Peoria Christian School is premier Christian school serving the greater Peoria, Illinois, area for over 65 years.
Our strong, supportive Christian values, excellent teachers, engaging academics, fine arts, IESA and IHSA sports and more make Peoria Christian School an excellent choice for Christian families in this area.
Call to schedule a personal tour (309) 686-4500 ext. 217.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 626 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,000
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Peoria Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded
1950
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2009, 2017, 2018

Student Body

Total Students
626 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Peoria Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
57 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
35%
Average Class Size
17 students
Number of AP Courses
7 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP English, AP Spanish, AP US History, Honors and Dual Credit also available
Average ACT score
25
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
School logo tops, sweatshirts, t-shirts

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
tuition varies by grade level see website for updated tuition rates, financial aid applications available
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$2,000
Acceptance Rate
98%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Pat Prosser
Admissions Associate
Karen Hutchins

Sports

Extracurriculars

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

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama Team

School Notes

  • 96% of PCS graduates go on to college.
  • 2017 ACT composite score for PCS was 25.8 (National average was 21.4; State average was 21.0)
  • Blue Ribbon Award 2018, 2017 and 2009
  • IHSA and IESA sports
  • Band, Choir, Drama, Art, Photography Club and so much more.
  • Mission Trips
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Peoria Christian School cost?

Peoria Christian School's tuition is approximately $8,000 for private students and $50 for summer students.

What is the acceptance rate of Peoria Christian School?

The acceptance rate of Peoria Christian School is 98%, which is higher than the national average of 91%.

What sports does Peoria Christian School offer?

Peoria Christian School offers 11 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. Peoria Christian School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for most sports offered.

What is Peoria Christian School's ranking?

Peoria Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for: Largest student body, Most sports offered and Most extracurriculars offered.

When is the application deadline for Peoria Christian School?

The application deadline for Peoria Christian School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
We sent our son to PCS because we want to be a Deuteronomy 6:5-9 household and love God with everything that we are. We want to bring our son up knowing that love and Peoria Christian have helped us teach him all about Jesus and his sacrificial love for us. The love of Jesus is evident in the school, staff, teachers, students, and parents. They have wonderful, caring teachers and staff that keep Christ at the center of everything. A great education at a Blue Ribbon School. Lots of opportunities to participate in sports, band, art, and other extracurricular activities. Couldn't say more about this awesome school!
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5  
Peoria Christian School offers a great education preparing students for college and life! As a former college admissions officer, I loved to recruit students from PCS because they were not only well prepared for university studies, they also had strong character and a firm foundation of who they were. They were truly prepared for life beyond high school. Now working at PCS, I am amazed by the loving environment that encourages not only academic growth but also spiritual growth. I love this school!
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5  
More than a school, it's a family! We love all the opportunities for our children to be involved in various sports and extracurriculars. But what we appreciate the most is the school's commitment to living out their mission of supporting what we are teaching at home with their biblical approach to education. I wouldn't have my children anywhere else!
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5  
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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 626 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,000
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Illinois is $8,040 for elementary schools and $12,847 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Illinois is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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