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Why PUCS?

Small Classes and a Sense of Belonging

Because PUCS is a small school with an average of 14 students per class, there’s a place for everyone to shine. Many parents who send their children to PUCS feel that this is a place where people get them. The diverse student body enables sharing of multiple perspectives and life experiences while centering on a sense of community and purpose.

As a Christian school, PUCS incorporates the teachings of Christ to encourage our students to look outward and help lift those around them. We embrace a diverse set of views and ideologies as our students represent over 35 churches from the Greater Pittsburgh area and many of our students are children of pastors for local congregations.

We invite families to worship with us during our all-school Chapel each Wednesday morning. During that time we praise Jesus through song and messages from special guest speakers and members of the staff.

Integrated Curriculum and Special Classes

Each class follows a sequence of themes throughout the year both in elementary and middle school classes. These themes help student explore topics, such as Creation, Oceans, Government, and Physical Sciences, weaving reading and literacy with scientific exploration and art. These themes give context and purpose to the educational tools and directly impact the high performance of PUCS students.

All-School Unit

In addition to the grade-based themes, each year PUCS selects an All-School Unit that is share among all of the classes from Kindergarten to 8th Grade. The entire school explores this special theme with enthusiastic guest speakers, field trips, music, and special events. The student work together with local writers and artists to produce the annual Spring Production which celebrates our students’

Spanish

Students learn Spanish with Señora Matos from K-8 and explore language and culture through interactive experiences and visitors. Families are encouraged to get involved in the local Latin@ community.

Art

Elementary Art  with Mrs. McGinley provides an outlet for creative expression through mixed media and color. Students use techniques from their art classes to help design sets and costumes for the annual Spring Production.

Outdoor Classroom

Mrs. Ito helps students connect with nature through our own outdoor classroom. Students learn about composting, maintenance, and preparation of urban agriculture.

Gym and Recess

We believe that physical education and play are essential to childhood development. Students learn weekly structured skills and techniques with Mr. Rhodes, and play outside at Ferguson Park most days of the year. Outside of school students from grades 1-8 are invited to participate in a parent-let cross country team.

Robotics and STEM

Middle school students demonstrate their problem solving skills by participating in the Robotics Club and competing with other schools in the area.