The PCS Difference



  • Nurtures the intellectual, moral, aesthetic, and physical capacities of students with a rich and ordered course of study, grounded in the traditional seven liberal arts of grammar, logic, rhetoric, arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music.
  • Cultivates wise and winsome students through the study of The Great Books. Virtue formation is a key part of this academic journey.
  • Cultivates excellence in thinking, speaking, writing, and rhetorical skills.
  • Provides a comprehensive historical timeline and framework to understand all information, instead of random bits of information presented with no overarching structure.
  • Incorporates classical literature as well as Latin instruction.
  • Fosters the acquisition of transcendent knowledge as well as quantitative knowledge.


  • Acknowledges that God is the author of all knowledge and wisdom, “for from Him and through Him and to Him are all things” (Rom 11:36).
  • Teaches the humility that comes from understanding man’s sin and wickedness and the broken relationships that result from sin.
  • Teaches the boldness that comes from understanding God’s love for us in that He did not allow our relationship with Him to remain severed, but sent His son, Jesus, to rescue us from death and sin through his own death and resurrection so that we can have a repaired relationship with Him.
  • Teaches the Bible as the foremost authoritative book inspired by the Holy Spirit and integrated with every domain of study.
  • Memorizes hymns and scripture that undergird the Christian faith.
  • Pursues the habit of reconciliation with others in light of our reconciliation with God in Christ.


  •  Includes participation in the arts (violin, music, visual arts, and theater) as part of core academic instruction.
  • Incorporates creative projects and imaginative days into daily instruction.
  • Commits to a low-tech environment so that students are less distracted, less anxious, and more fully formed with the range of human skills that allow for maximum creativity.
  • Creates beautiful classrooms that are inspiring places to learn.
  • Incorporates time for play and learning through play.


  • Intentionally creates an environment that is economically diverse, reflecting the body of Christ in the city.
  • Teaches students to respect and learn from one another as having all been created in the image of God.
  • Utilizes the city resources as an extended classroom on a monthly basis.

“Almost nothing lasts. Buildings crumble. Clothes wear out. Cups break. A ceaseless flood of fashionable ideas comes and goes. What was thought progressive and enlightened just ten years ago is thought vulgar and primitive today. Things don’t last. Ideas don’t last. Almost nothing lasts. However, there is a very precious small number of things that do last. Some things don’t fall apart with time — they grow. A classical education is only concerned with bringing those rare things — the things which last — into our souls...”

– Josh Gibbs