Christian School

Empowering students Pre-K-6th to embrace their full potential through joyful, Christ-centered learning, fostering creativity, compassion, and community for a future filled with purpose.


Christian School

Empowering students K-12 to embrace their full potential through joyful, Christ-centered learning, fostering creativity, compassion, and community for a future filled with purpose.

ABOUT Pleasantville Christian School

Our School, Your Child, and Our Shared Journey

At Pleasantville Christian School, we believe every child is a unique gift from God, brimming with endless potential. Our mission is to nurture this potential through a holistic, Christ-centered approach, focusing both the mind and spirit, inspiring the pursuit of lifelong learning.

As our students progress, we encourage them to become active participants in the learning process, fostering a sense of purpose and joy.

Our integrated Christian curriculum draws upon a thematic approach, incorporating daily mindfulness exercises that encourage both spiritual and intellectual growth.

We've intentionally designed our classrooms to be multi-grade environments, encouraging cooperative learning and personalized instruction through low student-teacher ratios.

We cultivate a love for learning, developing disciplined study habits, and nurturing creativity.

Welcome to Pleasantville Christian School

A Joyful And Meaningful Learning Journey For Every Student

Pleasantville Christian School is a private school located in Missouri. We serve students from 3yrs to 6th grade utilizing an integrated Christian Curriculum, homesteading, and a thematic approach to learning.

Pleasantville Christian School plans to grow into a Pre-K through 12th grade school.

Pleasantville Christian School Curriculum

A Journey Towards a Fulfilling Life

Our vision, “Pleasantville Christian School is a community that is committed to providing a Christ-centered education that develops the whole child through creativity and compassion, leading to a life of fulfillment and purpose.”

Our multi- grade classrooms and low student-teacher ratio create a wonderful learning environment which allows for individualized instruction and cooperative learning experiences. Beginning in preschool and continuing through sixth grade, students are encouraged to develop disciplined study habits that will serve them throughout life.Pleasantville Christian School offers a holistic approach to education and focuses on a comprehensive math program, phonics-based instruction, vocal music, homesteading, and weekly chapel services. It is our deep hope to instill a sense of community, responsibility, and compassion through our community service projects that all students participate in.

Small Class Sizes

Pre-K caps at 10 students.

K-6th caps at 15 students.

Biblical Worldview Teaching

Bob Jones University Christian Curriculum.

Phonics-Based Reading

Pleasantville Christian School students build on the phonics foundation laid in the early grades, reading texts of increasing complexity in a variety of genres where they learn to evaluate all that they read from a biblical worldview.

Comprehensive Math Program

Pleasantville Christian Schools math program equips students to master foundational math skills through hands-on manipulatives and sequential teaching that lead students from a concrete to an abstract understanding of mathematics.

Weekly Chapel

Pleasantville Christian School holds weekly chapel on Mondays where students strengthen their knowledge of the Bible.

Character Development

Pleasantville Christian School teaches character development with a focus on God’s Word and applying His ways in everyday decisions.

Community Service Projects

Pleasantville students will establish a fellowship that gathers together with the purpose of learning in a Christian environment and contributes to society through service and leadership.

Vocal Music

Pleasantville Christian School believes that vocal music is a way to communicate, create, and celebrate through sound. We believe that music has the ability to bring people together through shared interests.

Competitive Tuition

Pleasantville Christian School believes that access to joyful and meaningful education is important for every community member. We strive to provide access to every family that wishes to attend our school.

Let's Begin this Journey Together

Pleasantville Christian School believes that through a whole-child approach, we can support the development of our students into compassionate, creative, and enlightened members of their community.

We believe that all children were created by God with a great capacity for learning. Children have a variety of strengths and that every individual child’s abilities should be honored and cultivated. The teacher’s role is vital as they inspire the learning and ensure that lessons are engaging and aligned to the needs of their students as well as the curriculum.

We believe that children are active participants in the learning process, and that process should be both joyful and meaningful.

We welcome the opportunity to partner with you, fostering growth, inspiring creativity, and paving the way for a prosperous future that honors our shared past and Christ-centered values.

Meet The Pleasantville Christian School Team

The Pleasantville Education Team

Taylor Quezada

Building Principal

2nd-4th Grade Teacher

Laura Benjamin

Para Professional

Heidi Pim

Kindergarten - 1st grade Teacher

Trish Hull

Pre-K Teacher

Jennifer Atnip

Homesteading Teacher

Megan Schumaker

Music Teacher

Welcome to Pleasantville Christian School

Where we honor the past to prepare for our children’s future. Book your tour today to learn more about Pleasantville Christian School.

Hear From Our Happy Families

At Pleasantville Christian School, we are proud to say that our school community feels like an extended family. The warmth, love, and appreciation expressed in our parents' testimonials speak volumes about the impact we're making. Here's what they have to say:

"Pleasantville Christian School and their educators have far exceeded our expectations! The christ-centered values, curriculum, and the love shown from the staff and teachers is the reason we chose to send our son here. We HIGHLY recommend Pleasantville Christian!"

- Candi Thompson

"We chose Pleasantville because we needed more than what the public school was giving us. More one on one attention, a curriculum that not only takes us back to our roots but also teaches us how to be self-sufficient, and first and foremost God. I feel confident that my child will grow not only spiritually, but as a stronger more confident human being because of the amazingly dedicated staff that shows incredible patience and love to not only my child, but all of the children that walk through the doors."

- Charlee Keeton

"From the first day we walked into Pleasantville for our inquisition meeting, it felt like home. The teachers and administrator were so nice and welcoming, my shy son didn’t want to leave! We love that they had summer events to get the kids used to the school and other students so that we could be comfortable sending our kiddos there. We are excited for this school year!"

- Cammy Taylor

The voices of our parents are a testament to the difference we're making. Come see for yourself why families choose and trust Pleasantville Christian School for their children's educational journey.

Enrollment Process

At Pleasantville Christian School, we have a simple 7 step approach for enrolling.

Step 1 - Take A Tour

The best way to decide if Pleasantville Christian School would be a good fit is by touring the school.

We also encourage interested families to read about Christian education and learn how it is different from traditional schools. To learn more about Christian Education

click here.

In order to make the most of your partnership with us, it is important to understand what we do and why we do it.

If you like what you read and want to learn more, please

schedule a campus tour.

Step 2 - Apply

Your admissions file is opened when we receive a

completed application. The application can be found by

clicking here.


February 1:

Pre-school applications are open for


February 15:

Kindergarten-5th grade application open

for enrollment

Application Fee:

$250 per application

Step 3 - Academic Testing

The Admissions Department will examine previous

school report cards and the most recent standardized test scores. Each student will meet with a faculty member and complete an academic assessment to confirm the applicant is academically prepared to join the grade level for which they are applying.

Children applying to Kindergarten will have a

readiness evaluation to determine if they are

developmentally ready to learn in a classroom


Older students will have a more rigorous academic

evaluation with sections on math, grammar, and reading comprehension.

Step 4 - Parent Interview

It is important that the beliefs and practices of the family are consistent with the standards, statement of faith, and values of the school. All families will be

invited to a parent interview where they will meet

with the board.

Pleasantville Christian School is established and is

maintained by people who believe Biblical Christian

principles should be the basis of all instruction and

learning. Each child is taught to know God, love Him,

and serve Him in every relationship in His world. We

follow God’s plan of education which emphasizes the importance of the home and the church as well as the school.

Step 5 - Admission Decision

Families are notified in writing of their acceptance or denial of admission within two weeks of the parent interview.

If an applicant and family are found to be admissible but no space is available at that time, families will have the option of remaining on a waitlist to be considered should a spot become available.

Step 6 - Enrollment

Online enrollment is to be completed within two weeks of acceptance.

Arrangements will be made at this time for monthly tuition payments and automatic withdrawals. Students joining the school mid-year will submit their online enrollment information before the first day of school attendance.

Step 7 - Student classroom visit

We encourage families to schedule a student classroom visit, ranging from one to three hours during the school day, when school is in session.

During this time, students will engage in the learning and classroom environment.

After the classroom visit, families will be able to meet with the building principal to clarify any additional questions that may arise during the visit.

Ready to get the process started or want to learn more?

ACE Scholarships

Pleasantville Christian School is excited to announce that we are the only private school in Joplin and the surrounding area to be a partner school with ACE. By partnering with ACE, we can provide students in Missouri with the opportunity to choose Pleasantville Christian School for their child(ren).

Who is ACE?

ACE Scholarships was founded in 2000 by Alex Cranberg, Charlie Gallagher, Ralph Nagel, John Saeman and the late Ed McVaney and John Walton to provide low-income parents with the freedom to choose the K-12 schools that are best for their children.

They were also keenly aware that low-income students lagged far behind students of other incomes and that overall, American students continued to fall further behind students in other countries.

Mission: That every child has equal access to a quality education.

Vision: To provide children of lower-income families with scholarships to private schools in grades K-12, and to advocate for expanded school choice.

How to Apply:

The ACE Scholarships Missouri 2024-2025 Application can be found here:
Missouri Application

Deadline to Apply: April 15, 2024

If you have any questions related to the application process, please contact Taylor Quezada at 417-392-0917

Frequently Ask Questions

What's Your School Schedule?

At Pleasantville, we offer an early bird drop-off starting at 7:45 AM. Our traditional school day starts at 8:30 AM. We end our day at 3:15 PM and pick-up is between 3:15 PM and 3:30 PM. We utilize a four-day school week, starting on Monday and ending on Thursday.

What Denomination Do You Teach?

We utilize the Bob Jones University Curriculum, which is a non-denominational Christian curriculum.

Are Your Teachers Certified?

Yes, our teachers either hold a MO teacher certification or are working through a teacher prep program to obtain certification.

Are You Federally Funded?

No, we do not obtain federal funds. We are a tuition-based school.

Do You Celebrate Holidays?

We celebrate the traditional Christmas and Easter holidays. Pleasantville Christian School does not celebrate the Halloween holiday. 

What Is The Admission Process?

At Pleasantville Christian School, we meet with all of our families and students prior to admission. Families will want to book an appointment with the school to tour the facility and meet the building administrator and classroom teacher. Each student will take an entrance exam for placement and families will be asked to pay the enrollment fee to hold the student's seat for the following school year.

" Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it."

Proverbs 22:6

Get In Touch


1301 S Duquesne Rd

Joplin, MO 64801

Assistance Hours

Mon – Thurs 7:45am – 3:30pm

Fri - Sun – CLOSED

Phone Number:

1301 S Duquesne Rd, Joplin, MO 64801, USA

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