Preparing. Partnering. Proclaiming.

Excellent learning in a Biblical, Relevant, and Missional manner.

Cross Christian Academy is a ministry of Cross Church and shares the mission of our church family. That mission is to Make Jesus Known in our community.

Cross Christian Academy is made up of a Preschool and Elementary School dedicated to being excellent learning institutes in a Biblical, Relevant, and Missional manner. For more information on how we put these values into practice please visit our Preschool or Elementary pages.

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Who We Are

We are a Private bible-based Elementary school located in Surprise, AZ. Our low teacher-student ratios, traditional curriculum, and Private status let you take control of your child’s education!


Private Excellent Education

Tuition Rates

As a non-profit (501C-3) we feel it's our duty to keep tuition cost down and focus on your child's education.


Tuition Assistance

There are many great benefits available to our families in the form of scholarships and tax benefits that can help pay for a student's education.

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Keeping your child safe,
while making sure they grow.


Who We Are

We are a Christian Preschool located in Surprise, AZ. Our highly qualified teachers with their loving demeanor create an experience that will allow your child to achieve their social, emotional, and spiritual potential.

Programs & Tours


Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri | 6am to 6pm

Full Time Programs

  • 1 yr old

  • 2 yr old

  • 3 yr old

  • Pre-Kindergarten

  • School Age Before and After Care

Part Time Programs
3yr - Pre-Kindergarten

  • 3 Day Program | Mon, Wed, Fri

  • 2 Day Program | Tues & Thurs

Tours are scheduled Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays from 9am-11am or 2:30pm-4:30pm

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Admissions Policy

Cross Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, or national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at our school.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

For your child's safety and to comply with the State of Arizona regulations, All enrollment forms must be completed, signed, and on file with the school office before your child can attend his/her first day of class.

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Registration and Tuition

Annual tuition for the 2021-2022 school year:

  • $5,900 total tuition

  • $200 in down payment ($150 for Kindergarten), $5,700 in standard tuition

  • Can be in made in full payment, by semester, or monthly installments

Discounts

A 10% discount is given to:

  • Cross Church Members

  • Active Military

  • Families with Multiple Children enrolled (Discount given on second+ children. Including those enrolled at our sister preschool

Admission Forms

The following forms need to be returned to Cross Christian Academy prior to the first day of school.

Click above to download both forms.

When returning the above forms, please also include a copy of the student's Birth Certificate and Immunizations Record.

If you are entering 1st through 5th grade please also fill out and return the Record Request Form. Please note new transfer students may also be required to complete an entrance exam. Please contact us for additional information.

First-year students must also fill out the Private School Affidavit and mail it to the address on the form.

Tuition Assistance Opportunities

Private School Tuition Tax Credit:
An Arizona resident may donate up to $2,213 (married taxpayers, filing a joint tax return) or $1,107 (single taxpayer and married couples filing separately) to a private school tuition tax credit organization in the name or a specific student and or a specific school. If they do so, they can take an Arizona State tax credit on their Arizona tax return for that tax year. All donations must be received by April 15th in order to receive a tax credit for previous year. You may not donate for your own child or swap donations with other parents.

Cross Christian Academy currently works with the following scholarship organizations:

For more information about Arizona tuition tax credits, go to http://www.azdor.gov/TaxCredits.aspx

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Services

Cross Christian Preschool admits students of any race, color, or national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at our school.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

For your child's safety and to comply with the State of Arizona regulations, All enrollment forms must be completed, signed, and on file with the school office before your child can attend his/her first day of class.

Registration and Fees

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year are as follows:

  • Annual Registration per Child - $75.00

  • Summer Camp Activity Fee - $75.00

  • Maximum Family Registration - $120.00

Full-Time Program

  • 1 Year Old - $200.00 / week

  • 2 Year Old - $190.00 / week

  • 3-5 Year Olds - $180.00 / week

Part-Time Program

3-5 Year Olds

  • 3 Days (M/W/F) - $130.00 / week

  • 2 Days (T/TH) - $90.00 / week

School Age Program

Kindergarten to 10 Year Olds

  • Before & After Care - $100.00 / week

  • Before OR After - $70.00 / week

  • Summer Camp - $160.00 / week

Admission Forms

The following forms need to be returned to Cross Christian Academy prior to the first day of school.

Click above to download both forms.

When returning the above forms, please also include a copy of the student's Birth Certificate and Immunizations Record.

our response.

A response to COVID-19.

During this time of ongoing concern regarding the COVID-19 virus, it is important that we be proactive as an academic institute of faith in our community and not falling prey to an overwhelming spirit of fear. We now as always can trust in the Lord Jesus Christ who has all power, all wisdom & knowledge, and promises us He is always by our side. This has not caught our God by surprise.

At Cross Christian Academy, our goal will be not to overreact as a school or not to underreact because the concerns are a reality we face and there are those within our community that face this concern with a higher risk to their health. Our desire is to work with the suggestion of our local and federal government of helping slow the spread of this virus while still operating as a viable academic institution within our community.

Please see our response for our Preschool and Elementary schools below.

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Important Links for Cross Christian Academy Parents

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Appearance Code.

We believe that attention to dress and outward appearance serve as an example to our faith and Christian witness. As a result of this belief, the appearance code at Palms will be strictly enforced. These guidelines have been adopted to support comfort, modesty, appropriateness, and safety. We expect parents to be in full support and cooperation with the dress/appearance code of our school.

General

It is a requirement for each child to purchase a Spirit T-shirt for the current school year. They are to be worn on field trips. Spirit shirts are ordered at the beginning of the school year.All clothing must be neat, clean, modest, without holes or tears and must fit appropriately. Oversized or clothing that is too tight will not be allowed. Baggy pants/shorts will not be allowed. A belt must be worn if pants are too large in the waist.Any clothing/accessory that endorses gangs, alcoholic beverages, drugs, tobacco products, secular musicians, or portrays violent themes, are not allowed at school or at school sponsored activities.Hats may be worn on campus, outside the building only.Sunglasses may be worn on campus, outside the building only.Shirts must be long enough to fully cover the stomach when arms are raised.Shorts, dresses and skirts are to be “Bermuda” length and no more than 4 inches above the knee as measured from the ground up when kneeling.Shorts must be worn underneath all skirts and dresses. No polo dresses are allowed.

Boys

Pants/shorts: Khaki (tan) or Navy – no denim or knit fabric, Docker/Uniform style only. Cargo pants are acceptableShirt: long or short sleeve, polo style –(any solid color)Shoes: athletic shoes – tied or Velcro closure. Slip on shoes, knee high shoes, sandals and boots are not allowed.

Girls

Pants/shorts, skorts, or capris: Khaki (tan) or Navy – no denim or knit fabric, Bermuda length required, Docker/Uniform style only. Cargo pants are acceptable.Leggings: Khaki (tan), Navy, Black or White only – knit cotton fabric only to be worn under skirts or jumpers.Uniform jumper dresses only: Navy or Khaki (tan), polo dresses are not allowed.Shirts: long or short sleeve polo type tops- (any solid color)Shoes: Athletic shoes – tied or Velcro closure. Slip on shoes, knee high shoes, sandals and boots are not allowed.Type your paragraph here.

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2020 - 2021 Student Supply List

Kindergarten

(1) Regular size backpack(1) Refillable water bottle brought to school every day(2) 24 ct Crayons(2) 12 ct pre-sharpened Pencils(1) 4pk reg size play dough(1) Regular size pencil box(2) Glue sticks(1) 3” or 4” blunt tip scissor(1) 4ct large size dry erase marker(1) 4ct small size dry erase marker(2) Pink rubber eraser(2) Plastic 3 prong with pocket folders(2) 10 or 12 ct Washable markers(2) Large box of tissues(2) Packages baby wipes, Optional but highly recommended(1) Set of labeled extra clothes(1) Large "art" shirt or smock

1st Grade

2 boxes of 24 count crayons4 glue sticks1 small bottle of School Glue2 boxes of 8 count Washable markersColored pencils3”-4” blunt tip scissors2 pink flat erasers2 doz #2 yellow pencils (Dixon or PaperMate brand)1 Spiral Notebook2 Plastic Non-Tear Folder1 pkg of baby wipes1 large box of tissues1 regular size plastic pencil box – not the large size1 ream white copy paper1 plastic sports water bottle filled to school everyday

2nd Grade

I have listed the school supplies we will need this year down below. I have asked for double with some items so that we will have an extra set just in case the inevitable happens and a student loses an item. I ask that you put a box of crayons, a pair of scissors, a glue stick, and a package of colored pencils into a ziplock bag and label it with the child’s name. I will store that in a separate bin. I also ask that you pack an extra set of clothes for your child in a ziplock bag and have that labeled with their name. I know accidents happen, like ripped clothes or stained shirts, and I want your child to feel as comfortable as possible in our classroom.

(2) Kleenex(2) Baby WipesPackage of White Printer PaperComposition notebook(2) Folders(2) Scissors(2) Gluesticks(2)Box of crayons(2) Box of colored pencils

3rd Grade

8 count washable markers –classic colors2 large pink erasers1 box colored pencils3”- 4” pointed school scissors2 large boxes of tissues1 package of Clorox Wipes1 large size plastic pencil box2 glue sticks1 small bottle of School Glue3 pkgs 100 count wide-ruled notebook paper; loose-leaf, not bound8 wide-ruled spiral bound notebooks; 8”X10.5”2 packs of 3”x5” note cards -- lined1 Plastic Non-Tear 2-Pocket Folder1 3-ring binder – 2 inch (with pockets inside)2 pkgs of binder dividers1 ream white copy paper2 doz. #2 yellow pencils (Ticonderoga brand preferred) or mechanical pencils1 plastic sports water bottle to remain in classroom to be reused everydayBlack and/or blue pens (Erasable pens are NOT allowed)2 red pens2 highlighters1 ruler

4th/5th Grade

1/2" Hard Cover Binder with 1 interior pocket on each inside cover (no trapper keepers)12 Inch RulerGlue Bottle (no glue sticks)Scissors (4” pointed)Small (2" wide) Pencil Box or Bag2 Big Erasers10-pk Markers (Crayola Recommended)2 Packs of No. 2 Pencils (Ticonderoga/ USA Gold recommended)4 Colored Pens (any color/s other than black)1 Highlighter (any color)Colored Pencils (8-12ct)5 Plain, Non-Tear Folders (preferably different colors)5 Spiral Notebooks (wide rule)1 Pack of 3x5", Lined Notecards2 Boxes of Kleenex1 Large Container of Cleaning Wipes1 Pack of Loose Leaf Paper, (wide rule)1 Personal Water Bottle (filled to school everyday)1 Bible - NKJV (New King James Version) Required

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