A Classical, Christian Education is...

Vibrant:  A classical, Christian education seeks to nurture a child’s natural wonder and curiosity, opening him or her to the treasurers and wonders of God and all that he has made. It focuses on the “Greats:” the great ideas, such as Truth, Goodness and Beauty; the great works of music, art, and literature; the great discoveries and events of history; the great thinkers from Socrates and Plato through Augustine and up to Einstein and C.S. Lewis. The study of these “Greats” prepares the student to enter into the Great Conversation that has been going on for centuries and contribute their own perspectives. Through civil discussion we refine one another’s thinking and character.

Vigorous:  A classical, Christian education is a challenging, word-based education with a focus on original sources and primary documents with an emphasis on writing and speaking. We desire our students to become wise and discerning thinkers, as they grow spiritually, artistically, physically, and socially. As Jesus did, we desire our students to “grow in favor with God and men” through a life-giving and lifelong love of learning.

Virtuous: It doesn’t matter what we study if it doesn’t change us to become virtuous human beings. Socrates famously defined education as “the formation of the human soul.” We want to form our students to become like Christ-- to love God with all their hearts, minds, and souls, and to extend that love to others. Thus we educate our students in their affections; we teach them to love the right things in the right way (ordo amoris). We “give our students chests,” as C.S. Lewis says, by teaching them to love fortitude, prudence, justice, and temperance, among other virtues, and to exercise them properly. 



Pusch Ridge Christian Academy is accredited by Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). The Upper School is also accredited by AdvancEd.

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    • The Class of 2021 of 76 graduates received scholarship offers totaling over $8.5 million!

Interim Headmaster

Mr. Jerry Bowen

Deputy Headmaster

Mr. Eric Dowdle

High School Principal

Mr. Jason Clapero

Middle School Principal

Mr. Brian Rafacz

Grammar School Principal

Ms. Mandy Rhodes

Director of Athletics, US Assistant Principal

Mr. Lonnie Tvrdy

Director of Admissions, GS Assistant Principal

Mrs. Casey Robinson

Dean of Student Life - US

Mrs. Valerie Turner

Dean of Student Life - GS

Mrs. Rachel Hesse

College Guidance Counselors

Director of Guidance: Mrs. Andrea Hendrickson
Assistant Counselor: Mrs. Lori Abrams
Grammar School (grades DK-5)
6450 N. Camino Miraval, Tucson AZ 85718
Phone: 520.529.7080
School office hours: 7:45 AM - 3:30 PM
Upper School (grades 6-12)
9500 N. Oracle Road, Tucson AZ 85704
Phone: 520.797.0107
School office hours: 7:50 AM - 4:15 PM
PRCA South (grades K-1)
5951 S. 12th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706
Phone: 520.433.0285
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"The mission of Pusch Ridge Christian Academy is to teach our students to become like Christ through a classical, Christian education within a covenantal community."

“All for Christ and His Kingdom”