Alum in the News!

Alumni News!

Cheswick Christian Academy alum Ben Pollock is playing great basketball at Chatham! He’s averaging 10.4 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.4 blocks. Earlier this season “he went for 25 points — his career high was a 30-point effort last year against Waynesburg.”

Photo credit to Jeanine Leech. Thanks to the triblive for the stats! See more stats here!

And check out Chatham’s schedule to catch a game nearby!

Christian Education Positions Open

Our schools are located throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area and accept applications for substitute teachers all year—and we have a few other job openings! Follow the links to learn how to apply!

Penn Christian Academy in Butler is accepting applications for substitute teachers.

Trinity Christian School in Forest Hills is accepting applications for elementary teachers and substitute teachers.

Pittsburgh Urban Christian School in Wilkinsburg is accepting applications for the following part-time positions: Admissions Coordinator, Coordinator of Student Services, and Financial Secretary.

Greater Works Christian School in Monroeville is accepting applications for elementary teachers and substitute teachers.

Cheswick Christian Academy in Cheswick is accepting applications for a part-time Spanish teacher and a part-time literature teacher and substitute teachers. Contact them with your information.

GPCSN Giving Tuesday Opportunities

Love Christian education? Partner with us for #GivingTuesday! Every one of our schools works very hard to keep tuition as low as possible! Our schools are thousands to tens-of-thousands of dollars less expensive than many of the non-Christian private schools in the Greater Pittsburgh area, while giving students great educations in wholesome, loving, safe environments!

Here are ways to give to any of our wonderful, deserving schools!

Cheswick Christian Academy
Your gifts can become scholarships with the Tom Mellars Scholarship Fund!

Former CCA student Jamie Aiken has initiated the establishment of a scholarship fund* in memory of Thomas Mellars. Tom was with the school at its inception in 1978, and served faithfully until 1983 when he unexpectedly died on the job of a sudden heart attack. Jamie Aiken’s generous gift, and all other donations to the fund, will be applied to the tuition accounts of current students experiencing financial hardship. Go here to give!

Greater Works Christian School
Your gifts help students year round!

Did you know that tuition covers only sixty percent of our operating expenses? This funding gap must be made up through fundraising and donations to our school. Please consider joining the many school families, alumni, churches, businesses, and friends who support Greater Works Christian School. Go here to give!

Penn Christian Academy
Every gift to Penn Christian Academy makes a difference!

Your donation helps fuel our mission and your gift makes a difference each day in blessing the lives of our students and teachers. Through your partnership, our students are equipped to KNOW who God is, LEARN about God through creation, SERVE as Christ did, and LEAD others to Christ. Go here to see different ways to give!

Pittsburgh Urban Christian School
Special Opportunity: Donor matching gifts to Pittsburgh Urban Christian School!

Thanks to an anonymous donor, all #GiveBig donations will be matched as part of a challenge grant we received!
Your generous gifts help us expand our academic programs, improve our facility and provide scholarships for children from low-income households. Go here to give!

Trinity Christian School
Special Opportunity: Donor matching gifts to Trinity Christian School!

A generous donor has committed to match the first $50,000 in donations! When you contribute to our endowment, you’re building up a resource that will work hard for our students and will bolster the stability of our school. Our goal is to achieve $50,000 by the end of the school year, which will turn into $100,000 because of our donor match! Together, we can move the TCS Endowment closer to the million dollar mark, achieving one of our long-term goals for the fund. Go here to give!

Free lecture—Ecclesiastes: What the Strangest Book in the Bible Teaches Us About Education

Scholé Academy Lecture Hall Presents
Ecclesiastes: What the Strangest Book in the Bible Teaches Us About Education
with Author/Teacher/Consultant Josh Gibbs

Monday, December 6, 2021  |  7:30pm ET

This lecture might interest some of our friends and members of Greater Pittsburgh Christian Schools Network.

From Scholé Academy: No book in the Bible offers a more glum assessment of this life, or inspires deeper yearning for the life to come, than Ecclesiastes. This glum assessment is a caution for those who believe that classical education can “change the world” or that reading old books can help students “get ahead in the world.” And yet, Ecclesiastes also insists that refusing to “love the world or the things of the world” will actually make a man’s life tolerable, joyful, and spiritually fruitful.

This event is free to attend, but registration is required. Click here to register for this Lecture Hall event. (Nota bene: Personal information provided in the registration process will be shared with Josh Gibbs, owner of Gibbs Classical.)

WPIAL Recognition at Trinity Christian School

Congrats to six Trinity Christian School Falcons for being selected to WPIAL All Sections!  Sierra McCabe, Morgan Walker, and Rachel Dutton in varsity volleyball and Courtney Wright, T.J. Braun, and Luke Kost in varsity soccer. Varsity Soccer Coach Kost was also named Co-Coach of the year for Class 1A Section 2!  

And a special shout out to Trinity’s Cross Country club. They sent senior Tommy Nelson to the WPIAL Championship on October 28. He finished in the top 50 out of almost 200 runners with a time of 19:54.6 for the 5000 meter (a little over 3 miles). It’s a great honor to compete at WPIAL—Congrats!

Varsity Soccer WPIAL Playoffs

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Find a wholesome environment and competitive athletics at Christian schools!

Trinity Christian School, Beaver County Christian School, and Eden Christian Academy Varsity Boys Soccer Teams are all going to the playoffs!

Eden finished the regular season in 2nd Place in their Section and are ranked 5th in Class 1 A for the playoffs!
Trinity finished the regular season in 2nd Place in their Section and are ranked 6th in Class 1A for the playoffs!
BCCS finished the regular season in 3rd Place in their Section and are ranked 13th in Class 1A for the playoffs!

Eden has their first round playoff game at 6pm on Tuesday, October 26, at Mars High School.
Trinity has their first round playoff game at 6pm on Tuesday, October 26, at Fox Chapel High School
BCCS has their first round playoff game at 6pm on Tuesday, October 26, at South Park High School.

Tickets are required and should be purchased online! There will be no student tickets at the gate. Tickets are $7.

Here’s the whole championship bracket

Here’s an explanation of Sections and Classes:

Classification is determined by the number of students in a high school. In soccer, the largest class is 4A (think schools the size of Mt. Lebanon, Upper St. Clair, or Penn Trafford). Trinity, Eden, and Beaver County Christian School are all in 1A.

In Class 1A, Trinity is grouped in Section 2, and as such, plays the teams in Section 2 twice a season and those games determine their record. (In other words, those are their conference games.) In Section 2, they came in 2nd place, after Greensburg Central Catholic, with a conference record of 6-3-1. (6 wins, 3 losses, and 1 tie.)

BCCS is grouped in Section 1. In Section 1, they came in 3rd place with a conference record of 5-5.
Eden is grouped in Section 3. In Section 3, they came in 2nd with a conference record of 10-2.

In all of Class 1A (all teams listed in the chart below), Trinity Christian School is ranked 6th out of the 16 teams who made it to the playoffs. They will be playing Riverside (ranked 11th with a record of 5-5-0). BCCS is ranked 13th and will be playing Bentworth (ranked 4th with a record of 9-0-1). Eden is ranked 5th and will be playing Serra Catholic (ranked 12th with a record of 5-3-2).

The bracket shows the path to the WPIAL Championship (likely on November 5 at 8pm but subject to change) at Highmark Stadium where the Riverhounds play.