Phoenix Christian High School is a private, non-denominational Christian junior and senior high school located in Central Phoenix. It was the first Christian high school in the state of Arizona when it was founded.


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Founded as Old Paths Christian School in 1912, the school was incorporated in 1949 as Phoenix Christian High School. It moved to its current location on Indian School Road a couple of years later.

For most of its history, the school operated as a four year high school. Enrollment at the time was at about 400 to 450 students. In the early 1990s, the junior high school was added, and in 2003, the adjacent Light and Life grade school, previously operated by the Free Methodist church on 18th Avenue, was merged with the high school, forming one system known as Phoenix Christian Unified Schools. In 2006, the Phoenix Christian West Valley Elementary Campus opened up in Goodyear.

Notable alumni include NFL quarterback Tim Rattay; Vonda Kay Van Dyke, 1965 Miss America; Steve Green, a gospel singer, University of Wyoming football letterman Jeff Smith, Anthony Stannard, and Sean Bowman, University of Arizona football letterman Aaron Huisman, Washington State University football letterman Jimmy Wilson, University of California at San Diego engineering letterman Mike Opie, and Boise State University football letterman Kyle Gingg. Phoenix Christian has over 6,000 alumni.

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