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.
Safe Return to School
We are excited to announce that we will resume in-person learning across all three of our campuses on Monday, August 17!
For Grades 7-12, families will be able to choose to return to school in-person or online, based on what works best for your children and personal circumstances. For our high school, we will be offering in-person classes four days per week. This is a temporary adjustment while we continue to upgrade our infrastructure in order to support synchronous learning. For our junior high students, we will be offering in-person classes five days per week with live, online learning.
Based on current state and county guidance, we have also released new information and made updates to our Safe Return to School plan. You can find more information on our learning options, our 2020-21 School Calendar, several updates to our K-12 Safety Measures, and our COVID-19 Symptoms and Exposure Flow Chart for students on our Safe Return to School page.
“Valley Christian changed my life. It revealed to me the value of character in a world that does not seem to believe in it any longer. This school has turned a shy, sad girl into someone on fire for life and thriving. I made friends, found my faith, found a community, found my passion, and found my life. My life will never be the same and I have Valley Christian to thank. It showed me who I wanted to be in this world, and gave me the skills to be able to achieve it. I could not better recommend a school to anyone. Valley Christian was so good to me, and I could not have asked for a better experience.”
– VCS Senior
“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
“A parent cannot go wrong with Valley Christian. From athletic programs and social clubs to requirements for community service, VCS prepares children for life as a Christian in the working world. Whether students are college-oriented or not, there is a place for each child at VCS.”
– The Best Schools
“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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While we won’t be hosting our traditional Veterans Day Service on our high school campus this year, we are working on producing a virtual service for our community along with a special drive-by parade for our Veterans and their families on November 11. Join us at 10:00am on Facebook Live for our virtual Veterans Day Service.
For the Veterans in the Valley Christian community, we invite you to participate in our first ever Veterans Day Parade! We would love for you and your family to gather in a car of your choice, deck it out in Red, White, and Blue, and cruise Galveston Street while our high school students cheer you on. Feel free to blast your favorite American tunes. If you are participating in the parade you will need to arrive at Valley Christian’s South Parking Lot by 10:15am. The parade will start at 10:45am sharp.
Please RSVP using the link below so we know how many cars to anticipate.
For our Elementary families, we would love for parents to join us for Chapel. We will have a limited number of seats and will be checking the rsvp list at the door. You can RSVP at the links below.
For our Veterans and Grandparents Services, we will be hosting our 4-6 grade chapel on Monday, November 9 from 8:30-9:15am. For grade K-3, our chapel will be on Tuesday, November 10 from 8:35-9:00am. Due to limited capacity, both chapels are currently full. If you have RSVP’d to attend and are unable to, please contact Myrna Haagsma so we can invite those on the waiting list. For our chapels, we will be checking the RSVP list at the door. For family members who are attending together, chairs will be placed together in the back, and marked with your name. A reminder, all attending our chapels must wear a face covering. For our Veterans and Grandparents services, we will be recording the services for guests who are unable to attend.
An important part of continuing to offer a quality education to our families at VCS is that we are accredited by an outside agency every five years. This accreditation process is directed by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and provides dual accreditation with the largest public-school accrediting agency called Cognia (formerly named North Central or AdvancED).
The process is quite extensive and has involved all school personnel from the high school and the junior high in a self-study that began in the spring of 2019. Parent and student input has been gathered by way of surveys, as well. Thank you to all who have contributed in one way or another!
On November 2-4, a team of fellow Christian educators from across the state will visit the junior high and high school campuses to confirm what we have stated in our self-study. They will make recommendations for our school to work on throughout the next five-year accreditation period as part of a continuous improvement cycle.
VCS has successfully maintained its accreditation status since it first applied in 2004. We hope to have the elementary school go through the accreditation process in another year or two so that VCS can be an accredited school system from kindergarten through 12th grade!
In the first segment of our 2020 Election Series videos, Valley Christian history teacher David Anderson shares several reasons why you should vote and why you should have confidence this election season.
The deadline to register to vote has been extended to October 23 – register to vote or check your status at www.arizona.vote.
For the first time ever, the VCS Auction will be done in a virtual format, with live programming that includes a live emcee, auctioneer, silent auction items, live auction items, and special messaging on Saturday, November 7 beginning at 6:30pm. You won’t want to miss this special event as we gather together virtually, watch the live program, and bid together!
Homes around the Valley will be gathered to watch the live stream program and bid together. Sign up to be a Home Host (formally a table sponsor) and choose which level of a Home Host you would like to be! All Home Hosts who register for the Gold and Platinum level by October 15th will receive a limited-edition VC backpack, pullover, or polo.
We have hundreds of items up for auction, including some incredible Live Auction items! Leave with your summer vacation, a few rounds of golf, a night out on the town, a gift card to your favorite restaurant, or a great deal on hundreds of products and services!
As you can imagine, events and games at Valley Christian will look different to begin this fall.
While there will be some changes to how spectators watch our games and performances, we are excited to have the opportunity to compete and perform. Here is some information on how events this fall will look to begin the year.
Anyone attending an event on campus will be required to wear a mask and social distance as much as possible. Our students wear masks throughout the day, so we are confident you will be able to wear one a few hours to cheer them on or watch them perform!
For our on-campus athletic events and our fine arts performances, capacity will be limited. You will be able to purchase your tickets online for any in-person performances this fall, with participants’ families receiving priority.
Most of our fine arts events will likely be re-imagined from the prior performances you are used to seeing and some of our performances may even be held virtually for the time being.
Due to capacity restrictions, we have also made the tough decision to postpone our traditional Homecoming in October to a date during basketball and soccer season. We will be eagerly awaiting the date when we can gather as our entire community and celebrate our great school for Homecoming.
More information on a Spirit Week and activities for the week of October 19th will be announced for all three of our campuses.
Please mask up while you are on campus supporting your student and if you feel sick, stay at home.
We thank you in advance for your support and for following these guidelines to ensure our students can still compete and perform!
We want to thank our families for their continued support and partnership in maintaining the health of our students and campuses. While we have had a handful of positive COVID cases on the high school campus in the seven weeks since school has begun, we have severely limited any community spread. We want to encourage our families to continue to be diligent regarding keeping their student healthy. If your student is feeling sick, please keep them home. Also, and especially for our high school students, be aware of potential exposure with friend groups outside of VCS. This should especially be the case for our student-athletes and performers. All our cases have traced back to exposure off-campus.
If your student is feeling sick with COVID-like symptoms, has officially been exposed, or has tested positive, please contact Troy Hanzal if they are in Grades 7-12 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Janine Sass if they are in Grades K-6 (email@example.com).
After observations made on our campuses and updated recommendations, we have also updated our COVID-19 Symptom and Exposure Flow Chart for students and added a flow chart specific for student-athletes. You can view those using the button below or they are accessible on our website at any time.
We have also recently added a dashboard on our Safe Return to School page to communicate any current laboratory-confirmed positive cases on our campuses that have been reported. A reminder that any person who was identified as having direct or potential exposure will be notified. We will not be sending out an email each time a case or suspected case of COVID-19 is reported. Instead, the dashboard will be updated when each confirmed case is reported.
Again, thank you for your continued support and diligence as we seek to do school as normal as possible while keeping our students, faculty, staff, and community healthy.
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