Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

What is your mission?
Our mission is to partner with each family by engaging the mind through academic excellence and biblical values, cultivating the heart through spiritual emphasis, and acting in service to God and others.

Are you accredited?
Emmanuel Christian Academy is in the process of obtaining accreditation through NEASC, New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

What is included in your academic program?
The academic program at ECA is based on accelerated curriculum and we offer Honors classes and select AP classes. In addition, we partner with National Honor Society while offering dual enrollment classes through Maranatha Bible College and Liberty University.

What classes do you offer?
In addition to an unwavering focus on English and Math, our students receive a well rounded education in history, science, foreign languages, Physical Education through the 10th grade, handbells, choir, life skills, and computer courses covering app development, robotics, typing, programming, coding, and the google education suite.
Elementary classes emphasize the core curriculum along with offering an exposure to Spanish, computer, physical education, art, and elementary handbells and choir.

What is the average class size?
The average size of each class is 11 students with an overall student-teacher ratio of 9:1.

What grades are available?
Grades K4 through 12 are offered.

What are the qualifications of your staff?
Our teaching staff has over 150 years of educational experience, with a passion for education. All of our teachers are faithful christians committed to creating a loving environment for your child.

Do you integrate technology into your classrooms?
ECA recognizes the need of technology integration in the classroom both for teaching instruction and student use. Our classrooms are equipped with various technology features including computer workstations, smart TV’s, Apple hardware, and two fully-functional computer labs. We believe that each student should be prepared to function in an increasingly technological economy. Our students are taught to use technology responsibly and to create with technology to improve the world for the benefit of others.

What curriculums do you use?
We use a combination of A Beka Book and Bob Jones University Press in elementary classes and Bob Jones University Press, Summit Ministries Bible Curriculum and Saxon in secondary classes to develop not only a foundation of knowledge but also the ability to think analytically, critically, and spiritually.

What are the graduation requirements?
Graduates of Emmanuel Christian Academy have fulfilled all requirements set by the state of Connecticut for a college preparatory diploma.

Is your campus secure?
We maintain locked doors, utilize video cameras, and practice security drills to provide a secure and safe learning environment for your child.

What is the admissions process?
To be admitted, one must submit an application, take a placement test, and meet with a member of administration. In addition, all medical and academic records must be sent to the school prior to attendance.

What is the cut-off date for Kindergarten?
If your child is 5 years old on or before the first of January of any given year, he or she can enter kindergarten.

Do you require a uniform?
We do not require a uniform. We do have a dress code (institutional preference) that teaches our students principles of modesty and professional appearance in order to prepare them to enter the workforce.

Does your school offer special education services?
We do not offer special education services; however, minor classroom modifications can be made for students with a mild IEP or 504 Plan.

Are you involved in fine arts?
Students in grades 7–8 and grades 9–12 participate in the Connecticut Association of Christian Schools (CACS) competition. Some areas of participation include speech, choral music, handbells, art, photography, and academic testing.

What sports are included in your program?
ECA is a member of the Connecticut Association of Christian Schools. Grades 6-12 participate in soccer, volleyball, basketball, and cheerleading.

Do you offer after school care?
After care is offered and ends at 5:30 p.m. School doors open at 7:40 a.m. for morning drop-off.

Do you have a lunch program?
We do offer a hot lunch program, including chicken quesadillas, buffalo chicken wraps, meatball grinders, grilled cheese, and pizza. We also offer salads, a variety of snacks, and microwavable foods. Students may bring their lunches from home and utilize the microwaves.