Where is Presbyterian Pan American School (PPAS) located? How do I get there?
The school is located at 223 N. FM 772 five miles south of Kingsville, Texas on an expanse of former King Ranch range land. Students and families travel from all over the world to attend and visit PPAS. Most travel by personal vehicles but some use the bus system and the airlines to arrive at PPAS. The most used highways are US Hwy 77 from the north and south, State Highways 359, 285 and 44 from the Laredo area. Others fly into the Corpus Christi International Airport then can call the school to arrange to be picked up. Most students live on campus once they have arrived at PPAS.
What is the admission process?
All individuals wishing to attend PPAS must submit an application, several other required documents and forms along with the application fee through the Online Application Portal indicated on our website. Once the application and application fee has been submitted through the Online Application Portal, the admission process begins with the review of the prospective student's application, qualifications, financial aid application and all other required documents and forms. International students must submit all applications and qualifications no later than June 30 of any year. Notifications of acceptance will be sent via email, The acceptance package will be sent by express mail. The form I-20 will be included in the package for international students. Students having questions concerning the admission process can call the Admissions Office at (361) 592-4307 or email the Admissions Office.
Is a face-to-face interview or campus visit required?
In some circumstances a face-to-face interview will be required. We encourage all applicants to visit and tour the campus in order to get to know us before making a decision. In special circumstances, an interview may be conducted using Skype.
Do I have to be Presbyterian to attend?
No, Though we are an institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), we welcome young people of all faiths. The school has a full-time Presbyterian Chaplain who coordinates all chapel activities and is available for spiritual advice.
Are scholarships or financial aid available?
The cost of an education at Presbyterian Pan American School includes tuition, room, and board. Costs may be paid in a lump sum or in monthly payments. Financial Aid is awarded on the basis of need only and is determined by the School's Financial Aid Committee. A completed Financial Aid Application and all required documents that support the need for financial aid, must be sent with the application for admission. We offer a Presbyterian Heritage Award and Merit Based Scholarships to students who qualify. Contact the Admissions Office for more information about these awards.
What percentage of graduates attend college?
96% of our seniors attend colleges or universities in the United States or their home countries. Our guidance counselor takes an active role in helping students through the college admission process and advising them of their career choices. We assist our students in selecting and applying to the colleges and universities throughout the world that best fit their personal career goals and objectives. Seniors also have an opportunity to visit college and university campuses or visit with college recruiters who come to our campus.
Can students earn college credit while attending PPAS?