Discover Reid Temple Christian Academy

Reid Temple Christian Academy (RTCA) is a college preparatory, co-educational day school offering a Christ-centered education with emphasis in communications, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (C-STEM). RTCA serves approximately 300 students in Pre-K 2 through grade 8.

Located in Glenn Dale, MD and serving students and families in Prince George's County, Washington, DC and neighboring communities, RTCA equips students to be critical thinkers and global citizens able to impact the world.

Our 16:1 student-to-teacher ratio allows our teachers and students to focus on very specific educational paths that move from basic skill-teaching to more advanced, conceptual learning. It’s our belief that we must teach for understanding of each concept and skill, and not simply “teach to the test.”

A registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization sponsored and supported, in part, by the Reid Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church, RTCA is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

History, Vision and Philosophy

Core Values

Bethlehem Pre-School

RTCA Lower School

RTCA Upper School

Welcome to RTCA

Imagine a place where science and technology meet faith and community to minister to your whole child -- inquisitive mind, able body and godly spirit. Reid Temple AME Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Mark Whitlock, Jr. welcomes you Reid Te

mple Christian Academy. Head of School Dr. Donnette Echols offers her perspective on what makes our school unique.

Why we teach

RTCA equips students to be critical thinkers and global citizens able to impact the world.

It’s our belief that we must teach for understanding of each concept, not the test.

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