Portland Christian Schools

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Whether your student is entering preschool, about to finish high school, or somewhere in between, you want them to succeed. Portland Christian is dedicated to helping every student flourish as they prepare for the next step on their journey of life-long learning. Guided by credentialed, caring teachers, challenged to think critically, and encouraged to engage in life beyond the classroom, PCS students grow intellectually and spiritually as they prepare for college and engage in life.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Portland Christian Schools
12425 NE San Rafael St
Portland, OR 97230

Website: pcschools.org

Phone: 503-256-3960

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 930401248

CEO/President: Rhonda Rogers

Chairman: Mike Griffith

Board size: 7

Founder: Dr. Mark Fakkema

Ruling year: 1947

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2008


Portland Christian Schools, growing leaders in mind and spirit since 1947.

Mission statement

It is the mission of Portland Christian Schools to educate students in the truth of God's word in every area of instruction and activity, so that their lives may be transformed by the renewing of their minds.

Statement of faith

The Scriptures: We believe that the Old and New Testaments comprise the totality of verbally inspired revelation from God to man, and that the original documents were inerrant in fact and infallible in truth. The sixty-six books of The Bible thus constitute the Word of God and are the believer's only rule for faith and living. (Isaiah 40:8; John 17:17; II Tim. 3:16-17)

The Godhead: We believe in the one living and true God, who is one in essence, but eternally existent in the three persons of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each having the same nature and attributes. God is the creator of all things, and the source of all truth. He is separate from the world and universe, yet everywhere present as the sovereign ruler and sustainer of all things. (Gen. 1:1; Gen. 1:26-27; Is. 43:10, 13; Ex. 3:13, 14; Matt. 28:19; Col. 1:17)

The Creation and Fall of Man: We believe man was created in the image of God for the divine purpose of glorifying Him. But through Adam's original sin, man fell from his original state of innocence and became corrupt in nature. As a consequence, man is under the wrath of God and is eternally lost apart from salvation through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. (Gen. 3:1-24; John 3:16-18; Rom. 3:23; Rom. 4:12-21; Rom. 6:23)

The Person and Work of Christ: We believe that Jesus Christ, the second person of the Trinity, was the pre-existent, eternal son of God; that He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary; that He was fully God and man, yet without sin; that His death on the cross fully satisfied God's divine justice and accomplished our redemption; that his bodily resurrection from the dead confirmed His deity and atoning work, and fully guaranteed the redemption of all who believe; that He is now seated at the right hand of God in heaven, where as High Priest He serves as Intercessor and Advocate for all believers, that He is the only Mediator between God and man, the Head of His body (the church), and the coming universal King. (Matt. 1:18; John 1:1-3, 14; Acts 4:12; Rom. 1:4; II Cor. 5:21; Eph. 1:1-14, 22; Col. 1:15; Col. 2:9; II Tim. 2:5; Heb. 4:14; Heb. 10:18; Rev. 12:5)

The Holy Spirit: We believe that the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Trinity, began His work in this present age at Pentecost, when He came as promised by Christ. In relation to unbelievers, He convicts of sin, righteousness, and judgment; in relation to believers He regenerates, baptizes into the body of Christ, indwells, sanctifies, instructs, bestows gifts and empowers for service, and preserves to the day of redemption. (Matt. 28:19; John 14: 26; John 16:7-15; Acts 1:5, 8; Acts 2:1-40; Romans 8:9; I Cor. 12:4-14; Eph. 1:13, 14)

Salvation: We believe that salvation is a gift of God's grace, and is received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, totally apart from human merit or works. This salvation is evidenced by Christ-like character, righteous living, and good works, as the believer submits to the in-dwelling Holy Spirit, in obedience to the Word of God. (Gal. 5:22-23; Eph. 2:8-9; I Tim. 1:5; II Tim. 1:9; James 1:21-27)

The Church: We believe that the Church is the body of Christ, composed irrespective of denominational or organizational affiliation. Members of this spiritual body are directed in Scripture to associate together in local assemblies. The mission of the Church is to make disciples of all people and nations, and to bring them to maturity in Christ. ( Matt. 28: 18-20; I Cor. 12:13; Eph. 2:11-22; Eph. 4:11-16; Col. 1:28; Hebrews 10:23-25)

Satan: We believe that Satan exists today as the enemy of God and the accuser of God's people. He persistently seeks to counterfeit the works and truth of God. (Is. 14:12-14; Eze. 28:12-17; Acts 26:18; Eph. 6:10-13; Rev. 12:1-17; Rev. 19:17-21)

Future Things: We believe in the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe in the bodily resurrection of all the dead - the saved to eternal life, dwelling forever with Christ - the unsaved to everlasting judgment and condemnation. (Matt. 24:29-30; Acts 1:11; Rev. 20:1-6)

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: K-12 Schools/Academies

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating228 of 109413 of 47
Fund acquisition rating391 of 109728 of 47
Resource allocation rating470 of 109720 of 47
Asset utilization rating219 of 10949 of 47

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$10,866$123,539$107,225$124,600$132,022
Short-term investments$1,580,249$3,483,693$3,324,014$3,141,625$2,824,908
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,474,307$3,909,007$3,702,166$3,372,627$3,157,225
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$4,476,737$4,665,736$4,642,346$5,073,242$5,264,639
Other long-term assets$0$0$120,854$0$87,702
Total long-term assets$4,476,737$4,665,736$4,763,200$5,073,242$5,352,341
Total assets$6,951,044$8,574,743$8,465,366$8,445,869$8,509,566
Payables and accrued expenses$249,856$332,920$346,386$337,648$485,846
Other current liabilities$920,052$433,345$173,257$169,367$178,709
Total current liabilities$1,169,908$766,265$519,643$507,015$664,555
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$199,927$1,026,808$1,350,000$900,000
Total long-term liabilities$0$2,336,182$3,334,300$3,828,728$3,637,666
Total liabilities$1,169,908$3,102,447$3,853,943$4,335,743$4,302,221
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$5,353,467$5,084,000$4,197,508$3,731,715$3,828,366
With donor restrictions$427,669$388,296$413,915$378,411$378,979
Net assets$5,781,136$5,472,296$4,611,423$4,110,126$4,207,345
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$159,825$262,122$236,842$222,032$214,116
Program service revenue$5,405,398$6,060,692$5,733,382$5,256,453$5,119,832
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$101,291$234,603$251,053$255,359$85,813
Other revenue$83,555$167,212$122,572$133,320$107,245
Total other revenue$5,590,244$6,462,507$6,107,007$5,645,132$5,312,890
Total revenue$5,750,069$6,724,629$6,343,849$5,867,164$5,527,006
Program services$4,522,254$4,922,571$5,099,454$5,019,639$5,007,557
Management and general$918,975$941,185$719,589$872,561$877,202
Total expenses$5,441,229$5,863,756$5,842,552$5,964,383$5,960,357
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$308,840$860,873$501,297($97,219)($433,351)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$308,840$860,873$501,297($97,219)($433,351)


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Program accomplishments

Portland Christian Schools, from preschool to 12th grade, is fully accredited. When our graduates apply for college, their transcripts carry the added integrity of full accreditation. We believe that accountability and collegiality go hand in hand with educational excellence and thus we voluntarily submit to the standards of the following organizations:

NWAC (Northwest Accreditation Commission) a division of Cognia (formerly AdvancED) Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) GuideStar / Candid Silver Seal of Transparency (Guidestar) Oregon Federation of Independent Schools (OFIS) Oregon Early Learning Division Spark program