PCS is complying with the Oregon Department of Education and Oregon Health Authority guidelines for in school education during the COVID-19 season. Find more information here: https://www.pcschools.org/apps/pages/LearningTogether-Distance-Learning under the Superintendent Updates.
Early Childhood Education (ECE) for 2-1/2 to 5 year olds -- Oregon Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) 5 star rating confirming excellence in care and educational results
Elementary School - K to 5th grade  Founded in faith. Fully accredited. Dedicated faculty
Full and half day preschool, full day kindergarten, before and after school care, summer programs
Specialist classes in Spanish, Computer Science, PE, Library, Art, Music, and Band
Weekly chapels, scripture memorization, focused monthly character trait, missions activities - all to help students grow in faith and Christian character
Sports teams for boys and girls - volleyball, basketball, baseball

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked OR School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-5
  • Students: 242 students
  • Average class size: 32 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Portland Christian Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Oregon for:

School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-5
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
242 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
Portland Christian Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
32 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Varies by grade level. To see current rates, visit our website at: https://www.pcschools.org/apps/pages/Affording-Tuition
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant


Total Sports Offered
3 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
Arts and Music Programs:
Chess Program, Engineering FUNdamentals using LEGO, Folk Dance Class, Mad Science, Peer Ministry (Leadership Team), Pre-Engineering Using LEGO

School Notes

  • Portland Christian Schools is independent, non-denominational, and fully accredited. 
  • Our teaching is Biblically based, and our teachers highly educated, credentialed and dedicated to helping students flourish.
  • At PC, students can be part of the same caring community from preschool through high school education (Portland Christian Jr/Sr High School).
  • Financial aid is available for qualifying families.
Profile last updated: 10/29/2020

School Reviews

PCS Elementary has been a great experience for my son & our family. The teachers & faculty are all exceptional! They love what they do and it shows. There positive influence allows for a teaching environment that is unique compared to a lot of other schools. The small student to teacher ratio has allowed our son to advance at his own pace & really grasp what he is learning. We looked at a lot of private schools before applying to PCS and have enjoyed watching our son prosper.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked OR School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-5
  • Students: 242 students
  • Average class size: 32 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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