Portland Christian Elementary School

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 traits, missions activities - all to help students grow in faith and Christian character
Sports teams for boys and girls - cross country, volleyball, basketball, baseball

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked OR School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-5
  • Enrollment: 430 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,580
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 21 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students
430 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
25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
21 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Varies by grade level. To see current rates, visit our website at: www.pcschools.org
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Nicole Curtis


Total Sports Offered
5 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Portland Christian Elementary School cost?
Portland Christian Elementary School's tuition is approximately $8,580 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Portland Christian Elementary School?
The acceptance rate of Portland Christian Elementary School is 95%, which is higher than the national average of 89%.
What sports does Portland Christian Elementary School offer?
Portland Christian Elementary School offers 5 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Portland Christian Elementary School's ranking?
Portland Christian Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Oregon for: Highest percentage of students of color, Largest student body and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Portland Christian Elementary School?
The application deadline for Portland Christian Elementary School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Portland Christian Elementary School located?
Portland Christian Elementary School is located in the Mill Park neighborhood of Portland, OR.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
Our son has attended Portland Christian for the last 5 years. The teachers, staff, and administrators are amazing people who truly love what they do and who work hard to provide academic excellence in a Christian-based setting. At an early age, children are taught to respect themselves, their classmates, teachers, and staff. Children are taught about accountability to help prepare them for higher education or life beyond the classroom. The school offers a wide variety of sports and extracurricular activities that have helped our son with personal growth and team building. Our family is thankful to be a part of a school that works together with parents to make sure our children grow academically & spiritually.
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Choosing the right school for our son was a daunting task. We wanted a place that nurtured his intellectual curiosity, fostered his social and emotional growth, and instilled the values we hold as a Christian family. Portland Christian Elementary has exceeded all our expectations on every level. A Community of Warmth and Support: From the moment we stepped onto campus for our first tour, we felt a sense of belonging. The staff and families exude genuine warmth and care, creating a safe and welcoming environment for everyone. Our son has thrived within this supportive community, forming deep friendships and feeling valued for who he is. We continue to appreciate the relationships we have developed with other parents. Dedicated Teachers Who Inspire: The teachers at Portland Christian are truly exceptional. They set high standards while fostering a love of learning in their students. Their passion for their subjects is infectious, and their personalized attention ensures that each child receives the support they need to succeed. We see the dedication in their eyes and the results in our son's academic progress and enthusiasm. Investing in the Future: Choosing Portland Christian Elementary wasn't just a decision about academics; it was an investment in our son's future. The school's commitment to Christian values has provided a strong foundation for his personal and spiritual growth. We see the impact in his kindness, compassion, and genuine love for others. A Heartfelt Recommendation: If you're searching for a school that offers a Christ-centered education, dedicated teachers, and a loving community, look no further than Portland Christian Elementary. We are incredibly grateful for the positive impact the school has had on our son, and we wholeheartedly recommend it to any family seeking an exceptional educational experience.
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Your child will get such a good education at Portland Christian. This is our second year there, and we have had a great experience. -Their building security and check-in process is safe. -Within days of my daughter starting school, it seemed like every staff member knew her by name. -There are a lot of opportunities for parent and family involvement. -The school is more diverse than our public school. I feel she's getting a well-rounded education with the leaders and historical figures she studies and the books I see on classroom shelves and that she brings home is not associated with a church, so my daughter is around people from different denominations who may worship and pray differently than her.-They have a covered play structure so they can play on it even when it rains.-The teachers are phenomenal. My daughter's first-grade teacher went out of her way at conferences to tell us how she was working to challenge our daughter in areas she's above grade level in because she told us it is good for kids to be challenged and frustrated to an extent. That really impressed me because it's so above and beyond and showed that she really cares about our daughter's growth, not just teaching a checklist of what they need to know. I get to listen to kids read once a week, and I've been blown away by how much they've improved. They really get a good education here.
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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 (2024)

  • Top Ranked OR School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-5
  • Enrollment: 430 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,580
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 21 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Portland, OR is $12,284 for elementary schools and $14,116 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Portland, OR is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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