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This is in response to a post by a community member on December 11, 2015: On behalf of PCS, we are saddened to hear of your difficult experience in the 2000’s. We pray that you’ve been able in recent years to find a community where you feel loved and accepted. A few things have changed at PCS since you were here – we now have a Counseling department as a resource to students who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, or other issues – we’ve found this has indeed filled a great need. As for our teachers and administrators, they are highly qualified, dedicated professionals who truly love and value their students and work hard to help them succeed. We acknowledge that our high academic standards may be a challenge for some students; our free tutoring and learning lab have helped many students succeed in areas where they formerly struggled. Student pregnancy is one situation that would be handled on an individual basis under our Student Conduct Code and is not grounds for automatic dismissal. Thank you for expressing your concerns; we appreciate having an opportunity to respond. Portland Christian offers a positive solution to families seeking an alternative to public education – we’d love for you to come visit us!
October 03, 2016

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We chose to put enroll our son in PCS last year as a 6th grader. We moved here from CO where he grew up in an excellent school so our standards were high. PCS proved to be the absolute right choice for us. The teachers are highly qualified and skilled educators and are some of the kindest, most caring humans on the planet. They helped my son's transition to a new state, new city, new school , new classmates, etc. be as smooth and welcoming as possible. Which is saying something going into middle school! :-) This year they have a new jr. high/high school principal, Mrs. James, who has taught and been on staff at PCS for I think over 25 years. Already in her short time leading the charge this year we have seen an even more positive shift in the culture of the school. She leads remarkably well with such joy and kindness for every student. She is incredibly likeable and even more important, she is 100% reliable and knows what she's doing. We are so grateful to be a part of the PCS community and look forward to many more years there.

Effective school leaders: Strongly agree


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With Mrs. James leading the charge, she is setting a high standard of leadership and communication throughout the entire jr. and sr. high schools. Her expertise and 25 years of experienced coupled with her engaging and warm personality make her a dynamic leader both the students and parents love. She is a particularly skilled communicator which is so appreciated by this parent. :-)


Develops character: Strongly agree


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In addition to weekly chapels, they (jr. high) also have smaller groups meet weekly in more in-depth discussions about various topics regarding character, leadership, respect, etc. The school is very intentional about creating a culture of respect and kindness for your fellow student.

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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I cannot say enough excellent things about the teachers at PCS! They are experienced, prepared, relational, and very mindful of each student's individuality. They respect their students and are "for them" in every way. They communicate excellently with parents and are very accessible to us. My son feels 100% comfortable with every one of his seven teachers (jr. high) and it gives me much peace to know how well taken care of he is at PCS.

Amount of homework: Strongly agree


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As a jr. high parent, I think the teachers at PCS have a balanced, appropriate approach to homework. There definitely is homework, but it's not crushing and helps reinforce what my son is learning during the day. He has seven classes and all his teachers are reasonable but still with high expectations which I appreciate greatly. They are preparing him well for life after school with building excellent work ethic habits.


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This is in response to a post by a community member on December 11, 2015: On behalf of PCS, we are saddened to hear of your difficult experience in the 2000’s. We pray that you’ve been able in recent years to find a community where you feel loved and accepted. A few things have changed at PCS since you were here – we now have a Counseling department as a resource to students who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, or other issues – we’ve found this has indeed filled a great need. As for our teachers and administrators, they are highly qualified, dedicated professionals who truly love and value their students and work hard to help them succeed. We acknowledge that our high academic standards may be a challenge for some students; our free tutoring and learning lab have helped many students succeed in areas where they formerly struggled. Student pregnancy is one situation that would be handled on an individual basis under our Student Conduct Code and is not grounds for automatic dismissal. Thank you for expressing your concerns; we appreciate having an opportunity to respond. Portland Christian offers a positive solution to families seeking an alternative to public education – we’d love for you to come visit us!
Posted October 03, 2016



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Please spare your children from this school. While there were some competent and kind staff, a significant number were neither. The Christian values espoused in Chapels were not demonstrated by long-time teachers nor administrators in big ways. It was depressing. Many classmates sought counseling for anxiety and depression during my time there. Much of it is attributable to the high levels of homework that made it difficult to participate in family life, church, and extracurricular activities. They kicked out pregnant females in my time there, as well. The love of Christ was not something I saw well-lived-out here. I hope it has gotten better since the 2000s when I went to PC. I have to add that PC was was cliquey as well. Many of the students at the JR/SR High went to the elementary school as well. It's great for them that they got this consistency is school relationships. My only wish would be that they show the love of God and be inclusive of the new students.



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Portland Christian High School helps students prepare for life and make a difference in life.




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Portland Christian has a great combination of academics and extra-curricular activities that surpass even larger and publicly funded schools. They have outstanding arts programs (art, drama and music classes, art club, fall play, spring musical, choir and band) and a wide range of sports (track, football, basketball, volleyball, soccer). They have a great Christian environment that makes it stand out from the rest. Families drive from all over Oregon and Washington because they believe in the difference that PCS makes in overall development of mind, body and spirit.



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My two children have attended Portland Christian since early elementary school. What I love most about PC is the people. It also has great college-prep academics, lots of opportunities for kids to get involved in activities, and a solid faith foundation. But it is the smart, caring Christians -- students, families, and staff -- who populate the school that make it really special. What a great place for my kids!

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