“All for Christ and His Kingdom”

High School Distinctives

  • Community Service
  • High School Retreat
  • Sporting Events
  • Dances
  • Award Winning Choir & Bands 
  • Honor Choir/Bands
  • Shakespeare Competition
  • Senior Blessings
  • Senior Girls Tea
  • Senior Boys Ridge Run 
  • Senior Trip
Community Service
All High School students are required to complete four hours per quarter of community service as part of their Bible class grade. Students are encouraged to seek outside organizations and ministries to complete this requirement, although a number of opportunities are made available through the school.
High School Retreat
The entire high school student body travels to two camps in Prescott, AZ at the beginning of the school year. During this three-day retreat, students participate in numerous activities such as praise and worship chapels, workshops, class activities and free- time. Combined with evening programs, the retreat provides our high school students with the opportunity to rekindle friendships, and in some cases form new ones, and to bond as classes. They are encouraged in their walk with the Lord, and to understand the spiritual emphasis of our entire school year. This is such an important aspect to our school life that PRCA requires high school students to participate in the retreat.
Sporting Events
Students in grades 6-12 are encouraged to attend athletic competitions and cheer on the mighty Lions! At football games an outdoor food court provides plenty of space for dining and socializing. Basketball and volleyball games also provide concessions so bring the entire family and root on our teams. Occasionally, the school will provide transportation to out-of-town state tournaments.
Dances
Dances and socials are a part of the social life at Pusch Ridge for grades 9-12. Homecoming, SHMORP and Prom are traditions at PRCA.
Honor Choir/Bands – Regional and All-State
Students in the Choral Ensemble and Advanced Band audition each year for the S.E. Arizona Regional Honor Choir and Honor Band. Those who are successful participate in a two-day event preparing for and performing with 100 of their peers in an Honors Performance. Participants in the Honors Choir or Band also audition for the prestigious Arizona All-State Honor Choir or Band.
Project Evergreen
An event planned and executed by Leadership Class, Project Evergreen is held each year before Christmas break in the Amphitheater. The event is designed for 9-12 graders and features praise and worship music, a bon-fire, games, refreshments and movies. A donation of food to the Community Food Bank is required for admission.
Leadership Retreat
Each year the HS Leadership class attends a leadership retreat off campus. This retreat helps to formulate a Biblical understanding of leadership and a sharing of ideas of how to incorporate this both at school and in the community. This is a valuable trip for those in elected leadership positions.
Honor Choir/Bands
Students in the Choral Ensemble and Advanced Band audition each year for the S.E. Arizona Regional Honor Choir and Honor Band. Those who are successful participate in a two-day event preparing for and performing with 100 of their peers in an Honors Performance. Participants in the Honors Choir or Band also audition for the prestigious Arizona All-State Honor Choir or Band.
Mexico Missions
Students in Spanish III and IV participate in Mexico missions. From the weekly sales of breakfast burritos in the school cafeteria, which has become a treasured PRCA tradition, students raise money for Mexico missions. The collection and distribution of clothes and household items to churches in Mexico is also facilitated by the Spanish classes.
Shakespeare Competition
All high school students are encouraged to memorize and recite a Shakespeare Monologue. The best from each English class then recite before the entire student body and a panel of judges. The top three winners are then invited to the city-wide ESI Shakespeare Competition which takes place each March at the U of A.
Senior Breakfasts
A privilege of being a senior at Pusch Ridge is the off campus breakfasts that are held quarterly. Students gather for breakfast with several faculty advisors and enjoy the fellowship time.
Senior Blessings
Held during the spring on the Pusch Ridge campus, graduating seniors and their families gather for individual blessings from faculty and staff. The blessings are followed by a dessert reception on the Student Fellowship Plaza.
Senior Girls Luncheon
A special Pusch Ridge tradition is to honor our graduating senior girls at a spring luncheon. This is an opportunity for faculty and staff to celebrate the senior girls accomplishments and to bless them as they begin the next chapter in their lives.
Senior Boys Ridge Run & Steak Fry
One final competition for the senior guys is a timed race along the Ridge. Steaks on the grill cooked and served by PRCA men faculty and fathers, and blessings around the campfire is a fitting closure for our senior boys.
Senior Trip
Each year, the senior class selects a location for a three-day trip to conclude their high school experience. This trip occurs the last week of school, just before graduation and is an opportunity for fun and fellowship before the class members go their separate ways. The trip includes a one-day missions project, as well as fun activities. The class plans this trip and raises funds for it.
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School Information

Pusch Ridge Christian Academy Grammar School
6450 N Camino Miraval, Tucson AZ 85718
Phone: 520.529.7080
Fax: 520.529.7140
Office hours: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Pusch Ridge Christian Academy Upper School
9500 N Oracle Road, Tucson AZ 85704
Phone: 520.797.0107
Fax: 520.797.0598
Office hours: 7:50 am - 4:15 pm

Our Mission Statement

"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."  
A K-12 classical, Christian, covenantal school that partners with the Christian home and church. Rooted in the Christian intellectual tradition, we focus on the development of the whole child: body, mind, soul and spirit. Our graduates are a reflection of our vibrant culture as they are servant leaders who seek wisdom and to glorify God in every arena.