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Number of Students

295 (20% international)

SAT Average




Erie First Christian Academy

Private Boarding School – Erie , Pennsylvania

Erie First Christian Academy is a private, non-denominational boarding and college preparatory school accepting international students from grades 8 through 12. Located in Pennsylvania on the northwestern shores of Lake Erie, the beautifully designed campus provides a safe and secure setting to inspire its students. At Erie First Christian Academy they firmly believe that the key to student success lies in its commitment to provide personal attention, intimate class sizes and a nurturing, structured environment that encourages learning and self-confidence.

The campus boasts modern classrooms and buildings including newly constructed dormitories, science lab, technology/computer lab, drama and music facilities, sports fields, a large indoor gymnasium, workout areas and youth/activities center - resources that together create a place where healthy minds, bodies and spirits can thrive.

Sports and Arts
Students can chose to participate in interscholastic sports, intramural athletic programs and leagues such as kayaking, horseback riding and cycling. Students are also encouraged to get involved in Erie’s arts program by joining courses like praise band and yearbook design.

Dormitories and Student Life
Students live together with faculty house parents and staff workers in a boarding facility that was recently completed in 2010. There are common areas, a laundry facility, and internet. International students will find more than a dormitory, they will find a home.

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

Area population: 100,671
Town website: City of Erie

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

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

University Acceptance Rate



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


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country Running
  • 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

School Location

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

Boston College, Case Western Reserve University, Cedarville University, Edinburgh University, Embry Riddle, Gannon University, Geneva College, Grove City College, Malone University, Mercyhurst College, Michigan State University, Pennsylvania State University, Pittsburgh Art Institute, Rutgers University SUNY University of Buffalo, Texas A & M University, University of California

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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