Valley Christian High School

100 Skyway Drive,
San Jose, CA, 95111-0951
Tel: (408)513-2500
Grades: K - 12 | 2292 students
Valley Christian Schools, in San Jose, California, was founded in 1960 and has grown into one of the largest independent K-12 Christian school systems in the United States.
Accredited by both ACSI and WASC, Valley Christian takes pride in its top-notch facilities that are among the finest in California—two campuses, an extensive sports complex, and the new 46,000 square foot Conservatory of the Arts (music, theatre, dance and visual arts) & Student Life Center. Its unique Conservatory of the Arts opportunities for students passionate about music, theatre, dance, visual arts (painting and photography, and cinematography to work closely with top faculty to reach great heights of success.  Our music groups are known throughout the U.S.
for their excellence, our marching band was invited to march in the prestigious Rose Parade in January, 2013, and our theatre awards caused Stage Direction Magazine to say Valley Christian High School is “one of the 6 best high school theatre programs in the United States.” The Applied Math, Science and Engineering Institute [AMSE]  allows students of high ability to enjoy unique challenges.  An example of such an opportunity is the International Space Station project, in which Valley Christian students pioneered the first-ever high school Cube Lab™ experiment place aboard the Space Station in January, 2011, with four more experiments in 2012.  With a newly built satellite tracking station on its campus, VCHS plans to be the first high school in the world to design and send up its own satellite in 2013.  Valley Christian Junior High was just awarded in 2011 as an Intel School of Distinction and Intell Star Innovator for its math education. Valley Christian High School is a U.S.
Department of Education Blue Ribbon “No Child Left Behind” school and was just voted “Best High School” in the 2011 annual survey of parents by Bay Area Parents magazine.  In addition, 54 sports teams allow students to compete and develop character at the highest levels of high school athletics. Daily Bible classes, weekly chapel services and many community service events give students a loving environment in which to learn more about the Christian faith, and to become excited about the eternal perspective Jesus Christ brings to their lives.

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 Kindergarten - 12
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1960
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2013

Student Body

Total Students 2292 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 56%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Valley Christian High School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 145 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 30%
Average Class Size 24 students
Number of AP Courses 22 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Calculus BC,  AP Comparative Government,  AP English Literature,  AP European History,  AP Human Geography,  AP Macroeconomics,  AP Microeconomics,  AP Spanish,  AP Statistics,  AP US Government,  AP US History, AP Calculus AB, AP Art 2-D Design, AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP English Language, AP Environmental Science, AP Music Theory, AP Physics C and E/M, AP Studio Art - Drawing, 
Average SAT score 560
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(dress code varies by campus)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes tuition varies by campus: elementary, junior high, high school
% on Financial Aid 25%
Admissions Director Scott Wessling
Admissions Associate HS Admissions, Alana James


Total Sports Offered 20 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Drill Team, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Drill TeamFlag Football,
Ice HockeyRugby,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Water PoloWrestling,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 28 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Abolitionists Club, American Cancer Society, Career Club, Cartooning/Animation Club, Chess Club, Chinese Language Club, Christian Club, Christian Club, Comedy Sports Club, Emergy Club, Go Green Club, Hockey Club, Ignite Club, Jazz Club, Latin Club, Math Club, Mock Trial, NAHS (Art Club), Nu Delta Alpha (Dance) Club, Pay It Forward Club, Photography Club, Rugby Club, Save The African Kids Club, Spanish Club, Speech & Debate, Stiches Knitting Club, Table Tennis Club, Young Political Leaders Club Career Club, Chess Club, Christian Club, Christian Club, Emergy Club, Go Green Club, Hockey Club, Ignite Club, Jazz Club, Latin Club, Math Club, Mock Trial, Rugby Club, Spanish Club, Abolitionists Club,
American Cancer Society,
Cartooning/Animation Club,
Chinese Language Club,
Comedy Sports Club,
NAHS (Art Club),
Nu Delta Alpha (Dance) Club,
Pay It Forward Club,
Photography Club,
Save The African Kids Club,
Speech & Debate,
Stiches Knitting Club,
Table Tennis Club,
Young Political Leaders Club,

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 08/26/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Legacy Christian School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Valley Christian Junior High (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Tower Academy (2.1 miles away)
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  • San Jose Valley Christian Junior High
    100 Skyway Dr Ste 130
    San Jose , CA , 95111
    0  mi  |  555  students  |  Gr.  7-9
  • San Jose
    Kiddie Academy Of San Jose
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    521 W Capitol Expy
    San Jose , CA , 95136
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.5  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-6
  • San Jose
    Legacy Christian School
    420 Allegan Circle
    San Jose , CA , 95123
    1.7  mi  |  217  students  |  Gr.  NS-12
  • San Jose
    Play 'n' Learn    
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    3800 Narvaez Avenue
    San Jose , CA , 95136
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.8  mi  |  171  students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • San Jose
    Tower Academy    
    2887 Mclaughlin Ave
    San Jose , CA , 95121
    2.1  mi  |  52  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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