Capistrano Valley Christian Schools

32032 Del Obispo St,
San Juan Capistrano, CA, 92675-0926
Tel: (949)493-5683
Grades: PK - 12 | 440 students
Considering private school? Consider Capistrano Valley Christian Schools.
 CVCS focuses on growing leaders with a Biblical Worldview.
‘Our size matched with our specialized programs support a community atmosphere while providing a high standard of academics and opportunities to develop every student’s leadership potential.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Opportunity School Program
Year Founded 1973
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2010

Student Body

Total Students 440 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 9%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Capistrano Valley Christian Schools Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 41 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 50%
Average Class Size 16 students
Number of AP Courses 9 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP Human Geography, AP Statistics, AP US Government  
Average SAT score 1647
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(uniforms available at school code CAP009)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Please contact the admissions dept for tuition costs.
Admissions Director Jo Beveridge
Admissions Associate Teri Whitney


Total Sports Offered 17 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Riflery, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WeightliftingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Field HockeyFlag Football,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. ASB, Academic Chess Club, Art Club, Before and After School Kids Club, Elementary Homework Club, Fine Arts Academy, Performing Arts, Student Leadership ASB, Art Club, Academic Chess Club,
Before and After School Kids Club,
Elementary Homework Club,
Fine Arts Academy,
Performing Arts,
Student Leadership,

School Notes:

    • Capistrano Valley Christian Schools is preparing the Christian leaders of tomorrow. An outstanding 98% of our graduates attend the colleges of their choice, from UC and CSU to the Ivy League. We are a 2010 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.
    • SCHOOL PHILOSOPHY: CVCS strives to provide educational excellence in a Christ-centered environment. To be recognized for developing leaders prepared to impact the world for Christ through effective academic and educational practices based on biblical worldview.
    • LIFE ON CAMPUS: CVCS offers a world of opportunities to students. Leadership, mission trips to Russia, top-notch athletic programs and award winning performing arts. Dances and social activities are a part of the high school experience. CVCS is a very warm and friendly family environment where qualified caring faculty and staff work with families to support our students.
    • UNIQUE ATTRIBUTES: Here, Biblical Worldview is taught in all classes. High school students go to Berkeley to debate with atheist professors in order to prepare them for their future in this secular world. Every elementary student participates in the MIND: keyboarding and computer math program. Beyond Technology begins in Kindergarten, correct typing lessons begin in 2nd grade and power point by 5th grade.
    • FOCUS ON TECHNOLOGY continues into high school with a unique 1 to 1 tablet PC program.
    • Specialized software allows teachers and students to interact in and out of class creating a learning environment that is engaging and highly collaborative.
    • Tablets allow students flexibility of handwriting class notes which is especially useful in classes like math and science where it is difficult to use word processing software to take notes and complete assignments.
    • Stop by for WOW, ‘Welcome on Wednesdays’ each week between 8am and 4pm (no appointments needed) for a campus visit.
    • Applications are now being accepted for the 2013-2014 academic year. For more information, or to schedule a campus tour, call: Jo Beveridge, Director of Admissions 949-493-5683, ext. 109 or email

    Profile last updated: 04/17/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Coastal Mountain Youth Academy (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is San Juan Montessori (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Mission Basilica School (0.8 miles away)
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  • San Juan Capistrano San Juan Montessori
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    32143 Alipaz St
    San Juan Capistrano , CA , 92675
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    0.4  mi  |  27  students  |  Gr.  K
  • San Juan Capistrano
    Coastal Mountain Youth Academy
    Alternative School (Nonsectarians)
    Camino Paseo Cerveza Ste 120
    San Juan Capistrano , CA , 92675
    Alternative School (Nonsectarians)
    0.7  mi  |  5  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • San Juan Capistrano
    Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Mission Basilica School
    (Roman Catholic)
    31641 El Camino Real
    San Juan Capistrano , CA , 92675
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.8  mi  |  257  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • San Juan Capistrano
    Childbridge Preschool
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Presbyterian)
    31113 Rancho Viejo Road
    San Juan Capistrano , CA , 92675
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Presbyterian)
    1.2  mi  |  115  students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • San Juan Capistrano
    Saddleback Valley Christian School
    26333 Oso Rd
    San Juan Capistrano , CA , 92675
    1.2  mi  |  751  students  |  Gr.  PK-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended July 04, 2014 - Capistrano Valley Christian Schools is like a big family. My 3 children are in the high school and have been blessed by great opportunities; wonderful teachers, who are godly mentors; challenging academics; and a caring atmosphere. Teachers go above & beyond to show God''s love & assist the students. My children have had life changing opportunities to serve in ministry, be student leaders, perform in musical theater and the MACY''s awards, perform in the choir, and participate in athletics. CVCS is preparing my kids for college and coming along side me to raise them to be strong Christian leaders in our community. Thank you to CVCS staff for your hard work and dedication to our school and its students. I highly recommend this school to those parents seeking Christian teachers and mentors for their children as well as quality education. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended July 04, 2014 - We absolutely love this school! We are in the co-op homeschool program and have experienced nothing but encouraging, committed teachers and an outstanding director who cares and prays for each family. The students really get one-on-one attention from the teachers in class and go over and above to show them love. They continue to reinforce difficult aspects of Christianity so our kids really can know why they believe what they believe. They even give you a schedule of everything you need to teach which makes it less intimidating and makes you feel like you CAN homeschool. We are one, big, happy family who you will always find chatting after school and doing outside school activities. You should definitely check out this school! - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended July 04, 2014 - Imagine your child being in a place where he is unconditionally loved, as you love him. Where he will be guided through his day by strong Christian role models who will ignite his faith, and set a strong spiritual foundation for life. Imagine your child in a place where there are no labels or academic limits. Where uniqueness is celebrated as a gift, and where he will be free to excel academically and develop a love of learning that will last a lifetime. Two years ago, I put my child in this place, and watched in awe as he blossomed. My son has attended the CVCS Homeschool Co-op now since kindergarten, and will be entering grade 2 in the fall. We would love for him to attend the Co-op until he finishes junior high, and then transition into the superb, blue-ribbon award-winning, full-time program. This is a minor transition for the children, as the Co-op family is fully integrated within the wider CVCS family, having access to the same facilities, sports programs and after-school club opportunities. The Co-op program provides a perfect combination of a first-class academic experience in a Christ-centered environment. The Co-op has been under the stewardship of its Director, Kendra, from inception. She is truly an ambassador for Christ, and this blessing is manifest in all areas of Co-op life. Students attend the weekly all-school chapel each Wednesday morning. The Co-op also has a special family chapel, once a month in which children from each class are recognized and awarded for demonstrating specific biblical character traits in their daily lives. The curricula is Christ-centered and prayer is an integral part of Co-op life. The Co-op has been blessed with the most patient, kind and caring teachers who go above and beyond to show God''s love. Parental involvement is high, from both mothers and fathers, who provide additional strong christian role models. Children and families serve together through a variety of ministry outreaches organized throughout the year. Academics are tailored to the child. The children are exposed early to apologetics through the What We Believe curriculum (Apologia), a wonderful apologetics curriculum, used from Grade 1 onwards. The Co-op uses Math Mammoth, an award-winning math curriculum similar to Singapore math. There is a taught lesson, and an alternative independent option, to suit children who are working above or below grade level. The Logic of English (Denise Eide) is a core English curriculum used from kindergarten, in addition to several supplemental curricula that cover grammar, comprehension, creative writing, and greek and latin word roots. The science taught throughout the Co-op is phenomenal and totally out of the box. Topics covered last year were geology and astronomy. The children went to Victoria Beach to analyze the rock strata, they learned about supernovae and made Galilean telescopes. Under the stewardship of the Co-op science teacher, the Junior High students formed a Lego Robotics team that won the Newton Division in the 2013 World Championship, in addition to a host of other awards. In-school enrichment activities include JiJi math (a computer-based math application developed by the MIND Institute), and Art Masters (where students learn about a famous artist and create art in that particular style). After school clubs include Academic Chess, Art, Music lessons, and a number of sports programs. Additional enrichment is gained through numerous field trip opportunities throughout the year. Field trips being discussed for the coming year include a kayaking tour, a Starr Ranch ecology program (where students spend the day with a biologist), The Grunion Run (a midnight trip to the beach!), a farm trip and owl pellet analysis and dissection. I highly recommend Capistrano Valley Christian Schools. If you are searching for Christ-centered, academic excellence, in a genuinely warm and caring environment, you will find all that, and so much more in this school. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended February 28, 2012 - Capistrano Christian School has been a part of my life since I stepped foot on campus in kindergarten the year of it's opening. Years later, we got the opportunity to send our teenage girls to the school for Jr High and High School. CVCS is an amazing institution with the most talented and passionate teachers and staff I have ever seen. It is a very rare experience to go to a high school and interact with teenagers that are courteous, respectful and sincere. This School educates our kids with an unmatched curriculum, using technology beyond any school in Orange County, and a student teacher ratio that is unbelievable. It has a Christian education program that quite honestly surpasses anything in the entire country. This school teaches our kids the meaning and value of Christ in their life in a way that secures their faith for life and sends them into collegiate life ready to stand up for God in secular institutions and profess and defend their faith. The athletic program is outstanding as every child gets the opportunity to be on teams and actually play. No one is cut from any team every player plays and competes. It is sad what has become of sports in most schools today, what was meant to be an opportunity to exercise and learn the character lessons of teamwork, winning and loosing and meeting goals, has skewed to be all about winning. In public schools kids have to invest their entire year to a single sport in the hopes of making the team and staying on the team. Our since of balance in life is skewed due to the drive to win that sports scholarship. CVCS is about teaching character learning the values of struggle and teamwork, working with what you have not cutting the weaker players but growing them. It is also a very special time at CVCS with new leadership doing some very exciting things with the school. And the Arts program is simply unmatched even in public schools with all kinds of resources. In our minds it is the best school in the country and worth every penny. - Posted by Parent

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