Founded in 1960, approximately 900 students currently attend Pacific Christian School from Preschool through grade 12. This represents approximately 500 families from over 90 Victoria area churches. Our Elementary School building houses preschool through grade seven. Grades eight through twelve are located in the Secondary School.
The PCS Vision
Educational Excellence to the Glory of God.
The PCS Mission
Nurturing students in Christ-like living, critical thinking and joyful service to be faithful citizens in God’s world.
Our constitution defines our purpose as follows: “To attract parents who are willing and desirous to seek for their children an education which is directed by God’s all-powerful Word, and have these children trained to help them acquire and grow in a Christian world and life view. “
As Christian teachers and parents, we recognize that each student is a unique creation of God, with differences in abilities and in ways of learning. The instructional program aims to respect each student’s individuality and seeks to empower each student in the recognition and use of his or her gifts.
Pacific Christian School is also a community where we learn to live together in ways which reflect the love that Christ has shown for us.
Guiding Educational Principles
At PCS we believe that education should be:
By nurturing students in Christ-like living, critical thinking and joyful service, we educate not only to inform but also transform. We create learning experiences to help shape students’ Christian faith and develop within them an understanding of their identity in Christ. We seek to develop a Christian worldview in our students by infusing their learning with biblical truths, continually orienting them toward Christ with the deep hope that they will come to love, serve and desire the Kingdom of God.
Rooted in Belonging
Students are drawn into the learning process when they are known and loved within a school community. We believe that each child is uniquely created in the image of God, and we delight to know them personally. As one-of-a-kind image-bearers, we recognize that students learn in a variety of ways. As such, we respond to student diversity by providing varied and accessible instructional approaches that reflect students’ curiosities, strengths, needs and personal goals.
Deep learning equips students to influence the world. Students are nurtured to be faithful citizens in God’s world by connecting their learning to diverse contexts. Students engage in creating beautiful work that has purpose, complexity and meaning. We seek relevant audiences for students to connect their work to the broader community, which deepens their learning. Through this, students experience their role as active and creative participants in God’s story.
Joyful service is a faithful response to the transformational work of God in our lives. We understand that God’s story is one of redemption and restoration, and that His plan for restoration includes us as participants. We provide opportunities for students to serve others, with the deep hope that they develop a life-long desire to be servant-workers as Christ modeled for us.