Portsmouth Christian Academy

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Portsmouth Christian Academy
20 Seaborne Drive
Dover, New Hampshire 03820
United States
Type Private
Founded 1992
Head of school Dr. John Engstrom
Enrollment around 800
Campus Suburban

Portsmouth Christian Academy (PCA) is a private non-denominational Christian school in Dover, New Hampshire, United States. There are three schools within the academy: Preschool (3-5 yrs), Lower School (K-8), and Upper School (9-12). The Upper School is designed as a college preparatory program.


Portsmouth Christian was first opened in 1992 as a K-12 school.[1] The first campus was located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The Upper School was opened in 1995.[1]


The average Upper School class size is 17. Over 20 honors and AP courses are offered.[2]

Students at the Lower School have the opportunity to dual enroll in the upper school and earn college credits.[2]

Student body[edit]

PCA enrolls around 800 students from around New England.[2]

Extracurricular activities[edit]


PCA is a Division IV member of the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association (NHIAA).


Portsmouth Christian has 13 school sanctioned clubs.[3] PCA's quiz team has won the Granite State Challenge and New Hampshire Quiz Bowl League several times.[4]


  1. ^ a b "History of the School". Retrieved September 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Facts at a Glance". Portsmouth Christian Academy. Archived from the original on August 31, 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Upper School Club List". 
  4. ^ "Past SuperChallenge Champions - Granite State Challenge". New Hampshire Public Television. 

Coordinates: 43°9′35″N 70°51′21″W / 43.15972°N 70.85583°W / 43.15972; -70.85583