Valley Christian Academy

2970 Santa Maria Way
Santa Maria, CA 93455-0934
     Tel: (805)937-6317
Grades: PK - 12 | 357 students
Valley Christian Academy seeks to embrace a philosophy of education which is firmly based upon principles derived from God's Word.
There are several principles in particular which have shaped the development of our school.
These are not exhaustive, but they are foundational.
The mission of Valley Christian Academy, as a ministry of Baptist Church, is to provide Christ-centered education for pre-school through twelfth grade students.
This will be accomplished by helping to ensure that each student has a personal relationship with Christ, educating the students through a superior academic and extracurricular program, strengthening the family each child represents, and helping each students realize God's purpose in his life and his place in God's church.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Association of Christian Schools (AACS)
Religious Affiliation Baptist
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia, Language-based, Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1967

Student Body

Total Students 357 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 56%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Valley Christian Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 30%
Average Class Size 20 students
Number of AP Courses 5 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP US History,  AP Government,  AP English Literature,  AP English Language,  AP Calculus  
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Girls-dresses or skirts, Boys-long pants, collared shirt, short hair)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $3,310
Tuition Notes $3,310/year Elementary $4,210/year Junior High $4,380/year High School
Acceptance Rate 90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mr. Mason

Sports

Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Football, Softball, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
FootballSoftball,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. CSF, Church Activities, Community Outreach, Red Cross Club, Student Council CSF, Red Cross Club, Church Activities,
Community Outreach,
Student Council,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Lighthouse Baptist School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Pacific Christian School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Children's House Montessori School (2.2 miles away)
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  • Santa MariaPacific Christian School
      (Assembly of God)
    3435 Santa Maria Way
    Santa MariaCA 93455
    (805)934-1253
      (Assembly of God)
    0.9 mi | 344 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • Santa MariaLighthouse Baptist School
      (Baptist)
    1310 W Betteravia Road
    Santa MariaCA 93455
    (805)347-9887
      (Baptist)
    1.6 mi | 9 students | Gr. 1-10                      
  • Santa MariaCrossroads Christian Jr High
      (Christian)
    1550 S College Dr
    Santa MariaCA 93454
    (805)922-0237
      (Christian)
    1.8 mi | 39 students | Gr. 7-9                      
  • Santa MariaSt. Joseph High School
      (Roman Catholic)
    4120 S Bradley Rd
    Santa MariaCA 93455
    (805)937-2038
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.9 mi | 568 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • Santa MariaChildren's House Montessori School
    Montessori School
    1331 East Foster Road; PO Box 1010
    Santa MariaCA 93455
    (805)937-0991
    Montessori School
    2.2 mi | 66 students | Gr. PK-K                      

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