCA, proclaim goals of developing college preparatory skills and a certain level of fundamental life skills. Understandably, the portrait of an 18 year-old’s character, work ethic, or academic prowess is far from being complete, knowing that one’s mind, heart, and overall maturity continues over a lifetime. Scripture provides insight in that even Jesus matured in four areas as described in Luke 2:52. This holistic scriptural maturity paradigm provides a balanced picture, or portrait, for all of us to contemplate. Indeed, the maturity cycle does not end when one receives a diploma, however, there are foundational training strategies that certainly increase the probability of a child internalizing a desired belief system; and learning habits; and, genuinely living out a Christ-like character trait. Although the primary molder of these “portraits” are the parents, the school’s influence plays a significant part. Thus, what does the school aspire to produce? It is our prayer, that our students graduate PCA with the following foundational desired outcomes — the Portrait of a PCA Graduate:

  • To fear and respect God (Psalm 33:8) understanding that this is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 9:10) and that one’s true identity is secure in Christ (Col. 2:9-10). They also continue to develop a balanced and arduous spiritual growth plan as portrayed in Luke 2:52 (to grow in wisdom, stature and in favor with God and with man as Jesus did) so they learn to think as a mature believer (1 Cor. 14:20), mature as a Christ-follower and acquire discernment (Hebrews 5:14).
  • To practice a strong work ethic coupled with an eternal perspective (Col. 3:23) devoting themselves to the work that God has pre-pared for them (Eph. 2:10). Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (for God’s greater purpose) becomes central to their daily work and service.
  • To embark upon and seek to continue a rigorous, intellectual path, understanding the importance of developing the mind. Their training prepares them to engage their culture with biblically-sound thoughts, ideas and truth (II Cor. 10:5). They are prepared to give a defense for the hope that lies within them (1 Peter 3:15).
  • To embrace the creative nature of God (Genesis 1:1, Eph. 2:10) and seek to appreciate a wide variety of disciplines of study associated with a strong liberal arts education as the foundation to enter the discussion on the great questions of life (Acts 17). This would be characterized by proven writing, thinking and synthesis skills as well as demonstrated mastery of academic objectives in the humanities (literature and history), mathematics, sciences and Christian doctrine. The study of God’s word and the pursuit of understanding the entire narrative describing the Creation, Fall and Redemption story assists in developing an authentic biblical worldview and developing the life habit of taking every thought captive (II Cor. 10:5).
  • To have a “big picture perspective” of the world and to demonstrate the love and attitude of Christ Jesus to all people. This attitude would be characterized by selflessness, humility and servant-hood (Phil. 2:2-11) and a lifestyle of obedience to seeking first the kingdom of God (Mat. 6:33)


Trinity Christian Academy

17001 Addison Road 972-931-8325
Addison, TX 75001

Community Data

Located in the North Dallas suburb of Addison, a rapidly growing business and professional community.


K-12 independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school founded in 1970;
evangelical, interdenominational; selective admission.
Headmaster: David Delph

Student Body

Total: 1,530
Lower School: 531
Middle School: 495
Upper School: 504
School Code: 441-823
Teaching Faculty: 135
Financial Budget: $21,000,000; Debt Free
Athletic Teams: 54
Students On Financial Aid: 8.0%
Fine Arts: Visual Arts, Drama, Band, Choir
Financial Aid Awards: $1,000,000

Trinity Christian Academy Philosophy: “Developing the whole person for the Glory of God” (Col. 2:8)

Trinity’s mission of “developing the whole person for the glory of God” drives our curriculum and unifies our faculty. We are committed to an integration of faith-full learning based on the conviction that God created us in His image to be lovers and learners of Him, of our neighbors, and of all creation.
We accomplish this mission first through a strong and integrated academic program.

From kindergarten to twelfth grade, students are taught that God is the author of Truth, that Jesus Christ fully embodies God’s Truth, and that all subjects or disciplines originate from His creation and lead to fuller service of Him and His world. We explore the unique gifts of human beings to communicate through literacy and numeracy, as well as our aspirations to shape the world scientifically and to express it artistically. Parallel with academic and aesthetic studies, we have carefully structured physical education and athletic programs that encourage young people to be healthy, skilled, and courageous. Extracurricular programs designed to foster personal spiritual growth, compassionate human outreach, and strong leadership opportunities provide balance. We are grounded in a classical tradition of education that equips young people to face a changing world in light of unchanging wisdom. We are committed to fostering an environment where young people can develop their bodies, minds, and spirits under the competent and loving guidance of faculty who are called, gifted, and educated to lead students to love God, know themselves, and serve their world. Our students are blessed with a thirteen-year journey exploring the truths of time and eternity in a sanctuary called school.


Prince of Peace Christian School

At Prince of Peace Christian School and Early Learning Center the comprehensive goal for every child and student is encapsulated in our school motto – BELONG, GROW, BECOME. Students BELONG to a nurturing environment where faculty and staff support, challenge and engage each student. Students GROW through a strong curriculum pursuing excellence inboth academics and extracurricular activities. Students BECOME successful, both academically and spiritually, through God’s word.

Beyond the academic and social successes, something more fundamental exists at Prince of Peace; a connection that reaches far beyond the classroom. Lifelong relationships are developed between families, teachers, and friends as students grow in God’s word and become leaders of the 21st century.

School & Early Learning Center

6 weeks through 12th grade.
Independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school founded in 1980; Lutheran, interdenominational; selective admission.

  • National Lutheran School Accreditation Commission (NLSA)
  • Southern Association of Colleges (SACS), now known as “AdvancED”
  • Nominated as “Exemplary School Ministry”, the highest recognition given by the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod School System.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
Lutheran School Accreditation Commission (LSAC)
Association of Lutheran Secondary Schools (ALSS)
Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) STUDENT BODY
Total: 911
Early Learning Center (6 weeks – 2 years old) – 68
Preschool (Preschool 3 – K-Prep) – 114
Lower School – 309
Middle School – 195
High School – 225

Teaching Faculty

71 (Those with Advanced Degrees: 40%)


In 2011, Prince of Peace Graduates received $3,023,556 million dollars in academic and athletic scholarships to such colleges as: Austin College, Baylor University, Berklee College of Music, College of William & Mary, Cornell University, DePaul University, Duke University, Iowa State, Kansas State, Loyola University, Michigan State, New York University, Pepperdine University, Rice University, Southern Methodist University, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, Texas Woman’s University, University of Arkansas, University of North Texas, University of Oklahoma, University of Texas, Vanderbilt University and many more.

National Merit Scholar Recipients

One or more students qualified for National Merit Scholarship Program Commended, Semi-Finalist, or Finalist for last four years.


37.5 acre campus; 150,000 square feet, which include the Early Learning Center, Lower School, Middle School, High School, Fine Arts, Center, Athletic Stadium, 12 acres of athletic fields, gated playgrounds and gymnasiums.

Interscholastic Sports: 13

Athletic Teams: 54

Fine Arts: Visual Arts, Drama, Band, Choir, Theatre Tech

Legacy Christian Academy

Welcome to Legacy Christian Academy! Thank you for stopping by to learn more about our school. Choosing a school is one of the most important decisions in life and should be made through prayer and discernment. LCA exists to train students to do much more than be academically prepared for college; central to our mission is developing leaders to impact their culture for Christ academically, athletically, artistically and socially.

As a Christian school, Legacy Christian Academy is committed to academic excellence. We are learner-centered where classroom teaching is prized. We train students to be grounded in the world of literature, values, ideals, history, ethics, arts, music, communication, and creativity. The most important assets on the Legacy campus are our students and a well-trained, highly passionate faculty. Legacy’s leaders expect the faculty to model excellence for students while challenging them to pursue excellence in all areas of their individual lives.

LCA provides an environment of academic prominence rich in Biblical truths and perspective. This distinction sets LCA apart. Everything that we do as a school is done for the honor and glory of Jesus Christ. This includes teaching a Biblical worldview that is integrated into every facet of campus life.

If you are not already one of our dynamic LCA families, we invite you to discover the many opportunities at LCA, ask questions and visit our campus. I invite you to contact the Office of Admissions to learn more about how we are training our students to impact this culture for Christ. Chris Harmon, Ed.D., HeadmasterMcKinney Christian Academy exists to honor Jesus Christ by teaching students to live biblically through education of mind, body and spirit.

McKinney Christian Academy

McKinney Christian Academy is a Christian, independent, coeducational, interdenominational, college preparatory day school. MCA was founded in 1992 and currently enrolls 560 students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. MCA received the Best Private School Reader’s Choice Award, the McKinney Courier Gazette, for the past 7 years.


McKinney Christian Academy is comprised of 51 professionally certified faculty, all of whom hold bachelor degrees and are certified in their area of teaching. Thirty percent of our current faculty have also obtained advanced degrees. MCA seeks to hire faculty members who exhibit godly influence, professionalism, teaching expertise and the ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.

Accreditation / Memberships

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), National Association of Secondary Principals (NASSP), The College Board, Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS), Texas Association of Non-Public Schools, Texas Association of Private Schools, National Honor Society.


Admission to McKinney Christian Academy is selective. Students from Christian homes, who demonstrate an acceptable level of capability, are admitted on the basis of previous school records, standardized test scores, teacher and character recommendations, evaluation and interview. The school seeks to enroll students from all socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds. Since God’s love extends equally to all people, McKinney Christian Academy welcomes and encourages any of His children to apply for admission, scholarship and all programs of the school and does notdiscriminate on the basis of race, color or nationality in the administration of any program of the school.


McKinney Christian Academy is a Class 3A school and a member of Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS). The MCA athletic program includes basketball, baseball, football, soccer, volleyball, cheerleading, cross country, golf, softball, wrestling, and track and field. Additional opportunities include band, choir, drama, chapel, photography, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society, Student Government, Duke TIP, community service, TAPPS academic competitions, and various clubs.


MCA is located on approximately 60 acres in the city of McKinney, a rapidly growing residential and professional community in the center of Collin County. McKinney was named the fastest growing city of its size in 2005 and 2nd best city to live in by


Collin County School Districts:

School districts in the Dallas-Fort Worth region are locally administered and independent of each other. District lines generally relate to city boundaries, but are not exclusive to them. For example, the Richardson ISD includes students in Richardson and parts of Dallas and Garland. The Dallas Independent School District—or Dallas ISD, as it is known locally—is the region’s largest school district, with nearly 160,000 students and a nationally recognized magnet program. Students attending Dallas ISD schools live in Addison, Balch Springs, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Garland, Highland Park, Hutchins, Mesquite, Seagoville, University Park, and Wilmer. Since 2007, the district has more than quadrupled the number of schools that have reached the state’s highest accountability rating. In Tarrant County, the Fort Worth ISD dominates, with more than 83,000 students.

Allen ISD

P O Box 13, Allen, TX 75013-0013
(972) 727-0511
Number of schools and grade level: 15 Elem Ee-6
Total enrollment: (As of October 2011): 19,894
SAT average composite (2010): 1096

Anna ISD

501 S Sherley Ave, Anna, TX 75409-0128
(972) 924-1000
Number of schools and grade level: 2 Elem Ee-5
Total enrollment: (As of October 2011): 2,527
SAT average composite (2010): 953

Blue Ridge ISD

10688 CR 504, Blue Ridge, TX 75424
(972) 752-5554
Number of schools and grade level: 1 Elem Ee-4
Total enrollment: (As of October 2011): 658
SAT average composite (2010): 1046

Celina ISD

205 S Colorado, Celina, TX 75009-0188
(469) 742-9100
Number of schools and grade level: 1 Elem Pk-2
Total enrollment: (As of October 2011): 2,035
SAT average composite (2010): 1030

Community ISD

P O Box 400, Nevada, TX 75173-0400
(972) 843-8400
Number of schools and grade level: 2 Elem Kg-5
Total enrollment: (As of October 2011): 1,637
SAT average composite (2010): 948

Farmersville ISD

501-A Hwy 78 N, Farmersville, TX 75442-0472
(972) 782-6601
Number of schools and grade level: 1 Elem Pk-1
Total enrollment: (As of October 2011): 1,474
SAT average composite (2010): 926

Frisco ISD

6942 Maple St, Frisco, TX 75034-3401
(469) 633-6000
Number of schools and grade level: 28 Elem Kg-5
Total enrollment: (As of October 2011): 49,000
SAT average composite (2010): 1062

Lovejoy ISD

259 Country Club Rd, Allen, TX 75002-7643
(469) 742-8000
Number of schools and grade level: 3 Elem Kg-5
Total enrollment: (As of October 2011): 3,900
SAT average composite (2010): 1096

McKinney ISD

1 Duvall St, McKinney, TX 75069-3211
(469) 742-4070
Number of schools and grade level: 21 Elem Kg-5
Total enrollment: (As of October 2011): 24,443
SAT average composite (2010): 1051

Melissa ISD

1904 Cooper, Melissa, TX 75454-0127
(972) 837-2411
Number of schools and grade level: 1 Elem Kg-5
Total enrollment: (As of October 2011): 1,694
SAT average composite (2010): 993

Plano ISD

2700 W 15th, Plano, TX 75075-7524
(469) 752-8100
Number of schools and grade level: 46 Elem Kg-5
Total enrollment: (As of October 2011): 55,185
SAT average composite (2010): 1142

Princeton ISD

321 Panther Pkwy, Princeton, TX 75407-1002
(469) 952-5400
Number of schools and grade level:
Total enrollment: (As of October 2011) 3,436
SAT average composite (2010): 943

Prosper ISD

P O Box 100, Prosper, TX 75078-0100
(469) 219-2000
Number of schools and grade level: 4 Elem Kg-5
Total enrollment: (As of October 2011): 7,500
SAT average composite (2010): 1056

Wylie ISD

P O Box 490, Wylie, TX 75098-0490
(972) 429-3000
Number of schools and grade level: 10 Elem Pk-4
Total enrollment: (As of October 2011): 13,426
SAT average composite (2010): 1001