Welcome and thank you for visiting us online. Let me give you a brief overview of who we are, and what we’re about.
We are the educational outreach ministry of our church, REVEALED WORD CHRISTIAN CENTER, a non-profit, non-denominational organization. We strive for excellence in developing each student, spirit, soul, and body using God’s Word.
Our school offers grades from Kindergarten through 8th using a Bible-based curriculum which satisfies the standards required by New York State. Our qualified, dedicated, born-again, and spirit-filled teaching staff is committed to preparing students for the high school experience, and, their ultimate place in God’s universe.
Every year we administer the Stanford Achievement Test to the advanced Kindergarten class through Grade 8. Students in Grades 4 and 7 are given the New York State English Language Arts and Math examinations to measure their progress. Our teachers make themselves available to help at-risk students maximize their potential.
As educators, we partner with our parents in developing students to be leaders, because each child has been called by God to do “….greater works” (John 14:12).
As we endeavor to maintain God’s vision for Word Christian Academy, in training up our children in the way they should go, it is our prayer that God’s perfect will be done in the lives of each family represented by the students.
In considering the academic needs of your child, we exhort you to seek God’s guidance in making this very important decision…then call our office with your questions – we are here to do His Will.
Bridget Fontanelle, Principal
Word Christian Academy is the educational branch of the vision and mission of our church, REVEALED WORD CHRISTIAN CENTER.
We believe God reveals His plan for our lives through His Word, therefore, we teach as the prophet declares in Isaiah 28:10…”precept upon precept, line upon line; “ to lay the foundation for God’s plan to be fulfilled in each student.
Starting out with four children in the Kindergarten class in September of 1994, we have steadily increased our enrollment and expanded grades to incorporate students at the junior high school level.
Students at WCA are examined yearly with the national Stanford Achievement Test. Most students are assessed to be performing at least two grades levels ahead of their grade. On the 4th and 7th grade levels, students take the New York State English Language Arts and Math Assessments, which help to identify their needs. Previous test results indicated they were functioning within the 3rd and 4th levels. This means they are proficient or highly proficient in these subject areas.
Students in our upper grades are prepared to take the high school admission tests. Through supplementation of our Bible-based curriculum, with day trips, or overnight stays, we help enhance their knowledge base, to become well-rounded, confident, mature, full of God’s grace, and productive young Christian adults.
Our graduating students have been accepted at top public high schools like Brooklyn Technical High School, Bronx Science, Townsend Harris High School, and private schools like The Mary Louis Academy and Archbishop Molloy High School.
In giving our children the scholastic foundation, our staff, under God’s direction and commission, is committed to preparing our children in accordance with Proverbs 22:6 which says. “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
Word Christian Academy is committed to providing a Christ-centered educational environment. Every student is nurtured to produce academic excellence and spiritual growth.
Objectives and Goals
To lead students to confess Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and to actively pursue God’s will for his or her life.
To promote the growth of each student’s personal relationship with God, and to develop Godly character that reflects the nature of God and the fruit of the Spirit in conversation, actions and attitudes.
To impact, through Christian instruction and Bible-based curriculum, the knowledge and skills necessary to enable the student to be responsible, God-fearing men and women, who will make a difference in their society.
To instill in each student Godly values, morals and knowledge through Biblical studies and then applying these principles to everyday life.
To provide a safe, loving, orderly environment in which students pursue their Christian education free of fear and danger.
To teach good study habits, to encourage students to work independently and cooperatively and to reason logically. We also strive to provide activities to arouse curiosity, stimulate creativity, and assist students in realizing their full potential.
To guide each student to discover and cultivate his or her God-given gifts and abilities, and then channel them into destiny.
To build in each student a sense of personal responsibility, self-discipline, integrity and good citizenship by serving our neighbors and the world through community involvement and Christian leadership training.
Children are not only the heritage of the Lord, but they are also the future of the present. WCA’s philosophy is based on God’s wisdom, the Bible, which is the inspired and only infallible, authoritative Word of God. This philosophy channels our energies to promote academic excellence and a whole-man concept of education and development.
We will teach the absolutes of God’s Word, thereby equipping our students with the best education available in the spiritual, scientific, artistic and literary areas. Using Bible-based curricula, we will provide an education and experience of such superb quality that the students will:
Since our responsibility for the students encompasses the spiritual, mental, intellectual, physical, social and emotional areas, Jesus Christ must be the cornerstone of every phase of operation. The spiritual must permeate all areas, or else we become textbook-oriented rather than student-centered.
Our children are our seed. They must be given root. As the root supplies the nourishment to the rest of the plant, so Godly fundamental principles form the nourishment with which a child grows, flourishes, and is able to stand when caught in “rocky” situations or faced with the “heat” of life.
We believe it is important to teach the fundamentals of education and develop critical thinking skills; therefore, beginning in Kindergarten 4, our children are taught to read phonetically. As a result, they outperform their peers from other schools.
Our curriculum consists of the Bible-based A-Beka program developed by educators of Pensacola Christian College in Florida, and the Switched-on Schoolhouse Program, developed by Alpha-Omega Publication. The A-Beka program is taught in the Lower School (Kindergarten through Grade 4) and the Switched-on Online program is used from Grade 5 through 8. To give our students in the upper grades additional perspectives, we supplement this curriculum with other Math, Language, and Science material from sources such as ACSI, BJU, Harcourt-Brace, and Prentice Hall.
WCA offers classes beyond the normal curriculum to challenge and stretch our students. Beginning at Grade 1, we include Spanish, Music, and Computer Classes.
Yearly, our Kindergarten through 8th grade students participate in a Science Fair. Each student prepares a project according to specified criteria, which is then presented to a team of judges for evaluation. Projects are then displayed for parents, relatives, and friends to view on a special night set aside for our Fair.
To encourage research and exploration, our students in Grades 5 and 6 are required to gather information from all available sources and compile a History Notebook.
Grades 5 through 8 are further required to research information, and make oral and visual presentations on selected personalities who have made a historical and/or scientific impact on our lives.
Our calendar includes field trips and an annual “FUN” day. Recent educational trips enjoyed by our student population included the New York Museum, Sony Wonder Technology Laboratory and Liberty Science Center. On a trip to Washington, D.C., they visited the Capitol Building, where they saw the senators and congresspersons at work, the Washington Monument, and the Memorial Wall where the names of our men and women who served the United States in previous and current wars, are listed. When they visited Philadelphia, the children saw, among other famous landmarks, the Liberty Bell. Other cities visited were Albany, Boston, Niagara Falls. Recently, our Grade 8 students upon their successful completion of this phase had a wonderful 2 nights 3 days trip to Hershey Park in Pennsylvania.
Admission to WCA is based on the following criteria:
Age - To enter WCA’s Learning Center K4, a child must be at least 4 years old and fully potty-trained. To enter Grade 1 a child must be at least 6 years old on or before December 1 of that year. A Certified birth certificate is required as proof.
Registration - A non-refundable registration fee is required for each child.
School Records - A copy of each child's school records is required.
Exam - An appointment is made prior to the first day of school for each new student to be tested which will determine their grade placement.
Health Records - Each student must have proof of immunizations. Annual physical examinations by a licensed physician are also required.
Interview - A parental interview is necessary for each child’s admission. Parents or guardians must agree to uphold the standards and objectives of Word Christian Academy. A commitment form must be signed for the school’s records.
Tuition and Fees:
Registration: $100 non-refundable fee, payable with application.
Tuition: 2019-2020 school year: $5000
Tuition is payable in monthly installments of $500. Families with more than one child are given a discount on the second child. The first payment is due on the first business day of August, and the final payment is due on the first business day of May of the school year.
Late Fees: $25.00 is imposed if tuition is one to seven days late. After the 7th day, the fine is increased to $50.00. The penalty payment is required along with the tuition. Delinquent tuition may result in a student’s dismissal from the Academy.
Method of Payment: Personal checks are acceptable, but if a check is returned for insufficient funds or any other reason, the family is subject to further penalties. We will tolerate only one occurrence of a return, thereafter, all payments must be in cash or by money order.
Kindergarten: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Elementary & Upper School: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
WCA, as an outreach of Revealed Word Christian Center, offers students the opportunity to participate in praise dancing and drama. While these are not clubs, but rather a part of the ministry of RWCC, students who choose to participate are lead by dedicated, qualified instructors who are members of the church.
To accommodate parents who cannot pick up their children at dismissal time, WCA offers an extended day program.
We believe that the Word of God is the instrument which opens the minds of young children to learn. God’s Word creates a positive self-image in a child which is an essential element in a successful school life.
The Academy’s Charter
God: The Creator, Preserver and Controller of the Universe in its entirety.
Bible: God’s revelation of Himself.
Man: God’s highest creation. Made in the image of God and has eternal spirit. Man may be restored to fellowship with God through Jesus Christ.
Universe: The physical universe reveals God’s character and attributes of power. Man may use the physical creation fully, as God’s steward. Honest inquiry into and serious study of God’s creation is worthwhile and good.
World: The things of the world are temporal. Eternity is real and permanent. Preparation for eternity is primary over all else.
Teaching: Teaching and learning are not ends in themselves. Teaching must aim at reality and honest development of each individual. Teaching does not guarantee learning success. The student assumes responsibility for learning.
Parents: Children are God’s blessing to parents. The Christian home is God’s true primary ordinance for caring, nurturing and equipping children.
Christian: Christian education is a privilege. There is a reciprocal relation between Christian school, home, and the church. “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he shall not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6).
Music, dance and drama are all part of our worship to God the Father. Since WCA is the educational arm of RWCC, ministry is extended to interested young people who attend the school.
For the past several years children have become involved with the Dancers For Christ, the praise dance team of RWCC. They have taken part in the McDonald’s Gospel Fest for the past three years, and have traveled to various other churches for ministry.
Individualized tutoring is done by the student’s homeroom teacher or by the subject teacher. Tutoring sessions provide an excellent opportunity for students who are falling behind to be given special attention which should help in improving their test scores.
This service is provided to parents who cannot pick up their children by 3:30 p.m. For an additional fee of $5.00 per hour, children can stay up to 6:00 p.m.
Kindergarten: 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Grades 1 and up: 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Arrangements can be made and discounts are available for children who must stay every day.
Word Christian Academy
230-01 Linden Blvd.
Cambria Heights, NY 11411
WCA is located in the Cambria Heights section of Queens. It is easily reachable by bus or private transportation.
The "#4" New York City Bus runs on LInden Boulevard with a stop in front of the school.
If traveling West from Long Island, the closest expressway would be the Southern State Parkway where you will take Exit 13 (Central Avenue). To get to our address, you should stay in the center lane upon exiting, and proceed on Central Avenue which becomes Linden Boulevard after traveling for approximately 1/2 a mile. Continue until you are approaching 231st Street. The School building is on your right with the entrance at 230th Street.
If you are driving East from Brooklyn or Queens, you should take the Belt Parkway and staying right when you approach 130th Street on the Parkway, take the 25B Exit. The sign will read - "Elmont Road/Linden Blvd." Off this exit ramp, you will come to flashing lights - make a left here - you will be on Elmont Road. Staying left, proceed to the 2nd traffic light and make a left. Proceed to 230th Street. School building is on your right with the entrance at the corner of 230th Street and Linden Boulevard.
Word Christian Academy
230-01 Linden Blvd.
Cambria Heights, NY 11411
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I want to start off this letter by saying thank you! Thank you for allowing me to be a student at Word Christian Academy. Attending school here has been the foundation of the furthering of my education. I have so many great memories from when I attended Word Christian Academy, and I must say, I am blessed to have had the opportunity. Never, in a million years, did I think that I would need to know prepositional phrases -- in college! I am so very proud to say that, not only do I have them memorized, but I have them memorized in order! Thank you Ms. Ashley -- lol! I have gained so much knowledge from each and every person that has taught me at WCA. When anyone asks, "Does anyone know the books of the Bible?", I am the first one to jump up and sing them, again, in order! I am so grateful and so appreciative of the structure and organization, as well as the knowlege and character that I have gained from coming to school at WCA. It will always hold a place in my heart. I will be graduating with my Bachelor's this May of 2016. I can truly say that everything I have learned at WCA has had meaning and prepared me over the years and is preparing me for the years to come. I love the WCA family and the nurturing love that everyone had. I have yet to attend a more loving place where I felt I could truly be myself and was surrounded by those who loved me so much and I could come to do about anything. Word Christian Academy for me has been patient, challenging, motivating, inspiring, loving, helpful, compassionate, and supportive. With all of these characteristics, I cannot continue to go anywhere else but up! I am excited to let you know I will further my education while attending a master's program and will also pursue a PhD in Entomology. Again, I cannot thank you enough for being a great part of my life and education. I love my WCA family!