Mission & Faith

Academic Excellence  

Students at PUC Elementary build a solid foundation of study skills and habits that lead to a life-long love of learning.  In small classes students get focused personal attention from highly qualified and experienced teachers. Students consistently achieve more than one year of academic growth as measured on nationally standardized achievement tests.

Spiritual Grounding  

The personal spiritual development of each student is intentionally nurtured by dedicated Christian teachers.  Our teachers model Christian spirituality in their work with students from a variety of faith backgrounds.  Students are mentored in character development and ethical discernment.  They come to value prayer and praise toward God and to find meaning through acts of kind service to others.


Physical Development  

Students enjoy structured physical education classes as well as creative free play in the wonderfully varied recreation environments our campus has to offer, including the college pool, shaded playground structures, open field, paved play area, natural creek, and school gymnasium. Our school participates in the Presidential Physical Fitness challenge, and awards students for achieving and maintaining fitness.


Creative Expression 

Musical expression is cultivated from Kindergarten through eight grade with students singing in choirs in the lower grades and playing in band in the upper grades. Artistic creativity is fostered in every grade with a generous start in Kindergarten.  Dramatic expression blossoms through classroom plays, choir-based dramatic performances, drama club elective, and participation in the Missoula Children's Theatre productions.  Creative writing is encouraged at various levels throughout the school.