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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

Our Distinctive Programs

College Placement

Our alumni have moved on to places like...

Ivy League Universities

Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Columbia and Duke.

Highly Selective Universities

Belmont University, Colgate University, Colorado School of Mines, Emory University, Hillsdale College, Marquette University, Tulane University, Vanderbilt University, Rhodes College, Rice University, Wheaton College, University of Southern California, Wake Forest, and Washington University.

Big 12 Universities

Baylor University, Oklahoma State University, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, University of Kansas, University of Missouri, University of Oklahoma, Texas Christian University, and The University of Texas at Austin.

Christian Universities

Abilene Christian University, Cedarville University, Dallas Baptist University, Dordt College, Furman University, Hardin-Simmons University, Howard Payne University, John Brown University, Liberty University, Oklahoma Baptist University, Oklahoma Christian University, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Ouachita Baptist University, Palm Beach Atlantic, Samford University,Union University, University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, Wheaton College, The Kings College, and Southern Methodist University

Student Focused

Programs

Kingdom Education

PCA is founded on the philosophy of Kingdom education, which focuses on the partnership between the home, school and church. This philosophy sets PCA apart as a biblical worldview training model for the next generation.

Academic Balance

PCA provides balance for the student and the family. Attention to homework loads and homework relevancy; coupled with individual attention and tutoring provided by the faculty; plus, a block schedule result in academic excellence without placing undue stress on students or their families.

Student-Mandated

Teachers and administration are able to focus on each student’s needs rather than relying on the results of a state-mandated test.

Tuition Assistance

Tuition assistance is based on qualified needs and is distributed as available from year to year. In any given year, almost one-fourth of PCA students receive tuition assistance with an average grant of over $6,000.

Artistic Recognition

Programs & Honors

Art

PCA Art gets stronger every year. For the past three years, PCA Art has won the TAPPS State Art championship by significant margins over the 2nd place school. Additionally, a PCA student recieved First Place at the Congressional Art Competition in the local district.

Honor Choir

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.

Academic Excellence

Programs

Writing across the curriculum

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.

Learning Lab & Advanced Placement

We reach many levels of learners from those with learning differences in the Learning Lab to those gifted in the Advanced Placement® courses. In addition, students are offered the option of demonstrating mastery in a variety of ways rather than only through written tests.

Socratic Method

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.

Spiritual Development

programs

Biblical Worldview Integration

The Truths of God’s Holy Word are woven into every class at every level at PCA, not just in chapel and Bible class.

Worship Opportunities

Pre-kindergarten through 6th grade students experience a weekly chapel as well as all school Worship services throughout the year.

Character Training

PCA puts an emphasis on character training, the PCA Code of Honor, respect and servant leadership. Students in pre-kindergarten through 6th grade are taught an intentional Bible study model.

Mission Connection

Students in the Lower School, Middle School and Upper School are involved in mission trips and service projects. Older students serve as mentors and inspirations for the younger students through the Adopt-An-Athlete, Reading Buddies and Mission Partner programs.