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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Association of Christian Schools (AACS)
Religious AffiliationBaptist
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, Language-based, Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded1967
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students477 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Valley Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio22:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
Number of AP Courses5 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Calculus, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Government, AP US History
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Girls-dresses or skirts, Boys-long pants, collared shirt, short hair)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,150
Tuition Notes$4,150/year Elementary $5,150/year Junior High $5,300/year High School
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMr. Mason


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Football, Softball, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,


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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Santa Maria
    Grades: PK-7 | 10 students
    3.4 miles
    109 W Fesler St
    Santa Maria, CA 93458
    (805) 614-9292
    3.4 PK-7
  • Santa Maria
    Pacific Christian School
    (Assembly of God)
    Grades: K-6 | 300 students
    0.9 miles
    3435 Santa Maria Way
    Santa Maria, CA 93455
    (805) 934-1253
    0.9 K-6
  • Santa Maria
    St Joseph High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 388 students
    1.9 miles
    4120 S Bradley Rd
    Santa Maria, CA 93455
    (805) 937-2038
    1.9 9-12
  • Arroyo Grande
    Grades: NS-12 | 29 students
    17.1 miles
    PO Box 1380
    Arroyo Grande, CA 93421
    (805) 602-6721
    17.1 NS-12
  • Arroyo Grande
    Pacific Coast Christian School
    Daycare / Preschool (Assembly of God)
    Grades: K | 68 students
    16.5 miles
    207 Pilgrim Way
    Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
    (805) 474-1074
    16.5 K

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