Reasons to Give

Giving to Plumstead Christian School (PCS) is an investment in children and an investment in things that matter for eternity.  Your gifts to PCS dramatically and positively impact our ability to provide a caring Christian community where students are taught to think biblically, serve effectively, and lead Christ-centered lives.
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I have had the opportunity to meet countless alumni who have been blessed through their educational experience at Plumstead Christian School.  Many are now sending their own children to the school. One such alumna wrote…
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”my decision to transfer to Plumstead for my junior year of high school altered my life more than any other decision since. During my time at PCS, my faith in God went from “knowing the facts” to “actively pursuing a relationship with Christ.”
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Her decision to transfer to our school was made possible by a generous gift to our tuition assistance program. Without this, this young lady would not have been so blessed.
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The quality of education Plumstead Christian School provides is not possible without the generous giving of those who believe in our mission. We ask that you prayerfully consider the following programs to give to our school:
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1. Annual Fund – The Fund for Plumstead, our Annual Fund, allows us to retain and recruit the best faculty, maintain and enhance programs and facilities, and to make Plumstead Christian School affordable for more families through our variable tuition program.  Join us in making a critical and annual investment in the lives positively impacted by the PCS experience
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2. Our commitment to Faculty of Excellence We hire Christian teachers who are experts in their academic field and passionate about God, students, and teaching.  In order
to recruit and retain the best teachers we need to provide competitive salaries and benefits. We are improving faculty salaries and benefits beyond that which tuition
increases can provide by establishing short term and long term endowment funds for this initiative.
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3. Academics of Excellence – Our recent addition of the STEM (Integrated Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program in the Lower School and our new
partnership with Cairn University to provide dual enrollment college level courses stand as examples of our commitment to constantly improving and strengthening our academic programs.  This requires a commitment to professional development for our faculty and the availability of funds for developing and enhancing curricular improvements.
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4. Co-curricular Programs of Excellence – An alumnus from the 1980’s recounts, “some of my fondest memories of learning how to die to self and become a man of God came
from my time in PCS soccer.”  The co-curricular activities in the performing arts, the visual arts, athletics and clubs offer profound lessons that shape our students far beyond
what the classroom academics provide.  They are valuable, and they need to be funded.
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5. Facilities of Excellence – programs and children need to be housed in safe and effective facilities.  As facilities wear out they need to be replaced. As programs are enhanced and the enrollment swells, we need to accommodate this growth. We have immediate needs related to facility enhancements, and we have a long range plan for continued improvements to the facilities as well.
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6. Safe Transportation – our fleet of twelve buses covers about 500 square miles of area each morning and night as they safely deliver students back and forth to school.  Three of our buses have over 200,000 miles logged, and all of the buses are between six and eighteen years old.  With safety as our number one goal, we need to purchase at least one nearly new bus each year in order to maintain and improve our fleet of buses.  The purchase of a nearly new bus is estimated at $40,000 each year.
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Join us in this kingdom work.  Invest in the lives of these children and in the life of our school.
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In Him,
Patrick Fitzpatrick
Headmaster