Penn View Christian Academy seeks to provide a quality Christian Education at a minimal cost to a maximum number of students. In accordance with this goal, tuition, fees, and room and board rates are kept as low as possible in order to make this education available to a broad range of prospective students. The administration is aware that these charges provide only a portion of the income necessary to meet our operating expenses, and relies on gifts and contributions from individuals, churches, businesses, etc., to provide the remaining necessary income.
For this reason, we must insist that all financial obligations be cared for according to the terms as described in the following sections. The school depends to a great extent upon this contractual income to meet its routine operating expense requirements. Interested families should realize that the cost of education is being borne in part by contributions from loyal school supporters and by the sacrificial labor of faculty and staff members, and should not take lightly the fulfillment of their financial obligations.
Schedule of Charges
(Fees Effective as of 6/01/2023)
|Preschool (per student)
|Kindergarten (one child)
|Each additional child after 6
|Elective (per course)
|Fees — Per Child (non refundable)
|Parent Work Hours Equivalent (per family)***
|Student Enrichment Fee
|International Student Enrichment Fee
|Student Accidental Insurance- (Subject to change)
|Online Course — Alpha Omega
|Private Music Lessons
|Piano / Voice / Instrument
|Room & Board
|Private Room – New Dorm
|Room Deposit (Initial Semester Only)
***Does not apply to Homeschool Families
International Students Payment Terms
50% down payment due prior to arrival on campus. The remaining 50% is due by January 15th.
All students are required to arrange for full payment at the time of registration. This may be in the form of a single payment at registration or in the form of monthly installment payments as provided in our deferred payment option. Terms of the various payment plans are described below.
A 2% cash discount will be given for all accounts paid in full at registration or within thirty days after registration.
Aminimumdownpaymentisrequiredatregistration.Thisamountisequalto10%ofthetotal charges or the total of all fees whichever is greater.
Thebalanceoftheaccountispayableinnineequalmonthlyinstallmentsoverthecourseofthe school year. Such installments are due on the fifteenth of each month.
All obligations (school account, bookstore, class dues, library fines, dining center charges, etc.) must be paid in full to participate in graduation ceremonies.
A late payment fee of $30.00 will be added to accounts that have an outstanding balance after the fifteenth of each month.
The Parent Work Hours Equivalent fee will be adjusted as hours are completed during the school year for specified events/tasks to be selected by administration.
Satisfactory arrangements for all financial obligations must be made before a student will be permitted to participate in commencement exercises, enroll for another year, or receive a transcript of grades or hours accomplished. Each dormitory student is required to render a stated number of hours of work time to the school each week. This is considered to be as essential a part of the student’s financial obligation as the actual monetary charge. An assessment will be added to the student’s bill for each delinquent work hour. The number of required hours and the assessment rate will be established by the administration.
No adjustment of room and board rates or work hour requirements will be made for students who take frequent weekend leaves.
A student who becomes delinquent in his monthly installment payments may be asked to withdraw from school until his account is brought to a current status.
The administration reserves the right to adjust the published fee schedule at any time without prior notice.
Refund Policy: General & Music Lessons
Students wishing to withdraw prior to completion of a full term of study may do so only after properly completing a withdrawal petition. Such petitions are available from the Academy Office and are submitted to the Principal for approval, then signed by the President. Approved petitions are forwarded to the Director of Finance for a refund calculation. Refunds for tuition and room and board are calculated on a semester basis according to the following schedule:
Withdrawal within two weeks after registration – 80%
Withdrawal during the third or fourth week – 60%
Withdrawal during the fifth or sixth week – 50%
After sixth week – 0%
Fees other than tuition, room and board are non-refundable.
Contact our financial department:
Phone: 570-837-1642, ext. 1118
High School Classification
At least 25 credits are needed by the end of the student’s senior year – approximately 6.25 credits per year.
Minimum credits needed to begin the each year are: Sophomore year: 6.25; Junior: 12.50; and Senior: 18.75.
Transfer credits are accepted if they are for an appropriate high school level course.
While enrolled as a student at Penn View Christian Academy, students should get the most from what PVCA has to offer. Credits earned through another system – ACE, American School, etc., may be accepted for credit at PVCA after the student is already enrolled here, if such a procedure is approved by the Principal. Usually such an approval is made so that the student can make up a failed course or earn credits needed but not fulfilled in a previous educational setting such as a home school, another Christian school, or in some schooling situation that was not up to acceptable standards. Exceptions are allowed under our Enrichment Option (see below).
In addition to these minimum numerical requirements, there are minimum academic subject requirements for students to be classified at the various levels. One reason for these minimum subject requirements is the state-mandated requirement for four credits of English and three each of Science, Math and Social Studies. The following are the minimum earned credits a student must have in the core subjects to begin the various class levels:
|English – 1 cr.
|English – 2 cr.
|Science – 1 cr.
|Social Studies – 1 cr.
|Math – 1 cr.
|English – 3 cr.
|Science – 2 cr.
|Social Studies – 2 cr.
|Math – 2 cr.
Keeping in mind that all of the above guidelines must be followed, there is an option for students who qualify to earn credits during the summers. Students must re-enroll for the following school year and participate in the early re-enrollment program and pay the early fee.
Only one of the enrichment courses may be an English course, and this English course must be taken before the 11th grade or before the third high school year. A maximum of three credits will be accepted under this program.
Only students who have a “B+” average (at least a 92%) or who anticipate graduation at age 19 are eligible.
Only schools and courses approved in writing by the Principal will be accepted for enrichment credit, and an Enrichment Contract will be signed by the Principal, the parent and the student involved.
High School Graduation Requirements
Our high school (grades 9-12) follows the basic course requirements as set by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The requirements for graduation are as follows:
- Students must have a minimum of twenty-five units of credit. 120-clock hours of class time are required per credit.
- CORE course needed to meet the stated requirements are:
- English- 4 credits
- Mathematics-3 credits
- Science-3 credits
- Social Studies-3 credits
- Health-1/2 credit
- As a general rule, if a class meets for five class periods per week, the class receives one credit. Each class period is equivalent to .20 (20%) of a credit.
- One unit of Bible shall be scheduled each year Penn View is attended. A senior may enroll in a Bible course in Penn View Bible Institute and receive both Academy and Institute credits for their work. The student must be enrolled in an approved Bible class for both the fall and spring semesters in order to receive the Academy credit.
- All students in grades 7-12 are required to take Physical Education (gym) unless the student has a medical excuse certified by a physician.
- Those students who do not meet the academic requirements for regular diplomas will be granted a Certificate of Achievement upon the completion of their high school years.