FAQs

Q. What grades does Erie First Christian Academy accept for boarding?
A. EFCA boards students in grades 8-12.

Q. How long has Erie First Academy been teaching?
A. We have been teaching for over 16 years. Read more about the history behind EFCA!

Q. Does Erie First Christians Academy offer financial aid?
A. Yes. Each candidate may fill out the financial aid portion in the application for aid.  Families that need aid based on financial hardship may receive up to three thousand dollars.

Q. How many students stay in each dorm room?
A. Two students are in each room. Students may decorate their room as they like.  Each room has a bathroom. Learn more about our dorm rooms!

Q. What sports activities are available?
A. Students can participate in: soccer, basketball, track and field, flag football, volleyball, cheerleading.  Many students participate in other activities such as; badminton, sand volleyball, weight lifting, swimming, snow tubing, etc. Read more about athletics at EFCA.

Q. Where is Erie First Christian Academy located?
A. EFCA is located at 8150 Oliver Road, Erie, PA 16509

Q. Are students required to wear uniforms?
A. Yes, students are required to wear uniforms while attending school. Students may wear casual clothes after school.


Have Questions?
 Please call Mr. Gernovich at (814) 866-6979 or by e-mail at pgernovich@efcaonline.org.

Q. What is the size of the Academy campus?
A. Our academy has 120 students in our high school.  We have a growing high school that has 50 boarding students and 70 community students.  Our goal is to have 50% boarding and 50% community students.  This allows international students to feel comfortable in our school with many English speaking students. Learn more about our campus.

Q. How many buildings are on campus?
A. Our campus has a large building that consists of 20 class rooms, church sanctuary, chapel, indoor playground, gymnasium and locker rooms.  We also have a youth building that consists of café, indoor basketball, auditorium, and meeting rooms.  Our campus also consists of sand volleyball courts, softball field, and three soccer fields.  Our residence hall is located five miles from the school campus.  This building is located on Sparrow Pond property.  This location consists of a large building with a store and concessions, wave swimming pool, sand volleyball, basketball court, soccer field, snow tubing hill, and ice skating rink.

Q. How would you describe your boarding school and Academy campus?
A. Our residential campus is a modern facility situated in 230 beautiful acres, just 5 miles from the Academy. Our multi-million dollar facility has private rooms, each with its own bathroom and shower facility. High speed internet, study areas, a fitness and activity center, large common areas are all found at our new dorm facility. On our property we also have access to a wave swimming pool, sand volleyball, basketball court, soccer field, snow tubing hill, and outdoor ice skating in the winter.

Our Academy features modern buildings with two stores of class rooms, a church sanctuary, chapel, indoor playground, gymnasium and locker rooms. The academy campus also consists of sand volleyball courts, softball field, and three soccer fields. Students may also enjoy a community youth center that consists of a full-service café, indoor basketball courts, a state-of-the-art auditorium and meeting rooms.