Prince Avenue Christian School’s mission is to partner with Christian families to provide scripturally based discipleship while pursuing excellence in academics, fine arts, and athletics from a biblical worldview.
Guided by God’s Word as our foundation, we aspire to be the preferred choice for Christian families in the greater Athens area by providing a premier college preparatory education.
From preschool through the twelfth-grade, Prince Avenue Christian School offers a college preparatory program that promotes traditional Christian values, fosters academics, and actively promotes character training. Established in 1978 as a ministry of Prince Avenue Baptist Church and located on a new campus in Bogart, Georgia, Prince Avenue serves students in the Athens area, including 15 surrounding counties.
Prince is an educational ministry of Prince Avenue Baptist Church and is committed to assisting parents with their God-ordained responsibility of training their children for life.
To assure that our families are in agreement with the intent of our philosophy, we only accept children whose parents are in agreement with our foundational beliefs. In this education alliance, the parents, the school, and church leadership work together to provide quality Christian education as well as an atmosphere where there is a wholesome spirit of grace and truth, always giving Jesus Christ His place as Lord and Savior.
We believe the following
Prince Avenue Christian School celebrates the admonition to train a child in the way he should go (Proverbs 22:6). We know this includes a well-balanced and high-quality education that is based on a Biblical foundation. Prince Avenue Christian School is a college preparatory program that provides parents and students of the Athens area a distinct Christ-centered, Biblically based education.
We believe that children are truly a gift from the Lord (Psalms 127:3), so our purpose is to train and inspire our students to obey and live for Jesus Christ in a secular society.
We believe that all truth is God’s truth, whether in social studies, geography, science, math, literature or the arts, and that Jesus Christ and His teachings are central to all learning and living. Therefore, we strive to prepare our students for life by infusing Biblical values and principles into academic lessons (Proverbs 1:7).
We believe that obedience is the heart of character training which will cultivate an inner self-control as the student matures. We believe these to be essential to the emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being of each student (Joshua 1:8).
We believe that the standards of Prince Avenue Christian School are easier to maintain when the students’ and parents’ attitudes are in agreement with the school’s philosophies and policies. This cooperation helps to support the stands we strive to enforce.
We believe that this type of training will best equip the students for their role in God’s plan and for their proper places in society (Philippians 1:27).
Prince Avenue Christian School believes that in order to provide the best academic and spiritual training, we must make certain exclusions. We, therefore, choose not to accept for enrollment students who are not in good standing with the institution in which they are presently and/or previously enrolled, or students who have needs that cannot be met by Prince.
Scripture promises that if we train a child in the way he should go, when he is old he will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6). It is our vision that the young people at Prince Avenue Christian School will go on to influence their generation for Christ.
Followers of Jesus Christ Are:
P who are pursuing their purpose for the glory of God as they
- embrace a growing relationship with God
- demonstrate knowledge of Scripture and its relevance to daily life
- yield fruit through the power of the Holy Spirit
- develop a deep sense of personal responsibility before God and others
- articulate and defend the tenets of the Christian faith
A who are applying knowledge with Godly wisdom as they
- read proficiently and strategicially
- demonstrate proficiency in math, science and technology
- think critically and logically
- effectively evaluate and express truths and ideas orally and in writing
- develop and care for their bodies as the temple of the Holy Spirit
- develop an appreciation fo the fine arts
C who are communicating God’s love to others as they
- articulate God’s mission for themselves
- value and act with humility, character, integrity, strength, dignity, and courage
- articulate truth with gentleness and respect
- evangelize and disciple locally and globally
S who are sharing their God-given resources in biblical ways as they
- recognize and develop talents and passions
- demonstrate a servant’s spirit
- manage and give of their time, energies and financial resources
- develop as a leader and as team members
- understand and minister to their community
Through the vision of Pastor Bill Ricketts, Prince Avenue Christian School opened in 1978 in downtown Athens as a ministry of Prince Avenue Baptist Church. The school got its start by meeting in the church’s facilities, and new grades were added each year with the first class of three students graduating in 1986. During those early years, students were taught using the self-paced Accelerated Christian Education System, and traditional classroom instruction evolved as the school matured. As the school grew, the mascot was changed from the Minutemen to the Wolverines, and the school earned accreditation by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The early years saw membership in the Georgia Christian Athletic Association (GCAA), but as the school grew, it became a member of Georgia High School Association (GHSA), which was followed by its relocation to a new 40-acre campus in Oconee County.
Once relocated on the Oconee campus, the school continued to grow and new academic and cocurricular activities were added. Today, the school is accredited by the rigorous standards established by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)/AdvancEd/SACS and ACSI, and offers academic courses that include honors, advanced placement, and dual enrollment classes. The fine arts program includes award-winning visual, choral, drama, band, and performing arts. The school’s robust athletic program has organized sports from second to twelfth grade with fourteen varsity sports and multiple GHSA region championships; yearly, several graduates are recruited to play college athletics. Teaching from a biblical worldview with God’s word as its foundation, Prince Avenue Christian School places a strong emphasis on its covenant model that admits families who are professing believers in Jesus Christ. The school’s strategic goal is to inspire young men and women to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ and to challenge them to achieve their highest academic, artistic, and athletic potential.
Prince Avenue Christian School (PACS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, birth gender, ethnic origin or age in its employment or admissions.