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Our Mission, Vision, and Values

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.  


Vision Statement

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


Core Values

All Board, Administration, Faculty and Staff (including coaches), must be able to demonstrate that they understand and model a biblical world and life view and are committed to the spiritual, academic, physical, emotional and social development of each student.

Students will be taught to develop a biblical world and life view and be challenged to live according to biblical standards. 

Critical thinking skills shall be taught so that students will have the tools to evaluate their current culture and climate in light of God’s Word.

Each student shall be encouraged to love the Lord their God with their whole heart and mind to the end that each one be compelled to reach out in love to others both at home and around the world.


Non-Denominational Position Statement

The Statement of Faith is fundamental to basic Christian tenets and contains those doctrines to which we unreservedly adhere and teach.  It is our desire to maintain this position.  In order to do so in all fairness, it is necessary that we remind faculty, staff, parents, and students that the interpretation and application of the following areas are left primarily to the teaching of the home and the church:

  • Church government - authority and discipline

  • Security of the believer

  • Timing of future events

  • Second work of grace - baptism of the Holy Spirit

  • Sinless perfection

  • Gifts of the Spirit - speaking in tongues, interpretation of tongues, healing, miracle working, discerning of spirit

  • Church practices such as time and mode of baptism, communion, foot washing, etc.

Denominational positions may be freely discussed within a proper educational context.  In honoring this desire concerning the purpose and outreach of the school, there shall be no attempt by student, teacher, or parent to promote one denominational position over another.  We desire to remain united in the salvation and love of Christ, avoiding the dissension, which may be caused by denominational distinctives.