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Presbyterian Pan American School

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Secondary & High Schools, Two-Year Colleges

Mission: To educate and empower young adults for Christian leadership in the global community.

Results: We graduated our 100th senior class in 2011.

Programs: We are a private, residential, international high school (Grades 9-12) accredited by SACS.

Community Stories

19 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

My first visit to the campus of the Presbyterian Pan American School was in 1978 as a newly elected trustee. The impression from that visit has endured to this day. I fell in love with the place. Just as the Morris chapel stands at the heart of the campus, so Jesus Christ stands at the center of the school’s reason for being: service to minority young people who truly seek to know Christ while getting a college preparatory education. Two years later I became the school’s president and headmaster, a position I held for the next nine years. Only a few schools are transformational and life-changing in nature. I believe Presbyterian Pan American School is one of these. During the school’s 100th anniversary celebration in May 2012 I heard students and alumni alike giving thanks to God for what this school has done for their Christian walk. The quality of their education, the friends they made, as well as the family and Christian atmosphere of this little school are second to none.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Christian based education I received at PPAS helped me acquire excellent work ethics . I utilized these ethics in my career as an educator. The small classes enabled us to receive personal attention. These assets enabled me to gain first class eduation which helped me succeed in life. I am a better Christian for having had the privilege to have attended PPAS. Elma Flores Cook. Class of 1958

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I graduated from PanAm in 2003 but have been connected to the school in different ways- through family, the centenial celebrationand also other alumni. I chose to rate PPAS as life-changing because I consider my time in PanAm as one of the most critical events in my walk with Christ. As a 16 yr old, it was the first time I was away from home and without the spiritual guidance of my parents. At PanAm, I received mentoring and encouragement to become the leader I am now in my community. Thank you, PPAS!

Client Served

Rating: 5

It took me three years to realize that this school had completely changed my life. It is a unique experience in which you challenge yourself to become a better person. It helps you organize your time and find yourself. When I fist applied I was not accepted,I realized that it was because of my bad behavior, but I had a sister that recently graduated from there, so they decided to give a chance. My three years I encourage myself to be a better person and to care about school. In my senior year I took dual enrollment classes and I was Cheer leading and Volleyball captain, plus I got the highest GPA I ever had. I know for sure that this was the best opportunity I had because today I am responsible and independent person.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a Senior at PPAS, and I have been here for almost four years. I am very satisfied with what the school offers. At PPAS I have learn a lot of things, such as to be independent and responsible. The school is in a safety place, where we can learn while having fun.

Client Served

Rating: 4

I really like it to spent part of my life at this school.It have teach me a lot of things and met a lot of great people that had become big part of me. It help me to get what i wanted, go to a college in the U.S. it also make me closer and secure of my religion.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Presbyterian Pan American School came to me like a blessing; like something that was prepared for me. I come from a little city in Mexico and my dream was to study in the US and learn English. However, I did not have a place to live and that was the big trouble. Then, one friend told me about PPAS and about it was a boarding school. So, I applied and got accepted and that made me a lot happier than I was. That was like a blessing because all my problems at that time got resolved. Presbyterian Pan American School helped me learn about God, English, and how to interact in a society. I am just grateful.

Client Served

Rating: 4

Presbyterian Pan American School helped me have a great education that I could not afford. It not only gives you that good education but also strengthens your spiritual and social life. Even if I am far away from my family I have gotten a new family here. You graduate knowing who you are and what you can do for the world.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Being in the institution has been a great experience. It has allowed me to meet amazing people from around the world. It has helped me get an outstanding education and gave me more opportunities to succeed in life.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Presbyterian Pan American school has made a great impact on my life. It is the place where i Iearned to be responsible for my self and others. It is the place where I grew spiritually and where i got an opportunity to serve God. Presbyterian has gave me the education and preparation for gettitn to college. In few words this school is doing its job very well.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is a useful tool for every person that has the opportunity to join it. Presbyterian Pan American School gave my life a new direction. It changed the way I saw school and it helped me pretty much on my spiritual development. Being an student of PPAS opened new doors and showed me a new meaning of life. I met new people and I learned more about different cultures. This organization is well prepared and the service has a unique quality. Presbyterian Pan American School makes me feel like at home.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I really like this school because it has really helped me to understand how life is. I really enjoy being here because here I met wonderful people.Overall, I would love to stay here for the rest of my life.

Client Served

Rating: 4

It is a great mission school that helps people from all over the world. It gives the opportunity to meet people from different cultures and learn from them. Also, this institution prepares students not only for college, but also for the "real world" by teaching them great values and guiding them through a Christian path.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This School has helped me grow spiritually and independently. I love the way you can find yourself and trust in every little thing life puts ahead walking besides God. I came here lost but now I am found, the friends you make will last a lifetime. Everywhere you go and everything you do is a blessing and Presbyterian Pan American School has been in the plans for my life.

Client Served

Rating: 4

This school is a very great school to me because personally i think it has changed me alot. Before i came here to this school i never was interested in religion, i knew i was catholic and all but never payed attention. Coming here made me become more mature and open my eyes to see a lot of new things. I think this school truly did change the way I see life now.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is an amazing school that had change my life spiritually, and academically, this school brought me the opportunity of going to the college I wanted to go. In this school I had the opportunity to met people of all around the world, and I made true friends.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Presbyterian Pan American School is important to me because not only it is has given me the chance to come and study in the United States but it has also help me grow in my faith in Christ. Thanks God I found out that everything is within God's Plan and we are not here by coincidence, therefore whatever we have to go trough will be worth it, and thanks to the teachers and staff it is already worth it.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This school has been a life-changing experience. I never would have been able to get as far ahead, plus with the education I got out of it, if I had ot been here. I would not have been able to gain knowledge and understanding about cultures and countries from around the world if I had stayed in my public school. This school is a place that has changed my life for the better.

Client Served

Rating: 4

this school has been a very important challenge in my life. it help me to respect different cultures and get along with my classmate. on the other hand, it helped me to improve my english and my grades. day by day teaches me how to worship God and be thankful to my parents and to the staff for be part of this big family.