Parkside Christian Academy & Cross Factor Academy


Welcome from the Administrator


Welcome to the Parkside Christian Academy & Cross Factor website, our school is a very special place where faith and learning combine to prepare students for life. Since its founding in 1976, Parkside Christian Academy has been dedicated to educating youth throughout the Boston area.  Parkside currently serves Toddlers (15 months) to Grade 6, and Parkside's high school component, Cross Factor Academy, serves grades 7 to 12..  


Where we are going !


Our vision for PCA/CFA is to be a supportive, urban, interdependent, educational community that unleashes Students, Parents and Teachers to reach their high places- Spiritually, Academically and in Service to others. 

These high places include:

  • Extraordinary achievement in all subjects, but especially in STEM based subjects, being the norm for all students.
  • A school that has exemplary Preschool to 12th grade college preparation.
  • A community where its members enjoy God, hear what He has for them to do, and feel empowered to go and do it.
  • A place where students feel and share genuine love for others.

Our Mission Statement


PCA/CFA seeks to accomplish its vision by creating a Christian urban school environment where Extraordinary achievement is seen as Ordinary.  That environment is achieved by our founding “X- Factors”.
Following are the X-Factors that characterize our students and the learning environment that makes them uniquely prepared to positively impact the world around them:

  1. Exalting  God in what and HOW they do what is set before them

  2. Exposure to new ideas and concepts about their world

  3. Experience using prior knowledge to understand new material

  4. Excitement about learning and completing what they start

  5. Excellence in all they do.

  6. Exploration valuing discovery and research of new concepts

  7. No Excuses not saying “I can’t”

  8. Extinguishing fear to develop academic risk takers

  9. Examination having students examine themselves and problems closely to know where they are BEFORE they start

  10. Becoming Experts able to exhibit a high degree of skill in subject content and problem solving

  11. Able to Expound what is learned to others

  12. Exchanging ideas to support and sharpen one another

  13. Exhibiting Courage to try new things

  14. Exercising what they know (practice) through missions in a way where they can grow strong

  15. Extraordinary exceeding what others might think they are capable of by God’s strength.

Why Choose PARKSIDE or CROSS FACTOR?


Small Classes with Teachers Who Care

Students receive individual attention from their teachers in all classes and activities. The maximum grade school student-faculty ratio is 15:1.

A Safe, Nurturing Environment

We teach students and not subjects.  Every child and family is important to God and to the PCA/CFA community.  We are also newly located to a wonderful campus in Hyde Park, near the Readville Commuter Rail Station.

Academic Excellence with Christian Values

Combining a proven academic curriculum with a nurturing atmosphere that inspires moral and spiritual development through a Christian worldview. PCA/CFA welcomes students from all backgrounds and beliefs.

High Acceptance to Exam and Private Schools

We now have a majority of our students matriculating to Cross Factor Academy.  Former graduates have enjoyed future academic successes at college preparatory exam and private schools in the greater Boston area, including: Boston Latin, Boston Trinity, Cambridge School of Weston, Latin Academy, Lexington Christian Academy, Newton Country Day, St. Sebastian's, Ursuline Academy, and The Winsor School.