Valley Christian Schools is Arizona`s only nationally ranked private, Christian high school, providing students a distinctly Christian education with excellent academics, championship athletics, award-winning fine arts and a supporting community that encourages spiritual growth and the success of our students in and out of the classroom.
VCS is ranked as one of the Top 50 Christian high schools in the U.S. and the best Christian high school in Arizona by The Best Schools.
The mission of Valley Christian is for students to know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, live like Him, and prepare academically, physically, socially and spiritually, so they are enabled to make a difference in the world.
More than 900 students attend Valley Christian in grades K-12 across three campuses in Chandler and Tempe.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked AZ School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 901 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,950
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Valley Christian Schools ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Arizona for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Supported on an individual basis.
Year Founded
1982

Student Body

Total Students
901 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
Valley Christian Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
65 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
62%
Average Class Size
25 students
Number of AP Courses
14 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Calculus, Dual Enrollment Accounting, Dual Enrollment English, Dual Enrollment Math, Dual Enrollment Sports Medicine, Economics, English, European History, Government, Spanish, US History
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$8,900 for K $9,600 for 1-6 $11,100 for 7-8 $14,350 for 9-11 $14,950 for 12Total cost of education.
% on Financial Aid
85%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$7,524
Admissions Director
Damon Sterling
Admissions Associate
Cheyanne Laizure

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Blue Crew, Bridges, Ministry Development, Robotics, Student Council, Valley Ambassadors

Arts and Music Programs:
National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society

School Notes

  • Valley Christian very intentionally focuses on the mission to equip students by preparing them spiritually, academically, physically and socially. Faculty, students and staff are devoted to creating a Christ-centered environment that fosters spiritual growth as well as academic and personal excellence.
  • ACADEMICS: A college prep emphasis with Biblical integration in every course. In 2019, our average graduate was awarded $123,000 in college scholarships to private schools, state university honors programs and out-of-state public institutions. The V.I.N.E. Special Education program also allows for individualized instruction.
  • ATHLETICS: Since 1985, Trojan athletic teams have won 73 state championships. We offer 19 AIA sanctioned interscholastic sports. Inaugural recipient of the Arizona Director`s Cup Award and seven-time recipient of the Overall Excellence Award. VCHS was voted as one of the Top 12 Athletic Programs in the Nation and the Best in Arizona by The USA Today in 2016. 
  • ARTS: A nationally-recognized choir and award winning instrumental music, drama and visual arts program offers students a broad range of creative opportunities. Students produce exceptional work and share their gifts with thousands every year in productions, exhibits and performances.
  • SPIRITUAL: In addition to every course being intentionally instructed from a distinctly Christian worldview, our students experience daily Bible classes and devotionals, weekly Chapels and small discipleship groups. Students drive our Chapels and are engaged with the planning and production each week.
  • STUDENT LIFE: Students are involved in a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities through various clubs, activities and organizations. Opportunities for community include the Blue Crew, Homecoming Week, home games, school dances and assemblies, Thanksgiving Vespers and Trojan Tournament. 
Profile last updated: 10/12/2021

School Reviews

5  
VCHS has extremely dedicated teachers. They prepared me for college and for life beyond. An outstanding athletics and fine arts program as well with many opportunities you would expect at only a big school.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked AZ School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 901 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,950
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Chandler, AZ is $9,898 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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