Welcome to Payson Christian School

Teaching to the Whole of the Child

 

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Distinct from other educational institutions, at Payson Christian School, we nurture “The Whole of the Child” in a haven where academic excellence meets spiritual and ethical grounding. Discover a community focused on holistic development, where students are empowered and relationships flourish. Join us for a transformative education in a safe, respectful, and positive environment—

Your child’s journey to a well-rounded future starts here.

Dual Accreditation

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.

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A Note From Our School Administrator

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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.

Meet Our
Dedicated Staff

Administrative

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Dr. Aaron Walp, PhD

Administrator

Susan Sanders Staff at Christian School in Payson, AZ | Payson Christian School

Susan Sanders

Dean of Faculty and Students

Melissa Wile Staff at Payson Christian School in Payson, AZ

Beth Cambell

Registrar and Special Events Coordinator

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TJ Walp

Tuition Assistance Specialist

Susan Sanders Staff at Christian School in Payson, AZ | Payson Christian School

Andrea McQueen

Financial Coordinator

Preschool Staff

Judy Contratto Staff at Christian School in Payson, AZ | Payson Christian School

Judy Contratto

Childcare Specialist

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Gwen Nees

Preschool Instructor

Amie Horsley

Preschool Instructor

Elementary School Staff

Emily Walter Staff at Christian School in Payson, AZ | Payson Christian School

Rae bailiff

First Grade Instructor

Hunter Horsley

Fourth Grade Instructor

Sara Kariodimedjo Staff at Christian School in Payson, AZ | Payson Christian School

Sara Kario

Second Grade Instructor

Nikki Potts

Middle School Instructor

Middle School Staff

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Margot Tan

Art & Middle School Science

Instructional Aides

“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

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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

Phone:
928-474-8050

Email:
info@pcspayson.org

Business Hours:
Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Friday 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Payson Christian School admits students and hires employees of any race, color, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.