PK- 8th Grade Christian Academy

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About Us

A Short History of Edgarton Christian Academy

Edgarton Christian Academy (ECA) was founded and created in 2012 as an elementary school housing students in grades PK2 through 8th grade. The story of Edgarton Christian Academy is one filled with miracles and grace. A group of local parents, knowing that their children's school would be closing at the end of that school year, would not accept that their children would have to choose another school for the coming school year. They gathered their troops and resources to begin a mission to find a home and create a school whose culture would be similar to the one they were leaving. With the help of the Newfield Board of Education and the Newfield Town Council, Edgarton Christian Academy was founded.  
The parents became aware that Edgarton Memorial School would be empty in September 2012 because Newfield students would be attending schools in the Township of Franklin School District. They contacted the leaders of Newfield seeking permission to use their building for the establishment of the new school. The Newfield Board of Education was very eager to work with these parents and did everything they could to ensure that ECA could afford to rent the building and to ensure that the new tenants would be comfortable there.
As soon as we were sure that we had a facility the new Edgarton Christian Academy Board members and Trustees met regularly and with great diligence to ensure that administrative infrastructures (such as budget, curriculum, common tenets of faith, tuition rates, uniforms, registry with the State of New Jersey, etc.) were in place as they planned to make Edgarton the new school for their children. On Monday, June 4, 2012 the ECA Trustees and the Newfield Board of Education signed the lease to rent the school.
We took occupation of the school on July 5th and with a tremendous amount of work, a miraculous number of blessings, and the unwavering faith and support of families, friends, and the community of Newfield, Edgarton Christian Academy opened on September 4, 2012 with 262 students. This success continues today well into its third year of operation. The school is thriving with an enrollment of 313 students spanning grades PK2 through 8th grade. 


Edgarton Christian Academy subscribes to a traditional approach to instruction. At the upper school (grades 5 through 8) we teach math, language arts, social studies, science, and religion all the major subjects including cursive writing. In addition to the typically paced math program, we provide an advanced math program for 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who qualify. Students in 8th grade are required to take Algebra I. Students must be assessed to determine eligibility for Advanced Math. The lower school (grades Kindergarten through 4) is taught math, phonics, grammar, spelling, science, social studies, and religion.
Our PK classes follow a developmentally appropriate curriculum with a concentration on phonemic awareness and math literacy integrated into thematically prepared lessons. PK4 (pre-kindergarten) additionally includes preparation for kindergarten with the introduction of penmanship, phonetic awareness, number sense, and the recognition of sight words.
Our Special Area subjects include Art, Music, Physical Education, and Spanish. Spanish class is conducted twice a week. While we have well stocked libraries in each classroom, we also enjoy the use of the Newfield Library every 2 weeks. Newfield Library is located next door to the school. All our PK classes receive weekly Spanish instruction. They also participate in Music, and Physical Education weekly. Their Art program is included in their daily instruction. 
Our Technology Program is impressive. Each classroom, from PK4 through 8th grade, has a SMART Board. We have 90 Chromebooks for student use and we are developing a borrowing policy so our children can use the Chromebooks at home for school purposes. We also possess 40 laptops used by our students. In addition our PK classes enjoy the use of tablets. We are committed to remaining current with our technology program and we are committed towards ensuring that our children are technologically prepared for life in the 21st Century.

ECA Educational Philosophy

We believe that the school needs to be ready to meet the needs of the child; the child does not have to be ready to fit into the school. Towards that end, we know that all children learn best in a safe environment where their differences are valued and where they do not have to fear criticism or castigation from peers or staff.  We know that when children feel safe they are willing to take learning risks, explore ideas, and pursue inquiry. When children feel safe they are able to develop a personal sense of confidence, pride, and self-awareness that is expressed through their academic success, positive social interaction, and spiritual maturity. This high level of performance is only achieved when there is a dynamic partnership among parents, teachers, and administrators who demonstrate a sustained commitment in addition to energetic involvement with both the school community and its children. This is what the school should do for its children and these are the characteristics upon which its children establish a foundation that enables them to successfully pursue their future learning experiences while becoming a productive member of their communities.


Rates for 2015-2016 school year:

K-8th Grade Rate

1st Child    $5,050

2nd Child    $3,990

3rd Child    $3,340

4th Child    $3,260

ECA's regular school hours are 8:10am-2:40pm

Before care is available starting at 6:30am.  The cost is $2.50 per each half hour per child.

After care is available starting at 3:00pm until 6:00pm.  The cost is $2.50 per each half hour per child.

Pre-K Rates

Days Per Week                     Total Days Per Year                  Per Day                 Total Amount

5                                                      180                             $ 33.50                     $ 6,030.00

4                                                      152                             $ 34.00                     $ 5,168.00

3                                                      117                             $ 41.50                     $ 4,855.50

2                                                      78                              $ 45.50                      $ 3,549.00

1                                                      39                              $ 46.50                      $ 1,813.50

Before and After care are included at no additional charge.

Before care starts at 6:30am and after care is available from 3:00pm until 6:00pm


For an enrollment packet, please click     Registration

For a list of Faculty, Staff and Board of Trustees  Click Here

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