Student Life


The POPCS SmartLab® engages STEM and digital media programs for our lower and middle school.  With over 400 STEM learning experiences in more than 60 content areas; the 18 stations of the SmartLab®  provides our students a wide selection of hands-on, minds-on projects, exploring a wide range of projects and challenge levels. This applied technology reinforces academics with real world learning while building next-generation skills.  Project activities link technology concepts to core academic content in a way that is engaging, relevant, and student-centered.  Vertical alignment of the curriculum fosters differentiated learning allowing students to shape and expand learning around their own interests, abilities, and learning styles.  Extension activities are available for advanced learners to explore topics in even greater depth.

A small sample of the learning topics include: Circuitry, Computer Graphics, Digital Communications, Mechanics & Structures, Robotics, Scientific Data & Analysis and Sustainability.

Throughout the year, POPCS Middle School students volunteer at the Seven Loaves Food Pantry in Plano. Every Thursday Middle School students serve by organizing donations, setting up tables and chairs, and preparing the pantry for families that need their services. We are blessed to have this opportunity to serve others at Seven Loaves!
Optional enrichment trips are available throughout the school year with additional fees. Sign-up information is available in the Middle School office. Contact Middle School Assistant Merrie Buono, 972.598.1062.
Science Enrichment Trip - Ms. Chase
Yellowstone National Park
for more information contact Lisa Chase
History Enrichment Trip - Mrs. Schnell 
Gettysburg National Park
for more information contact Marianne Schnell
Prince of Peace Christian School has a chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). This nationwide organization recognizes student accomplishments in the areas of leadership, character, scholarship, and service. Students may apply during the spring semester of their Grade 7 year. A committee of teachers and sponsors review each application. For more information, contact Middle School NJHS Coordinator Marianne Schnell.
Destination Imagination Lutheran Schools Math Contests (January) PSIA - Private Schools Interscholastic Association (Spring)
National Junior Honor Society (Spring) Robotics Club (Fall - Spring) Leadership Team
Health Fair Committee Chess Club POP Theater Company
Eagle Insider Pep Squad Mentors Student Ambassadors
Solo and Ensemble/Honor Band    
Students completing Grade 8 will participate in a recognition celebration ceremony. The ceremony honors Grade 8 graduates for their accomplishments and allows their families to share this special milestone with them. The class valedictorian and salutatorian will be presented, and all students who meet the requirements will receive a certificate.
The Learning Lab provides Middle School students who are diagnosed with learning differences the opportunity to work in a small group setting. The students must have (within the last 3 years) professional testing and paperwork outlining their academic needs. The Learning Lab focuses on completing class work, reviewing for tests, reteaching concepts as needed, and breaking down class projects into smaller parts. Contact POPCS MS Learning Lab Coordinator, Karin Rogers for more information.
To prepare a student for service and success, Prince of Peace Christian School considers the whole child's well being as a part of our exemplary education. As our School Counselor, Gary Prindiville seeks to provide daily support and resources for mental, emotional, wellness, and spiritual health for POPCS students, families, and school personnel. Should your child need mental or emotional support, Mr. Prindiville is happy to walk alongside them through any struggles they might be experiencing. Mr. Prindiville is a certified School Counselor and is working toward licensure as a Professional Mental Health/School Counselor for the state of Texas. Care and Concern Counseling is available for our private school's Lower, Middle, and Upper School students. Please email Gary Prindiville or call 972.598.1058 for information. The Care and Concern Counseling office is located in the Fine Arts Center hallway near the art studio.
We are pleased to partner with Flik Independent School Dining (FlikISD) as our on-site lunch provider.  Flik prepares fresh food each school day in our beautiful POPCS kitchen and dining hall. Chef Martine Archambault and her staff offer healthy, nutritious (often locally sourced), and nourishing food and is committed to building strong bodies and sharp minds. The Flik meal plan is included in the POPCS cost of tuition.


With an eye for innovation and detail, Flik serves the POPCS community with campus-wide nutrition programs that educates and encourages students to make lifelong healthy food choices. Students with special culinary needs have access to talk with nutritionist or Chef Archambault about accommodations to provide safe offerings.

Chef Martine Archambault
Davita Lister, Food Service Director Email 972.598.1164

Check out our POPCS School Menus and learn more about Flik Independent Dining Services.

BOYS’ BASEBALL   Season: Mar - May   Practice Begins: March
BASKETBALL Season: Dec - Feb  Practice Begins: November
CHEERLEADING  Season: Aug - Feb   Practice Begins: August
DRILL TEAM  Season - Aug - Apr Practice Begins: July
CROSS COUNTRY Season - Aug - Oct Practice Begins: August
FOOTBALL Season Aug - Nov  Practice Begins: August
GOLF Season Mar - May  Practice Begins: March
SOCCER Season: Nov - Feb Practice Begins: November
GIRLS’ SOFTBALL Season: Mar - May  Practice Begins: March
SWIMMING Season: Nov - Feb  Practice Begins: October
TENNIS  Season: Jan - Apr  Practice Begins: January
TRACK & FIELD Season: Mar - May Practice Begins: March
GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL Season: Aug - Oct Practice Begins: August
WEIGHTLIFTING Season: Year-Round Practice Begins: August
All sports are available for students in Grades 6-8. If the season has begun before a student is accepted to POPCS, he/she will be allowed to participate in a sport if roster space is available. If you have any questions about POPCS Athletics, please contact Middle School Athletic Director Chad Henke at 972.598.1069 or POPCS Athletic Director, Tyler Burke at 972.598.1093.