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City Center Academy

City Center Academy is a coeducational private Presbyterian traditional school for students in grades 9 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Urban


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City Center Academy is a private Christian high school that has offered superior college-preparatory education in Philadelphia since 1983. CCA welcomes students who are seeking personal attention at a small school with small class sizes, a curriculum that provides a strong foundation for college success and caring teachers. Students are encouraged to pursue learning, ask questions, and consider their own value and purpose. What Kind of Place is City Center Academy?City Center Academy is a place where students prepare for college, guided by experienced faculty. We are committed to an academic program strong in the foundational core courses needed to prepare for college and life-long learning. It is a place where students can grow. Values such as diligence, faithfulness, respect, honesty, justice and mercy are not just talked about, but are demonstrated. Our Christian perspective is taught and modeled by our faculty. Students are encouraged to think and ask questions about a life of faith that is relevant to their future, their community, and the world. At City Center Academy, you can find a place to belong. Every student is valued and challenged to succeed. Small class sizes ensure individual attention and mentor groups provide additional opportunities to ask questions and receive support. Tuition assistance and merit scholarships are building a growing and talented student body. CCA is a place to succeed. 100% of CCA students are accepted to a college of their choice. Our SAT scores are higher the average of all Philadelphia charter schools, and some of our students even earn college credit before graduation. Recent graduates are currently attending the University of Pennsylvania, Wheaton College (IL), The University of the Sciences at Philadelphia, Nyack College, Stony Brook University, Virginia State University, and many more. City Center Academy is also a place to enjoy. Our location in Center City Philadelphia provides access to the best educational and cultural opportunities. The safe location and community atmosphere provides an environment where our students can thrive. A variety of electives in the arts, athletic programs, and other activities enrich students' lives. For 25 years, City Center Academy has provided the kind of high school experience that many students are seeking. CCA could be a place for you!



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Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 99
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 29
10 33
11 21
12 16

City Center Academy's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing City Center Academy's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 10 : 1
Gender 42% Male / 58% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 3%
Hispanic/Latino 6%
Black or African American 71%
Asian 20%


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Christian Schools International (CSI)

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