Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why should I invest in a Christian education for my child?

    It's all about worldview! Public Education curriculums are based upon a secular humanistic worldview. This worldview makes no room for a loving God in our world or in the life of a child. At PCA, we instill God's perspective on our world, into the heart and mind of each student.

  • Will PCA provide my child with a quality education?

    Absolutely! PCA students, along with the students of most Christian Schools, consistently perform higher academically than Public School students. PCA uses Christian based, advanced curricula that challenge students to excel. 84% of PCA graduates enter college as opposed to the national average of 68%.

  • Is PCA accredited?

    Yes. We are fully accredited by the Association of Christian Schools Inernational (ACSI) and by AdvancED Virginia/ SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools)

  • Are your teachers certified?

    Yes, all our teachers are certified through the Association of Christian Schools Inernational (ACSI).

  • Is Financial Aid available?

    Yes! Some financial aid is available. All families seeking financial assistance must complete application from Financial Aid Student Tuition (FAST). The link can be found under the admissions tab.

  • What church is affiliated with PCA?

    Parkway House of Prayer is the supporting church for Parkway Christian Academy. For more information about Parkway House of Prayer please go to the church website at: "".

  • What is the grading scale?

    94-100=A 87-93=B 77-86=C 70-76=D Below 70=F

  • What is the cutoff date for admission to Kindergarten?

    A student must be five years old by September 30th of the current school year.

  • Does the academic level of a student determine admission?

    Incoming students may be tested and records from any previous schools will be requested before entry. PCA can only accept students that we are equipped to help. We make every effort to offer a variety of learning styles to meet the needs of every student.

  • What curriculum is used?

     Our elementary and pre-school use the "Bob Jones" curriculum. Middle School and High School use primarily Bob Jones along with other curricula for advanced/honors courses

  • What are the graduation requirements?

    A minimum of 24 credits is required in grades 9-12. Students planning to go to college will need 27 credits (an extra course in Math, Science, and Foriegn Language)

  • How do I enroll?

    For an enrollment packet please call: (540) 982-2400 or download the New Student Application

  • Do PCA students wear uniforms?

    Yes. PCA students from Kindergarten through 12th grade wear uniforms. Please call the school office for more details.

  • What is the Address?

    3230 King Street Roanoke, Va. 24012

  • Are there book fees?

    Yes. All books are ordered from The prices for new books start around $100 for pre-school and average in the mid $300 range for high school. We do offer a book exchange at the end of each school year to try to help reduce some of these expenses. Electronic books for grades 8-12 are available for certain core subjects

  • Is there a registration fee for new students?

    Before March 30th - $100 per student; After March 30th thru April 30th - $125 per student; After April 30th thru June 30th - $160 per student; After June 30th - $200 per student

  • How much is the Re-Registration fee for returning students?

    Before March 30th - $100 per student; After March 30th thru April 30th - $125 per student; After April 30th thru June 30th - $160 per student; After June 30th - $200 per student