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We want to help your student grow—academically, socially and emotionally, and most importantly, spiritually.  In working with you as parents, as well as your church, we can help create a solid academic and spiritual foundation for your student.  At Pella Christian High School, our mission is to educate and nurture each student to serve in God's world.  

For 80 years, our experienced staff and caring faculty have been committed to that mission, nurturing and challenging students from over 50 area churches.  There are many reasons more than 260 students attend Pella Christian High School.  Effective curriculum.  Excellent teachers.   Variety of programs.   But the most important reason?  Jesus Christ.  He is central to all we do at Pella Christian!

Learn more about how our students Rise Higher, Fly Together and Soar in Christ at Pella Christian High School:



Pella Christian High School is an accredited institution in the State of Iowa with Christian Schools International.



Established in 1939, PCHS adheres 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.  PCHS provides a liberal arts education including college prep courses as well as courses in industrial arts, fine arts, and family and consumer sciences.  College credits are available for various courses through dual enrollment and/or online course agreements with Des Moines Area Community College and Dordt University.


Graduation Requirements

English - 6 credits
Math - 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
Electives - 11 credits
Total- 46 credits, 1 credit earned per semester.


Schedule Structure

Pella Christian High School utilizes an 8 period/day class schedule.  Chapel is held on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Intramurals take place on Mondays and Thursdays.


Class of 2020 ACT Details

32.1 - Average ACT score of top 10 students

13 - 2020 graduates with ACT score of 30+




2020/2021 Facts

244 Total Enrollment

26 Faculty

16 Faculty with MA or higher

100% Faculty with Iowa Certification


Student Life

Life at Pella Christian is centered on developing the whole person.  Our Student Life program is designed to foster a learning community that honors God while helping students soar.


Fine Arts and Club Offerings

Caleb crew, chamber choir, drama/theatre, FFA chapter, international club, intramurals, mock trial, pep band, rocket club, speech forensics, student council and student publications


Athletic Offerings

Baseball, basketball, bowling, clay target shooting, cheer, cross country, drill team, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and volleyball


Service Hours

6,130+ service hours by class of 2020 - PCHS students are servant workers and show Christ's love by volunteering annually.


Teaching for Transformation (TfT)

TfT provides a framework for the development of authentic, formational Christian learning experiences that are grounded in a transformational worldview with a focus on seeing and living out God’s story.  Learn more.



Seven day in-depth learning experiences including courses, domestic and international travel opportunities and internships.  Learn more.



The goal of PC's chapels are to provide an opportunity for mid-week worship, encourage students’ spiritual growth, build a spiritual community, give an opportunity for students to use their creative gifts in worship to God, and to develop students as leaders in worship.  Learn more.


Discipleship Groups

Discipleship groups (D-Groups) are the foundation of social-emotional growth and helps students grow in their faith and make life-long friends in the process!  Learn more.

Pella Christian High School was recently named one of the top 50 Christian Schools in America.
Read more about that here.


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