When it comes to your children’s education, finding the right school can be a huge challenge. According to Keegan family, from Portland, when they were on the hunt to find the best education for their children, Portland Christian Schools (PCS) met all their expectations and that has made all the difference to them as parents.

“Choosing a school was a really big decision for us,” says Tammy Keegan, mother of PCS students. “We wanted a faith-based school where our kids could stay from start to finish — kindergarten through graduation — that’s small enough to provide a family-feel but big enough to offer many options.”

The family-feel, Tammy Keegan is talking about, can be contributed to PCS commitment to the community. The community atmosphere the school is known for and strives after begins with a lower student to teacher ratio than other schools. The average class size is 13 students for every one teacher.

Yet, lower student to teacher ratio is not the only way PCS is excelling at their commitment to the community. Students at the elementary school participate in a peer ministry program. The program teaches third graders how to develop skills to support each other. Junior and Senior high students develop leader plans and then, in turn, lead their fellow students in a robust conversation about important topics.

The high emphasis PCS puts on community involves getting to know the parents needs in addition to the students. “Everyone at Portland Christian supports each other,” says PCS parent of three. “When someone is having a tough time, the administration, the teachers, and other parents all rally around and step up to make a difference.”

If you are looking for a school for your children and interested in learning more about PCS, you can go to their website by clicking here.

State Representative Mike Nearman (R-Independence) is working hard for you on issues like this. He can be reached at rep.mikenearman@state.or.us