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Puget Sound Christian School

Private | PK-6 | 96 students

We are best known for Christ-centered environment.

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $130,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $930.

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Posted July 7, 2013

Our kids have gone to Puget Sound for several years and we love it. The teachers, the daycare staff and everyone in the office have been a blessing to our family. Our daughter needed extra help and her teacher stayed after school with her to give her the help she needed. We were sad to leave but we moved out of state. I was very surprised to see a couple of the previous reviews. We never had any problems with our bill or the office. I am also shocked to see someone say that any teacher judges them or treats them differently. That is not the experience we have had for the past few years and certainly never observed anything like that. This is a great school and we highly recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2013

My children have gone to this school and we are extremely disappointed in this school. If you have a student that has any learning or disability issues this is not a school for you children to attend. Staff can be judgmental toward other parents and students based on environmental and social backgrounds. Our children will not be attending next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2012

The school has disappointed me. While the teachers are wonderful and loving, the leadership and administration are calculating and business driven not people driven or even Christ driven. I cannot recommend.


Posted March 9, 2012

My two children attend PSCS and we love it. The teachers are wonderful and they are receiving a great, God-centered education. I would recommend this school to anyone. P.S. I'm not sure what the previous reviewer is talking about. The office has always been very helpful when it comes to paying my bill and financial aide.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2009

One of my four children that attend this school had learning and behavior problems when starting. The teachers and staff have a miraculous way of working with each child in a personal way that brings out their best.
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Posted April 30, 2009

Both of my children were struggling with different issues upon coming here. The staff did a phenomenal job of getting them the help they needed to succeed. We had switched from the public school system and were happy we did. I feel that our kids are truly loved at this school and that everything that could be done has been done to prepare them for the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2009

Great school. We had our son in the Pre- School and day care program and all the teachers were wonderful. Our son went into Kindergarten with a great attitude and was not as shy as when he started Pre- School. Only reason why our son is not attending that school now is because we moved out of state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2006

Very high academics with extremely low ratios (my daughter has 5 kids in her grade) They offer opportunities that not all area private schools do such as a regional spelling bee, speech meet and science fair. Also they put on two excellent music plays/programs each year where everyone's involved from the 3 year olds to the 5th graders. My older daughter graduated and had to move to a local middle school and although it's an excellent school, it couldn't hold a candle to Puget Sound Christian School. Tuition is reasonable and it's almost like private tutoring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2006

This school has small student to teacher ratio. The teachers and faculty are all christians. Parents involvement is required. You bring your own lunch.
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Posted January 18, 2006

My daughter has been enrolled in this school for just over a year. I have found the staff to be very vigilant and professional. The children are constantly engaged in solid fundamental activities such as learning letters and sounds. There is a loving caring environment and all students are treated equally. I would recomend this day care and pre-school to all. Ryan O'Hare
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Posted August 11, 2005

Activities such as spelling bees, speech meet and science fair are rare and really offer great goal opportunities. This is an excellent school. The administration is caring and very experienced. The small classes (8-11 per classroom) is almost like private tutoring. In such small classes, kids don't get away with much. The school holds high moral standards. After school daycare is wonderful too.
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Posted July 23, 2005

Puget sound christian school is an excellent school. First, the small class sizes allows your child to get the valuble individual attention that is so important in the early school years. Not only do they provide an excellent academic and learning enviornment, but the administration and teachers truly care about and love each and every child. Most importantly, the values and character we are teaching at home are being reinforced here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2005

My daughter thrived in this school. It's focus on education and religion was important to our family. She was reading half-way through the her Kindergarten year. The smaller class size, parent & community involvement, and commitment to annual Christmas and Spring Programs differiented it from other schools I have seen. I would love to keep her here if it was affordable. The tuition is reasonable for a private school.
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Posted September 20, 2004

This school has a great pre-kindergarten program. Both of my children have attended Pre-Kindergarten classes at PSCS and learned more then I ever expected. They have small classes for a great 1 on 1 experience with the teacher. The staff at the school communicates with the partents very well with weekly folders that are sent home and returned to the school for corispondance between home and the school. Mrs. West helps the children grow with every aspect as a person as well as their intellect. She recieves a 10 out of 10 from my family.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 41% 60%
Two or more races 24% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 11% 1%
Black 9% 5%
Hispanic 2% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Kitchen
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Kevin Galbreath
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACSI

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  • Religious
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  • No
Foreign languages taught
  • None

Resources

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School facilities
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Kitchen
  • Playground
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Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$4000 - $5000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
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1740 S 84th St
Tacoma, WA 98444
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Phone: (253) 537-6870

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