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"I just have to say, this is awesome. my child's report cards in the past were not at all from a strengths-based lens. We are grateful for PSCS to really see my child and who he is. Thanks for giving him such great opportunities to grow and learn and make connections. I read the positive statements about him and it makes my heart full. I know this is such a challenging time and the thoughtfulness, flexibility and grace by all at PSCS throughout this is so appreciated."
— PSCS Parent
“The tragedy of school shootings underscores my gratitude for PSCS: First, as a community that uniquely embodies respect for all; second, as a model to the world of engaged and caring people, of all ages; and third, as my daughter's school. Not only do I trust for her physical and emotional safety, I also trust the depth and quality of the learning—on high school shootings, movies, teenage drinking, college, politics, (everything!)—that I know she will be surrounded with at PSCS.”
—PSCS Parent

"Thank you for giving me the courage and tools to develop my passions."

—PSCS Alum

"I am very grateful for all the staff, friends, and families that are a part of PSCS.

I know so many wonderful human beings because of my relationship with the school.

My life and my self would not be the same without you.”

—PSCS Volunteer

“...I’ve gone to a school where my voice has been valued, where I’ve been given the opportunity to make my own choices, and where compassion has been paramount.  A place with teachers who have actually cared about me and how I’ve been doing. A place where I’ve learned how to read.  And when I say learned how to read I don’t mean learned to read, I mean learned how to read...
—PSCS Senior Credo

"I am writing to express my thanks for your vision and labor in creating PSCS, and for the positive impact PSCS has had on my daughter. I am so pleased to report that she feels very safe at PSCS and is genuinely excited to go to school—she is also invested in being responsible and meeting the expectations of the team there...I know you all work hard to make this vision possible for the entire school. In addition, you all helped make it possible for my daughter, specifically, to be able to attend."
—PSCS Parent

Featured Profile

Steve Morton

Steve Morton still remembers vividly his first impression of PSCS. “My favorite memory of PSCS was that first day we visited and listening to teenagers actually saying nice things about each other during checkout,” he says. Steve’s daughter Grace ’10 was enrolled in a public high school, but the daily homework load was interfering with her life’s passion, which is dance. When Gracie came to PSCS, the school worked with her to make dance a primary focus of her life. For the Morton family, school became a partner rather than an adversary. “I think PSCS is important first because for some kids the school is a lifeboat,” he says. “There are some kids who really are drowning in the public school model and the opportunity PSCS provides makes the difference between misery and happiness in their education experience. Second, there are other kids who would do alright in the traditional school but not be challenged to reach their potential like they would at PSCS.” Steve served on the Board of Trustees for two terms and continues to donate because he believes simply, that the school is a special place. “I think that our society needs institutions like PSCS to offer a contrary vision to that of the prevalent materialistic view that life is essentially about making a lot of money and spending it,” Steve says. “In addition PSCS provides students with a positive moral outlook that includes compassion for others and happiness for oneself as a skill to be learned only if the student takes the initiative and puts in the hard work to make it happen.” Read More >