Elementary Campus (K-6)
Principal: Dr. Chris Fryar
Assistant Principal: Vickie Linehan
Admin. Liaison: Myrna Haagsma
Receptionist: LeAnn Sherwood
Nurse: Janine Sass
Lead Teacher (K-2): April Ellis
Lead Teacher (3-4): Kris Sawyers
Lead Teacher (5-6): Charmain Thorneycroft
Office Hours: 8:00am – 4:00pm
6304 S. Price Road
Tempe, AZ 85283
It is my pleasure to serve as the Elementary Principal at Valley Christian Schools. I am excited about the opportunities that await our students at VCS. My heart is to partner with parents, to preserve a high standard of academic excellence, and to prepare godly leaders. Also, create a fun-loving environment whereas students want to come to school each day rather than simply having to attend.
The teachers and staff intentionally seek out and provide opportunities for students to grow academically, spiritually, emotionally, and socially. We seek to be known for our strong academic program by engaging students in the learning process and for being a close-knit school family. Each class is taught through an intentional Biblical world-view. Teachers lovingly and consistently work with each student to help them reach their highest potential and to succeed. At the same time, realizing all students are uniquely created by God for an amazing purpose. Our students are the heart of the campus and we sincerely care for each of them.
We are also richly blessed with a dedicated and experienced staff, each of whom are committed to building Christ-like character in our students. Each considers their classrooms not simply a learning platform but even more-so their mission field. We strive to offer a variety of learning experiences and after school activities that will inspire innovative thinkers and confident lifelong learners. We believe that each of our students are equipped with God given gifts, and offer a variety of opportunities for students to discover their potential.
At the end of the day, if even one child accepts or grows in their relationship with Jesus, it makes everything we do as parents and educators worth it! This is such an important season for our elementary students’ educational and spiritual foundation. I welcome you to come and speak with our awesome elementary team. It is our desire that you find the elementary campus to be a friendly and fun environment where you feel comfortable and confident to place your child.
Dr. Chris Fryar