Parkview Baptist School (PBS) is a ministry of Parkview Baptist Church (PBC). Founded by church members, the school was incorporated on July 13, 1981, under the provisions of Louisiana’s nonprofit corporation law for the purpose of providing a Christ-centered education for students in grades Pre-K through twelve. PBS began with students in grades kindergarten through six in 1981 and in 1983 added grades seven through twelve.
Today, PBS, which is located adjacent to the church, serves 1,340 students in grades PreK through twelfth. PBS is the largest private Christian school in the state.
Governance and Leadership
Dr. Don Mayes, a 1988 Parkview graduate, has served as the school’s Superintendent since January 2013.
The school is divided into four divisions, each with its own Division Heads/Principals.
- Early Childhood (PreK, TK and K) – Division Head: Cathy Wilson
- Elementary Division (1st – 4th grades) – Division Head: Jeff Lilley
- Middle School Division (5th-8th Grades)- Division Head: Joana Dieterich
- High School Division (9th-12th grades) – Division Head: Ben Haindel
Parkview Baptist School is governed by a Board of Directors composed of and elected by the active members of Parkview Baptist Church. The Senior Pastor of Parkview Baptist Church is also a member of the board.
Parkview’s comprehensive college-preparatory program is designed to develop skills and attitudes within its students that will well equip them not only for college, but also for a successful life based on Christian principles. Students receive a balanced program providing them with strong spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional and social development. Parkview Baptist School maintains a Christian faculty, staff and administration dedicated to developing the individual potential of all students in keeping with the philosophy of the school.
Certifications and Accreditations:
Parkview Baptist holds dual accreditation through SAIS (Southern Association of Independent Schools) and Advanc-Ed (formerly SACS-Casi) PBS holds professional memberships in ISM (Independent School Management), NBOA (National Business Officers Association) and SBACS (Southern Baptist Association of Colleges and Schools). Parkview Baptist School is designated by the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education as an approved K-12 educational institution and is in the process of approval to receive foreign students by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Services (SEVIS).
Parkview Baptist State of the School Address Part 1
Parkview Baptist State of the School Part 2