Village Christian School (Therapeutic Education Service Center)

  • Here at Village Christian School, we make it our focus and commitment each day to strengthen the character, academics, and self-worth of each of our students.
  • We strive our best to help our students learn in a smaller yet structured learning environment, allowing them to be productive and successful in ways they might not have been before.
  • For all these reasons, we see our mission statement as the following:“To provide a safe, caring, and therapeutic learning environment with highly qualified staff where students with behavioral, educational, and social challenges can best develop the skills and character necessary to rejoin their communities and families with success.”.

School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Christian School Association (NCSA)
Religious AffiliationChurch of Christ
Grades OfferedGrades 4-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedPoor Peer Relationships/ Truancy/Poor School Performance/ Learning Differences/ ADD/ADHD Depression / Disrespect Adoption/ Divorce/ Family Issues/ Oppositional Defiant Disorder/ Reactive Attachment Disorder/ Poor Anger Management/ Immaturity

Student Body

Total Students45 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Village Christian School (Therapeutic Education Service Center) Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size8 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesPlease contact Principal Lori Payne for tuition information (

School Notes

  • Our Program...

Village Christian School was a private school established in 1994 though the diligent and faithful efforts of Dwight and Kitty Hesson. It is located on the property owned and operated under the auspice of Mid-Western Children’s Home. Although no longer a private school, VCS it proud to open its doors today to students with behavioral, emotional, and academic needs. The school is still chartered by the Ohio Department of Education and is accredited to give high school diplomas to every student who successfully completes the requirements for graduation from the 12th grade. The school serves students 7th through 12th grade. Students receive instruction in core courses, plus electives such as health, home economics, speech and cultural research. The school is staffed by a 100% highly qualified faculty. Students also receive therapeutic services including group and individual counseling, family counseling, and even community support and home bound services.
  • Where we work...
Mid-Western Children’s Home shares its 167 acre campus with Village Christian School (VCS).  The complex includes 2 basketball gymnasiums, baseball and soccer fields, campground, and a 14 acre lake.  VCS is committed to providing its students with the latest in technology available with its computer lab and classrooms.  We also have a home economics lab that is utilized for life skills development, as well a library and art room to assist student learning. 
  • How do students get here

For alternative placement at VCS, referrals must be made by the home school district.  The option of placement at Village Christian can be discussed during an IEP meeting.  District officials will then contact VCS to schedule an intake meeting that would be held at our facility.
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