Peoria Christian School supports the Christian home and church by preparing students to lead Christ-like lives through a biblical approach to education.
It is the vision of Peoria Christian School to produce academically skilled students who are equipped with a biblical worldview and who will impact the world for Christ.
Statement of Faith
The authority for this Association is the Holy Scripture and its teaching as understood in the literal, grammatical, and cultural sense and shall be binding on this Association as long as it exists. Every statement, regulation, and provision of the by-laws of this Association must be in harmony with and applied in harmony with the relevant teaching of the Scriptures. No statement, policy, or action shall be taken that infringes upon or contradicts the teaching of the Scriptures as interpreted by the following doctrinal statement:
Section 1: We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are inspired by God, and are inerrant in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life.
Section 2: We believe in one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Section 3: We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth and His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His future personal return in power and glory.
Section 4: We believe that for the salvation of the lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
Section 5: We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
Section 6: We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Section 7: We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive covenant union, as delineated in Scripture (Genesis 2:18-25) and that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other and that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity is engaged in outside of marriage between a man and a woman (Genesis 1:27–28; 2:21–24; Matthew 19:4–9; Mark 10:5–9; Ephesians 5:22–33).
Section 8: We believe that God wonderfully foreordained and immutably created each person as either male or female in conformity with their biological sex. These two distinct yet complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God (Genesis 1:26–27). Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.
Section 9: We expect employees to maintain a lifestyle based on biblical standards of moral conduct. Moral misconduct, which violates the bona fide occupational qualification for employees to be Christian role models, includes, but is not limited to, promiscuity, homosexual behavior and/or sexual orientation, bisexuality, polygamy, transgender identity, or any other violation of the unique roles of male and female (Exodus 20:14; Leviticus 18:7–23; 20:10–21; Deuteronomy 5:18; Matthew 5:27–28; 15:19; Romans 1:21-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9-20).
Section 10: We believe that the function and integrity of its employees requires that they must be born-again Christians, living their lives as Christian role models (Romans 10:9-10; I Timothy 4:12), maintaining a lifestyle based on biblical standards of conduct. Failure to do so may result in a reprimand or, in some cases, dismissal from employment. It is the goal of the school that each employee will have a lifestyle where "...He might have the pre-eminence." (Colossians 1:18).
Each member of the Board of Directors and each employee of Peoria Christian School, having accepted Jesus Christ as personal Savior, shall subscribe annually in writing to the Statement of Faith.
Peoria Christian School Expected Student Outcomes
Expected Student Outcomes (ESO's) are what the school targets for all students to know, believe, understand, prefer, and be able to do upon completion of the school's program. The ESO's are those regularly assessed by the school to help determine the school's progress in achieving its mission/vision and are used to inform program and instructional improvement.
The vision of Peoria Christian School is that a maturing PCS student:
Is well prepared in all academic disciplines (Bible, science, mathematics, social studies, language arts [reading, writing, speaking, and listening], life-time fitness, fine arts, and technology).
Appreciates literature and the arts and recognizes how they express and shape his/her beliefs and values.
Knows how to utilize resources including, but not limited to, spiritual, human, natural, community, print, media and digital resources to find, analyze, and evaluate information.
Has a knowledge and understanding of people, events, and movements in history and the cultures of other peoples and places.
Has a knowledge and understanding of languages and cultures of other peoples, rejecting discrimination, advocating for unity among ethnicity, and encouraging biblical hospitality.
Values intellectual inquiry and is engaged in the marketplace of ideas.
Actively participates in the learning process through critical thinking, multifaceted discernment, collaboration, and ownership of one’s work.
Personally responds to carrying out the Great Commission locally, regionally, state-side and around the world in a culturally sensitive manner.
Can articulate and defend a Christian worldview while having a basic understanding of opposing worldviews.
Is prepared to practice the principles of healthy, moral family living.
Has the skills to question, solve problems, and make wise decisions.
Has an understanding of how to live out spiritual disciplines and recognizes the value of them in the life of a Christian.
Is committed to life-long learning.
Understands the intrinsic value of human life as created by God in His image, and knows the clear implications this gives towards how we practice justice, ethical living, and loving those around us.
Trusts God as his/her only salvation and recognizes Him as the ultimate authority of his/her life.
Knows, understands, and applies God’s Word in daily life.
Possesses apologetic skills to defend his/her faith.
Is empowered by the Holy Spirit and pursues a life of faith, goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness and love.
Treats his/her body as the temple of the Holy Spirit.
Develops a love for truth, while seeing the value of communicating that truth in love.
Is actively involved in a church community, serving God and others.
Cultivates an appreciation for the historical church and a recognition of his/her place in it.
Understands, values, and engages in appropriate social (community) and civic (political) activities.
Recognizes his/her personal giftings and how he/she serves the church at large.
Embraces and practices justice, mercy, and peacemaking in family and society.
Respects and relates appropriately with integrity to the people with whom he/she works, plays and lives.
Has an appreciation for the natural environment and practices responsible stewardship of God’s creation.
Is a good steward of his/her finances, time (including discretionary time) and all other resources.
Understands that work has dignity as an expression of the nature of God