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North Valley Christian Academy

Private | PK-8 | 200 students

Nationally ranked test scores, family community, and Christ-centered education.
 
 

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $199,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,230.

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5 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 9 ratings
2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted May 16, 2009

I am a very proud father of a little girl who attends COC, The teachers and leadership are amazing. The educational experience is exceptional. I exspecially like the fact that GOD is put first in every endeavor. COC is truely worth the investment in your childs future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2009

I have two children attending COC and I have been more than happy with the education they are getting. I am an educator myself and I feel that my children are being taught above state standards and are excelling compared to their peers in the public schools. I also am impressed by the safe environment especially the security cameras and locked doors during school hours.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2009

We have both a 3rd & 4th grader in this school, they are thriving physically mentally and spiritually. The teachers put there heart and soul into their work and go above and beyond the call of duty. You can tell they really love their jobs teaching our future leaders.
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Posted January 23, 2009

My son has been going there for 2 years and he and us love the school. They have really good teachers that pay attention to each child specific needs. Class sizes are small and staff is great. The principal is amazing too. We couldn't be happier with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2009

We have two children that attend, one has attended three years and the other has been there for two years. We have been extremely happy with the high level of education, small class sizes and loving environment.
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Posted November 24, 2008

Our daughter started just a few weeks ago and loves it. She is only four but really seems to be thriving there. We couldn't be happier.
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Posted March 20, 2008

I have 2 and will have 3 children next year attending COC. For a new school they have always put the children first. The class sizes are great and they teach the children with love and respect. We are lucky to have this opportunity to give to our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2008

I have been very pleased with not only the education at Cross of Christ but also the loving, caring environment that the staff encourages!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2008

It's a great Christian atmosphere to work! Supportive parents, students are polite and enthusiastic learners, and staff works well together.
—Submitted by a teacher


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

We currently do not have any test score information for this school. Unlike public schools, private schools are not always required to report data about their schools or not required to take the same tests as public schools. Many private schools take different standardized tests; however, that information is often made available only to families of enrolled students. We strive to acquire additional private school data whenever available.

Oops! We currently do not have any student information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Nationally Ranked Test Scores - Top 15% (2013)
  • Nationally Ranked Test Scores - Top 15% (2012)
  • Nationally Ranked Test Scores - Top 15% (2011)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Orchard Africa - Service Award (2014)
  • Arizona CAPE - Service Award - Project Liquid Hope (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Improv
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Nate Kretzmann, M.Ed., CFRE
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Part-time study
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Fax number
  • (623) 551-4067

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Hybrid
  • Individually guided instruction
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Technology
  • Writing
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • hockey
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • hockey

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • National Honor Society
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$1000 - $7000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Tax credits
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42101 N. 41st Drive
Anthem, AZ 85086
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Phone: (623) 551-3454

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