The Warmbier Family
By: WebmasterDate: Feb 4, 2020 Tags: Family Experiences
The Warmbier family joined the PCA community for the first time in 1976, the year the school was started. Mike was in the 2nd grade when his parents decided that Christian education was worth the sacrifice. Mike went on to graduate from PCA in 1987. Mike and his wife, Melissa, who were living on the west side of Michigan, decided to move back to Plymouth to be near his parents and send his daughters to Plymouth Christian in 2015. Faith was in the 7th grade, and Eva was in the 8th grade the year they made this move. Eva will graduate this June as part of the Class of 2020, giving the Warmbier family two PCA alumni members. They shared with us why they decided to send their daughters to PCA.
What do you love about PCA? We love the Christian education they receive and the way the teachers are involved in our daughter’s lives. PCA is giving our kids a chance to excel academically and preparing them for college, while at the same time, providing a daily/solid Christian education.
How are faith and learning integrated at PCA? With Bible class as a Core Curriculum requirement each year, kids are exposed to daily biblical teaching (outside of church and home). PCA is genuinely partnering with families as we raise our kids.
In what ways have you seen your child grow and develop as a result of their experience at PCA? From the classroom to the athletic courts & fields and everywhere in between, Christ is central. Athletics is much more than just a sport, having Christ at the center of each team. Seminar groups give our kids a chance to be bold in their faith, and to be able to discuss beliefs, beyond Bible class.
What is the one word that best describes PCA? Intentional. Families must be “Intentional” about spending the money for a Christian Education. Teachers and Administration are “Intentional” about including Christ in the learning environment. Coaches are “Intentional” about including Christ in athletics.
What would you tell another parent to encourage them to consider enrolling their child at PCA? There are many choices in education today; public, charter, private/Christian. If you are looking for Christian Education, you need to consider PCA. When you consider Private/Christian Education, PCA truly partners with families. Also, get involved, don’t just send your kids to school, become a part of it!