About PCS

Original classroom

Original classroom

  • With a long legacy of solid Christian education, Peoria Christian School has been instructing students with strong academics surrounded in a firm foundation of Biblical worldview for 70 years. We are an association-run school with an elected Board. Peoria Christian School alumni are serving the Lord in overseas missions, local missions, corporate businesses, self-employed businesses and families and homes throughout the world.

  • Prior to 1950, a group of concerned parents began praying and planning for a school that would provide Christian teaching in every facet of their children's education. Out of their concern, Peoria Christian School was founded, and opened its doors to sixteen students and one teacher in 1950. Their facility was a remodeled garage located behind the old Christian Center on Knoxville Avenue.

  • The following years were years of building and growth. The enrollment steadily progressed as grades were added, producing the first eighth grade graduating class in 1952. A building was constructed on Tripp Avenue in 1956 to house the expanding school. September 1975 saw the beginning of a high school program with the addition of grades 9-11.

    In 1976, additional property facing California Avenue was purchased, and four portable units were added to the school for a total of five buildings on eight acres of land. In May 1977, PCS had its first graduating class of eleven seniors. A new elementary building at 3506 North California Avenue opened in February 1983. In 1987, another building addition was completed to house both the junior and senior high. In 1993, the junior and senior high moved into a new 60,000 square foot addition. The elementary now occupies the 1987 addition.

    The four-acre property at 3725 N. Monroe Avenue was purchased in 2001 from the Peoria Heights school district. This building now houses our fifth through eighth grades. The addition of a new gymnasium, computer lab, and classrooms increased the size of the Monroe building to 28,000 square feet.

  • national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, or other school-administrated programs.

  • Peoria Christian School is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and AdvancED North Central Association. Peoria Christian School is fully recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education and participates in IHSA and IESA sports. We received the National Blue Ribbon Award for our Elementary School in 2009 and 2017 and for our High School in 2018.

  • Our current student body is just over 610 students from Christian families throughout the greater Peoria area. Our Monroe Avenue and California Avenue campuses offer safe, comfortable facilities for learning, extra curricular activities and technology integration. Our traditional diploma offers solid direction to the college or career oriented student and our Distinguished Scholar Diploma allows an even more rigorous course direction with additional service and leadership opportunities. Numerous AP, Honors and Dual-Credit classes are available to high school students. We accept applications for 3-yr-old Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade students, as space is available. A Peoria Christian School education prepares your student for college, ministry or career. It prepares them for life.

Elementary School and High School - California Avenue Campus

California Campus (Elementary & High School

Middle School - Monroe Avenue Campus

Monroe Campus (Middle School)