About Us

Our Heritage and History

        Parsippany Christian School began as a ministry of Parsippany Baptist Church in 1970. The school is regulated by Parsippany Baptist’s deacon board which also serves as Parsippany Christian’s school board. As well, with a congregational church government, Parsippany Christian is accountable to the church members of Parsippany Baptist Church.


        Parsippany Christian is located near the junctions of Route 80, 46, 10, and 202. This central location along with its quality education has enabled P.C.S. to attract students from all over the Northern New Jersey area including Morris, Essex, Sussex, and Passaic counties. 


        Our facilities consist of an elementary wing, M.S. and H.S. wing, large auditorium, library, kitchen, full-sized gymnasium, and playground. For soccer, Parsippany Christian has access to Parsippany Township’s artificial soccer fields. For technology, students have access to a 23 station computer lab with Microsoft Office and internet access. We have a full-functioning science lab and an art room.


        For 44 years, Parsippany Christian School has offered a solid, quality Christian education. Students have consistently scored above the state and national average on standardized tests as well as on the ACT and SAT. Our graduates have attended a wide variety of colleges and gone on to succeed in a wide variety of vocations. More importantly, a large number of P.C.S. graduates have gone on to serve the Lord in full-time ministry as well as successfully in the secular workplace as light in a dark place. 

School Profile and Statistics

Founded


1970

Enrollment


 Pre-School15
 Elementary50
 Middle School27
 High School44
 Total136
 Average Class Size10

Associations


Parsippany Christian School is a member of the Garden State Association of Christian Schools and the American Association of Christian Schools. All faculty members are accredited by the American Association of Christian Schools.


Extracurricular Activities


Due to financial limitations, Parsippany Christian School cannot compete with the public schools in the variety of technology and extracurricular activities (e.g. drama club or robotics). However, we believe this allows us to focus on what is important, i.e. laying a strong academic foundation for college and training our students to live life with a Christian worldview.


We do offer a solid, well-rounded array of extracurricular activities including the following: Band, Choir, Art, Chess Club, Bible Quizzing, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Student Council, and American Christian Honor Society. From time to time, we may incorporate other activities such as a school drama.

Post High School


The following is a sample list of many of the Colleges attended by P.C.S. graduates over the                 years:

  • Baptist Bible College of Pennsylvania
  • Bob Jones University
  • Clearwater Christian College
  • Clemson University
  • County College of Morris
  • Eastern University
  • Kean University
  • Liberty University
  • Maranatha Baptist Bible College, now Maranatha Baptist University
  • Northland Baptist Bible College, now Northland International University
  • Oxford University
  • Pensacola Christian College
  • Rutgers University
  • Seton Hall University
  • University of Pennsylvania

Vocations: The following is a list of a number of Careers our graduates have gone on to pursue:

  • Ministry: Pastors and Teachers
  • Medicine
  • Law
  • Business: Accountant, Business Manager
  • Education 
  • Journalism
  • Law Enforcement: Police Officer, Security
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Military

Scholarships: Students at Parsippany Christian School regularly advance to well respected universities with scholarships. Alumnus of PCS have attended almost every school from Oxford University to Bob Jones University. 


A few examples from the graduating class of 2014 are the following: 


Troy Costa had his pick of the following Scholarships: 


  • Merit Scholarship of $17,000/year from the Pennoni Honors College at Drexel University
  • Presidential Scholarship (Full Tuition) with Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Rensselaer Medal Award from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute guaranteeing him a minimum $15,000/year scholarship
Jessica Carducci has earned a full academic and financial aid scholarship for the Nursing School at the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League School.

Assessment


The Iowa Achievement Test is administered each year to 1st-10th grades. The PSAT is administered to 10th and 11th grades. Since we have only recently begun using the Iowa test, we do not have sufficient data to display. Thus, we are displaying our Stanford scores from 2013-2015.


Stanford Scores


Grade Equivalent ranking are provided for the last 3 years. 


Grade-Equivalent - The first digit represents the year of the grade level and the digit after the decimal represents the month of that grade level. If a 2nd grader gets a 5.4, it does not mean the child is ready for 5th grade. It just means that an average 5th grader would have scored as well on the same test. It also lets you know the 2nd grader mastered the material very well and answered most of the questions correctly.



2013

2014

2015

1st

2.0

1.8

2.4

2nd

3.8

3.5

3.8

3rd

2.7

4.0

3.5

4th

6.5

4.1

5.9

5th

6.8

6.9

5.7

6th

7.9

7.3

8.2

7th

9.5

8.6

10.6

8th

9.9

10.9

7.6

9th

11.7

10.8

10.8

10th

10.8

12.2

11.8

 

The Standford Achievement test at PCS is reflective of high academic acheivement.  All students at PCS participate in these tests.


Our students consistently score in the upper quartile for the National Percentage Rank and above average for the Stanine rankings.


Percentile - This score ranks individuals within a group on a scale of 1 to 99 with 50 being average. There is not a 100th percentile because a child can't do better than himself. A percentile rank of 75 means the student scored better than 75 percent of the other students in his or her norm group, and 25 percent scored as well or better than your child. It does not mean the student got 75 percent of the items correct. Percentile does not refer to the percent of questions that were answered correctly.


Stanine - This term comes from the combination of the words "standard of nine." It rates a child's achievement on a scale from 1-9 based on a course grouping of the scores. In general, a stanine of 1, 2, or 3 indicates below average achievement. A stanine of 4, 5, or 6 indicates average achievement, while 7, 8, or 9 indicate above average.


Grade

Stanine

1

8

2

7

3

6

4

7

5

5

6

7

7

7

8

5

9

7

10

7


Only students who have shared their information with PCS are included in the following results:


SAT Scores


Year

PCS Average

National Average

NJ Average

2012-2013

154814981506

2013-2014

1746

1498

1506

2014-2015

1417

1497

1506

2015-2016

1494

1490

1520


ACT Scores


Year

PCS Average

National Average

NJ Average

2013

24

21

23.2

2014

28.3

21

23.2

2015

21

21

23.2