Peoria Christian School

3506 N California Avenue
Peoria, IL 61603-0616
Tel: (309)686-4500
Grades: PK-12 | 888 students
Peoria Christian School is a non-denominational college prep school with strong academics, all taught from a biblical worldview.  Peoria Christian School (PCS) has two campuses in the Peoria area with preschool classes for 3- and 4-year-olds in two locations.
For over 65 years PCS has supported Christian families in the Peoria area.
We invite you to take a look at our website and call to schedule a tour! .

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1950
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2009

Student Body

Total Students 888 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Peoria Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 68 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 19 students
Number of AP Courses 5 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Calculus, AP English, AP Chemistry, AP US History,
Average ACT score 25

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes tuition varies by grade level see website for updated tuition rates, financial aid applications available
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Karen Hutchins


Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Business Plan Team, Chess Club, Drama Team, Key Club, Model UN, Overseas Mission Teams, Photography Club, Reading Club, Scholastic Bowl, Speech Team, Student Council, Student Outreach, Tech Team Chess Club, Drama Team, Key Club, Model UN, Reading Club, Speech Team, Tech Team, Business Plan Team,
Overseas Mission Teams,
Photography Club,
Scholastic Bowl,
Student Council,
Student Outreach,

School Notes:

  • 98% of PCS graduates go on to college.
  • 2014 ACT composite score for PCS was 25.0 (National average was 21.0; State average was 20.7)
  • ACT Red Quill award
  • IHSA and IESA sports
  • Band, Choir, Theatre and so much more.

Profile last updated: 01/29/2016

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Peoria Notre Dame High School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Montessori School Of Peoria (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Montessori School Of Peoria (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Peoria
    Grades: PK-6 | 69 students
    0.5 miles
    3601 N. North St.
    Peoria, IL 61604
  • Peoria
    Pals-praise And Leadership School
    Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
    Grades: PK-K | 101 students
    0.6 miles
    3601 N North St
    Peoria, IL 61604
  • Peoria Heights
    Grades: PK-8 | 410 students
    0.8 miles
    4229 N Monroe Avenue
    Peoria Heights, IL 61616
  • Peoria
    St. Philomena School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 469 students
    1 miles
    3216 N. Emery Avenue
    Peoria, IL 61604
  • Peoria
    Florence KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    1.2 miles
    1125 West Florence Ave.
    Peoria, IL 61604

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Excellent school. Wide range of sports, drama, band, choral programs, art, great options. Grounded in the Bible, Blue Ribbon school, ACT Red Quill Award, three campuses - awesome!
- Posted by Parent, 05/21/12

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