Poetry Community Christian School

Tel: (972)563-7227
Grades: K-12 | 234 students
Poetry Community Christian School is fully accredited and offers enriching, college-preparatory, Christ-centered education for students in grades Primer (kindergarten) through 12th.
PCCS is located in rural Poetry, Texas, only 20 minutes from Rockwall and 10 minutes from Terrell with daily bus service.
Learn more about this new approach to the educational experience characterized by affordable tuition and fees, parent involvement, exemplary curricula and teachers, and enrichment electives beyond the 'Three R's.' The vision of Poetry Community Christian School is to (i) prepare students to be responsible and Christ-centered members of the community by partnering with parents in developing Christian character and academic proficiency, (ii) manage resources responsibly, (iii) continually enhance learning opportunities within a small-school setting, (iv) promote a nurturing and challenging academic environment, and (v) offer reasonable tuition rates to encourage economic diversity in enrollment.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported For students with learning differences or who require extra academic support, PCCS offers an innovative \"LinkLab\" program featuring small group instruction, tutoring, speech therapy and diagnostics. Limited spaces available, at additional charge.
Year Founded 2002

Student Body

Total Students 234 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade Poetry Community Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 10 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses HONORS ENG: Jane Austen, HONORS ENG: Mysteries, HONORS ENG: Shakespeare Comedies, HONORS ENG: Short Stories, HONORS HIST: Vietnam War, HONORS SCIENCE: Vet Tech (Modules 1-8), HONORS: Latin & Greek Roots, HONORS: Logic & Reasoning,
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(standard polos, school logo t-shirts, jeans, khaki)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $4,500
Tuition Notes Affordable tuition - See "Tuition Worksheet" on Admissions link on school website
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Jane Broshouse


Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Archery, Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackArcheryBallet,
Cross CountryDance,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter Track


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. 4-H Club, Competitive Art, Music & Academics Team, Competitive Speech Team, Drumline - Community Performances, Musical Theatre Productions, Student Council 4-H Club, Competitive Art, Music & Academics Team,
Competitive Speech Team,
Drumline - Community Performances,
Musical Theatre Productions,
Student Council,

School Notes:

  • The Poetry Community Christian School website provides a thorough discussion of the school's academics, schedule, faculty and staff, graduation requirements, extra-curricular, athletics and more.

Profile last updated: 07/16/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is The Fulton School (13.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is First Presbyterian Church Kindergarten (5.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is First Presbyterian Church Kindergarten (5.6 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Terrell
    First Presbyterian Church Kindergarten
    Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
    Grades: PK-K | 34 students
    5.6 miles
    834 Griffith Ave
    Terrell, TX 75160
  • Terrell
    Grades: 1-3 | 45 students
    6 miles
    200 W College Street
    Terrell, TX 75160
  • Terrell
    Methodist Day School
    Daycare / Preschool (Methodist)
    Grades: NS-K | 36 students
    6.1 miles
    503 W College St
    Terrell, TX 75160
  • Quinlan
    Country Life Montessori School
    Montessori School (Christian)
    Grades: PK-K | 40 students
    7 miles
    4271 County Road 2546
    Quinlan, TX 75474
  • Quinlan
    Lakeland Academy
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-8 | 41 students
    7 miles
    4271 CR 2546
    Quinlan, TX 75474

School Reviews

I have been very impressed with the academic side of PCCS. In January of First Grade my son was reading three books a week as homework, not counting what he was doing in class. When he was first given the homework we really thought it was too much. He is only 6. But in just a few weeks, one book would only be about 5- 10 minutes. One of the goals of the school is to make learning fun. Everyday I ask my son about school and he almost always says he had lots of fun at school. Yet, this is in an environment that they are pushed to excel academically. I personally have never seen a school that excelled academically, that the kids had fun and enjoyed it. This is great. Academically in all phases I would say they are excellent and exceed my expectations. The teacher and staff are excellent, but because of the parental involvement, required by the school, it is a very different atmosphere. I worked at a Christian school years ago so I am familiar with them. This school becomes like an extended family or social network, you begin to know so many people and parents.. When we had a Birthday party for our son about 90% of his classmates drove about 50 miles to his birthday party at Legoland. We were amazed. I have never seen a school like it.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
My son is in the first grade class. This school, so far has changed our lives. I have no doubt in my mind The Lord sent us here. We love this school...
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
It''s hard to list all that we like about PCCS but our list would include strong academics (graduates go to a bunch of different colleges and universities), Christian teachers that really act like Christians and really know our children and how to motivate them, administration that is prompt to correct problems and appear to really care about making the school better. Our kids like that they have a lot of friends who are nice to them, which isn''t something you find at every school.
- Posted by Parent, 02/14/13

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