In 1998, a group of families working through Catalina Foothills Church came together to discuss their vision for a new Christian high school for the Tucson community. The school they envisioned would have curricula based on sound Biblical principles and academic excellence. In November 1999, after much prayer regarding the future vision of their school, the board of Palo Verde Christian School asked the church committee to consider acquiring their school. In February 2000, CFC established its first school board and renamed the school.
Both campuses are at the base of the Catalina Mountains, with the Grammar School on the south side and the Upper School to the west at Pusch Ridge. With the school and church leadership, a supportive board and enthusiastic faculty and staff, PRCA has poised itself to faithfully raise future leaders for generations to come.