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Erie First Christian Academy

Private Boarding School – Erie , Pennsylvania

Erie First Christian Academy is an academy and boarding school that provides a full-time college preparatory education for young men and women, grades Pre K – 12 with boarding for Grades 8-12. Located in the small northwestern city of Erie on the banks of Lake Erie, the campus provides a safe environment specifically designed to facilitate youth development. Students have the opportunity to follow the footsteps of many previous students that have proven to be successful in various colleges and universities. Students benefit from a preparatory education that is fully integrated with a wide range of athletic, fitness and recreational programs.

The school has an excellent computer lab, drama and music facilities, sports fields, and modern youth center completed in 2009 as well as a large indoor gymnasium.

Boarding Facilities
Student live in boarding facility built in 2010 together with faculty house parents. There are common areas, a laundry facility, and Internet. Breakfast and dinner are provided at the dormitory and lunches provided at the school. The home is fully supervised with staff members. Transportation from the housing facility to Erie First Christian Academy will be provided by bus, departing at 7:30 a.m. for the start of school and then with two trips back to the home after school, one at 3:15 p.m. and another evening shuttle for students who are participating in extra-curricular activities after school.

The city of Erie is located about 2 hours north of Pittsburgh.

Area population: 100,000
Town website: City of Erie

Estimated Start Date: Late August
Estimated End Date: Early June

AP Course
No AP, but offer dual enrollment college classes through Gannon University.

Honors and Dual Credit Courses:
Calculus, Pre-calculus, Chemistry I, II, Physics, Anatomy, Physiology

School Facts

Student Population


Number of Students

295 (20% international)



Teacher/Student Ratio


Average Class Size


ESL Programs


IB Programs


Offer Diploma


School Uniform


Campus Size

20 Acres

Religious Affiliation


SAT Average


Foreign Languages

  • Spanish


  • 2D Design
  • 3D Design
  • Chorus
  • Drama
  • Praise Band
  • Yearbook Design


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Academic Decathlon
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Basketball
  • Boating
  • Business Club
  • Chess
  • Cooking
  • Concerts
  • Cycling
  • Drama
  • Graphic Design
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hiking
  • Photography
  • Ping Pong
  • Ski
  • Soccer
  • Speech & Debate
  • Student Government
  • Travel
  • Running
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting
  • Yearbook

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

Pennsylvania State University, Michigan State University, Grove City College, Mercyhurst College, Gannon University, Edinboro University, Malone University, Geneva College, Texas A & M University, State University of New York, University of Buffalo, Cedarville University, Slippery Rock University, Embry Riddle, Case Western Reserve University, Pittsburgh Art Institute

SAT Breakdown:

Section Average
Verbal 547
Mathematics 528
Writing 525

University Acceptance Rate:

Closest International and Local Airports: Erie International Airport (ERI)
For Details Visit Website: Erie First Christian Academy

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