Family Story: The Sayre Family

Meet the Sayre Family

“When I retired from the United States Air Force and decided to return to my job as a pilot for a major air carrier, the Boston area appealed to us and we settled in the Seacoast area in 2011. Part of our process of choosing where we would eventually live was access to a quality, private Christian education for our son. That was huge for us! We had seen Portsmouth Christian Academy in online searches and we had heard from others in the area that PCA was a great school for us to check out, so we visited. From the time we walked in the front doors, we felt welcome and valued. We left the school convinced that this was indeed the right school, the right place, and the right time.

Our son attended PCA for Preschool and Kindergarten, and unfortunately, due to staffing at my airline, I was transferred out of Boston in 2012 and, consequently, we moved away. Four years passed, and we were presented with the opportunity to return back to the Seacoast, to our former church that we love, to even the same neighborhood we lived in the first time we were here, and just as excitingly, back to PCA! Our son returned in fourth grade and is currently a seventh grader in the Lower School. It has been such a blessing to return to PCA! PCA provides our son with a high quality education, an opportunity to grow in his walk with Jesus Christ, and a chance to rekindle and grow his friendships from his start at PCA. The teachers, staff, and leadership are all second to none… we are blessed to call PCA part of our Seacoast home!

We love the Christ-centered education as well as the rigor of the academic programs. We love the many opportunities that extend beyond academics through Kaleidoscope programs. Ultimately, it’s the teachers – who are 110% dedicated to the kids and to their spiritual and academic growth – that make us love this school. They go out of their way each day to make each child feel accepted and valued.

How have I seen my son grow at PCA? How have I NOT seen him grow?! He’s matured in all areas of life that we (and God) consider important. His knowledge of the Bible and his walk with Jesus are flourishing and we’ve seen a maturity start to come over him.”

Originally Posted: December 12, 2019