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Pikes Peak Christian School

Private | PK-12 | 315 students

PPCS is best known for our loving, family environment with small class sizes.

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $177,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $780.

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Posted June 10, 2014

We moved to the area last year and decided to enroll my child here based on its Christian reputation and other parents' reviews from this site. I must say that I was totally and completely disappointed by the school and the lack of quality of the education that they delivered during the last academic year. The school is one of the most expensive in the area. The snacks given to the children (PreK and K) were unhealthy -- cookies most of the time. In addition, communication with instructors and director proved to be a real challenge. Moreover, they have no nurse on site available for the kids either (she might be there once a week if anything). What I found ironic was the fact that they celebrated Halloween but not Thanksgiving. The children didn't do anything special for such a Christian holiday. There is room for improvement indeed. However, I perceive that they will only strive on improving their bank account. After all, it's a business nevertheless.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted October 8, 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


Posted 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


Posted February 5, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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!!


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted April 6, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted April 7, 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


Posted 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


Posted March 9, 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


Posted 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


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 56%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 3%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Hispanic 3% 32%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 4-year college 85% (2013)
Percentage of students going to the military 6% (2013)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 9% (2013)
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Security personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:45 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Matt Johns
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Church of Christ
Associations
  • AdvanED & NCSA
Fax number
  • (719) 598-1491

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Security personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Cub scouts
  • Game club
  • Math club
  • National Honor Society
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
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Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
College presentations or information sessions
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
4 year college - 85%
Military - 6%
Vocational - 9%
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5905 Flintridge Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
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Phone: (719) 598-8610

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