Portland Christian School is a private, Christian school founded in 1924. The school, located on Westport Road, has served families in Louisville and surrounding areas for 99 years. The school’s passion is its focus on providing a Christian education to all families desiring a Christian worldview in the school setting.
In Middle School we infuse these transformative years with a focus on organization, physical health and biblical principles. We challenge our students to become servant leaders, to be honest and trustworthy, and to love and respect others. The Bible is integrated into all subjects at Portland Christian. Our students deepen their understanding of the Scriptures in our daily Bible class. Middle School students at Portland Christian take courses that will prepare them for success at the secondary level.
To aid in preparation for our high school program, middle school students have a seven class period day, which includes the following courses:
All middle school students will take the following five classes:
Grammar / Literature
The remainder of a student’s schedule will be made up by electives each semester.
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There are 11 full-time faculty members. The faculty consists of highly-skilled certified teachers (State and or ACSI). Our faculty-to-student ratio for middle school is 1:8. Average class size is 15 students.
The middle school currently has 76 students, allowing us to maintain small classroom ratios. In 2023-2024, middle school will also include sixth grade. This provides students with a more focused instructional experience, direct individualized support and greater opportunities in developing confidence in the areas of spiritual maturity and academic success.
Robust elective offerings – These include fine arts, foreign language, and Nadus Institute (Video Story-telling)
Chapel and Small Groups – Regular opportunities for worship, prayer, and spiritual accountability
Clubs and Activities – Students discover their gifts and grow leadership skills through clubs, service projects, and athletic programs.
Community Service – Every year, Middle School participates in three missions projects to share the gospel in the community.
Our students in grades K-11 take the MAP test three times a year. All schools are aiming for proficiency in student performance across the various subjects. Our scores show that the class averages for PCS students are in the Proficient or Nearing Proficient range in all subject areas.
Each year, Duke University offers the opportunity for selected seventh grade students to participate in the Talent Identification Program (TIP) based upon previous achievement test scores in the sixth grade. This high honor gives our students the experience of taking a college entrance exam, as well as providing additional educational opportunities. On average, 40 percent of seventh grade students qualify for participation in the Duke Tip Program each year.