VCA has been educating children since 1979. The school campus is practically "across the street" from the old Geauga Lake Amusement Park in Aurora, Ohio. To best meet the needs of our students, we are really two schools within one-- an Elementary for grades K-5, and a Middle School for grades 6-8. In Elementary, there are two classes of each grade. In Middle school there are two sixth grade homerooms, one seventh, and one eighth grade. Read our School Profile.
The school is chartered by the State of Ohio and in 2004 received an additional accreditation from ACSI (the Association of Christian Schools International).
VCA exists to build a godly foundation in our students through Christ-centered education in cooperation with the Christian home and church so that our students know, love, and obey Jesus Christ.
We take very seriously that what differentiates us from other forms of schooling is that every area of VCA remains Christ-centered: our curriculum, our activities, our faculty and staff, our purpose and the atmosphere of the school.
Our Core Values:
We have chosen six descriptors to guide all our efforts at Valley Christian Academy. We use our school mascot, the eagle, to remember them:
- Academic Quality
- God-honoring, Christ-centered, Spirit-driven
- Enriching Environment
- Serving Others
Each of these are based upon God's word and serve as criteria by which measure success. Read the full description of our values here.
Our Statement of Philosophy and Purpose:
Valley Christian Academy exists as an extension of the Christian home and of the church to fulfill God's commands to raise children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4), and to teach His Word diligently unto our children (Deuteronomy 6:5-7). Our foundation rests upon acknowledging Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and the Bible as the Word of God--the final authority in truth and practice. We strive to help each child grow spiritually, mentally, physically, and socially through the dedication of teachers, administrators, and staff who love the Lord and desire to serve Him through the educational process. We rely on parents to help us through their prayer, their cooperation, and their active involvement in the life of this school.
Therefore, we believe that the Bible clearly gives the responsibility of training children to parents. Valley Christian Academy exists to help parents fulfill this biblical responsibility. The school does not replace the home. The school attempts to support the home by reinforcing the biblical concepts and values taught at home and church. Christian education involves the whole person, so it is desirable that all elements which bear on the education of a child can be consistent and properly reinforce one another. In view of this, if the child's Christian school education is to be as effective as possible, it must be supported by a Christian home and a Christian church. All three should work together in a complementary fashion. Therefore, it is necessary that all the parents support the philosophy and academic program of the school.
VCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, or national origin.