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Erie First Christian Academy:
Erie First Christian Academy (EFCA) in Erie, PA, is a private, accredited day and boarding school that provides a full-time college preparatory education for young men and women from all over the world. We provide co-educational day programs for Pre-K-12th Grade students, and boarding programs for Grades 8-12. Our program is designed to bring out the best in each student through immersion in a nurturing environment that combines structured guidance with self-reliance and personal development and discovery.

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Accreditation:

Photo of Boarding School in Erie, PennsylvaniaErie First Christian Academy is accredited by ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) and MSA (Middle States Association). All EFCA teachers are fully certified.

Our Mission Statement:
The mission of Erie First Christian Academy is to partner with parents to deliver educational excellence for tomorrow’s leaders in developing a world-view that is distinctively Christian.

Erie First Christian Academy’s mission is to:
- Prepare students for college, life, and leadership
- Provide an exceptional environment for a quality education, outstanding athletic training and well-rounded personal development
- Provide mentors who lead by example
- Help students acquire a taste for achievement by providing opportunity for success

Accredited Day & Boarding School Programs:

- Day School program (Pre-K - 12th Grade)
- Boarding program (Grades 8 - 12)
- College preparatory education
- Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
- Honors Classes
- College Credit

Core subjects include:
- Algebra I and II
- Geometry
- World Geography
- Economics
- Biology
- Chemistry
- English...

Dorm Rooms / Residential Life:
Our dorms offer a traditional residential setting. There are shared common areas for relaxation and recreation, and the buildings are staffed by full-time employees and live in families. Your dorm rooms are spacious and have private bathrooms and a shower facility for each room.

Laundry facilities are located within each dorm building and are free to the boarding students. Wireless high speed internet is available within our entire campus. Each boarding student will also have access to a local fitness center with modern weight equipment, exercise machines and swimming pools.

Location:

Located in a small northeastern city on the banks of Lake Erie, our campus provides a safe environment specifically designed to facilitate youth development. Our Dorm campus is located at Sparrow Pond, in Waterford, Pennsylvania. Waterford is a historic town located just 5 miles from the EFCA Academy.

A beautiful setting with ponds, walking trails, and many winter and summer activities within the grounds of our facility. Erie is in proximity to Cleveland, Ohio; Buffalo, New York; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Erie International Airport / Tom Ridge Field is located five miles southwest of central Erie.

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Address: 8150 Oliver Road, Erie, Pennsylvania , USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2019-03-26 were from:

New delhi, India;   Stoneboro,pa;   London, UK & England;   Ukraine, Donetsk region, Ukraine;   Cheltenham, PA;   and more.
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Courses / Programs
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We welcome students from Pennsylvania, across the United States, & students from around the world (TWAI is authorized to issue 1-20's for international students).

In our beautiful, peaceful, and safe location, we combine the benefits of a therapeutic boarding school, a wilderness program, and a residential treatment center (RTC).

TWAI has been serving struggling teens and their families since 2002, with an exceptional degree of success.

We provide an extremely high standard of therapeutic treatment to our students, and offer help for the following presenting issues: poor academic performance, behavioral problems, addictions, low self-worth, spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, and attachment disorders among others.

With a passion for helping young people in crisis, our clinical, educational, and operations staff are among the best in the country.

We are a small program (40 students) which means that we are able to provide a truly unique and customized approach for every student.

Typically our on site student to staff ratio is 5:1. The average stay at our residential treatment center is 12 months.

Parent Testimonial:
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Therapeutic Boarding School
For troubled teens ages 13-18

- Middle School Program
- High School Program
- Credit Recovery
- Accelerated Learning
- College Preparation/ AP Classes
- SAT/ACT Testing Center
- Anti-Bullying Program

We also provide a GED program, and college courses.

We create a customized program for each student that requires a minimum of 3 months. However, best results for lasting success are realized through 6+ months of treatment.

TWAI graduates average a 3.5 GPA. It is common for a student to complete 1.5 years of course work in 1 year.
The Grier School
Courses / Programs
Located in Birmingham, Huntington County PA, the Grier School is a private boarding school for girls in Grades 7 through post-graduate year and admits girls regardless of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin.

In addition to a college preparatory curriculum with AP courses and SAT and ACT college prep courses we also provide a learning skills program, an enriching arts program, an extensive athletics program, a horseriding program, a healthy lifestyle program, etiquette class, summer school, TOEFL and ESL programs.

95% of Grier's students reside beyond a 100 mile radius of the school so numerous activities are organized each weekend to make it truly a full-time boarding school experience. Grier provides students wih a valuable education in a beautiful environment.

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Boarding Programs for Girls in Grades 7-12 (incl. postgraduate year option)

- College Preparatory Curriculum with English, math, science, history, modern languages, the arts and athletics
- Advanced Placement Courses
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The Kiski School
Courses / Programs
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There are 60 different courses that make up Kiski's classic, yet innovative liberal arts education, including history, literature, social and natural sciences, and fine arts. These courses mirror the curriculum in the nation's best universities.

One hundred percent of Kiski graduates go on to four-year colleges or universities. We also offer an outstanding, personalized college counseling service for each student.
College Preparatory Boarding School for Boys in Grades 9-12 (including AP courses)

Core curriculum subjects:
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Linden Hall
Courses / Programs
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As a college preparatory day and boarding school for grades 6-12 and a post graduate year, Linden Hall is dedicated to excellence in the education of young women.

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Linden Hall is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
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The Astor Learning Center (ALC), Upstate NY
Courses / Programs
Located in Rhinebeck in Upstate New York, The Astor Learning Center (ALC) is a therapeutic boarding school for boys and girls ages 5-13 with serious behavioral and emotional difficulties. Our residential programs are designed to provide a nurturing environment for children who must live away from their families while they receive treatment.

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The Phelps School, Malvern, Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Area
Courses / Programs
The Phelps School is a private, nonsectarian boarding and day school for boys in grades six through 12. The School inhabits a beautiful 70-acre wooded campus in Pennsylvania’s historic Chester County, 25 miles outside of downtown Philadelphia.

With approximately 100 students and an average class size of seven, The Phelps School offers the ideal setting for boys who thrive in a small, nurturing and structured environment. The learning experience is personalized for each student, with offerings ranging from college-level Advanced Placement courses for academically gifted students to a comprehensive Academic Support Program for students with learning differences.

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Boarding & Day School for Boys in Grades 6-12, with an optional Postgraduate year.

Core academic subjects with a variety of Advanced Placement courses include:
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- Science
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