North Valley Christian Academy
- NVCA exists to build global-ready Christian Leaders prepared for all of life. Early Childhood Center, Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School.
- The only private school in Arizona to hold 3 national accreditations: AdvancEd, ACSI, and NLSA
- Our comprehensive program of education sets the standard for educating students for the 21st century-and includes building life skills, relational skills, technology skills, and critical thinking skills---areas of learning are complimented by opportunities in athletics, music, and the fine arts.
- We build well-rounded leaders and develop the whole child - academically, socially, physically, and spiritually. International Student Program. Comprehensive Summer Programs and Camps.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
National Lutheran Schools Accreditation
|Religious Affiliation||Lutheran Church Missouri Synod|
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Mild Learning Differences|
|Total Students||247 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 32%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||20 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||12:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|Average Class Size||18 students|
|Number of AP Courses||2 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Average Percentile SSAT||85%|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$9,500|
|Tuition Notes||A limited amount of tuition scholarships are available each year for families with a demonstrated need. Contact the school for more details.|
|% on Financial Aid||
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$3,200|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Natalie Gilliland, M.Ed.|
|Admissions Associate||Lori Fox, M.Ed.|
|Total Sports Offered||16 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Drill Team, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Cheering, Cross Country,
Dance, Drill Team,
Field Hockey, Flag Football,
Tennis, Track and Field,
Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||24 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Athletics, Chapel Leadership Team, Chess Club, Choir, Community Service Projects, Drama, Global Partnerships, Guitar Lessons, International Student Program, Lunch Bunch, Music, National Honor Society (NHS), National Junior Honor Society, PTO, Piano Lessons, Reading Buddies, Robotics, STEM Classes, Student Council, Summer Camp, Summer Sports Camps, Theater Arts, Tutoring, Worship Band Athletics, Chess Club, Choir, Drama, Guitar Lessons, Lunch Bunch, Music, PTO, Piano Lessons, Robotics, STEM Classes, Summer Camp, Theater Arts, Tutoring, Worship Band, Chapel Leadership Team,
Community Service Projects,
International Student Program,
National Honor Society (NHS),
National Junior Honor Society,
Summer Sports Camps,
- Research Driven Program of Education
- Small Class Size
- Core Knowledge Curriculum
- 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
- School Location Miles Grades Students
PhoenixGrades: PK-12 | 175 students
2020 E Baseline Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85042
33401 N. 56th ST
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
AvondaleGrades: PK-K | 80 students
11301 W Indian School Rd
Avondale, AZ 85392
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.
- Posted by Parent - Dave and Lori
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!
- Posted by Parent - David
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.
- Posted by Parent - Mark
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!
- Posted by Parent - Jennifer
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.
- Posted by Teacher - Miss Grace
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.
- Posted by Parent - Fenchak family
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!
- Posted by Parent - Elyse Greenslade
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!
- Posted by Teacher - K Johnson
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!!
- Posted by Parent - MommaBear
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!
- Posted by Parent - Natalie G
The best school in Anthem. This is place for a family to belong. Our children love it - we love it!
- Posted by Parent - nate2