Village Christian School

Established in 1949, Village Christian School is a private, non-denominational, Christian educational institution consisting of an elementary, middle and high school, on a shared beautiful, secluded 30-acre campus in Sun Valley, California. VCS is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and is the first California school admitted to the Council on Educational Standards and Accountability. In 2003, VCS was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, acknowledging our student test scores in the top tier of national scores. The school’s high school students are accepted into prestigious colleges and universities including Cornell, Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, Pepperdine, UCLA and USC, to name a few. 98% of VCS’s graduates attend college after high school.

National Blue Ribbon School
In 2003, Village Christian School was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the United States Department of Education. The primary criteria for this distinction is for a school to have standardized test scores in the top 10% of the nation in both reading and math.

Memberships
– CESA School (Council on Educational Standards and Accountability)
– Accredited by the Western Association of Colleges and Schools (WASC)
– California Scholarship Federation (CSF)
– California Interscholastic Federation, Southern Section (CIF)
– National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
– College Board

Media Acclaim
– Readers’ Choice School (Los Angeles Times)
– Best Private School in Burbank (News-Press Leader)
– Favorite School (Los Angeles Daily News)
– Best Deal in Education (KCAL Channel 9, KTLA Channel 5)

The middle school at VCS provides a rigorous academic program, athletics, visual and performing arts, clubs like speech and debate, retreat opportunities and academic guidance to ensure students are equipped for this rapidly changing world.

The VCS high school academic program, “Concentrations,” is based on the Harvard University model and allows students to focus on one of six academic areas of interest to gain valuable knowledge and targeted experience. The six concentrations are:
-Entrepreneurialism and Global Leadership
-Health and the Environment
-Ministry and Social Justice
-Performing Fine Arts and Media Entertainment
-Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
-Visual Fine Arts and Media Entertainment

Other academic highlights…
-15 AP courses and 4 honors courses
-multiple academic support and tutoring programs
-library with a collection of 5,500 works and 14 computers for student use
-college counseling resources

VCS offers a wide range of sports as part of its athletic program:
-baseball
-basketball
-cheer
-cross country
-equestrian
-football
-golf (boys)
-lacrosse (boys)
-soccer
-softball
-tennis (boys)
-volleyball

State Championships: 1
CIF-SS Championships: 6
2014-2015 League Championships: 6 (four HS/two MS)

VCS also maintains an extensive sports medicine team including an orthopedic surgeon, two certified athletic trainers, two undergraduate athletic training students, and 10 high school athletic training students.

In addition to athletics, VCS offers a wide range of fine arts programs and extracurricular clubs. VCS has a specific “International Student Club” dedicated to promoting a greater sense of connection with people from other cultures. The International Student Club gives a forum for foreign students to openly discuss matters and topics with other foreign students and local students for a better understanding of the many differences in cultures.

Fine Arts
-Theatre
-Orchestra
-Band
-Choir
-Visual Arts

Current High School Clubs
-Ambidexterity
-Book
-Chinese
-Christian Discussion
-Drama
-Environmental
-Fashion
-Film
-Health
-Helping Hands
-International Culture
-International Key Club
-Korean
-Math
-Math Tutors
-Mexicali
-Politics
-Worship
-Wreckin’ Cru (school spirit club)

JK and Kindergarten Applicants
A copy of student’s passport
Confidential preschool teacher recommendation form
JK and Kinder applicants are assessed for developmental readiness as part of the admissions process. An interview via SKYPE is also required. 

1st-5th Grade Applicants
A copy of student’s passport
Recommendation letters from two teachers
Copy of previous two years of grades
Copy of SLEP or other English level testing if available
Applicants for 1st-5th grade are assessed in math and reading at their grade level as part of the admissions process. An interview via SKYPE is also required.

Middle and High School Applicants
A copy of student’s passport
Recommendation letters from two teachers
Copy of previous two years of grades
Copy of SLEP or other English level testing if available
Middle and High school applicants are required to interview via SKYPE.

*Students are required to wear uniforms at VCS.

Application Fees: $50 per student


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School Details:

Campus Size: 30 acres
Enrollment: 1,100
AP/Honors Courses: 15
Sports Team: 29
Grades: K-12

SAT Average Scores:

Math: 547
Critical Reading: 535
Writing: 535
School Type: Co-ed

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