Here is what some of our parents and staff have to say about what God is doing in our school.
在我工作的过程中，我与孩子们建立了联系, 我有孩子的孙子, so its phenomenal to see the rich 历史 of families connected for a lifetime. I've been here a long time and people keep coming back because this place cares. Why would people grow up and, if there wasn’t love and care in this place, send their own kids here? Why would people pour money into a place that wasn’t providing the best education and environment, 在他们的家庭中建立正确的性格, 如果这里没有什么特别之处?"
我的女儿在与同龄人的一些冲突中非常挣扎. When I asked for input and advice from her teachers and principal I was showered with overwhelming support. 老师们为我的女儿祈祷, 和她交谈, 让她知道他们一直在她身边, 让她知道他们随时都可以谈话, 等. they offered the same encouragement to me which was great for this mother's heart. They continued to follow-up through the remainder of the year to make sure my daughter was doing alright and that the conflicts were resolving. 任何地方都可能发生冲突, 而是爱的流露, 祈祷, and genuine concern went above and beyond the typical child/student relationship. 真是福气!"
We prayed over our decision to put our daughter at PCS when she entered kindergarten. 我们怎么负担得起? 我们怎样才能每个月凑够钱付学费呢. Yet, we promised God that if He provided, both of our children would attend PCS. 上周日，我们最小的孩子毕业了. Every tuition payment met, every other family bill paid on time, and our needs met. 也没有收到任何经济援助!. 神是信实的. Our children received a great education to help them achieve their goal in life. 能成为PCS大家庭的一员，我们感到非常幸运.
——前任父母 & 马克·星期五老师
I am one of the few people that has had a ‘look’ at PCS from a few different views:
I started out as a dad, choosing to send his 4 children to PCS for a total of 11 years
I taught Bible for 3 years, and served as Spiritual Life Director for one of those years
作为一个基督徒父亲, the reason my wife and I chose to send our kids to PCS was that we wanted the people that spent the most time with our kids in their formative years to be people who had the same values and world-view as we did. I could tell many stories of how I 看到 this ‘shared world-view’ play itself out to my kids’ advantage, but the very first story (that actually convinced us to enroll our kids in Christian education) happened when I was a young pastor, serving in a church in Minnesota that housed a school like PCS decades ago. 我走到大厅里, 这是一个二年级的老师, 双膝跪地, 和两个男孩谈论他们失控的争吵. And I remember her quickly turning the conversation from ‘what did you do that was wrong’ to ‘how would God wanted you to handle the situation?“我认为父母们并没有意识到每天的影响, 与其他成年人在生活中的非正式谈话对我们的孩子有影响. And we wanted those conversations happening with adults that shared our love for the Lord and our commitment to His word being the standard in our lives.
But the greatest extra blessing for us has been that we didn’t have to ‘give up’ anything educationally to get that godly adult interaction. PCS有着令人难以置信的学术成就记录, including an ACT average (25) that is 4 points higher than the national average (21)! I remember when we told my parents that we were sending out kids to a Christian school, 他们哀叹我们的孩子可能会成为圣经学者, 他们在基础学术领域会落后很多. But my parents were blown away by the ACT scores our four kids got – which also translated into well over $100,在他们即将上大学的时候.
作为董事会成员, I got to see firsthand how PCS embodies Christian values in everything it does – from the hiring of teachers to the handling of student discipline. PCS is not a perfect school, and it’s certainly not run by perfect people. But it is a school that is led by an administration and board that take seriously God’s principles in how they do everything. These leaders spend much time on their knees asking God to guide them and help them see which directions the school should head, and then spend much time in discussion as they hone in on the precise course of action. And especially when we find ourselves engulfed by a culture that has little value for Godly principles, it is becoming 更多的 and 更多的 important for these leaders to be men and women who take God seriously in their own lives as well as the live of the students and families they serve.
作为老师, 然后是精神生活指导, I got to see how the staff at PCS puts a Biblical world view into everything they do with the students. 很明显, 老师们每天都与班级和学生一起祈祷, and they are integrating Biblical principles in their teaching of every subject. 但更重要的是, teachers are using Biblical principles to guide all of their interactions with students – especially when there are tough issues to face (cheating, 欺凌, 等.). 作为一名父亲和董事会成员，我知道会发生这种情况. 但是作为一名老师，我 看到 每天都在发生:
in the way students are graciously rebuked when they exhibit ungodly behavior
in the way students are guided in the handling of difficult situations in class and in life
in the way teachers come alongside students and families during difficult times
And as our country and world head further and further away from God’s Word and His ways, 我相信是偶数 更多的 important than ever for our impressionable kids to not only have Godly parents and church people guiding them, but also teachers and school administrators who love the Lord and value His word guiding them as well – for an incredible 1/3 of their waking hours in their PK – 12 years!