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PK-12
Private
Colorado Springs, CO
Students enrolled: 315
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5905 Flintridge Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

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(719) 598-8610
(719) 598-1491
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December 11, 2014
Our son has attended PPCS his entire high school years. He recently tested extremely high on his college exams and is being pursued for scholarships by many, many school all across the US. GOOD schools. The high school math, science and language arts teachers he's been blessed with are absolutely outstanding - not just committed to students, but also extremely accomplished in their own fields of study. I know this because I am an educator, too. Wherever you choose to send your kids, it's important to get involved and come alongside the students/staff. It's not only a wonderful way to see greatness in the classrooms, but also serves as a way to see the needs YOU can help with. Picking apart or griping about shortcomings (and EVERY school has them) accomplishes nothing; volunteering changes lives. Our world has came alive with rich friendships in our school community once both my husband & I began to really connect through service. I love each & every kid at PPCS and now think of them as "MY" kids. We love our PPCS family; I'll be so sad when our son graduates this year. It's a connection I don't want to lose.

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2014
Very expensive, not the best education. They don't have a nurse available for the students. What I found odd is that they celebrated Halloween and not Thanksgiving.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
My kids go to Pikes Peak Christian School and we could'nt be happier with the education program as well as the strong Christian atmosphere. the teachers are incredible & would do whatever necessary to teach as well as minister to students. What I love about the school is that they allow students from all backgrounds to attend. They do not have to sign a faith contract, meaning they must be a Christian to attend. We believe that non Christian students & families need ministering to as well. For that reason, many have accepted Christ as their savior as well as matured in their relationship with Christ & that is the Great Commission. The school has a strong sense of family there as well. We all work together!

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2013
We love PPCS so far! My daughter is in the Ready, Set, Go program, which is like a transitional kindergarten for kids who barely meet the kindergarten cutoff (she'll be 5 in October). I love that she is getting challenged more than she would if she had to return to a regular preschool class. We are a little over a month into the school year, and her writing has VASTLY improved. The kids go to PE, library, music, Spanish, and computers even at the preschool level! We moved to Colorado Springs over the summer from Massachusetts (which is known for its good schools), and I can't believe how much more she is learning at PPCS!

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2012
This is our second year at PPCS. My son loves it. He wants to go to school everyday including Saturday and Sunday. He has learned so much here and we feel really blessed to have found this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2012
This is our third year at PPCS. It is the most nurturing, well balanced, all around amazing school in Colorado. Our daughter is taught about the love of Jesus in everything she does. The teachers care about their students. The students are respectful of each other. I have nothing negative to say about this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2012
Overall we are happy with the decision to switch our son over to PPCS. We were initially disappointed because the "advanced curriculum" that we were told was followed at PPCS is only in a classroom (not his). So in essence our son isn't actually learning anything new, academically. With that said we have still been happy with PPCS. His teacher is fantastic! She has been able to keep him involved and intrigued and she has been a help to his overall development. His social development is catching up to his academics and he enjoys school!! Each week his class has library, spanish, music, and computer (plus daily chapel). We wanted an environment for our son that fostered a love for God and for learning, and focused on the whole child (not just academics). Plus we needed to have a cooperative staff, but not push overs. PPCS has this environment. We feel the academics could be more rigorous, but we may be difficult to please in that category. There is "favoritism" as reviewers mentioned, but have seen it in every school I have observed. It is much less prevalent at PPCS than the other schools I have observed (high school and elementary).

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2011
This is our first year with PPCS. My son is in 10th grade and we have been very impressed! Wish we had found it sooner. We felt welcomed from the first minute we entered the school. One thing that is different than past schools is there seem to be numerous grading opportunities. His whole grade isn't riding on one test or a couple assignments. We both really like this. The teachers are really good at posting grades on their on-line service "GradeLink." They do it quicker and more often that we have found at other schools. It would be nice, if teachers could post upcoming assignments and tests for planning purposes, but this does not seem to be done often. I would highly recommend this school. I think their tuition is reasonable and the smaller class size and personalized attention is amazing! There are currently about 84 kids in high school.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2010
I love Pikes Peak Christian because the teachers and staff are helpin us in the raising of our boys. The teachers are preparing our kids for college, living out an active faith before us, teaching the value of prayer and a close walk with Him. We are amazed at the change in discipline with our boys. They love school and they are loved by their teachers.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2010
PPCS does have some good qualities, but favoritism and nepotism run wild. The "Christian" part should be replaced with private as attention to behavior and dress code is severely lacking. Our children attended for several years, but we no longer felt comfortable with the environment and the administration does not seem interested in listening or solving any problems.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2010
I just graduated from PPCS this spring and I couldn't have asked for a better place to of spent these last four years. I've made some AMAZING friends whom I'm really going to miss. It was really nice haveing our daily chapels I definetely had people to always talk to when i had questions or doubts about my faith. Most of my favorite memories though happened during sports seasons. Our league is perfect giving everyone an opportunity to play but still being very competative. Don't let the 2A or 1A title fool you... there are still amazing players and incredible teams but we got the opportunity to pray together before and after each game. I love PPCS and would reccomend it to anyone. Thanks for all the memories and a great eductaion!!

- submitted by a community member
June 10, 2010
Our daughter has been at PPCS for 2 years, as a 6th and 7th grader, and is an A/B student. She has loved it there, and we have been pleased with it as well. Her teachers have been great! The teachers are very open with the parents, and the principles are great as well! We plan on our daughter condinuing her education there through high school.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2010
My son won't hear of attending another school! He loves the school, the teachers, the activities, and his friends. He states over and over again he never wants to go back to public school. I know he is learning, included, and happy. He is glad he can discuss God, the Bible, and his faith freely. I am very grateful for the school.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2010
God has truly blessed my life. My teachers, peers and my family have been great examples of God s high calling for my life. I am so grateful that I have been able to attend PPCS!! I have prayed about becoming a dentist and serving in Africa or Guatemala with the talents God has given to me. I desire to minister to those who are extremely poverty stricken and perform dental procedures that will aid in overall better health. I desire to strengthen the human spirit by helping to heal physical ailments. I am so grateful to my HS teachers! Thank you!

- submitted by a student
March 15, 2010
We had 2 children enrolled at PPCS and pulled them out due to bullying issues. Our lower elementary daughter experienced sexual harassment and it became repeated. Neither the administration or the teacher took the necessary steps to make sure it stopped despite my communication to them re: what was happening. Our upper elementary child was harassed verbally by a group of girls. When I met with his teacher to discuss why this girl's behavior wasn't being addressed and I felt favoritism was to blame, the teacher admitted to that. In both instances, the bullies were children of either a staff member and/or church member.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2009
I have four children at Pikes Peak Christian School. All four children love learning, have small class sizes, have good role models, and are growing spiritually. Three of my children play sports -- good conduct, Christian values, and basic sports skills are emphasized. The school doesn't have any frills-- there isn't enough money for a federally subsidized school lunch program (the start up expense of meeting the FDA requirements is prohibitive), the high school doesn't have a band, and parents are encouraged to volunteer. The students are grateful that their parents are willing to pay tuition, and understand the financial sacrifice. The teachers earn about half the salary of public school teachers-- the teachers are motivated to serve the student's individual needs, and the teachers feel led to teach in a private, Christian school. Pikes Peak Christian is an affordable, high quality school. We plan to never switch schools again.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2009
My daughter has attended PPCS for 10 years, since starting pre-school at age 3. The class size is excellent, allowing teachers to focus on their students. The teachers care about each individual student and work to bring out strengths. The curriculum is challenging and my daughter has been ahead of peers in public schools. In Elementary School, the end-of-year awards program recognizes EVERY student for accomplishments. Middle school is proving to be a positive experience, with behavior and interpersonal challenges of the age group managed head-on in a loving and supportive manner. Parents are very involved in the school and are always welcome. Security is high, with controlled access. My daughter cannot imagine going to any other school, and I plan to keep her at PPCS through high school!

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2009
PPCS is a wonderful Christian school. My children have attended PPCS since preschool and are now all in high school or college. They have transitioned well into the college environment and were well prepared academically, emotionally and spiritually. While everything has not been sunshine and roses, the few conflicts we have had were resolved in a Christian atmosphere with my child's best interests in mind balanced with the school's mission. It is my understanding that PPCS has graduated students who now attend a number of colleges and universities, attend service academies, have joined the armed forces and enter the working world ready to lead. This year we have a graduate who is a National Merit Scholar Finalist. Long after my children all graduate from PPCS, this school will be dear to our family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 16, 2009
My children have attended PPCS for seven years, and overall, I am very pleased with the school. In the preschool and elementary years, I feel that my children have received an excellent education. They were reading in Kindergarten and due to the challenging elementary curriculum, have been about a year ahead of their friends who attend public school. The teachers are very caring, loving and have been a good example of Christ to my kids. They love school and have made many great friends. We love PPCS!

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2009
This has been our daughter's first year at PPSC; I've been pleasantly surprised. She's in one of the Pre-K programs and is already reading. The staff is always respectful and nice. Considering this is one of the least expensive Christian schools in the area I'm very happy. The lunch program is not that of a public school, no BUT I think it encourages parents to provide their children w/ healthy snacks rather than the school (or student) selecting their lunch. I love that it is truly Christ centered, as does my daughter. In my opinion, what counts is academics and Christian base curriculum. Keep it up PPSC!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 26, 2009
I would like to start by saying that Pikes Peak Christian has been an absolute blessing for our family! We left public because of serios bullying problems as well as high teacher per student ratios. I have graduated a daughter from Pikes Peak Christian and is in her 2nd second year of college. Not only is she excelling academically she she plays a varsity sport. . It has been an amazing experience!!! Some of the comments posted are innacurate!!! The staff is caring and qualified, our childrens' success is proof of that. The sports program is run professionally and the children love it. The math and science program are NOT below standards, perhaps getting your facts straight before you comment would be in order. If you are looking for an amazing school full of caring, dedicated, fully qualified Christian people this is the place for you!! We welcome you!

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2009
This school is full of people who think they know everything. Not only are most of the staff bullies the teaching is unsatisfactory.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 18, 2008
Teachers at PPCS are qualified, commited, hard-working and caring people who teach because they love what they do. I highly recommend PPCS.

- submitted by a teacher
November 17, 2008
My kids have been through the preschool and are now in elementary. We feel their education here is great. The small class sizes allow the teachers to really focus on each student. As a private school, they don't have to teach to the CSAP test like many Colorado schools do.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2008
We have had our children in this school for more than 10 years. The usual problems that small Christian schools have of lower funding, some inexperienced teachers, and so forth, have to be weighed against the wonderful beneifits of having a safe, caring place for your child to be educated. Some parents expect their lower than average tuition to cover everything, and dont become involved. Some whine alot. We love the caring atmosphere, the sports program, and the lifelong friends our children have here.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2008
I love PPCS! Before coming to this school we had a terrible experience in another school. I found PPCS and it changed our lives. We came expecting to only stay one year and we have been there three. Every kid gets to play sports. No kid is singled out or turned away. The lunch program is great and I also ENJOY packing my children's lunch and don't depend on a school to provide their nutritional needs. The teachers are loving, supporting, and teach with a high regard for the individual child many have their Masters Degrees. They don't have to teach to a state standardized test just for money. I want my children to graduate from this school. It's a second home to us and we are treated as so.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2008
What a disappointment! Bullying is a constant issue that goes unresolved by faculty! Faculty elitism does not allow participation from parents on any level. Faculty have painfully obvious lack of academic qualifications and turnover is rampant. This year (08-09) brought a significant drop in enrollment and the outlook is bleak. The academics are completely inadequate, as the math and science they offer will not prepare your student for college at any level. The sports program is enormously deficient, lacking funds, support, or equipment. Taking into account the significantly sub-standard academics, the bleak future for the athletic department, and the lack of follow-through by administration, this once-promising school offers very little for the uninformed yet trusting parent. Be very careful.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2008
I agree that the lunch and sports programs are lacking. Yet, the extracurricular basketball program was very well led. Also, I believe the nepotism and church/school ties create some undesirable issues, including favoritism/partiality. Our experience with the the teachers and principal were not the best. The teachers we encountered were, at times, overly rigid and/or unpleasant in their treatment of students and parents. The principal, though nice and credentialed, lacked follow-through on important items, including when our child was bullied repeatedly. Academically, I felt the challenge was average. (Since I'm not a fan of A Beka, my opinion's slanted.) Regarding the Christian education piece, I was very surprised the school didn't have a statement of faith. I gave PPCS 3 stars out of fairness, but comparing the public schools I could be (and now am) at, it really deserves a 2, in my opinion.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2008
This school is declining in enrollment. Attracting teachers is getting harder and their math and science is lacking. They do not (or will) add an affordable healthy lunch program. It is all outsourced fast food. Sports programs are not supported by the faculty overall. We have had a child in the school for elementary school (whole time) and turnover with teachers and principles is pretty high. The school needs to revisit it's vision.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2007
My child has attended PPCS since grade school. I chose the school for the small classroom size, individualized attention and academic program. Overall, we are happy with the school, but there are some downfalls. First of all the math and science programs are poor, and as you know these subjects are critical. Secondly the athletic program is very disappointing. In most cases ill equipped and unexperienced parents (some of which are teachers) are the coaches. There is netitism in the environment, particularly in sports. Thirdly, there is no cafeteria program for kids to get healthy meals. Instead your child has the choice of a different fast food restaurant each week, or can bring their lunch every day. After school clubs are limited and almost nonexistent. In todays world, you decide for yourself if this limited, yet structured and safe environment, with really no extras, is right for you!

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2007
PPCS is a great school that offers everything that you could look for in a school. Great teachers and staff, Expanded curriculum with band and sports. We only were able to stay one year due to moving and believe me compared to CA tuition, this school offers more than a parent could ever hope for in academics and opportunity for their child K-12. Thank you so much and we miss you!

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2007
I really like this school there is no bullying or anything else that public school over view the teacher and staff are ready to help . most of the teacher will Arrange for time that you can study with them for tests. The academic programs are great!

- submitted by a student
December 23, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2006
Good values,AVERAGE teachers,honest. Safe school. Now the downside: tuition prices off the paper. $450-$500 PER kid & rises 5-7% each yr. Sports are the worst!

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2006
I have been going to this school ever scince PreSchool, I love it! It has small classes, which helps and the teachers are ready to help no matter waht time it is! I love it!

- submitted by a former student
March 03, 2006
We've been with this school for 2 years now and it is terrific! Small classes too and good sports programs

- submitted by a student
February 06, 2006
This is my child's first year at this school. The entire staff are parent friendly, and welcome any comments. The academic programs are great, and the students participate in many extracurricular activities. As an involved parent, my child's teacher welcomes me all the time. My child loves going to school everyday. I would definitely recommend this as a place for quality education.

- submitted by a parent
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Pikes Peak Christian School
5905 Flintridge Dr, Colorado Springs, CO  80918
(719) 598-8610
Last modified Pikes Peak Christian School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Pikes Peak Christian School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top