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Application Information

Essential Information

Open Enrollment

MCA welcomes all families. There are no geographic boundaries or religious requirements. We have families from New York City and the tristate area representing many denominations.

Age Requirements for Preschool & K
  • Preschool, children must be at least 2.9 years by September 1 and potty trained. 
  • Kindergartners must be 5 by September 1. 
Requirements for Grades 1 to 8
  • Assessment Testing Grades 1-8
  • Grade readiness assessment in reading, mathematics, and writing.
  • Passing Report Card from Prior School Year
  • Interview for Grades 6-8

Accessible & Diverse

While we have families of all incomes represented, many of them would not be able to afford a private, Christian education. Generous donors keep tuitions lower than the $6,800 average cost per child. In addition we grant $375,000 in financial aid. 41% of our children come from households that meet low-income guidelines.

Over 95% of our student body is Latino, Caribbean, or African American.


We are located at 205th Street and Ninth Avenue in Manhattan's Washington Heights/Inwood neighborhood.

Free School Bus or Public Transportation
  • In Manhattan, there is a school bus making stops along Broadway north from 135th Street.
  • Alternatively, children in grades K-8 may qualify for a Student MetroCard for use on the MTA. MCA is accessible by Subways 1 and A, Bronx Fordham Road BX12 Select Bus Service, and other surface lines.



MCA offers a nurturing environment to bring children to the fullest as students.

Academic Ability

Our desire is to have every MCA graduate on a college preparatory track for high school. Therefore, every MCA student is expected to perform. English language proficiency required.


We believe a child's education is enhanced by a disciplined and orderly environment. We expect our students to reflect order in their appearance as expressed in our Dress Code and in social and academic interactions. We vigorously promote the Biblical virtues of kindness, reconciliation, politeness, respect, and self-discipline.

Typical Admissions Process

  • Attend Admissions Tour or Open House
  • Grade 1-8 Placement Test, $35.00 Testing Fee
  • Submit Admissions Application and, if desired, Financial Aid Application
  • Results of Application
(Accepted, Denied, Waitlist)
  • $325 Non-Refundable Application secures placement
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