One of America’s Top Christian Schools
Valley Christian Schools offers students in Kindergarten through 12th Grade big school opportunities in a small school environment. Established in 1982, Valley Christian provides 700+ students a distinctly Christian education with excellent academics, championship athletics, award-winning fine arts, and a supporting community that encourages spiritual growth and the success of our students in and out of our classrooms across our three East Valley campuses. Valley Christian is ranked as one of the Top 50 Christian high schools in the U.S. and as one of the Top 125 Places to Work in Arizona.
Our mission is for students to know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, live like Him, and prepare academically, physically, socially and spiritually, so they are enabled to make a difference in the world.
Valley Christian Schools is accredited by both Association of Christian Schools International and AdvancED.
“We are so happy to have found Valley Christian School! A year ago our family relocated from Colorado to Arizona. At the time my husband and I were both working/coaching at an amazing Christian school in Colorado. So, with our expectations very high, we set out in search of a great school and community for our family. Valley Christian very quickly rose to the top of our list and has far exceeded our expectations from day one. If you are looking for a school with academic excellence, professionalism, family-like community and a thriving spiritual culture, Valley Christian is a wonderful choice!”
– VCS Family
“It is a fantastic place to really develop your faith while at the same time getting a great education. The Bible classes, chapels, and study groups at the school really allow students to grow in their faith. The opportunities at the school are incredible with so many sports, art groups, and clubs that it is so easy for anyone to get involved. The tight knit community of parents and families at the school are super supportive and involved in making Valley Christian a better place.”
– VCS Senior
“Valley Christian High School was a tremendous blessing to our family. Both of my children had very different needs, and Valley was a great fit for both of them. From great teachers, to awesome extra curriculars , to fabulous athletics, Valley Christian comes highly recommended by this family!”
– VCS Parent
“I have loved every moment at Valley Christian High School. The school has a family feel to it, and it is easy to get involved. I love that the teachers not only care about your grades, but also your personal life. I also love that the school encourages others to grow in their faith and offers endless opportunities to do so.”
– VCS Senior
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Recently, our American Sign Language (ASL) students visited the Apache ASL Trails Senior Center to have brunch with deaf senior citizens there. The students also presented over 60 shoe boxes filled with toiletries to the center. This was a wonderful opportunity for the students to practice ASL and share their faith.
Our students had some wonderful things to say about the trip:
“This experience was truly incredible! The Seniors were all so kind, funny and accepting. What a blessing to have this opportunity.” – Macy Anglin ’21
“It’s amazing how different people with different languages still demonstrate the image of God. It was fantastic!” – Dominic Flowers ’21
“They were so sweet and it was so cool seeing how excited they were to see and sign with us.” – Brenna Hungerford ’21
“I was able to share/sign who I was, why I was a Christian and why I go to Valley, it was fun listening to all their stories.” – Kaitlyn Cochran ’21
Twelve students from Poland and two teachers were hosted by Valley families and spent the past two weeks experiencing US culture.
The students came to classes and dialogued with teachers and students, exchanging ideas and cultural differences. They got to experience the difference between the European and American school systems, noting that they enjoyed and were most surprised by the highly-relational aspect Valley teachers have with students.
In between visiting classes, Poland students explored Sedona, San Diego, the Botanical Gardens, and museums throughout Arizona. This summer our high school will be sending a group of students to live with the same families in Poland and experience their culture.
Our physics students recently learned valuable science concepts in Ms. Jackson’s physics class by creating mousetrap cars. The students competed against each other in three teams of four students. Each group was in charge of designing their own car, which would then be judged in multiple categories.
Cars were judged on design aspects and appearance by VCS Art Teacher Mrs. Staten. The students’ cars also had to be propelled by only the mousetrap, stay within a budget of $30, and the designs and testing data had to be well documented in an engineering notebook.
After the design and testing process, the students put their cars to the test by competing in speed and distance competitions. The project was a great way for the class to learn and put into practice major concepts such as mechanical advantage, friction, levers, and conservation of mechanical energy!
We had a great morning at the Champions Breakfast to support the mission of Valley Christian Schools and the impact we can have on students. Thank you to all who were in attendance today and to our Champions Circle members!
A special thanks to Ben Somora ’20 for sharing his powerful story with us. We’re blessed to have Ben, and students like him, at VCS. Also, thanks to our Chorale students for their amazing performances this morning and for serving our guests.
We stand in awe of the awesome community God has blessed us with and the lifelong relationships built at Valley. We praise God for His provision for Valley Christian Schools! Thank you to the many donors and partners who participated in this year’s Champions Breakfast – you allow us to do what we do.
At this year’s Breakfast, we raised more than $180,000 in new gifts and pledges and added 18 Champions Circle members! Over the three years since starting this campaign, we now have 80 Champions Circle members and have raised more than $650,000 in gifts and pledges. The gifts toward our Champions Circle are used to add value and enhance programs at VCS.
Watch Ben Somora’s ’20 powerful testimony from the Champions Breakfast and how Valley Christian helped shape him into the man he is today:
Trojan Athletics has recently celebrated a handful of athletic signing ceremonies with our student-athletes as they commit to continue their athletic and academic careers.
Nathan Dykstra ’19 signed with Whitworth University to play football and run track & field. Matt McCreight ’19 signed his National Letter of Intent to play football at Bucknell University. Both were key members and captains of this year’s region champion Trojan Football team.
Jake Liberta ’19 signed to play baseball with the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.
Jalen Grijalva ’19 signed his letter of intent to continue his academic and basketball career at Benedictine University in Mesa next year. Jalen was a key member of the Trojans’ state championship basketball team this year and the 2018 state championship track and field team.
We wish them all their best as the finish their senior years and prepare for this next chapter in their lives!
Valley Christian has announced the return of Boys and Girls Swimming and the addition of the emerging sport of eSports to Trojan Athletics. The sports will be added for the 2019-20 school year.
Swimming will return to Valley Christian after a six-year absence from being offered athletically for student-athletes. The Trojans have won three state team championships – two girls (2008 and 2009) and one boys (2007) – and the boys finished as the state runner-up in 2008. Valley Christian alumna Natalie Denk ’15 will lead the Trojans’ swim program back into the pool in the fall of 2019.
Esports is considered an emerging sport and is being added by high schools and colleges as a varsity sport across the country. The team will compete in Legacy eSports powered by the High School eSports League under the banner of the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA). The 2019 teams will compete in the fall and are currently slated to compete in Overwatch and Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Jon Hunsaker, VCS Technology Specialist, has been tapped to lead the eSports program.
Valley Christian Athletic Director Greg Haagsma stated, “We’re excited to bring back swimming to our athletic program and offer students the ability to participate in the emerging sport of eSports next year. We’ve had exceptional interest in both programs and will look to continue to grow our athletic program to offer students more opportunities to excel and compete as our school continues its growth. We have two outstanding head coaches in Natalie Denk and Jon Hunsaker for the sports, and I am confident they will lead their programs with integrity and character while also developing our student-athletes to compete at a high level.”
With the additions of Swimming and eSports, the Trojans will now offer 19 varsity athletic teams at the high school level. Valley Christian competes in the 3A Conference of the AIA. The Trojans have won 69 team state championships since 1989. This includes an active streak of 29 consecutive years in which a Valley Christian team won a state championship. In addition, Trojan teams have finished as the state runner-up 34 times and have earned more than 140 region championships.
the Justin Kyle Lett Dream Then Do, in the Name of the Lord Memorial Scholarship