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If you are interested in Claremont Christian Academy - 

                  Contact for more information - mailto:headofschool@claremontchristianacademy.com
                  Arrange a school tour.
                  Arrange a shadow day for your student to visit school for a day.

What is the average class size?

The average class size is 15.  CCA prefers to maintain small classes.

Are Claremont Christian Academy graduates prepared for college?


A very high percentage of CCA graduates go on to college and those who don't enter the work place prepared to be successful there. Our most recent graduates provide the best examples of what the school has to offer.  Recent graduates have pursued degrees in engineering, computer science, graphic art design, sustainable agriculture, nutrition, pre-med and business at colleges such as the University of New Hampshire, Colorado Christian University, University of Maine, Lancaster Bible College, Bob Jones University and more.  Others have entered the work field full time and several are attending local community college.  Check out our Alumni Page to see our graduates stories!

Are you affiliated with a church?


Claremont Christian Academy is a ministry of Calvary Baptist Church.  CCA is an Open Enrollment School in that students from any affiliation are welcome. Students and families read the Statement of Faith (see Contact Us) and sign that they agree to be taught within the framework of the Statement of Faith.  Presently CCA students are from 22 different area churches.  Some students don't attend church.

Do the students wear uniforms?

Claremont Christian Academy does not require uniforms; however, we do have a dress code which is spelled out in the Parent-Student Handbook.  The Dress Code states that students should be “clean, neat and modest.”

What is your homework policy?

Homework has proven to be a valuable reinforcement of learning. It is an important part of helping our students excel academically. Homework assignments should use well-understood skills. Homework is NOT to teach, it is to develop learning habits and provide reinforcement. As an institution that encourages family time as well as school time, CCA wants to make homework a meaningful activity with a realistic amount of time spent, that teaches the student responsibility, yet is not intrusive on family time. Recognizing that what takes one child ten minutes may take another thirty, it is critical that there is communication with parents so adjustments can be made when needed. As a general rule it is expected that all students will have homework each day with more depth and frequency in the higher grades. Various guidelines have been suggested by numerous schools with a common rule-of-thumb being ten minutes per night times the grade level of the child. Each classroom teacher will establish their own specific guidelines within this general framework as well as clearly making known the specific consequences of homework not being handed in on time.   The Head of School is in regular communication with parents to ensure the amount of homework provides the right balance between academic requirements and family time.

How do you approach the issues of class size and quality of education?

We believe that small class size is one of the fundamental things that makes our school unique and great.  Smaller classes allow teachers more time for each student.  As our school grows, small class size will remain a priority, and we will add additional teachers as necessary to keep our student/teacher ratio low.

Do you teach a foreign language?

Spanish I and II are offered at the high school level.  Students have opted to take an American Sign Language option as their Foreign language as Foreign language is required for a College Preparatory or Honors level diploma.

What sports do you offer?

All students have Physical Education class in school.  High School students take Outdoor Adventure, a course of physical activities, such as hiking, snow shoeing, climbing wall-to name a few-that combine physical activity and preparation for developing a lifelong active lifestyle.
We offer Soccer and Basketball Programs for those students who are in 6th grade and up. The CCA Cougars have had a traveling boy’s team and girl’s team for basketball. This fall an Intramural Soccer program has met on Thursday afternoons.
CCA started a Cross Country team that has practiced over the summer and participated in NHIAA meets.  
CCA is considering the start of a Swim Team for the 2023-24 year.  This would be a November to February season.
CCA also offers a Ski Program for grades 6 and up at Okemo Mountain Ski Area for 6 weeks in January and February. 
Once per year, all students participate in our annual Jog-a-thon fundraiser. It’s a lot of fun and our biggest fundraiser of the year

Can home school students participate in extracurricular activities like athletics and fine arts?

Yes, they can enroll in elective courses as available as well as extracurricular activities such as athletics and fine arts. Please contact us if you are a home school family who is interested in enrolling your children part time at CCA!

Is there a waiting list?

CCA early enrollment and re-enrollment begins February 6th.  CCA strives to maintain smaller class sizes.  At times capacity does limit enrollment.  It is best to enroll or re-enroll early.  Families are placed on a waiting list if space is full.  Waiting list families are contacted first.

What age does my child have to be to start?

Kindergarten, K4 program: age 4 by the first day of school. 
 Kindergarten, K5 program: age 5 by the first day of school. 
Assessment is required for both programs prior to the start of school.

What are the school's operating hours?

Lower School - Elementary:  Mon-Fri / 7:55 am – 3:00 pm. 
Upper School -  Jr/Sr. High: Mon - Fri / 8:15 am – 3:15 pm.

What options do you offer for Kindergarten?

CCA offers a full day K4 Kindergarten as well as full day K5 Kindergarten. The K4 program includes an afternoon nap time. Check out our Kindergarten page!
Students must be 4 and 5 by the first day of school for the K4 and K5 programs.

 

Do you teach Scripture as the inerrant Word of God?

We believe the Scriptures consisting of the Old and New Testaments to be the inspired Word of God, inerrant in the original writings, complete as the revelation of God's standard for holy living and the supreme and final authority in all matters to which they speak. (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:21)
Please see our complete Statement of Faith. [See: Contact Us]

Does my child need to be a Christian?

Students from all faith and non-faith backgrounds attend Claremont Christian Academy. It is not a requirement that the student profess faith in Jesus Christ to attend CCA; however, CCA does teach Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and the truths from the Bible are woven through all subjects taught at CCA.  Students needs to be respectful of other students' Christian beliefs.