North Valley Christian Academy

5.00 5 1 (11 reviews)
Tel: (623)551-3454
  • 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 Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
National Lutheran Schools Accreditation
Religious AffiliationLutheran Church Missouri Synod
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded2010
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students247 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by GradeNorth Valley Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students
Number of AP Courses2 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average Percentile SSAT85%
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$9,500
Tuition NotesA 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
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorNatalie Gilliland, M.Ed.
Admissions AssociateLori Fox, M.Ed.


Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Drill Team, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceDrill Team,
Field HockeyFlag Football,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.24 extracurriculars

Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Community Service Projects, Global Partnerships, International Student Program, Lunch Bunch, 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
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (11 reviews)
5  6/12/2017
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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5  6/12/2017
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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5  6/12/2017
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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5  6/12/2017
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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5  6/12/2017
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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5  6/12/2017
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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5  6/12/2017
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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5  6/12/2017
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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5  6/12/2017
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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5  6/12/2017
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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5  7/3/2013
The best school in Anthem. This is place for a family to belong. Our children love it - we love it!
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