“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.
“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 and Katie, since 2006.
“Our journey to PPCA happened by providence. Our family had been in prayer about a new school for our daughters. We were seeking a small Christian school that had a great academic track record, as well as a soccer program (a pre-requisite for our daughters). While playing soccer, a parent on an opposing team came up, introduced himself, and afterwards told us about PPCA. His daughter (Kaylan Green) was attending PPCA at the time. Later, one of our daughters (Alexis, PPCA ’18) had an opportunity to compete in the MAIS State Track & Field. When we arrived at the competition, neither her track coach nor any one from the administration showed up at the event. Since this was our very first time competing at this level, we sat in the bleaches trying to figure out what to do. PPCA Coach Rod Morris spotted us and asked why we were there. Coincidentally, we had met Coach Rod years before through mutual friends and had even supported him on his mission trips. Coach Rod stepped in and advised Alexis on checking in and where to go. He even took time to introduce her to his team. Later, after the meet, he contacted us and shared information about PPCA. We felt PPCA was a good fit for our family and, subsequently, enrolled Alexis that upcoming school term and later enrolled Ariel (PPCA ‘21) and Daisy, our niece, (PPCA ‘24). 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 graduate Alexis, Class of 2018, and current Crusader Ariel, and uncle and aunt to niece Daisy, current Crusader.
“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.
“We have been part of the PPCA family since 2017. We have made so many friends and great memories! PPCA is our favorite school!!”
Bryant and Mariann Scallorn, parents of two current Crusaders, AnnMarie, and Zeke, since 2017.
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