Frequently Asked Questions
What is the admissions process for new students?
- Register for a campus tour. (Tours are required for admission.)
- Complete the application including references.
- Participate in the family interview.
Does Anchor Christian Academy Offer athletics?
Anchor Christian Academy offers middle and high school Cross Country each fall. In addition, Anchor students are able to participate with Lancaster County Christian School's athletics programs through our PIAA cooperative agreement. Partnering with LCCS sports enables students in both schools the opportunity to participate in a greater variety of athletic options. A shuttle provides transportation between Anchor and LCCS for practices and games.
Does Anchor Christian Academy offer Hot Lunch?
Most of the time students pack a lunch, but hot lunch is typically available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tuesdays is pizza day while Thursday options alternate between sub sandwiches and Chick-fil-A sandwiches. Sides are also available for purchase.
Do the majority of students come from one church?
Anchor's community is a unique mix of a large variety of evangelical Christian churches within Lancaster County. In the 2022-2023 school year, our 95 students represented 49 different churches. We are governed by an independent school board which is not affiliated with a specific church or denomination.
What kind of schools do Anchor students come from?
Students come from a variety of backgrounds including public schools, Christian schools, and homeschools with generally an even split from the three types of educational models. Students from each type of educational background will simply face a different learning curve as they learn skills to succeed in the university model. For instance, homeschool students will learn to be accountable to multiple teachers on a more regular basis than they may be used to. Students from a traditional 5-day model will develop independent learning and time-management skills.
I am homeschooling my 6th grader. what curriculum do you recommend?
Good question! It is beneficial to plan ahead. We have developed a list of recommended homeschool 6th grade resources which will equip your student to thrive when they enroll in 7th grade at Anchor Christian Academy. We commonly see weaknesses in grammar and fundamental math skills, so it is helpful to focus on shoring up these skills if your student struggles in these areas.
What is the cost of tuition?
The cost of tuition is published each year in mid-February. Until then, refer to the previous years' tuition for an estimate. As our scholarship donations continue to grow, we are able to offer scholarships to qualifying families who may not otherwise be able to afford a private education.