Who We Are at PCA:

we strive to live lives centered around Jesus


PCA started out as Christian Life Assembly well over 30 years ago and was originally located in McKeesport.

When Christian Life Assembly re-located to North Versailles we became Praise Christian Academy.

We are proud to provide our surrounding communities with a quality Christian educational experience for grades K-8.


We use the Abeka curriculum at PCA, which is a Bible based curriculum. Abeka offers an excellence in education from the Christian perspective. We offer the normal academic classes with an emphasis on the Christian outlook as well as Bible class.

In addition to our abeka curriculum, we hold Chapel every Wednesday where the kids are able to participate in a time of worship and hear an appropriate, age based message.

PCA offers computer, music, art, and gym classes to students in grades K-8. We also offer free tutoring during school hours.


PCA does require school uniforms. Our uniform provider is Schoolbelles. Uniform policy allows for khaki, navy, or black uniform pants. Shirts must be collared and can be navy, light blue, white, or maroon. You can also purchase PCA t-shirts and sweatshirts in the school office. Girls are required to wear the Schoolbelles plaid jumper or skirt on Wednesdays for Chapel. Knee length khaki, navy, or black shorts are permitted during the warmer months. Tennis shoes are permitted. Crocs are not acceptable footwear.


Our average class size is around 15 children but we can accommodate up to 25 children per class. This allows for an intimate atmosphere where the student can grow and thrive with lower student to teacher ratios.

PTF (Parent Teacher Fellowship):

PCA does have a PTF that every parent can be a part of. Parent volunteers donate many hours to provide extras for our student body. The PTF provides Christmas store, sponsors a fun day at the end of the year, blesses the teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week, sponsors field trips, decorates the school, and works a myriad of other activities that make PCA the special place that it is. There are meetings held throughout the school year that every parent is welcome to take part in.

Hours and Bussing:

Students are permitted in the building at 8:30am. The first bell rings at 8:40am and the late bell at 8:50am.

Dismissal is at 2:50pm

Public school districts do bus to PCA as long as we are in a 10 mile radius and that they provide transportation to their own students.


PCA offers hot lunch every day in addition to plain and pepperoni pizza, soup (season permitting), macaroni and cheese, and nachos with cheese at an additional cost.