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Pella Christian was established in 1939 as a private, Christian high school located in South Central Iowa. PCHS is accredited by the State of Iowa Department of Education and is governed by a board of elected constituents. The board, faculty, and staff adhere to the reformed world and life view that our world belongs to God and our lives are a testimony of thanksgiving and service to Him. Therefore we are partners with parents and local churches in educating the young people in our communities.

Curriculum:  Pella Christian provides a liberal arts education including rigorous college prep courses as well as courses in industrial arts, fine arts, and family and consumer sciences.  Students have the opportunity to receive college credit for various courses through agreements with DMACC. Online college courses are available through DMACC, as well.  Limited AP courses are available.



We were recently named one of the top 50 Christian Schools in America. Read more about that here.



  • 2019/20  enrollment for grades 9 - 12 is 272 students
  • *PCHS utilizes a traditional 8-period per day schedule with chapel and intramural times scheduled in each week.
  • *Each faculty member holds current Iowa teaching certificates.  *66% of the teaching staff hold master’s degrees.

Class of 2018 Profile                                                                                       Class of 2019 Profile

65 graduates                                                                                                     65 graduates

42 are attending 4-year schools                                                                       55 are attending 4-year schools

16 are attending 2-year schools                                                                       6 are attending 2-year schools

5 are working in the community                                                                       7  are working in the community

1 joined the military 

1 is doing mission work                                                                                       


ACT Scores

Year                                       PCHS    State Av.    Nat’l Av.

2013:                                      24.1        22.1          20.9

2014:                                      25.0        22.0          21.0

2015:                                      25.2        22.2          21.0

2016:                                      23.5        22.1          20.8

2017:                                      25.5        21.9          21.0

PCHS Graduation Requirements

English:  6 credits

Mathematics:  6 credits  

Science:  6 credits  

Social Studies:  6 credits

Bible:  4 credits

Physical Education:  4 credits

Computer Applications:  1 credit

Fine Arts:  1 credit

Personal Finance: 1 credit

*1 credit is given for each 1 semester course.

*46 credits are required to graduate.

Extracurricular Activities Offered

Chamber Choir, Pep Band, Drama, Forensics, Mock Trial, Student Publications, Student Council, Class Officer, Cheerleading, Drill Team, Cross Country, Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Bowling, Track, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Softball, Baseball, Clay Target Club, and International Club.

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