Poetry Community Christian School

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!

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 264 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,500
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs
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!
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
264 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Poetry Community Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
18 students
Number of AP Courses
10 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(Polos or novelty Christian tees/hoodies; denim/khaki/navy shorts/pants)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Affordable tuition - See "Tuition Worksheet" on Admissions link on school website
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Dr. Horan
Admissions Associate
Laura Roughton



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
Cub Scouts

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

School Notes

  • 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

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
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!!
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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.
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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
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
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
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
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...
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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.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 264 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,500
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Texas is $9,467 for elementary schools and $10,996 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Texas is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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