Reid Temple Christian Academy students complete with their peers in the region and around the world. Head of School Dr. Donnete Dais explains what makes RTCA unique among independent day schools in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.

A Place Where Students Flourish

One of the biggest decisions a parent can make is deciding what school to trust with your children’s education. Reid Temple Christian Academy (RTCA) is an environment where your children will flourish in their development of biblically-based values, promotion of intellectual curiosity, and reinforcement of cultural awareness and social responsibility. Since 2005, RTCA has been preparing young men and women to succeed in higher education and to make their mark in society. As a a college-preparatory co-educational day school, our vision is to develop the global Christian citizen -- roundly educated and positively equipped to impact the world through excellence in C-STEM (Communication, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

RTCA’s inspiring teachers continue to foster an environment where students' love of learning and discovery will be encouraged and supported. Our 16:1 student-to-teacher ratio allows our instructors and students to focus on educational paths catered to the individual child, while collaboratively forming strong bonds that fosters each students' talents and strengths, and builds self-confidence.

Learning and development is a team sport at RTCA. It happens everywhere, and our administrators and teachers are proud to be partner with students and parents to together form a community of learners. Every member of our community works together to make our school and our community stronger. We pray together, worship together, learn together, and serve others together, all the while engaging in continual self-evaluation and reflection in order to equip students for a life of service to God and commitment to their fellow man.

At Reid Temple Christian Academy, we believe in all of our students’ dreams, and them dream BIG! We welcome you to explore our website for an overview of the school, register for an open house for a deeper dive into programs, and to submit your application to be apart of our dream team!

Open House


Dream BIG

Choosing a school is one of the most important decisions for a family to make. Admissions Coordinator Brianna Young is here to guide you through the process.

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RTCA by the Numbers


Students accepted into private school of their choice

$7 Million

Reid Temple AME Church investment in school programs


Lead instructors holding bachelors degree. (More than half hold advanced degrees.)