Valley Christian Academy

Valley Christian Academy is a K-12 Day school founded in 1968.Located on the beautiful Central Coast of California, VCA is aministry of First Baptist Church of Santa Maria. We provide aloving, Christ-centered, college preparatory education. Wemaintain a beautiful campus, complete with classrooms, astate-of-the-art science lab, gym, playgrounds and athleticfields. We also have a preschool on campus for children ages2-5.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 477 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,150
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Valley Christian Academy places among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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Attribute

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia, Language-based, Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1967
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
477 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
52%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Valley Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Average Class Size
20 students
Number of AP Courses
5 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Calculus, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Government, AP US History
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Girls-dresses or skirts, Boys-long pants, collared shirt, short hair)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$4,150/year Elementary $5,150/year Junior High $5,300/year High School
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Mr. Mason

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Church Activities, Community Outreach, CSF

School Notes

  • Valley Christian Academy uses A Beka curriculum in itselementary grades, along with Zaner-Bloser Handwriting curriculumand Positive Action Bible curriculum. The elementaryChristmas program is a huge attraction, with all the the studentssinging, and the 6th grade students putting on a dramaticproduction. The tradition of singing Handel's HallelujahChorus is the culmination of the program each year.
  • A Beka and BJU Press are used in the junior high. Girls'volleyball and basketball, and boys' basketball are available aswell. Electives include choir, drama, and homeeconomics. The JH Drama class puts on a dinner theatre eachyear.
  • Senior high students use a variety of textbooks ande-books. Some of the electives include yearbook, culinaryarts, drama, intro to programming, art, accounting, teacher's aide,and a variety of AP class offerings. Our students are alsoactive in volleyball, football, basketball, softball andbaseball. Choir and band concerts, as well as the seniorplay, performed in the spring are highlights of the year.

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 477 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,150
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Santa Barbara County, CA is $30,640 for elementary schools and $43,113 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Santa Barbara County, CA is 60% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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