FAQ

What about accreditation?

Parkview is accredited by Christian Schools International (CSI) and North Central Association (NCA). This accreditation assures Parkview holds itself to high academic standards integrated with excellence and centered in Christ. It also provides colleges, universities, and donors with credible verification that Parkview maintains high standards based on the best educational research.

What are the school hours?

The lower campus (Center Street) school hours are from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm with doors opening at 8:15 am. Please note Preschool ends at 12:00 pm for half day students. Upper campus (Countryside) school hours are 8:20 am to 3:00 pm.

Do you offer before/after school care?

Extended Care is available for Preschool to 12th Grade and costs $5.00 per child per hour billed in 30 minute increments. Before School Care is available from 6:30 to 8:15 am at the lower campus (Center Street). At the upper campus (Countryside) before care is available 7:30 to 8:05 am. After School Care is available from 3:15 to 4:00 pm at the upper campus (Countryside) at which time any remaining students are transported to the lower campus (Center Street). After school care at the lower campus (Center Street) is available from 3:15 to 6:00 pm. There is a late charge of $1.00 per child per minute for every minute after 6:00 pm.

How much is tuition?

All of our current tuition rates are available in pdf format. Click here to view them.

Do you offer financial assistance?

Need-based tuition assistance is available for Kindergarten to 12th Grade. To apply, please contact the school office. Parkview annually offers over $150,000 in financial assistance!

When is tuition due?

Tuition is payable either annually, semiannually, monthly, bimonthly or weekly. During the enrollment process, we’ll help determine the best fit for your family.

Is Parkview affiliated with a church?

Parkview is an independent Christian school. Please note our Statement of Faith on this website. Together, our board and faculty attend over 20 evangelical churches.

What grades does Parkview include?

Parkview offers Preschool to 12th Grade.

What makes Parkview distinct?

  • Christ-centered commitment from academics to arts to athletics
  • Faculty vocationally called to teach Christ in content and process
  • Standards-based curriculum
  • A student-teacher ratio of 10:1

What curriculum do you use?

Parkview uses a variety of publishers including ABeka, ACSI, and Bob Jones to best meet the demand of academic standards. However, regardless of the text book publisher, all learning is informed by Scripture as the final and absolute authority on all matters of faith and life.

Does your school require uniforms?

Parkview does not require uniforms. Instead, we implement a clean, modest, and neat dress code as noted in our Handbook. Subjective determinations regarding dress are  made by those in authority.

What are your teacher qualifications?

Parkview maintains the teacher certification standards associated with Christian Schools International (CSI) and North Central Association (NCA) accreditation. Parkview’s dual accreditation is renewed every 5 years. Parkview will seek re-accreditation in 2019-2020. It is also worthy of note that Parkview Christian Academy is state recognized.

What sports programs do you offer?

Please click here for our current sport programs.

What arts programs do you offer?

Visual art, drama, and music play an important role in the academic offerings at Parkview. Most recently Parkview has offered band opportunities.

Does PCA offer resources for students with unique needs?

Parkview diligently works to accommodate the needs of a student without compromising the integrity of the class. Situations will be evaluated one by one in partnership with administrators, parents, and teachers. 

Are there ways for parents to get involved at Parkview?

Absolutely! We encourage parents to get involved through a variety of activities and opportunities during the year. 

What class trips do students take during the school year?

Preschool through 5th grades take 4 class trips per year associated with instructional content. Students in 6th through 12th grade go on a retreat to start off the school year and also take field trips as appropriate to support instructional content. At appropriate grade levels students visit Springfield, IL and Washington D.C. as a part of historic and civic education.

How does Parkview foster a spirit of Christian service?

Parkview offers an annual mission trip for students that are in 9th through 12th grade. 6th through 12th graders are required to complete services hours each semester in the Bible classes. Preschool through 5th grade do services projects together in the classroom.