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VISION

"The vision of Portersville Christian School is to graduate students with a heart for God who are prepared to serve Him in every area of life."

MISSION

"The mission of Portersville Christian School is to glorify God by preparing students to serve Jesus Christ as Lord, partnering with family and church, and instilling high spiritual, academic, social, and physical standards."

The school occupies a 12 acre campus in the Muddy Creek Township, a mile east of the borough of Portersville, on a hill overlooking the western end of Lake Arthur and Moraine State Park.  Located near the Butler-Lawrence county line, the school serves approximately 250 students from five counties and 12 different school districts.  We celebrated our 50th anniversary in the spring of 2014, and we pray that God blesses our school and its ministry for 50 more years of service.

Core Values

Christian Character  

(I Cor. 11:1; Gal. 5:22-26; James 1:22-25)
Christianity is not rules, but relationship. We are to live in Christ, rooted and built up in Him through prayer and the Word. The faculty/staff at Portersville Christian School provide positive role models of Christ-like character and faith before every student.

Passion for God

(II Tim. 2:15; Rom. 12:1; Matt. 28:20; Mark 12:30; Col. 3:2)
Develop and nurture a heart for God. Maturity involves the understanding and practice of traditional Christian spiritual disciplines, including prayer, Bible study, worship, accountability and witness.

Academic Excellence

(Col. 3:23; Prov. 4:7-8)
Portersville Christian School approaches academics through a biblical world view. The school is focused academically to provide a strong college preparatory program as well as general education through curricular and extra-curricular programs.  Teachers demonstrate the importance of inquiry, investigation, discovery, study, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and diligence in the pursuit of daily learning.

Service

(Phil. 2:3,4; Gal 6:2)
God calls us to servant leadership characterized by transparency. The students of PCS serve one another and the surrounding community and develop an outward focus of service.

Partnership

(Gal. 6:1; Phil. 1:3-6; Matt. 7:1-5)
Faculty and staff support parents in the training and instruction of their children. The school is a partner with the church and Christian home in developing the lives of students. The school intends to be an extension of the home and a responsive listener as well as working in a cooperative manner with churches in the evangelical community.

History

Portersville Christian School was started in the fall of 1963.   Portersville Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, under the direction of Pastor Joe Morris along with his wife Betty, founded the school to be a place where students could freely pray, talk about their faith in Christ, and worship God.  The Supreme Court decision removing prayer from the public schools on the grounds that it violated the separation of church and state was the catalyst for starting a school in a church basement for 26 students.  For more than 50 years, the school has provided a place where students can come, learn, pray, lift up Jesus as their savior, and grow intellectually, physically and spiritually with their classmates.

Accreditation

One of the oldest, and most well established Christian schools in Western Pennsylvania, Portersville Christian School has been partnering  parents to provide a high quality, Christ-centered education to students in grades K through 12 since 1963.  PCS is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) which means that it has met or exceeded standards of excellence in education and operations, and is preparing students for college admission.

Administration

Jaime Kobialka, Head Administrator
BA Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio, 2007
MSED Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2015
ACSI Certification

Mary Barnes, Assistant Head Administrator/Principal
BA Grove City College, Grove City, PA 1988
MSED Phillips University, Enid, OK, 1994
ACSI Certification

 
 
"We are blessed to be a part of a school that cares about our entire family."

~Kelli, a PCS Parent