Portland Christian Jr./Sr. High School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
12425 NE San Rafael Street
Portland, OR 97230
Tel: (503)256-3960
  • PCS is a college preparatory school.  Junior/Senior High School - Grades 6-12
  • Founded in faith. Fully accredited. Dedicated faculty.  Our goal, from early education to graduation is to provide academically rigorous curriculum that prepares students for life and college.
  • Students will graduate Portland Christian with sought-after, 21st century skills in math, science, and communication, a well-rounded educational experience in the arts, a Biblical worldview that will strengthen their faith and encourage them to be productive, innovative, and compassionate citizens.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Year Founded1947

Student Body

Total Students293 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradePortland Christian Jr./Sr. High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses8 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Computer Science, AP English (Language and Composition), AP English (Literature and Composition), AP Latin, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP U.S. History
Average SAT score1140
Average ACT score24
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Dress code policy in Student Handbook)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesVaries by grade level. For current rates, visit our website at http://www.pcschools.org/apps/pages/Jr/Sr-Tuition-and-Financial-Aid-2017-18
Admissions DirectorSheila Tretter
Admissions AssociateLinda Swenson


Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFootball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Art Club, Band/Jazz Band, Chess Club, Choir, Drama Club, Math Honor Society, National Honor Society, Ski & Snowboard Club, Student Council, Worship Team, Yearbook Art Club, Band/Jazz Band, Chess Club, Choir, Drama Club, Worship Team, Yearbook, Math Honor Society,
National Honor Society,
Ski & Snowboard Club,
Student Council,

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 and elementary (Portland Christian Elementary School) through high school
  • Financial aid is available for qualifying families
  • Program Highlights: 
    • Dedicated teachers for music/band, second-language classes, visual arts, and theater 
    • Age appropriate technology
    • Rich curriculum is taught at all grade levels 
    • A wide variety of extra-curricular athletics and clubs 
    • High school students can earn dual credit by taking a variety of the college-level and advanced placement classes available
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School Reviews

5  2/25/2017
We chose to put enroll our son in PCS last year as a 6th grader. We moved here from CO where he grew up in an excellent school so our standards were high. PCS proved to be the absolute right choice for us. The teachers are highly qualified and skilled educators and are some of the kindest, most caring humans on the planet. They helped my son's transition to a new state, new city, new school , new classmates, etc. be as smooth and welcoming as possible. Which is saying something going into middle school! :-) This year they have a new jr. high/high school principal, Mrs. James, who has taught and been on staff at PCS for I think over 25 years. Already in her short time leading the charge this year we have seen an even more positive shift in the culture of the school. She leads remarkably well with such joy and kindness for every student. She is incredibly likeable and even more important, she is 100% reliable and knows what she's doing. We are so grateful to be a part of the PCS community and look forward to many more years there.
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