North Valley Christain Academy

Our mission: Develop Christ-centered students who aspire to excellence and impact their communities for Him A Christ-centered focus with biblical values
Challenging curriculum  Research-driven, developmentally appropriate programs  Caring, loving, certified faculty
Leadership and community service programs   Foreign language, fine arts, and athletic programs
Tutoring and club time   Balanced use of technology
Dual enrollment opportunities for high school  Family fellowship events and activities

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked AZ School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 703 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,683
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

North Valley Christain Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Arizona for:

Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
703 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
North Valley Christain Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
48 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
19 students
List of Courses Offered
Average Percentile SSAT
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
K-5 Tuition: $11,683 6-8 Tuition: $12,355 9-12 Tuition: $13,480
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Jill Maksim
Admissions Associate



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
23 extracurriculars

Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Community Service Projects, Global Partnerships, International Student Program, National Honor Society (NHS), National Junior Honor Society, PTO, Reading Buddies, STEM Classes, Student Council, Tutoring

Arts and Music Programs:
Chapel Leadership Team, Choir, Drama, Guitar Lessons, Music, Piano Lessons, Robotics, Summer Camp, Theater Arts, Worship Band

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Summer Sports Camps

School Notes

  • Research Driven Program of Education
  • Small Class Size
  • Core Knowledge Curriculum
  • STEM
  • Integrated Technology with iPads and Promethean Boards
  • Global Education Partnerships and Programs
  • Degreed Teachers
  • Preschool through 12th grade
  • Extended Care
  • Music, Art, Drama, P.E.
  • Language Program
  • Athletics K-12
  • Fine Arts
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does North Valley Christain Academy cost?
North Valley Christain Academy's tuition is approximately $11,683 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of North Valley Christain Academy?
The acceptance rate of North Valley Christain Academy is 80%, which is lower than the national average of 88%. North Valley Christain Academy's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Arizona with low acceptance rates.
Does North Valley Christain Academy offer a summer program?
Yes, North Valley Christain Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does North Valley Christain Academy offer?
North Valley Christain Academy offers 13 interscholastic sports: Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Drill Team, E-sports, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field and Volleyball. North Valley Christain Academy is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Arizona for most sports offered.
What is North Valley Christain Academy's ranking?
North Valley Christain Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Arizona for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body, Most sports offered and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for North Valley Christain Academy?
The application deadline for North Valley Christain Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is North Valley Christain Academy located?
North Valley Christain Academy is located in the North Gateway neighborhood of Phoenix, AZ. There are 1 other private schools located in North Gateway.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (14 reviews)
My 2 children have been going to NVCA for the last 10 years, now in Middle and High School. This is a Christ-centered school that is all about nurturing the character of your child and not just feeding information to their minds. The teachers are very approachable and the curriculum is challenging enough, gradually stimulating the child to the fullest. The teachers are available to help if the child needs assistance or the grades are slipping. The parents are emailed weekly regarding the child's progress and if there is any missing homework. There is an emphasis on extracurricular activity here, the basketball team has been state champions several years in a row, and coaching is full-fledged for cheerleading, theater, public speaking, track and field, and much more. The high schoolers have a program where they have to present their career choice decision at the end of the year, which is brilliant and helps them cement their choices without wavering in college. The school is growing by leaps and bounds every year, currently, the High school building construction is progressing at a rapid pace. Their teachers are exemplary for their servant leadership, you can see the teachers and principal directing traffic every afternoon in the sweltering Arizona heat! They conduct regular parent surveys to improve their standards. I had to pick up my middle schooler from school after he injured his hand playing basketball one day and the Principal himself went to his class and carried his backpack to the office for him, talk about servant leadership! They also have a strict policy on bullying also, recently there was an incident when my child had been bullied in class, and Mr. Mitchell, the Principal took swift action within hours of letting him know. The fifth grade teacher Ms. Jamie Timm is outstanding in her ability to get kids to read voraciously, Mr. Judge won the best teacher award several times for his outstanding skills! Those who complain about the school in their reviews have been frequent school switchers or are the parents of the bullies who were reprimanded/punished at school for their behavior? I believe the behavior that is enacted at home by the parents is what the child displays at school. The only downside I would say is the yearly fee, but like they say you get what you pay for. If you value your child's character and want to raise them in a loving, Christian environment, this is your school!
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Absolutely love NVCA. Enrolling my daughter was the best choice I have ever made for her. She is thriving! The atmosphere and curriculum are the best.
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Wonderful school! New campus opened 8/2017 and I am so impressed, the STEM program is phenomenal. I would highly recommend NVCA to parents looking to provide their children with the best education and resources.
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We love NVCA! Not only are the teachers of high quality but the school environment is one that is loving, kind, motivational and accepting of all students and their ability levels. We know this is the best place for our children to build them up as spiritual leaders in our community.
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I Love NVCA! Our kids are well supported and taken care of! I am very happy with the level of support and education for our children. I love the BEST program that Lori Fox has created! Supper awesome! Go NVCA!
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Our family has had the best experience at NVCA! The teachers are all excellent and work hard to individualize the learning experience for each student. The school community is very friendly, like a family. We highly recommend NVCA to our friends and neighbors.
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The staff and positive environment at NVCA is second to none. It's no wonder the children excel academically. Grateful to be part of NVCA!
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I'm a an elementary school teacher at NVCA. I love the students, families, and staff here. There are many opportunities for sharing God's love and learning. God's Word is present and shared in each classroom. We strive to meet the needs of all students and look for ways to challenge and motivate them. Each child is challenged to their potential and beyond.
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We have been part of the NVCA family for nine years. Our children thrive in the Christ-centered, fully loving and accepting environment. We trust the staff, from administration to teachers, to do everything within their power to help our kids be successful. Every year we see our kids grow and mature in their walk with God and their academic abilities. We are truly thankful God placed us at NVCA.
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My kids are young so we have been at NVCA for a year now. Both of my children will be attending NVCA next year. This school is a great investment in your children's education. NVCA has so much to offer in regards to curriculum and God centered learning. I can't wait to join in teaching the 2's class next year. The staff put their hearts and souls into each child's learning experience. They truly care about each individual. We love NVCA!
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I am blessed to have the opportunity to join the NVCA family in August 2017! After years of teaching at various other educational institutions, I already feel loved and part of a family that shares the same Christian values and beliefs. From students parents, administration, fellow staff members and students, the sense of community and family is unmatched. I cannot wait to share my passion for athletics and health with the NVCA families next year, blessed beyond belief!
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North Valley Christian Academy - I was new to the area and had the school referred to by a friend. The staff is AMAZING regardless of the level where your child is at. We can't wait until they open the new campus on 27th Drive and it opens up to high school, too. The administration said that the Summer 2018 program will be unique in the area, open to the upper levels with a wide variety of programs. We are so happy to be part of NVCA!!
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NVCA has been a gift to our family! Our son has attended for 5 years, starting in Kindergarten. The staff/faculty are all wonderful. They are caring, supportive and hold my son to a high standard. I love the focus on the WHOLE child, not just academics. NVCA truly teaches students how to be Christian leaders!
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The best school in Anthem. This is place for a family to belong. Our children love it - we love it!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked AZ School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 703 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,683
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Phoenix, AZ is $13,108 for elementary schools and $14,951 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Phoenix, AZ is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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