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  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 70 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
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
Acceptance Rate
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 School Of Peoria (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Montessori School Of Peoria (0.5 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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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 | 456 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

School Reviews

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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