Pella Christian Grade School

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Pella Christian Grade School Photo #1 - Pella Christian Grade School is located in the heart of beautiful downtown Pella, Iowa.
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Pella Christian Grade School Photo #1 - Pella Christian Grade School is located in the heart of beautiful downtown Pella, Iowa.
Pella Christian Grade School Photo #2 - All students at Pella Christian Grade School are in a Discipleship Group. These groups, consisting of members from every grade level, meet throughout the year to participate in a variety of activities and faith formational discussions and activities.
Pella Christian Grade School Photo #3 - Pella Christian's Early Education preschool classes are play-based and Christ-centered to bring joy and wonder to learning and God's world.
Pella Christian Grade School Photo #4 - All grade levels K-8 have three classes. Two classes learn in English and one class learns in Spanish through our Spanish Immersion program. No matter the language track, your child will see God's story alive through their academics and in their life.
Pella Christian Grade School Photo #5 - Located in the Hallmark town of Pella, Iowa, a highlight of the year is the town's Tulip Time where Pella Christian students have opportunities to perform through marching band, walk with classmates, serve in the Eagle Boosters food booth and enjoy the heritage of our community.
Pella Christian Grade School Photo #6 - Pella Christian students belong, discover and growth. They find belonging in a safe environment that encourages them to step out and discover who God created them to be. This results in growth, both in their faith formation and their academics.
Pella Christian Grade School Photo #7 - Middle School Houses create a culture of camaraderie and give students a purposeful experience of true Christian community, by which students learn to care for one another and work together towards common goals. Each student is assigned to one of six houses, named after concepts of unity. Houses participate in various competitive and community-building activities throughout the school year.
Pella Christian Grade School is a wonderful place for students to develop their God-given gifts for a life of service in God's kingdom.
Our school strives to teach about our world from a Biblical perspective.
Pella Christian Grade School offers a Spanish Immersion option for children in preschool through eighth grade. Spanish Immersion helps children become bilingual, as students learn all core subjects in Spanish.
Playing, working, and praising God together, students are expected to accomplish academic goals, to respect authority and each other, and increase in their love for their Creator and His world.
God continues to bless our school with committed teachers, talented volunteers, and financial gifts.
Explore our website to learn more about our school.
The school's mission statement is "Proclaiming the Lordship of Jesus Christ in all spheres of life and learning, Pella Christian Grade School, together with the parents, provides excellent academic training rooted in God's infallible Word, challenging students to develop their individual God-given gifts for a life of service in God's kingdom."

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 549 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,000
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Pella Christian Grade School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Iowa for:

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Attribute
School History
School Resources

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia, ESL, Reading and Math Support Services
Dual Language Immersion Program
Secondary Immersion Language
Spanish
Year Founded
1912
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1993, 1994

Student Body

Total Students
549 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade
Pella Christian Grade School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
10%
Average Class Size
19 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition assistance available, include Iowa Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) of over $7,600 per student.
Admissions Director
Teresa Ulferts
Endowment Size
$5.5 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Discipleship Groups, LEGO Club, MathCounts, Middle School House Groups

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Marching Band, Theater Troupe

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Clay Target Shooting
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Pella Christian Grade School cost?
Pella Christian Grade School's tuition is approximately $9,000 for private students.
What schools are Pella Christian Grade School often compared to?
Pella Christian Grade Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Dowling Catholic High School, Lourdes Catholic School by visitors of our site.
What sports does Pella Christian Grade School offer?
Pella Christian Grade School offers 8 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling.
What is Pella Christian Grade School's ranking?
Pella Christian Grade School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Iowa for: Largest student body, Oldest founding date and Largest endowments.
When is the application deadline for Pella Christian Grade School?
The application deadline for Pella Christian Grade School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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We love PCGS! We love that our children are in a place where they are being taught the Word of God daily and being rooted and grounded in truth while they are not in our home, all while receiving top-notch academics. We are so thankful for this school and its teachers.
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My 5 children have attended Pella Christian Grade School. The teachers cared about them as individuals. They were challenged to grow academically and spiritually.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 549 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,000
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Iowa is $5,810 for elementary schools and $10,792 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Iowa is 94% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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