We work hard to make tuition affordable. Peoria Christian School offers tuition assistance awards for all grade levels. Families may apply for tuition assistance awards through the FAST program each year. Families who choose not to apply for Tuition Assistance Awards still only pay tuition equal to 83% of the full cost of education. The additional 17% of the cost, not collected through tuition, is met through gifts from generous donors, the annual school fund-raising banquet and the annual school auction.

How to APPLY

Tuition assistance awards are available each year, families simply need to let us know of their need. Contact Kathleen Pozos, Bookkeeper, or Gideon Bicksler, Business Manager, for tuition assistance. They can be reached  at 309-686-4500 ext. 0, or by email to kpozos@peoriachristian.org or gbicksler@peoriachristian.org.

1: Apply for admissions to Peoria Christian School (if you are not a current PCS family).  If you are a current PCS family, you can skip to #2. If you are a new family and have not toured or talked with the Admissions Department about enrollment, call 309-686-4500 ext. 217 or email Admissions at khutchins@peoriachristian.org to set up a meeting. 

2: Apply through the FAST link for tuition assistance awards or call the Business Office. Tuition assistance awards are available for all grades.  


Tuition Rates 2019-2020

TUITION - Tuition may be paid monthly, by semester or in one payment. Rates listed here are for 12 monthly payments, July - June. Textbooks are included in tuition. Tuition for the 2019-2020 school year is below. For tuition assistance awards, contact the Business Office.

  • Preschool for 4-yr-olds - 3 mornings T/W/Th (8:30 to 11:30 am)- $217 mo/12 monthly payments

  • Preschool for 4-yr-olds - 5 mornings (8:30 to 11:30 am)- $300 mo/12 monthly payments

    • Students must be 4 years old by September 1 to qualify for Preschool. For full-day hours, add the optional Extended Care afternoon program. Rates for this program are listed below under Optional Programs. 

  • Kindergarten (8:30 am to 3:10 pm) - $473 mo/12 monthly payments

  • Elementary Grades 1 – 4 (8:30 am to 3:15 pm) - $517 mo/12 monthly payments 

  • Middle School Grades 5 – 8 (8:30 am to 3:20 pm) - $595 mo/12 monthly payments

  • High School Grades 9 – 12 (8:00 am to 3:30 pm) - $665 mo/12 monthly payments 

SIBLING DISCOUNTS – The sibling discounts per month are as follows: second oldest student - $41.67 off/each of 12 monthly payments, third oldest student - $83.33 off/each of 12 monthly payments and the fourth and fifth oldest students each receive $125 off/each of 12 monthly payments. The sibling discount applies to students in Kindergarten and above.

BUILDING FEE – The building fee is $48 mo/12 monthly payments, one per family. Families whose only students are in preschool pay half the building fee at $24 mo/12 monthly payments. This fee is separate from tuition since it is paid per family, not per student. 

REGISTRATION FEES – Registration fees vary by grade level and are due each year. Registration includes required fees as well as some optional items available for purchase like yearbooks and verse shirts.

SCHOOL HOURS AND DAYS - School opens at 7:30 am for High School and 8:00 am for other grades. Christmas Break, Spring Break and other school days off are listed on the school calendar under the Family tab on the website.


EXTENDED CARE (EC) FOR PRESCHOOL – This program is available for students enrolled in the morning preschool classes at the California Avenue Campus and runs from 11:30 AM to 3:10 PM. Parents can choose between one and all five afternoons for EC. The price for one day of EC is $45 mo/12 monthly payments, 2 days is $90 mo/12 monthly payments, 3 days is $135 mo/12 monthly payments, 4 days is $180 mo/12 monthly payments and all 5 days of EC is $205 mo/12 monthly payments. Email khutchins@peoriachristian.org to sign up for EC days.

BEFORE CARE PROGRAM – A fully supervised Before Care program is available for students in Preschool - 4th grade at the California Avenue Campus each morning from 6:30 AM – 8:00 AM.  Breakfast items are provided, along with some homework assistance, as needed. The fee is $7 per day used and is billed monthly. PCS staff work this program. Email khutchins@peoriachristian.org to sign up for days needed.

CHAMP’S CORNER AFTER CARE – This is a fully supervised After Care program, with a Christ-centered environment and PCS staff, and includes nutritious snacks, planned activities, homework help, crafts, enrichment activities and recreation time. This program is available for students in Preschool – 4th grade at the California Avenue Campus. Champ’s Corner runs after school (3:15 pm) until 6:00 PM and is also available on half-days. Email cstear@peoriachristian.org or call (309) 686-4500 ext. 219 to sign up for days needed on a regular basis. Drop-in days can be added with at least 1 day’s notice by signing up on the Champ’s Corner Calendar in the After Care classroom. The cost for this program is $12 per day used ($9 for each sibling) and invoiced at the end of each month. It can be paid separately or added into your monthly tuition payment.