Pathway Christian School’s mission is to partner with parents to holistically educate our students in a Christ-centered environment.
Location: 5764 Highway 1 SW, Kalona, IA 52247
Email: [email protected]
School Hours: M-F: 8am – 4pm
Our vision is for students to be spirit-filled, Christlike leaders who are equipped to inspire those around them to a closer relationship with Jesus. Our vision for Pathway Christian School is to offer a quality Christian education, K-12, to Kalona and the surrounding area, and give back to our communities as an expression of God’s generosity towards us.
Our Upcoming Curricular Events & Activities
THANKSGIVING BREAK BEGINS
PCS CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
CHRISTMAS PARTY/EARLY RELEASE @ 1:30 PM
December 25-January 2
Facilities and Administration
Gym & Kitchen Rentals
PCS offers use of our facilities for groups or individuals. Rates depend on hours and group size. PCS families & supporting churches receive discounted rates. Contact the office to schedule.
School Lunch Procedures
Students are expected to bring their own sack lunch, which may be heated, in one of the microwaves provided in the cafeteria. Students are not to expect use of the kitchen facilities. Hot lunch option will be provided by a parent on Tuesday of each week containing five school days. (Handbook p. 19)
PCS School Board
A school board will consist of five to seven members governing Pathway Christian School (PCS). Adding a sixth or seventh board member will be left to the current board’s discretion. The board shall give oversight in the hiring of teachers and administrators, planning the budget, and general direction of the school. Two board members must be members of one of the founding churches (Fairview, Sunnyside, and Upper). The other board members can be from another church. There will be five to seven members, each serving five years, not to succeed themselves for one year. Each year, one member is added to the board, maintaining a representation from the three founding churches. A majority vote is needed for a board nominee’s approval. (Handbook p. 2)
Extracurricular activities refer to school activities outside the school classroom such as but not limited to the following: field trips, fundraisers, games, etc. Some activities may require school uniform. That decision will be left to the classroom teacher and the Principal. For all other activities where the student is not under the responsibility of the school, we strongly encourage parents to be responsible for their child to be dressed appropriately so that we may be able to uphold our principles of modesty and neatness. (Handbook p. 15)
Technology In the Classroom
PCS recognizes that use of information technology (IT) and social media has a place in our world today. However, the use of IT and social media can pose risks and cause harmful situations if used improperly. It is for this reason that PCS will attempt to define expected and acceptable use of IT and social media for PCS staff and students. (Handbook p. 10)
High Quality Education
PCS is first and foremost a Christian school. Staff members maintain professional training appropriate for their duties while modeling a pursuit of excellence, and the most appropriate use of God-given resources to best accomplish the mission and vision of PCS, preparing students for future education and community life.
The Truth of God's Word*
PCS defines truth as the person of Jesus Christ, as proclaimed by the inerrant and inspired, 66 books of the Old and New Testament. Our aim is to be transformed by this Truth on a daily basis, to the glory of God and the benefit of all. All members of the school community agree to function under this authority.
*for further information, please see the PCS statement of faith
Culture of Excellence
We will undertake no program, project, or initiative unless it can be accomplished in an excellent manner with excellent results. This culture is built on a posture of the heart that seeks to honor God by making the most of our resources, facility, time, and relationships, in order to improve the experience of those within the PCS family, and those who are visiting. Members of the PCS family commit to participating in this culture by serving to the best of their ability when called upon, thinking of guests first at PCS fundraisers and events, and awareness to see others through the eyes of God’s grace.
Active participation in the local church is an essential component in the life of the Christian family that partners with PCS. In addition to local corporate worship, school personnel and families are encouraged to give high priority to the personal spiritual disciplines of prayer, serving, giving, and the study of the Scriptures. With consistent values, beliefs, and actions, PCS works together with parents and the local church to point students to Jesus Christ.
Shepherding the Heart
All teaching is ultimately relational. The intentional cultivation of relationships that are shaped by the gospel is an essential aspect of maintaining a positive, God-honoring school climate. Our priority in all dealings with students and faculty is lovingly applying the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the heart, in the moments of everyday life. The goal is to encourage a heart to be turned toward the Savior, not merely toward outward conformity, preparing the student for the road ahead.
Pathway Christian School (PCS) admits students of any race, color, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to the students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, and other school-administered programs.