8509 Westport Road,
Louisville, Kentucky 40242
Portland Christian School was first accredited by the Kentucky Board of Education in 1931 and has maintained that status to the present. The school is presently accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), which is recognized by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and by AdvancEd, which is the world’s largest education community. Read more about these organizations below.
The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) is a Christian educational organization. Since 1978, ACSI has advanced excellence in Christian schools by enhancing the professional and personal development of Christian educators and providing support functions for Christian schools.
AdvancED is the world’s largest education community, serving more than 30,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in more than 70 countries that educate over 16 million students. We believe that students must be prepared to succeed in a constantly-evolving and diverse world and that educational institutions have a deep responsibility to deliver quality education to students from all walks of life.
Portland Christian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, or ethnic origin, in the administration of our educational policies, admissions procedures, or school-administered programs.
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Portland Christian School is founded upon the fact that the “chief part of knowledge (and wisdom) is the fear of Jehovah.” (Proverbs 1:7, NIV) It is dedicated to presenting every subject in the light of the reality of God and of the revelation of Himself to man through the Word of God, the Bible, and to the specific teachings of the Bible. The staff is composed of Christians who are dedicated to serving God and youth.
Since 1924, Portland Christian School has been committed to honoring our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Creator of all things, with a learning environment that is based on biblical principles and is intellectually stimulating. Our desire is to work cooperatively with the student’s home and church, “so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work”. (II Timothy 3:17, NIV)
We believe education concerns the whole nature of man–body, mind and spirit. To educate and train this mind and this body to the neglect of the spiritual nature is the sad weakness of public education. It is in man’s spiritual nature that he is most like or unlike God Who created him to be in His image.
The greatest tool in the hands of man for the education of his spirit is the Bible. Because of several restraining factors, the Bible, for the most part, is ruled out of public education. In 1924, the members of the Portland Avenue Church of Christ decided that, whatever might be the cost to themselves, they would open a school in which their children could have the benefit of daily Bible teaching together with the state curriculum for the public schools. The church secured dedicated teachers who carried forward the school regardless of whether or not they received much pay for their services. The school began as a work of faith and a labor of love supported by free-will offerings.
Under a free government the school has enjoyed the freedom of teaching the Bible as the Word of the living God free from denominational bias. We have the privilege of presenting science, history, literature, and other secular subjects from the Christian rather than the evolutionary viewpoint, which pushes the God of the Bible out of the picture. This type of school gives opportunity to stress conduct and the formation of character after the pattern of Bible instruction. Click here to see our Expected Student Outcomes.
The teachers are selected for scholastic ability, but even more so for their dedication to this philosophy of education whereby they may best serve man and God.