One of the oldest, and most well established Christian schools in Western Pennsylvania, Portersville Christian School has been partnering with 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.
We like to say that we are a school that is distinctively Christian, with an atmosphere that fosters and nurtures the growth of Christian character in our students. The school program integrates Biblical truth into all areas of the curriculum, and blends in the opportunity for application through Christian service. Every student is involved in a study of the Bible every day, and worships together with their classmates once each week. We provide forums for students to grow and develop in leadership, and opportunities for Christian service. We expect that the outcome of years of Christian education at PCS is a student who is committed to faith in Jesus Christ, serving in the church.
We believe that excellence in all things is a core value that is part of our Christian identity. Students are challenged and motivated when goals and performance expectations are set high. Each student is a unique individual with a different set of talents, abilities and spiritual gifts, so our curriculum and instruction is aimed at expected student outcomes which reflect the potential of each student. Our curriculum objectives are intentionally set higher than the “average” expectations of state standards, and the measurements we use to track student progress show that we get results. PCS students score above state and national levels on the Terra Nova Achievement Test, given each spring to Kindergarten through 10th grade students, and score above average in our region on the PSAT, SAT and ACT college entrance exams.
Students at Portersville Christian School have the opportunity to participate in athletics and fine arts. We offer co-ed soccer, girls’ volleyball, boys and girls basketball, cross country, boys' volleyball, and co-ed archery teams. The school is a member of the Southwestern Christian Athletic Conference (SWCAC) made up of Christian schools in Pennsylvania and Ohio. The archery program participates under the direction of NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) and is involved in local, regional, state and national meet venues.
Welcome to Portersville Christian School (PCS) and thank you for your interest in becoming part of the Warrior Family! I have had the pleasure of being part of the Warrior Family for over 10 years beginning as an elementary teacher. During my time here, I fell in love with the students, teachers, families, and community. It feels like home.
Our desire is to provide students a distinctively Christian, academically excellent education. We partner with families and churches to help students to grow academically, spiritually, socially, and physically. It’s at the core of who we are as a school. Click here to see our vision and mission statements as well as our core values. You will see that it is our desire to graduate students who love God and are prepared to serve him wherever He may call them.
When you attend PCS, you are not just a student, you are part of the Warrior Family. Our teachers are not only experts in the fields in which they teach but have a heart to disciple students. Our teachers are one of our greatest assets. They care deeply about their students, invest time and energy in building relationships with them, and pray faithfully for them. You will see Kindergarteners through seniors walking the same halls interacting and spending time together.
PCS offers students the opportunity to try an array of sports and fine art opportunities. I love how the students are encouraged to try new things, to experience a variety of opportunities, and to make lasting memories with their friends. These programs allow students to build character, leadership, and respect --supporting our overall mission.
We strive to make PCS a place where students are encouraged to live out our motto: to serve, to learn, to lead. Thank you for visiting the website. You can request more information by visiting our admission page or, if you’re ready, fill out an application. I invite you to call and set up a time to visit, tour the school, and meet some of our wonderful faculty and see if you would like to become part of our Warrior Family.