Valley Christian Schools

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 Schools is to equip students to be culture changers for Christ by delivering academic excellence, facilitating spiritual growth, and building lifelong community.
More than 1,100 students attend Valley Christian in grades K-12 across three campuses in Chandler and Tempe.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked AZ School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,115 students
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

Sports offered

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students
1,115 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Valley Christian Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
89 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
19 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
Average SAT score
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
(Out of 36)
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
K: $11,700 1-6: $12,600 7-8: $14,200 9-11: $17,900 12: $18,600
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Damon Sterling
Admissions Associate
Julie Murphy



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

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorale, Concert Choir, Jazz Ensemble, National Art Honor Society, National Art Society, National Honor Society, Pep & Concert Band, String Orchestra, Valley Rhythmics

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 79 state championships. We offer 20 AIA sanctioned interscholastic sports. Inaugural recipient of the Arizona Director`s Cup Award and seven-time recipient of the Overall Excellence Award. VCS was voted as one of the Top 12 Athletic Programs in the Nation and the Best in Arizona by The USA Todayin 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Valley Christian Schools offer?
Valley Christian Schools offers 15 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, E-sports, Football, Golf, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling. Valley Christian Schools is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Arizona for most sports offered.
What is Valley Christian Schools's ranking?
Valley Christian Schools ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Arizona for: Largest student body, Most AP courses offered, Most sports offered and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Valley Christian Schools?
The application deadline for Valley Christian Schools is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Valley Christian Schools located?
Valley Christian Schools is located in the Chandler Crossing Estates neighborhood of Chandler, AZ.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (13 reviews)
We sent all three of our children to Valley Christian Schools, kindergarten through high school. They have a strong academic program. Teachers do a great job communicating expectations to parents and students. They excel at providing a safe learning environment for their students. We enjoyed their music programs, and all our children excelled in the different sports offered at the different grades. Valley Christian Schools is not just a school, but a community we still love!
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VCHS, Extraordinary Administration and Staff, passionate teachers and coaches. Valley is a Christ-centered community where our children grew both academically and spiritually while our family had a wonderful experience. If we were blessed with more children, we know where they'd attend school.
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Valley Christian is a wonderful place for our family. Our children love being at school and we know that the teachers and staff care about our students' success in academics, spiritual development, and emotional growth. We are thankful for the encouraging and loving environment present in the VCS community.
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Valley Christian exceeded my hopes for my child. VCS has provided her with an incredible school experience. As she graduates this year, she is sad to leave but well-prepared for life outside of high school. She credits her teachers and the school environment for such great years and is graduating with lifelong friends. Her faith in God has been strengthened as a result of her time at VCS.
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Valley Christian Schools has been a blessing for my kids and our family. I have kids in 8th, 3rd, and kinder. The teachers are truly acting as the hands and feet of Jesus. The amount of patience, kindness, commitment, and professionalism Is unparalleled. One of my children is in intervention classes for math and reading. The growth I have seen this past year is amazing. The school's mission is to prepare these children to be culture changers for Christ. The curriculum, the activities, the staff - every aspect exemplifies the dedication to this mission.
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We are thrilled to have our kids attending VCE, the staff is a wonderful example of Christ and His love for us every day. The education and resources are top notch and all the teachers are so encouraging, loving, and kind. Furthermore, the community of believers is a wonderful example of the community that Christ calls us to be in.
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My 3 granddaughters all are currently attending Valley Christian Elementary. They are in first, third, and fourth grades. They have been attending VCS for four years now and they all love it! The teachers and even the aides are just amazing. I have personally interacted with several people on staff at Valley and every experience has always been taken care of or answered quickly. Even the nurse there is absolutely wonderful! I highly recommend Valley Christian to any family. They will not regret it!ALL 3 of my granddaughters have memorized more Bible verses than I have! The girls love the Lord and know a lot about the Bible even at their young ages! The teachers love the Lord and are very much instilling biblical values in these kids!
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I have 2 VCS graduates and 3 currently enrolled. I cannot say enough about the outstanding education they have received and the value that their faith-centered approach offers to families. The staff and faculty enrich our kids' lives by investing in them each personally. We know what our kids are being taught and can trust Valley's administration to continue to hold to standards of excellence. A huge bonus is the community our family has gained through Valley. It was the best decision for our kids' education, and we love watching them transform into culture changers for Christ!
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Our family has been blessed by VCHS. The teachers and staff were instrumental in helping our kids grow in their faith and pursue following Christ during and after High School. Valley offered many opportunities for leadership, sports, and music. We are so thankful for the Christ-honoring high school environment.
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Our family absolutely loves Valley Christian Schools. We have 5 children currently enrolled in the K-4, 5-8, and High School so we can attest to the excellence of each school/campus. The faith-based education and community, the quality of teachers and staff that genuinely care about my kids and their well-being, and the top-notch athletics and extracurricular programs keep us coming back year after year. We are so blessed by this school and everything it offers our kids and family.
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Both of my children graduated from Valley and both went on to complete advanced degrees. Valley's academics were the vehicle for my children to succeed in their college studies and beyond. We, as a family, also valued the quality of Valley's music, arts, and sports programs. These programs opened up opportunities for scholarships to some of the finest universities.
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I'm so grateful for Valley Christian Schools and the impact they have made on my students! I have two students there now and one on the way, and I'm so grateful for their community, their commitment to excellence, and their commitment to a faith-centered environment inside and outside of the classroom. Thank you, VCS!
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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 (2024)

  • Top Ranked AZ School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,115 students
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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