Leaders in Christian Education

American Christian School, a Pre-K through 12th-grade independent college preparatory school, exists to develop students who think critically, communicate effectively and excel academically for Christ.


We are blessed and excited to share we have found the permanent home for our middle and high school campus in Rockaway, NJ, just a few miles away from the previous Wharton location. Read more in our featured article below!

Imagine a School Built on Parent Partnership

A place where parent voices are heard and valued. A place where teachers are committed to providing the highest intellectual standards.

A classroom where lessons are both academic and spiritual. A safe, stimulating environment where students’ opinions and input are valued and encouraged. A place where your child will grow into an articulate defender of Christian truth while reaching their utmost academic potential.

That place is not only real, but local. We are American Christian School.


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What is a classical school?

Learn more about our classical Christian curriculum.

How We’re Different

Who are we at ACS?

Families Centered on Christian Education

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“ACS Changed Our Lives…”

Parent of a 4th Grader

We have been at ACS since our daughter was in PreK4 and just love the school. Because the class sizes are small the children are able to build and maintain strong relationships with the teachers, administrators, and most importantly their peers. This allows for the kids/administration to truly be there for each other, to encourage, praise, guide, support, and love one another. As parents, (if you are able) there is opportunity to get involved with the school via class parties, field trips, service projects, sports activities, fine arts program. I love that the children learn through the classical Christian education. They are surrounded by peers and faculty that love God and strive to live a Christian life. Our daughter is now in 3rd grade we are looking forward to what the future will bring at ACS.

Beyond the Classroom

ACS encourages the exploration of personal growth and fun experiences beyond the school walls. We further emphasize a love of learning through creative educational programs and organized activities both on and off-campus.


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Welcome to Rockaway!

We are excited to share that our new “North” Campus (grades 7-12) will now be located in Rockaway, about 15 minutes from South Campus.

ACS Seniors Soar!

We are extremely proud of our ACS Senior Class Students. The facts listed below reflect just some of their accomplishments. Their service to the community and our school and their incredible leadership must also be acknowledged.

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Meet Rosie!

Rosie is our very own therapy dog! Numerous research studies have demonstrated how therapy dogs can help address school-age students’ social and emotional learning needs. Rosie, now entering her second year at ACS, has become somewhat of a mascot to students and brings happiness wherever she goes!


Currently, we have waitlists in the following grades. To get your name on the list, or to learn more about availability in other grades, contact us today.

  • Pre-K 3 (5 full day program)
  • Pre-K 4
  • Kindergarten
  • 1st
  • 2nd