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About Pui Tak 

Pui Tak Christian School's mission is to equip young learners academically and spiritually to be future leaders for God's Kingdom. Our vision is to see children rise to their potential and succeed in all spheres of life with joy and strength of character

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PTCS is affiliated with Chinese Christian Union Church (CCUC) and adheres to the church's faith statement.

Joy of learning     

  1. Low student to teacher ratio

  2. Comprehensive curriculum for curious learners

  3. Whole-child approach to education

Future leaders         

  1. Confident scholars with academic, social, emotional, and spiritual aptitude 

  2. Care for the world and those around them

  3. Disciplined work ethic and respect for others

Global environment  

  1. A Christian worldview in an urban environment

  2. Inter-cultural experiences

  3. Course requirement in Mandarin Chinese 

 Serving the under-served

  1. Commitment to inexpensive tuition

  2. Providing quality education to the community 

Pui Tak began as the church’s nursery school, preparing young Chinese immigrants for kindergarten. Over the last 60 years, the nursery school has evolved and become a thriving school for preschool and elementary students. The local Chinese community has long supported the academic pursuits of our aspiring scholars and continues to contribute graciously to Pui Tak’s growth.

  Our History  

Since 1953, Pui Tak Christian School has formed better lives for thousands of children and their families. Generation after generation continues to champion the school, which was originally founded by the Chinese Christian Union Church (CCUC) in Chicago’s Chinatown.

六十多年來,學校不斷的茁壯成長,逐漸成為了一所集學前和小學於一體的綜合教育機構。學校在各項發展上亦一直獲得本地華人社區的大力支持。

自50年代以來,華埠的人口迅速增加,如今培德學校的學生人數已接近飽和。

隨著中國在全球的影響力不斷壯大,本校的年輕學子在“培德育才”之教導下,被定為成功的典範,在在反映出「培德」一直以來對“成功”的傳統定義。學生們實踐良好的職業操守,在品格及學術上不斷追求至臻至善,深信他們將會是改變世界的社會領袖或棟樑。

 
  A Letter from Principal Bonnie Ho  

At Pui Tak Christian School our academic goal is to see 100 percent of our classes meet and exceed the national school norm. In fact, more than 80 percent of our classes achieved the national high average, with many classes reaching the 98–99th percentile of the national school norm—indicating that the majority of our students are at least one-half to two years ahead.
 

Although we are so proud of our students’ academic achievements as educators, we also believe that education must go beyond test scores. Historically, assessment practices often separate “successful” learners from “unsuccessful” learners. Unfortunately, test scores alone are not sufficient motivation for all students to learn. The practice may even be counterproductive to students with very low scores because they doubt their own capabilities and believe that failure is inevitable.
 

If a school is to be effective, academic assessments must be used to support and verify learning. However, PTCS believes that to support ALL students, a different measuring tape must also be employed, and that is our God-given perspective on His creation: the children whom parents have entrusted to us. The key to ensuring that each child is actively engaged often hinges on what we see in him or her and how well we appreciate each child’s God-given potential.
 

There is one student, whom I will call “John,” who is always talkative and often wreaks havoc in the school. Because he often talks back and out of turn, some would see him as a troublesome, disruptive, and rebellious student. After spending time with John, I noticed that he is a person who seeks the truth and has a strong desire to help others understand the truth. I see a jewel inside of John. I see a future preacher in him. And, it is up to the teachers and parents to help John learn discipline in self-expression.

 

I am often told that what sets our teachers apart is how they see beyond a child’s outward misbehaviors and catch a glimpse of his or her unique potential. We also see this reflected in how Jesus views people such as Simon. When Jesus first met Simon, He gave him a new name: Cephas, the Aramaic equivalent of Petros (Peter), which means “rock.” If there was anything Peter was not, it was a rock. A rock is a symbol of firmness and steadiness of character, but Peter was impulsive, hotheaded, and inconsistent.

 

We see a Simon, but God sees a Peter, a great apostle. In the same way, we ask God to help us see each child with His eyes so that we seek not to see students just for what they are now, but for what they can become.

 

It is our desire to partner with parents in the education, growth, and development of the young people who attend PTCS. We have very exciting days ahead at PTCS. I am looking forward to guiding, coaching, and seeing your child reach his or her full, God-given potential.

 

In His Service,
Mrs. Bonnie Ho
Principal

何何述珍
​校長
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Contact Us

Phone: +1 312-842-8546

 

Email: info@puitakschool.org

 

Address:

2301 South Wentworth Ave.

Chicago, IL 60616

 

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