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 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.
We have sought state and county guidance to help inform our decisions and our Safe Return to School plan. We will evaluate the benchmarks released by the Arizona Department of Health Services on August 7 and will take them into consideration for our Safe Return to School plan.
“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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We are excited to open of the finest spaces for high school student-athlete development in Arizona!
We’re thankful for the contributions and hard work the past few months to expand and re-imagine this space into our Trojan Sports Performance Center.
Stay tuned as we install some finishing touches this month – including a large display.
Our Marketing and Communications team received seven awards from the National School Public Relations Association, the nation’s leading school communications and marketing association made up primarily of public schools and their communication professionals.
It was the most awards of any Arizona school or school district and among the most of any school in the country. Of the seven awards, our MarCom team received four Awards of Excellence, the highest award in each category.
VCS Marketing & Communications received awards in:
Website (2x – Awards of Excellence)
Magazine (Award of Excellence)
Video (Award of Excellence)
Special Purpose Publication
ACSTO, Arizona’s largest STO and Valley Christian’s preferred STO partner, recently released statistics from the 2019-20 school year, and our families knocked it out of the park once again! We were thrilled that our donors helped VCS – and, most importantly, our families – to benefit so much from this program:
- VCS families ranked #1 in average ACSTO donations per total students at $3,780, and #1 in average ACSTO donations per applicant at $4,681
- VCS ranked #1 in the YOY percentage increase (26.5%) and gross increase ($538,170) in overall giving, meaning our many new families participated right away
- Earlier this year, VCS became the first school in Arizona to surpass $25 million in tax credit scholarships for our families from ACSTO and its sister organization, School Choice Arizona, since the first award in 1999
Praise God for His provision, and thank you to ACSTO for being such a wonderful partner in making Christian education an affordable option for so many families. This year alone, ACSTO awarded scholarships to more than 8,000 students from more than 17,000 donors in Arizona, including more than 1,800 donors at VCS. ACSTO was founded in 1998 by one of the founders of VCS, Steve Yarbrough. Thank you, Steve, and everyone at ACSTO.
VCS Families and Students,
We thank you for your continued support during these unprecedented and challenging times. We continue to place our hope and trust in the Lord as we make decisions that seek to balance our desire to welcome our students back to campus as “normal” as possible with our charge to ensure the health and safety of all our students and faculty.
Out of our desire to ensure a safe return to campus and in light of Governor Ducey’s executive order for Arizona public and charter schools, the Valley Christian Board of Directors has approved our administration’s decision to welcome students back to our campuses on Monday, August 17. This date is not only in alignment with the targeted in-person start date for public and charter schools, but also for nearly every Christian school in the state.
The health and safety of our students, staff, and faculty is our number one priority. While the situation around the COVID-19 pandemic remains fluid, VCS remains committed to taking the health and safety seriously. This includes following any city, county, or state mandates in place that apply to our school’s operations. Our community is a hallmark of the Valley Christian experience and is the reason we are doing everything we can to bring our community back together in a safe and considered manner.
Leading up to our August 17 start date, we will be engaging in additional training for our faculty and staff to prepare for the safe return of our students to our campuses and provide an enhanced virtual learning platform across all of our campuses should the need arise during the school year.
We are excited to host an all-new Trojan Welcome Week the week of August 10-14 for our students and families. This week will consist of orientation days and activities to prepare for our return to in-person instruction on August 17. To facilitate social distancing, the events will be designed to limit the number of individuals on campus at one time. Your campus principal will communicate specific dates and times for Trojan Welcome Week and other related information specific to your campus. An updated school calendar for 2020-21 will be released shortly, as well.
Again, we appreciate your ongoing support and patience as we address these challenges. We ask that you keep in mind the need for continued prayer and flexibility leading up to the start of our 2020-21 school year. We also want to reiterate our commitment to hold classes on campus for the upcoming school year. As we come together as a community once again, we will love our neighbors by putting needs for safety first. We cannot wait to welcome our students back on campus this fall and provide our distinctly Christian education that has made VCS the No. 1-rated Christian school in Arizona by Niche.com.
In light of Governor Ducey’s Executive Order pushing back the start of in-person learning in Arizona K-12 public and charter schools to at least August 17, our leadership team is currently re-evaluating our in-person start date and calendar for 2020-21. We will communicate any changes and additional information by Friday, July 10, as decisions are finalized.
Additionally, all VCS Athletics and activities (including camps/clinics, practices, trainings, etc.) will be shut down until July 19. We plan to re-open athletics and activities on Monday, July 20.
We are excited to partner with you in the education of your children again this fall and cannot wait to safely welcome them back to campus. We ask that you keep in mind the need for continued prayer and flexibility leading up to the start of our 2020-21 school year.
Congratulations to all of our students who earned honor roll recognition for the second semester of the 2020-21 school year!
Students on the Principal’s Honor Roll had an unweighted GPA of 3.75-4.0. Students earning Blue and Silver Honor Roll recognition maintained a 3.5-3.749 unweighted GPA.
|Principal's Honor Roll|
|Abbey Mello||Ethan Tovar||Makayla Malick|
|Abbie Dykstra||Evan Grossthal||Marissa Walsh|
|Abby Arneson||Faith Martinez Martinez||Mason Maret|
|Abby Busselle||Faith Stewart||Matt Tucker|
|Abby Gentala||Gabby Dummann||Matti Maret|
|Abby Juist||Gabi Moron||Maya-Grace Baxter|
|Abby Newkirk||Geoffrey Raposa||Megan Davies|
|Abigail Calicchio||Gracie Blum||Megan Mello|
|Abigail Cammiso||Grant Owens||Meiting Liknes|
|Abigail Hunsaker||Grant Tammany||Mia Oliver|
|Aciana Monasterial||Grayson Kredit||Micah Fraley|
|Addie Bodle||Hailey Lamoureaux||Michaela Schuler|
|Alaina Stewart||Hannah Arneson||Morgan Glenn|
|Alena Counihan||Hannah Gonzales||Nadya Karpensky Karpensky|
|Alexandra Ramirez||Harrison Healy||Nate Walker|
|Alexis Schimmels||Heidi Chang||Nathan Hungerford|
|Alexis Wolpert||Ian Raposa||Negash Fryar|
|Allie Vigil||Isa Collins||Nick Oakley|
|Allison Jentgen||Izzy Vangilder||Olivia Carron|
|Amanda Biesty||Jack Fuller||Olivia Fish|
|Amelia Wolf||Jack Kelly Kelly||Olivia Gowans|
|Andre Leppert||Jack McCreery||Peter Wang|
|Anna Witbeck||Jack Seigworth||Piersonn Huffmaster|
|Audra MacElwee||Jackson Risi||Rachel Ainsworth|
|Austin Nebeker||Jacob Booth||Rachel Barnard|
|Bailey Tonkinson||Jacqueline Bastic||Rebecca Ainsworth|
|Beau Jackson||Jada Abfalter||Rebecca Hales|
|Bella Gowans||Jadon Hanzal||Rebecca Meier|
|Ben Somora||Jadon Rowe||Rebecca Smith|
|Ben Yarbrough||Jake Ruiz||Reese Ballantyne|
|Benjamin DuMars||Jake Terry||Revai Reynaga|
|Bernice Fung||Jalen Collins||Riley Brown|
|Bianca Fulton||James Kaminsky||Ryan Peterson|
|Branden Rowland||James Kershaw||Ryan Plooster|
|Brandon Schuler||Jared Jentgen||Ryan Schuler|
|Breanna Brooks||Jenifer Rogers||Rylan Dressendorfer|
|Breanna Taylor||Jessica Morton||Rylee Morgan|
|Brenna Hungerford||Jillian Endicott||Sage Roth|
|Brennen Horvath||Jonah Harrell||Sam Costello|
|Brian Zhen||Jonathan Ellwanger||Sam Winters|
|Brianna Gilbert||Jordyn Huguez||Samantha Madderom|
|Bridgette Ronan||Julien Harrell||Samuel Lawyer|
|Cara Braun||Justin Erickson||Sarah Knipmeyer|
|Carolyn Slater||Justin Regehr||Sarah Lahti|
|Carter Ray||Kaden McCarty||Savannah Kuiper|
|Casey Hanenburg||Kailyn Eyler||Sawyer Oliphant|
|Chandler Carter||Kaitlyn Cochran||Selah Christian|
|Charis James||Kallie Carpenter||Seth Lawyer Lawyer|
|Chase Thornton||Karl Loechelt||Shane Haagsma|
|Chloe Salow||Katarina Woldt||Shane Rockafellow|
|Christian Alvarado||Kate Phillips||Silas Venberg|
|Christian Bell||Kaylin Sproul||Sophia Carron|
|Corbin Stuber||Keira Counihan||Sophia Moron|
|Danielle Horner||Kendall Higby||Sophie Jobe|
|Dareus Yazzie||Kenzie Carpenter||Spencer Seigworth|
|David Stuber||Kirsten DenBleyker||Sydney Jobe Jobe|
|Delany Hastings||Korah Nordin||Tanner Huguez|
|Diana Russell||Kris Hernandez Salazar||Terryn Twombly|
|Diego Ruybalid||Kyla Brecht||Tessa Cummings|
|Dominic Ferrara||Kylie Wong||Thomas White|
|Drew Harn||Landon Kluth||TJ Oster|
|Dylon Jones||Lauren Blue||TJ Scott|
|Elaina Ingegneri||Laynie Fuller||Tony Gomez|
|Elise Groen||Levi Graham Graham||Trey Hunsaker|
|Elise Hammond||Lincoln Womack||Tyler Ellis|
|Ella Browder||Logan Higby||Tyler Scott|
|Ella Womack||Loryn Eyler||Tyson Smith|
|Ellie Mouer||Luke Morton||Valerie Horner|
|Emily Delaney||Luke Reyes||Victoria Brandon|
|Emma Barnard||Macie Smith||Vinnie LaGatta|
|Emma Calicchio||Mackenzie Zamora||Will Robinson|
|Emma Liberta||Macy McClain||Zach Ellwanger|
|Emma Myers||Maddi Wallace||Zachary Chalmers|
|Ethan Hammond||Madyison Nichols||Zander Roberts|
|Ethan Heinrich||Maggie McCreight||Zion Baltzley|
|Blue and Silver Honor Roll|
|Alexander Durfee||Jared Stuart|
|Allena Scales||Joey Dankenbring|
|Andrew Hanzal||JoHannah Arredondo|
|Bagel LaGatta||Joseph Cardon|
|Ben Meiter||Joslin Cunningham|
|Beth Crawford||Jr Rice|
|Braeden Buhlig||Jude Moore Moore|
|Brenden Katz Katz||Justin Raposa|
|Brogunn Huffmaster||Kaden Majercak|
|Celina Morley Morley||Kalei Hawkinson|
|Chloe Carpenter||Lali Loy|
|Christopher Katsaros||Lily Ferrari|
|Cooper Swinson||Logan Kelley|
|Cooper Townley||Lydia Hickie|
|Curtis Manges||Mandy Stracener|
|Davondre' Bucannon||Natalie Welch|
|Drake Neiman||Nathan Gentala|
|Dustin Henry||Nico Lopez|
|Dylan Taylor||Paige Glenn|
|Eli Richardson||Peyton Bradford|
|Emma Richardson||Sam Ericson|
|Eric Manges||Samantha Livengood|
|Gabriel Garcia||Sara Nichols|
|Gabriella Jording||Sean Bird|
|Haley Schmidt||Sei Kang|
|Harrison Lentz||Skyler Bell|
|Hayden Grako||Sofia Niland|
|Hope Beal||Stephen Clauss|
|Hunter Bell||Thomas Giek|
|Jacee Kuzmich||Zach Dinsmore|
|Jaci Jones||Zachary Crouch|
|Jackson Colbrunn||Zack Villani|
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