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Mission “Through intentional discipleship, modeling and instruction, Temple Christian Academy exists to come alongside families as they bring their children up to love, worship and share Jesus.”
Tuition, Fees, and Payments
Despite our resolve to maintain small class sizes, we also aim to keep tuition low with minimal fees, relying in part on the expected and appreciated generosity of our families and community when it comes to fundraising efforts and participation.
Temple Christian Academy Tuition and Fees 2023-2024
Books and Materials Fee due upon acceptance (refundable)
$250 for kindergarten
$400 for 1st –7th Grade
FACTS (our School Information System Software) charges a $20 or $50 fee to set up billing through them, depending on billing preferences
Scholarship Opportunities We will soon be on the state website’s list of schools at which you can use the NC Opportunity Scholarship. Applications for this open on February 1st. Please apply for this as soon as you can. Choose “Unknown” as the school for now and you will be able to log back in and change this later. You can learn more about the NC Opportunity Scholarship here. Calendar, Schedules, Before and After-Care
Our School Year School will start on August 16th and end on May 31st (teachers will start August 7th and end on June 7th). We also have three Family Fridays scheduled throughout the year to split up longer stretches without holidays, teacher workdays between grading periods, and 12 school days off for Christmas. School Hours/Start Time Our school day starts at 8:45am and ends at 3:00pm. Drop-off is between 8:25am-8:40am and pickup is between 3:05pm-3:20pm.
Before-Care Option There are five-day ($500) and three-day ($375) annual plans, as well as a $4 per day drop-in option for students to be dropped off before 8:25am, as early as 7:30am.
Aftercare We currently have Johnson’s TKD Martial Arts and New Bern Parks and Recreation picking up daily. We have also been in communication with the YMCA about aftercare, which would take place in our building from 3:30pm-5:30pm, but can only participate if there is enough interest.
Class Size, Curriculum, Specials, Teachers
Small Class Sizes We are truly committed to maintaining low class sizes. We will cap our kindergarten classes at 14 students. Our caps for 1st-7th are 14-16 students depending on the size of the particular classrooms. Until we can open up another class in that grade level, future applicants beyond the maximum will be waitlisted. We simply refuse to compromise the great learning environment and quality relationships made available through small class sizes.
Curriculum We are proud to teach from a Christian worldview, utilizing Abeka, which is an outstanding, trusted Christian curriculum involving scripture, biblical principles, and critical thinking. We also use Abeka’s curriculum for Bible class, which is a favorite of many of our young students.
Specials and Chapel All students including kindergarteners have the privilege of taking legitimate, 45-minute Art and Physical Education classes where they learn techniques as well as how we are made in the Creator’s image and are hence creators ourselves.
Students and teachers also love starting every day with an inspiring, corporate Chapel service where God is worshiped through prayer, scripture memorization, and a teacher-led message.
Teacher Credentials Lead Teacher Standards: Must either possess an Undergraduate Degree in Education and/or discipline and be Licensed/Certified or actively seeking Teacher Licensure/Certification. Dress Code, Sports and Clubs, and Lunches
As previously stated, we are moving to requiring TCA colored tops (black, gray, white, and red)
Males (Monday through Thursday): Tops–Solid-color polo shirt (black, gray, white, or red) Bottoms–Khakis or navy blue, black, gray, or maroon slacks or shorts with a fly.
Females (Monday through Thursday): Tops–Solid-color polo shirt Bottoms–Khakis or navy blue, black, gray, or maroon slacks, skirts, shorts with fly, jumpers or skorts. No leggings or jeggings will be allowed.
Students and Staff will enjoy Jeans Days on Fridays with any TCA shirt, a t-shirt with a Christian phrase, or a church shirt (from their local church, VBS, Awana, mission trips).
Sports Temple Church has a great sports ministry that includes Upward Sports, which is a Christian sports ministry program often housed at churches that has various sports. Many of our students played baseball, basketball, cheerleading, and volleyball and all sports are growing lately.
Other Sports or Clubs We started small and will wait for other sports programs and after-school clubs and activities to grow organically from student, teacher, and parent interest.
Lunch Options We are honored to have forged an amazing relationship with 37th Street Pizzeria as our partner for catered lunch options. Families can order great food through their online portal that is brought right into the lunchroom for them each day. Otherwise lunch can be brought in and we have microwaves for simple heat-ups.