Big Valley Christian School

  • Since 1974, Big Valley Christian School has served as an extension of the home and a partner with the church in Christian education. From Preschool to High School, BVCS provides a Christ-centered, college preparatory education. BVCS is dedicated to encouraging all students to strive for their highest potential academically, socially and spiritually.
  • We provide an environment where students can grow spiritually, learn to communicate effectively, practice responsible citizenship, and become skilled problem solvers with the goal that each student will be a transforming influence upon their world.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1974

Student Body

Total Students745 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeBig Valley Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size25 students
Number of AP Courses7 courses

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

Sports

Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
FootballGolf,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTrack and Field,
VolleyballWrestling,
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Ripon
    Grades: NS-12 | 883 students
    6.5 miles
    435 Maple Avenue
    Ripon, CA 95366
    (209)599-2155
    6.5 NS-12
    883
  • Modesto
    Grades: 9-12 | 379 students
    4.4 miles
    200 S Carpenter Road
    Modesto, CA 95351
    (209)524-9611
    4.4 9-12
    379
  • Modesto
    Grace Lutheran School
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    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 178 students
    2.9 miles
    617 W Orangeburg Avenue
    Modesto, CA 95350
    (209)529-1800
    2.9 PK-8
    178
  • Modesto
    Grades: PK-12
    3.3 miles
    5755 Sisk Rd
    Modesto, CA 95356
    (209)529-5510
    3.3 PK-12
    n/a
  • Modesto
    Grades: PK-K | 121 students
    0.8 miles
    3501 San Clemente Avenue
    Modesto, CA 95356
    (209)567-1115
    0.8 PK-K
    121

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
I have been sending my kids to Big Valley for many years now. My oldest had her first year of high school last year. We love this school! The school is run in a loving environment and staff is very caring. I have never experienced any teacher being apathetic or administers being dogmatic. My kids had a couple of years of public school and they say that this school is much better. They don't experience bullying or loneliness. Right away the teachers made sure my (elementary) kids had someone to eat lunch with. This gave them a chance to feel accepted and make new friends. This is compassion in action! I know my review may seem a little too pollyana-ish but it's all true. Is this school for everyone? No. Children with mental-behavioral issues might not make it here because they don't get federal funds for special ed. services. Although I know they do help children with learning problems/disabilities. If you are Christian and want an exellent education for your child this is the school for you.
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This is our first year at Big Valley Christian School and we are so glad to be there. The elementary principal, Michelle Mott is enthusiastic about the children, education and spiritual education. I am amazed at the amount of parental support at Big Valley, it makes larger sized classrooms be broken into 7 kids to one teacher ratio. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and provides very good communication. I highly recommend BVCS.
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