Peace With Christ Christian School is located in Aurora, Colorado, a suburb of southeast Denver. The concept of starting a Lutheran school began in 1993 when several congregation members expressed the interest in starting the school as an outreach ministry of Peace With Christ Lutheran Church. The idea developed quickly and our school opened its doors in August 1994. Peace With Christ Christian School began with an enrollment of 60 students in Kindergarten – Grade 8. There were four full-time teachers, a full-time teaching principal, two part time art and physical education teachers, and volunteers to work in the office. Classrooms were combined in K,1-2,3-4,5-6,and 7-8. The school shared the lower level of the church building with the established Early Learning Center.
By the fifth year all grades were split, our enrollment had grown to 165, and the school occupied five classrooms downstairs and four classrooms upstairs. There were nine full-time teachers, two part-time teachers, (art and p.e.), two teacher assistants, a secretary, and an Extended Student Care staff. The principal was now able to devote his full day to school administration. During this year we completed our NLSA self-study and welcomed our visitation team. On September 1, 1999 Peace With Christ Christian School was accredited by the National Lutheran School Accreditation.
Peace With Christ Christian School serves children primarily from the Aurora Public Schools and Cherry Creek school districts. As an outreach of Peace With Christ Lutheran Church, PWCCS touches the lives of families in the church and the community. During the 2012-2013 school year, 33% of the school children are members of Lutheran churches, 45% are members of other Christian churches, and 22% are from families with no church affiliation.
Graduates of Peace With Christ Christian School are well prepared for high school and move on to Lutheran High School, Regis Jesuit High School, and area public schools.
The current faculty of Peace With Christ consists of both very experienced educators as well as several more recent college graduates. All full time teachers are Commissioned Ministers in the LCMS. The average teacher has 17 years of experience. Four have Master’s Degrees, and three others have additional courses beyond a Bachelor’s Degree. All full time teachers are licensed in
the State of Colorado.
Peace With Christ Christian School is recognized within the community as a school where Christ lives, where children are encouraged in their Christian faith, where technology is used to support instruction, where the students are nurtured by capable, caring Christian teachers, where students are challenged to excel through a rigorous and age-appropriate curriculum and student activities, and where students experience an emotionally, spiritually, and physically safe school environment.