North Central Texas Academy

3846 N. Hwy. 144,
Granbury, TX 76048
Tel: 254.897.4822
Gr: (Boarding) K-12 | 192 students
North Central Texas Academy's goal is to prepare students for advanced education through a rigorous, college-preparatory educational program taught within a Christian worldview framework.
Students are also prepared for life as informed, ethical, moral, and productive citizens through a host of other opportunities that promote intellectual, social, and emotional growth.

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Definition of Terms 
2013 School Data
North Central Texas Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) K-12 9-12
Grades Offered (Day) Pre-K-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denom. / Christian Non-denominational
Year Founded 1975 1907
Campus Size 500 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 192 students 300 students
% Students of Color 28% 18%
% International Students 10% 20%
% Students Boarding 40% 67%
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Acadmics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Uniforms)
Casual
Average Class Size n/a 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:7 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 6 15
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 35% 65%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$36,000 $46,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$8,736 $26,300
% Students on Financial Aid 86% 35%
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate 25% 57%
Director of Admissions Dr. Julie Griffin  

School Notes:

  • Balance; “to keep steady; the power or ability to decide; considering everything” At North Central Texas Academy, the curriculum provides students with a balanced and strong foundational knowledge base in the areas of history, science, government, and economics as well as core academic skills in reading, writing, mathematics, and technology. Regardless of the academic subject, instruction in all classes focuses on building critical thinking, problem solving, communication, organization, study, and social skills. North Central Texas Academy’s goal is to prepare students for advanced education through a rigorous, college-preparatory educational program taught within a Christian worldview framework. Students are also prepared for life as informed, ethical, moral, and productive citizens through a host of other opportunities that promote intellectual, social, and emotional growth. North Central Texas Academy is a boarding, day, and international school that provides opportunities very much like a university but on a K-12 level. The Academy prepares students for university life educationally, socially, and physically. The student body is extremely diverse, yet each member shares a common goal of excelling educationally while demonstrating Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Self-Discipline, and Compassion. What distinguishes the Academy from almost all other boarding schools at this level is the dedication to raise scholarship funding for most of the students in the program. Tuition is expected of those who can afford it, but for those families with motivated students who deserve the chance to attend a quality boarding/day/international school, but do not have the financial means, there is a liberal financial aid program.  Similar to universities, the Academy seeks out underserved students with high abilities, and provides scholarships in order that these highly-motivated boys and girls receive the same opportunity to learn, commit, grow, and eventually assume positions of responsibility and leadership in society. North Central Texas Academy offers its students a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum, fosters the development of social and emotional well-being, deepens spiritual growth and moral maturity, encourages an appreciation for the arts and creativity, emphasizes the value of good work and study habits, and promotes regular physical exercise and healthy lifestyles. This balance creates a learning environment where amazing things happen.

  • School accreditations: The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS); The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS); The Texas Association of Non-Public Schools (TANS); The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS); The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is The Hockaday School (66.0 miles away)
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    66  mi  |  1085  students  |  Gr.  Pre-K-12
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