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What is the maximum class size at Christ Child Academy?

What is the school’s curriculum?

What about religion?

Do children attend Mass?

What about other religious instruction or preparation for receiving the Sacraments?

What admission policies are followed at Christ Child Academy?

How much is tuition?

Is there a registration fee?

When does registration begin for first-time families?

Is there a waiting list?

What is the school’s daily schedule?

Why should I send my child to Christ Child Academy?

Hot lunch?

Does CCA charge additional fees for books and building usage?

Is bussing available?

What is the maximum class size at Christ Child Academy?
The maximum class size at Christ Child Academy Parish School are:

  • 3K – 18
  • 4K – 22
  • Kindergarten – Grade 8 –  25

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What is the school’s curriculum?
Reading, Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Spanish, Art, Music, Computers and Physical Education are taught. In addition, opportunities exist for art history, forensics, band, literature, choir, athletics, Scouts and more.
Please see the link on the right-hand side named “Curriculum” for more info.

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What about religion?
Religious instruction happens in a variety of ways. First, as a Catholic school, traditional Catholic-Christian values are part of each aspect of our school curriculum and activities. In addition, religion is taught as a subject at every grade level.

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Do children attend Mass?
Mass is just one aspect of how we celebrate our life experiences as a Catholic community through liturgy and prayer. Christ Child Academy students participate in:

  1. Daily classroom prayer using a variety of methods, including songs, formal and spontaneous prayer, and Spiritual reflection;
  2. Classroom or all-school liturgies for special events or the season of the year; and
  3. Weekly Masses held each Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Parish.
  4. A school-wide prayer service is held every Monday morning.

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What about other religious instruction or preparation for receiving the Sacraments?
Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion are part of classroom instruction at the appropriate age level.

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What admission policies are followed at Christ Child Academy?
Christ Child Academy Parish School follows admission policies and guidelines set by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. The parish and school respects the dignity of the child. Neither race, nationality or other forms of discrimination shall prevent a child from accepted in the school. In addition, Christ Child Academy has adopted the following steps for enrolling students:

  1. Families who already have children enrolled in the school will have first opportunity and preference.
  2. Enrollment of new families follow these guidelines:
    1. Preference is given to registered CCA parishioners according to the date they registered in the Parish.
    2. Among CCA Parishioners, preference is given to families living in the geographical boundaries for the CCA School districts.
    3. Preference will be given to Catholic vs. non-Catholic families because we are a Catholic Parish School.
    4. Non-parishioners living within the geographical school district boundaries receive preference over those not living in the area.

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How much is tuition?
Tuition for the 2017-2018 school year at Christ Child Academy is:

Parish   Member* Non-Parish   Member
3K (3 Years old by September 1) 2days/Week $1000.00 $1,000.00
4K  (4 Years old by September 1) 5 days/week $1,600.00 $1,600.00
Kindergarten – 8th Parish   Member* Non-Parish   Member
One   Child $3,100.00 $3,100.00
Two   Children $5,000.00 $5,000
Three   Children $6,825.00 $6,825
Four   Children $8,700.00 $8,700.00
Financial aid is available.  Please inquire in the school office.
*Parish members of Immaculate Conception, St. Peter Claver and Ss. Cyril & Methodius


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Is there a tuition down payment?
Yes, there is a $100.00 per family non re-fundable tuition down payment that is deducted from the total tuition cost.

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When does registration begin for first-time families?
Open Enrollment begins April 15, 2017.  Any new student who registers before April 15, 2017 would go on a waiting list till open enrollment starts.

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Is there a waiting list?
When a class is filled, a family may place their name on a waiting list. Conscientious effort is made to make enrollment in Christ Child Academy available to all who request it.

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What is the school’s daily schedule?
3K    Tuesday and Thursday   12:00 pm – 2:45 pm

4K   Monday – Friday               8:10 am – 11:15 am

Kindergarten
8:10 am to 3:00 pm

Grades 1 to 5
8:10 am to 3:00 pm

Grades 6 to 8
8:10 am to 3:05 pm

All students may enter the building at 8:00 am when the first bell rings, the tardy bell rings at 8:10 am.

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Why should I send my child to Christ Child Academy?

These first educational years are critical to a child’s development. Christ Child Academy serves your child with care for their whole being – mind, body and spirit and is reflected in the timeless tradition of value-based education. CCA provides an education you can have faith in. We make a commitment to your child and their academic, emotional, spiritual and physical development.

Just the Facts about Christ Child Academy

The Iowa Basic Skills Test is taken by 3rd, 5th and 7th graders every April.  The test covers reading, social studies, science and math.  Based on the results of all CCA students, a “proficiency level” score is determined.  This score measures what percentage of our students scored at the proficient level or higher. 

Iowa Assessments Proficiency Levels

2013 2014 2015 2016
3rd Grade Reading 90% 94% 94% 84%
Math 86% 72% 82% 100%
Science 76% 83% 94% 95%
Social Studies 90% 89% 88% 89%
5th Grade Reading 75% 75% 87% 82%
Math 90% 100% 87% 88%
Science 90% 94% 96% 82%
Social Studies 85% 94% 78% 88%
7th Grade Reading 73% 60% 86% 100%
Math 100% 87% 91% 100%
Science 82% 67% 91% 92%
Social Studies 91% 80% 82% 100%

 


Our Alumni 

As of 2001, Christ Child Academy has had sixteen alumni achieve the honor of Valedictorian and two achieve Salutatorian status, at area high schools!  That’s 16 valedictorians in 15 years!  In 2013, Christ Child Academy had three Valedictorians graduate in one year.  Two of these hailed from South High School and one from Sheboygan Falls.

 

Our Faculty
Christ Child Academy is blessed with dedicated staff who believe in the advantages of Catholic education. Our teachers don’t have to leave their spiritual life at home—they share their spirituality with the students in a variety of ways each day. In addition, the students see our teachers living out Christ’s message outside of school, by witnessing the teachers’ service to the Lord as active members of our parishes.

60% of our teachers have been on staff for 10 years or more.
73% of our teachers are Catholic. 
64% of our Catholic teachers either were educated or had their own children educated at Christ Child Academy.

Teachers know all students on a first name basis, even those not in their respective classes.

Each classroom provides interactive hands-on learning through the use of electronic “Smart Boards”, thereby ensuring daily participation from every student.

Christ Child Academy offers a fully staffed Extended Day Program, including before and after school care, for children in grades 3K-8th  from 6:30 am – 6:00 pm.

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Hot lunch program?
The hot lunch program at Christ Child Academy serves meals  provided by the Kohler School District.  The hot lunch consists of a hot entree, fruit and salad bar, and a carton of milk.  Milk can be purchased separately as well.  Prices are established at the beginning of every school year.  All cafeteria fees will be charged to your Smart Tuition account monthly.
We do not offer free or reduced meals as we are no longer part of the National School Lunch Program.

A hot lunch menu is provided by the Kohler School District and is distributed to all families via the school carrier and email. Students may choose from the menu on a daily basis.  Sign up is done every morning in the individual classrooms.

The lunch period is from 11:20-12:00.  Grades K-4 eat first and then go out to recess.  Grades 5-8 have recess first and then come inside to eat.  Supervision is provided during the lunch hour inside and out on the playground.

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Does CCA charge additional fees for books and building usage?
No, CCA does not charge for building/book fees.  There is a technology fee of $50.00 per student (K-8) with a maximum per family of $100.00.

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Is bussing available?
Yes, the school does have bussing available for those that meet the requirements. For free bussing, the student must live 2 miles or more from school, or if there are hazardous road conditions. There is also a Tripper bus available for a fee, you may ask in the office for more information.

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