Frequently Asked Questions
What is the purpose/mission of ECA?
Edified Christian Academy is established to develop, train and empower children to become successful and productive citizens.
Proverbs 22:6 - Train up a child in the way he should go [and in keeping with his individual gift or bent], and when he is old he will not depart from it (Amplified Version). The Academy supports families who desire to teach their children to live by Christian values. We nurture the whole student: spiritually, mentally, and physically. We strive to empower children to excel above their peers who are enrolled in the public school system.
What curriculum does ECA utilize?
The Academy utilizes a curriculum that is aligned with Christian principles and biblical teachings. The educational curriculum of choice is the Abeka Preschool Curriculum. We offer additional education supplements from Saxon Math and Reading Enrichment Method Curriculum. We teach the importance of possessing and demonstrating good character in school, at home, in church, and in the community. By the practical use of principles given in God’s Word, we encourage each childs’ creativity, while helping the child to perform and compete with integrity, and Christian morals.
What are Super Scholar Series?
ECA utilizes Super Scholar Series to develop each child by exposing them to various activities that will enhance creativity, individuality, and discovery of their God given gifts and talents. Super Scholars Series are offered to our students on a monthly basis. The monthly series theme is creatively incorporated into the student’s daily curriculum. Examples of Super Scholar Series are Theater, Cultural Awareness, Musical Composition, Nature, Safety (Kids First), Technology, Bible Heroes, Career Studies and Famous Orators.
What other electives does ECA Offer?
ECA offers weekly musical instruction to all students. Students are also offered weekly introductory group piano lessons.
Spanish (Foreign Language)
Spanish is offered as a Foreign Language. Students will actively learn Spanish in a fun and exciting way. Learning to understand and to speak Spanish will open up a new world of opportunity for your child.
Sign Language (Beginning at K4)
ECA believes learning Sign Language gives your child the ability to learn how to express his or her important needs and thoughts in a new and innovative way. Sign Language promotes the development of language skills, increases speed of spatial reasoning development, increases creative thinking, increases early literacy skills and offers a second language that is formally and nationally recognized.
In today’s society technology is advancing rapidly. Our students will learn the common uses of technology in daily life and the advantages those uses provide. In addition, students will be introduced to basic computer language and techniques.
ECA offers smaller class sizes than most private and public schools therefore we are able to offer our students Centers. Small group and individual activities take place in classroom centers. Centers are especially effective for promoting age-appropriate fun and interactive learning. Example of Centers are Arts & Craft Centers, Block Centers, Fine Motor Skill Centers, Dramatic Play/Home Living Centers, and Book/Media Centers.
What are the hours of ECA’s school day?
ECA school day begins at 8:00 a.m. and concludes at 2:30 p.m.
Does ECA offer a Before and After School Program?
Benefits of Before and After School Program
- ECA parents will pay a Discounted Weekly Rate vs. Normal Weekly rate of $110.00 a week
- Am/Pm Snack
- Homework Completion Grades K & up
- Daily Recreational and Educational Activities
- Sibling Discounts (10 % second child, 15% third child)
If Before and After Care is not selected, your child must be picked up no later than 2:30 p.m. All students that are not picked up by 2:45 p.m. will be sent to Pee Wee Piano for After Care. Parents will be charged a $20.00 daily rate.
How are the classes structured?
Our classes are self-contained with the homeroom teacher serving as the instructor for all core subject areas including: Bible, Math, Reading, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies. Students also participate in a variety of specialty classes, which include: Music, Art, Spanish, Sign Language and Technology. All students participate in weekly Chapel sessions, which emphasize the importance of Christian Character and values as taught in the Word of God.
What is the annual tuition for ECA?
All of these services and much more are provide for grades K3 & up for the low-tuition of $7,600.00 a year. K2 tuition is $8,400.00 (potty-trained) and K2 (non-potty-trained) $9,200.00 a year.
What are the Tuition Payment Options?
We have three convenient tuition payment options for parents:
Annually - 1 payment of $7,600.00-one payment due first day of school (Payment will be deducted one-time only)
Monthly - 10 payments of $760.00 - first payment due first day of school (Payments will be deducted on the 1st of each month)
Bi-Weekly — 20 payments of $380.00 -first payment due first day of school (Payments will be deducted on the 1st and 15th of each month)
Annually - 1 payment of $8,400.00/$9,200.00-one payment due first day of school (Payment will be deducted one-time only)
Monthly - 10 payments of $840.00/$920.00 - first payment due first day of school (Payments will be deducted on the 1st of each month)
Bi-Weekly — 20 payments of $420.00/$460.00 -first payment due first day of school (Payments will be deducted on the 1st and 15th of each month)
What are the additional fees?
There are two additional/miscellaneous fees:
Enrollment fee of $175.00. The enrollment fee must be submitted with the enrollment application. All students are also required to submit a $350.00 Student Instructional and Material Fee.
Does ECA Students wear uniforms?
All students are required to wear the appropriate school uniform every day,as described on the Uniform Requirements Sheet, except on the designated days as announced. If students fail to wear the required uniforms, parents will be contacted to bring in their child’s uniform or pick him/her up from school.
** CHAPEL: Please note children will participate in weekly chapel services on Thursdays. All students must come dressed in ECA logo embroidered polo shirts. Boys/Girls —Fall/Spring Uniform: Charcoal gray pants with option of Charcoal gray shorts Red polo shirt (long sleeve/short sleeve), black socks, black rubber-sole shoes, and black belt; Winter Uniform: Same as Fall/Spring, except Charcoal gray pants only (no shorts)
ECA Uniform Vendors: ECA Uniforms can be ordered directly from the Academy. Please submit required order form and fees.
Long Sleeve Polo with ECA Logo $25.00
Short Sleeve Polo with ECA Logo $22.00
Does ECA provide food for the children?
ECA does provide a morning nutritional snack. All students are required to bring their lunch to school daily.
What is ECA’s Address and Contact Information?
ECA is located at 1441 McCormick Drive, Suite 1050, Largo, MD 20774. Our contact number is 301-583-1300 (office) Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and our website is www.edifiedchristianacademy.org