Payson Christian School is a small-town school in Payson, AZ, with a future-thinking approach to education. We educate with the mindset of where the students and the workforce will be 10-15 years from now. We teach for the jobs of tomorrow by providing a technology-based learning experience. However, each student receives their own personalized education. We pride ourselves on not generalizing our curriculum so that each student can succeed. We believe each child is unique and requires their own educational strategy. We seek to understand your child for who they are and how God created them. Although we encourage each child to push themselves, we will not pressure a child into an advanced degree of learning if it doesn’t interest them.
Here at PCS we don’t take our accreditations lightly. Our continuing education process is rigorous because we understand the educational power that accreditations hold. They equip and advance how effective we are in terms of innovation and research and are at the center of each of our programs.
All of the teachers at PCS are ACSI certified and Cognia certified and hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree – more than half have a master’s or higher. Regardless of the degree, each teacher is dedicated to continuing their professional development and takes part in continuing education opportunities regularly.
A Note From Our School Administrator
Welcome to Payson Christian School. I am Dr. Aaron Walp, the school administrator. My wife, TJ, and I have been married for over 32 years. We have two adult sons and a granddaughter. We love the outdoors and backpack, kayak, ride our CanAm, or whatever else we can do to get outside and take in this breathtaking Arizona scenery. God showed off when He designed this fantastic state!
I have had the privilege of serving in various leadership positions in six states. From my diverse background, we have made numerous calculated changes over the last five years. We seek simplicity: Honor God. Never settle for mediocre. Do not speak the words, “That’s the way it’s always been!” There is always work to be done, and nothing is “below” anyone! Lastly, start each day expecting to learn something new.
No one at PCS has “arrived.” We are servants of the Most High – always learning, growing, and demanding innovation. I would love to have you join us as we work together to make PCS a top-notch ministry that adequately prepares students for the rigors of a very tough tomorrow. We live in a real world with real problems; let’s get our kids ready for reality via a solid education.
Dr. Aaron Walp
Dean of Students & Academics
Front Desk, Kindergarten Instructor, & Tours
Two-Year-Old Childcare Specialist
Elementary School Staff
First Grade Instructor
Second Grade Instructor
Third Grade Instructor
Middle School Staff
Art and Middle School Science
Middle School Math
Preschool Instructional Aide
Culinary Supervisor & School Instructional Aide
“I have been blown away by the administration at this school. They ensure high-quality care to both the students and the parents, and they are always looking ahead to prepare the students for the future. On top of it all, they are centered on Christ!”
– The Campbell Family
Calendar of Events
For more information about Payson Christian School please call our office at 928-474-8050, or share your information via a form and we will be in touch.
Payson Christian School
1000 E Frontier St
Payson, AZ 85541
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM