“Forgetting what is behind
and straining toward what is ahead,
I press on toward the goal
for the prize of the upward call
of God in Christ Jesus.”
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The Park Place Christian Academy Experience
Partnering with parents in providing students with a distinctly Christ-centered education.
Welcome to Park Place Christian Academy! Founded in 2000, PPCA is a ministry of Park Place Baptist Church, which strives to provide a distinctively Christian, academically rigorous education for students in grades K3-12. PPCA offers a balanced, affordable, high-quality Christian education that meets the needs of students and parents alike.
Here at PPCA, we integrate academic excellence with a passion for Christ to develop a strong foundation for young leaders, especially in our Christian High School. Our students are instructed, inspired, and encouraged to establish and cultivate a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Park Place Christian Academy is accredited by SACS/AdvancED and at the highest level by the Midsouth Association of Independent Schools (MAIS).
Why Park Place Christian Academy?
Park Place Christian Academy’s mission is to partner with parents to provide their children a Christ-centered education founded on the Bible which fosters spiritual development and instills the vision and practice of Christian excellence in academics, character, and service to others.
Our faith in God is integrated throughout all of our programs and courses of study as part of our Christian worldview.
We believe integrating academic excellence with a passion for Christ will develop a strong foundation of young leaders to uniquely shape the world in which we live.
596 K3-12G students
56 Preschool 9:1
286 Elementary 17:1
254 Secondary 21:1
Year that PPCA was established and opened to K3-2G.
Service hours averaged each year by 9th-12th grade students through A.C.T.S. (Announcing Christ Through Service) program.
Total Amount of Scholarships offered to Class of 2022
What Our Families (and Others) Love About Us
Jeff and Katie Arnold
“Park Place Christian Academy is such a refuge for us!
We love knowing that our kids have a place to attend school that shares in our goal to teach not only academics but Biblical principles and a Christian worldview.
This aspect of educating our kids gives us as parents such peace of mind as we grow and steward our children!”
– Jeff and Katie Arnold, parents of two current Crusaders, Lexie and Jon Caleb since 2011.
“Park Place has a special place in my heart because it gave me the opportunity to do what I love (teach) with the total love and support of Christian administrators, faculty, and parents.
It also affords freedom to share God’s love daily in the classroom while guiding the students in navigating the issues of today’s world!”
– Dianne Baer, retired middle school English teacher, 2016-2020.
“I love that PPCA is more than just a school, it’s a family.
The teachers at Park Place truly care about the success of their students.
Above all, I love that this school taught me that I am worthy of love and that my purpose is found in and through Christ!”
– Kara Bailey, Crusader student 2011-2015, PPCA graduate, Class of 2015.
“At PPCA, we are a family. We look out for each other. We pray for each other.
Teaching a Christian worldview gives our students the best possible basis for going forth.
By teaching a Christian worldview, we hope to influence our young people so that they may be able to make solid impressions on others for God’s Kingdom.
I pray that I come to school each day with a good attitude so that students will see that and know that they’re cared for while at PPCA.”
– Coach Bobby Barrett, PPCA Assistant Athletic Director.
Jason and Brandy Bryant
“PPCA is such a blessing to us.
We knew we wanted our children to grow up in a Christ-centered environment and hear the gospel proclaimed through daily academics.
The Lord blessed us to be able to send our children to PPCA for just that.
We love PPCA and the friendships we have made!”
– Jason and Brandy Bryant, parents of two current Crusaders, Blake, Class of 2021, and Katie, Class of 2023, since 2006.
“PPCA holds a special place and a love in my heart because I have watched it grow from its beginnings.
As a parent of children there, I love that it provides an opportunity throughout their youth to not only hear the Word of God but see it lived out through its staff and opportunities to nurture the students in their growth.
As a preschool teacher there for 14 years, and now a substitute teacher since 2015, I am still blessed to have meaningful friendships from coworkers and students’ parents.
To me, PPCA became a family and a place that I felt called to, both in ministry to the heart and mind!”
-Debbie Myers, former PPCA preschool teacher, 2000-2014, parent of two Crusaders since 2000: Dylan, Class of 2015, and Elizabeth, current Crusader
Sanford and Trina Knott
After a MAIS State Track and Field meet, PPCA Coach Rod Morris contacted us and shared information about PPCA.
We felt PPCA was a good fit for our family and, subsequently, enrolled Alexis and later enrolled Ariel, and Daisy, our niece.
All have excelled academically and athletically. In retrospect, our journey to PPCA was definitely not by chance but one of divine intervention.”
-Sanford and Trina Knott, parents of Alexis, Class of 2018, Ariel, Class of 2021, and uncle and aunt to their niece, current Crusader, Daisy, Class of 2024.
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Thank you for considering Park Place Christian Academy for your child. PPCA strives to provide a distinctively Christian, academically rigorous education for students in grades K3-12.