A Christ-Centered Education

Christian Education in Payson, AZ | Payson Christian School

Student Life at PCS

Payson Christian School is so much more than your average public school with an additional Christian education. We recognize that each student learns differently. Therefore, although we are established to hold 430 students at our school in Payson, AZ, we cap our maximum enrollment at 230 students. This way we can ensure that each student gets an individualized approach to their education. In addition, PCS is a four-day instructional week school. The students here come to school Monday through Thursday and have three-day weekends. We have found the shorter weeks have resulted in improved student concentration and information retention. Our school is future-focused and emphasizes teaching to the whole of the child. Rather than teaching a student enough information to pass a test and forget it, we help our students retain the information learned and learn new vital life skills along the way.


Students require a safe and orderly place to learn and do their best. – At PCS, safety practices are in place, which includes:

  • Continual lockdown via keeping our doors locked – all visitors must be viewed on a recorded video system before being allowed into the secure front office. Only approved and escorted individuals are allowed past the always-locked front office doors.
  • Numerous high-tech systems are in place and cloud recorded.
  • We provide safety training to all staff and students on a continual basis.
  • Bullying is not tolerated; students and staff are expected to be kind to others and demonstrate respect and courtesy at all times.
  • Other security measures are in place but not discussed for safety reasons.

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Payson Christian School is a model school for science, technology, religion, engineering, art, and math (S.T.R.E.A.M). As a result, our programs are developed to build meaningful S.T.R.E.A.M experiences for PCS students that not only support their pursuit of academic excellence, but also in helping others and the community. We have maker spaces in every classroom and a centralized room filled with modern technology that prepares the students for the jobs of tomorrow.


Our students at PCS are encouraged to have a voice. We are proud to have created a culture that is safe and accessible, and where students are encouraged to collaborate on projects, discuss ideas, and confidently share their work. We provide a foundation of academic and social confidence that students will carry with them long after their school career is over.


The art program’s mission at PCS is to provide a curriculum that equips and empowers students to discover, develop, and demonstrate their God-given talents. We have become known for having an inspiring art program in Payson, AZ. In fact, our art program has become one of the most popular for the homeschooled community.

Check out our students’ work!

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Here at Payson Christian School, we are entering into a new realm of technology-based education. We are one of the leaders in the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT is a network of billions of physical things that are connected via technology. Being one of the leaders, we are constantly learning and adapting in order to continue to serve as an example to others of the benefits and possibilities that come with the new technology.


As our school grows, so does our athletic department. The athletics program presents students with situations to practice teamwork, camaraderie, and self-discipline. PCS currently offers the following sports for our fourth – eighth graders:

  • Volleyball
  • Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Archery

Life Class

Most schools prepare students to work for a business, but we develop students to think critically to be ready for real-world activities via our life class. In this weekly class, we bring in experts from various vocations to teach our kids what it means to live life in a challenging environment. We teach carpentry, wilderness and urban survival, sewing, entrepreneurship, tax preparation, how to change a tire, how to change your oil, how to fix the lights on your car, how to fix a toilet, and many other real-life applications.

PCS is excited to announce we have purchased 14 top-end BenQ Boards to equip our students with “best interactive display designed to help them learn proactively, think creatively, and interact safely.”

“We chose PCS for the Christian foundation in our child’s education. We also wanted a small community feeling and low class sizes so he could blossom and learn without being lost in a sea of numbers.”
– The White family

For more information on what a student can expect at PCS please call our office at 928-474-8050, or share your information via our form and we will be in touch.

Payson Christian School
1000 E Frontier St
Payson, AZ 85541




Business Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM