Peoria Christian School

3506 N California Avenue
Peoria, IL 61603-0616
     Tel: (309)686-4500
Grades: PK - 12 | 888 students
Peoria Christian School supports the Christian home and church by preparing students to lead Christ-like lives through a biblical approach to education.
The authority for the Constitution of this Association is the Holy Scripture and its teaching as understood in the literal, grammatical, and cultural sense and shall be binding on this Association as long as it exists.
Every statement, regulation, and provision of the constitution and by-laws of this Association must be in harmony with the relevant teaching of the Scriptures.
No statement, policy, or action shall be taken that infringes upon or contradicts the teaching of the Scriptures as interpreted by the following doctrinal statement.

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students 888 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 8%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Peoria Christian School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 70 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 25 students
Number of AP Courses 4 courses
Advanced Courses AP Calculus,  AP English,  AP Chemistry,  AP US History, 

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes tuition varies by grade level see website for updated tuition rates
% on Financial Aid 3%
Acceptance Rate 99%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Karen Hutchins


Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Drill Team, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringDrill Team,
SwimmingTrack and Field,

School Notes:

  • PCHS won the ACT Red Quill Award in May 2008.
  • 94% of PCS graduates go on to college.
  • 2008 ACT composite score for PCS was 24.6 (National average was 21.1; State average was 20.7)
  • Mrs. Gardner, Elementary Principal, was named the ACSI National Principal of the Year in 2008.
  • PCS received the 2008 Best of Peoria Award by the U.S. Local Business Association.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Peoria Notre Dame High School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Montessori Children's House Of Peoria (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Montessori Children's House Of Peoria (0.5 miles away)
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  • PeoriaMontessori Children's House Of Peoria
    Montessori School
    3601 N. North St.
    PeoriaIL 61604
    Montessori School
    0.5 mi | 69 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • PeoriaPals-praise And Leadership School
    Daycare / Preschool  (Christian)
    3601 N North St
    PeoriaIL 61604
    Daycare / Preschool  (Christian)
    0.6 mi | 101 students | Gr. PK-K                      
  • Peoria HeightsSt. Thomas Elementary School
      (Roman Catholic)
    4229 N Monroe Avenue
    Peoria HeightsIL 61616
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.8 mi | 456 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • PeoriaSt. Philomena School
      (Roman Catholic)
    3216 N. Emery Avenue
    PeoriaIL 61604
      (Roman Catholic)
    1 mi | 469 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • PeoriaFlorence KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    1125 West Florence Avenue
    PeoriaIL 61604
    Daycare / Preschool
    1.2 mi | n/a students | Gr. NS-PK                      

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1 year ago
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!
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