Pioneer Valley Christian Academy

Tel: (413)782-8031
  • The mission of Pioneer Valley Christian School is to offer a thorough Christian education, based on the inerrant and authoritative Word of God, with the ultimate goal of training students to love the Lord with all their heart, soul and mind.
  • The school provides primarily a liberal arts curriculum, incorporating Christian standards of discipline and instruction with a continuous emphasis on Christian morals and ethics.
  • The school strives for excellence by teaching a curriculum based on a Christ-centered view of life, providing qualified Christian faculty, and fostering obedience to God as the Sovereign Creator and source of all truth and knowledge.
  • The school desires that students learn the relevancy of Christianity to our culture.
  • It aspires to graduate students who are spiritually, academically, physically and socially mature and are prepared to invest their lives impacting society for the glory of God.
  • The school, in partnership with its families, serves students in preschool through grade twelve residing predominantly in the Pioneer Valley and northern Connecticut.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia/Language based or mild learning differences, intense program designed to stimulate students’ deficit areas in perception and cognition
Year Founded1972

Student Body

Total Students347 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by GradePioneer Valley Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size17 students
Number of AP Courses6 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Calculus, AP Art History, AP Computer Science, AP English Literature, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics,
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Uniform (MS/HS))

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesPVCA's tuition is based on operating costs, and each "school" within the Academy has a different tuition rate, e.g., the High School tuition is different than the Pre-K tuition. Please contact us at or 413-782-8031 to inquire.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDenise Richards
Admissions AssociateCaroline Funchion


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Drama, Yearbook

School Notes

  • The goal of PVCA is to develop our students to think critically, compassionately, and Christianly. 
  • PVCA offers a strong liberal arts education in order that our students acquire knowledge and college preparedness.
  • PVCA offers God in each classroom in order that our students acquire wisdom. 
  • PVCA -  "Intellectually Developed.  Compassionately Inspired."
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