Poetry Community Christian School
5.00 (8 reviews)
- 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. PCCS now offers 32 dual college credits to give your high schooler a head start moving into college and a saving to parents!
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)|
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
|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 Support Services program featuring small group instruction, tutoring, executive functioning assistance & more!|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Total Students||264 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 39%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||30 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||9:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||18 students|
|Number of AP Courses||10 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Advanced Courses||DUAL CREDIT/HONORS 1301 ENGLISH, DUAL CREDIT/HONORS 1302 ENGLISH, DUAL CREDIT/HONORS AMERICAN LIT, DUAL CREDIT/HONORS BRITISH LIT, DUAL CREDIT/HONORS COLLEGE ALGEBRA, DUAL CREDIT/HONORS GEN PSYCHOLOGY, DUAL CREDIT/HONORS HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, DUAL CREDIT/HONORS PRECALCULUS, DUAL CREDIT/HONORS SOCIOLOGY, DUAL CREDIT/HONORS SPANISH III, HONORS ENG Selected Topics, HONORS GOVT Constitution 101, HONORS GOVT Constitution 201, HONORS: Latin & Greek Roots, HONORS: Logic & Reasoning|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
(Polos or novelty Christian tees/hoodies; denim/khaki/navy shorts/pants)
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|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Dr. Horan|
|Admissions Associate||Laura Roughton|
|Total Sports Offered||10 sports|
|Sports||Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Martial Arts, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackArchery, Baseball,|
Basketball, Cross Country,
Dance, Martial Arts,
Softball, Track and Field,
Volleyball, Winter Track,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||9 extracurriculars|
Club or Organization:
Christian Soldiers Karate, Competitive Art, Competitive Speech Team, Music & Academics Team, National Honor Society, Student Council
Arts and Music Programs:
Musical Theatre Productions, Praise Band
- The Poetry Community Christian School website provides a thorough listing and discussion of the school's academics, schedule, faculty and staff, graduation requirements, extra-curricular, athletics and more. Check it out! Website: www.poetrychristian.org
Profile last updated:
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Canton Grades: K-12 | 27 students
1285 W Dallas
Canton, TX 75103
(903)567-1133 27.9 K-12
- Kaufman Grades: PK-12 | 94 students
401 N Shannon St
Kaufman, TX 75142
(972)932-6111 16.4 PK-12
- Sunnyvale Grades: PK-12 | 44 students
3052 N Belt Line Road
Sunnyvale, TX 75182
(972)226-4499 20.3 PK-12
We are new to PCCS this year and I am so impressed with the staff and the students! I have never been to a school and been so welcomed, seen such good manners and such a true family-oriented atmosphere. Amazing!!
- Posted by Parent - Heather Ripley
Three years ago, I walked through the doors of Poetry Community Christian ("PCCS") and enrolled 7th grader who was not properly home-schooled and as a result very far behind in everything from academics, sports, communications and interactions with other children and adults. Within the 1st year, with the proper guidance and support system, he was able to catch up and, in some cases surpass others within his same grade level. This is a true testament to the dedication of administrators, staff, teachers, parents and the student body who all accepted him without judgement or bullying. Simply said PCCS is a wonderful school with an overall excellent staff and prides itself in its academic program. The school prioritizes a balance between academics and athletics allowing for each student`s strengths to come to the forefront. Although it`s a small school, its unlike anything I`ve seen before. Academically it prepares each student for college by using college prep curriculum and processes to make certain the student understands the importance of driving to achieve. The athletic department has something for everyone, examples include; karate, basketball, baseball and volleyball. Art, theater, dance, music and voice lessons are available to those who excel or expand on performing and fine arts. PCCS is Christian based however it does not center around one denomination allowing for everyone to feel at ease and not pressured. Whether you attend church or not, you are part of the school family. It is a close-knit community and fosters great student-teacher and parent relationships. If you are new to the school, you will fit in! The overall cost of tuition is carefully monitored and managed to make certain they offer the best value at minimal cost, this does include parent involvement. In my opinion the best part of PCCS are the systems in place to make sure that your child succeeds and will receive the best education possible. If you are challenged in areas like Math or English, you can request tutoring. If your child has dyslexia or another learning challenge, your student is at home here with qualified teachers who will be your child`s champion and advocate. If you are an advanced student, they keep up with their needs by offering dual credits for college. The entire staff and parents at PCCS are always accessible and willing to help whenever difficult times arise. Personally, we feel blessed to have found such a wonderful school.
- Posted by Parent - Linda S
PCCS has been a blessing for us. We had to move out to Kaufman area due to family health issues. Our daughter was in a Dallas specialty school for Learning Differences/ADHD. I did not think there would be any close schools with a LD program. Several people mentioned PCCS so we visited and that was 2 years ago! We love their program for children with learning differences. It is perfect for our child. The administrators and teachers are responsive. Any issue we have run into they have been very helpful to find solutions. Instead of being alone in our decision making for our daughter's educational future we have a community of educators that give us options. They really push whole family involvement and we have made some wonderful friends. It is a Christian school but they welcome all. Our daughter has high anxiety and it took her about two months before she relaxed and really started to enjoy her new school and classmates. Dr Horan has made a great school with a solid curriculum. It is a safe place for your children with or without Learning Differences. Since LD is so central to our lives right now this review is mainly about their Learning Difference program but they have a wonderful school for children without LD and are just as helpful. Their teachers are wonderful!
- Posted by Parent - Shelby Snow
The school puts GOD first and it shows. The teachers and staff are all wonderful and love their jobs. Small school setting, it`s really like one big happy family.
- Posted by Parent - Mom
We love this school, and we know it was God`s plan for our daughter to be here. She is receiving an excellent education and is blossoming spiritually. She comes home happy every day, and has a lot of precious friends. The teachers and staff are so helpful and kind. We also love the parent partnership program - keeps the tuition low and fosters a spirit of family. I highly recommend Poetry with no reservations.
- Posted by Parent - Stacey
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 - poetr
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 - Ronni
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 - belie