Why PCA North?
We value very much the relationships we have developed with like-minded families as a result of our involvement at PCA.
jenny brady, pca parent
Who are we?
We, Prestonwood Christian Academy, are delighted to be recognized as an institution that does school differently. In Matthew 10:16, Jesus sent His disciples into the world with the statement, “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be shrewd as snakes and innocent as doves.” We believe Jesus’ command in Matthew was charging us to maintain a discerning attitude when dealing with circumstances we face in the world, and we strive to teach our students in a similar manner.
What Makes PCA Distinctive?
To best equip our students for the world outside of their Christian home, PCA believes a strong partnership between the home, school and church, the basis for Kingdom education, is the foundation for educating the whole child. It is this partnership, working in synergy, that allows a student to fully develop into all that God has planned for them. It is PCA's desire that through a Christian, Liberal Arts education, students "grow in wisdom, stature and favor with both God and man." Our fully biblically integrated curriculum, staff and student relationships and our Portrait of a Graduate all make Prestonwood Christian Academy an academy of distinction.
The teachers at PCA are instrumental in training children to walk with the Lord. This approach is incredibly beneficial in developing the entire child, rather than equipping them only for academic success.”
angie gray, pca parent
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PCA provides Lower School and Middle School students an opportunity to participate in the Honor Choir, an elite auditioned ensemble. This choir performs regularly in the north Dallas area and competes annually at the ACSI choir festival, where it routinely receives “Superior” ratings from all judges.
The Collins Thinking and Writing Program helps teachers and students use common vocabulary as well as set levels of expectations on writing across the curriculum and writing in every course, whether it is Music, Science or English. The byproduct is to develop good communication skills while emphasizing higher order thinking processes.
PCA is continuing to train teachers on how to integrate higher order thinking skills throughout the curriculum. One means is through Socratic Seminars where students learn to clearly express their opinions with supporting evidence from a text; to question or defend the accuracy of what they read; to challenge the ideas of the author by noting bias, distortion or lack of information; to contrast the accuracy of one text with other sources to form defensible critiques; and to make solid judgments about a text derived from interpretation and inferential information.