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King's Valley Christian School

Private | PK-8 | 230 students

Our school is well-known for its performing arts program.

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $261,400. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,490.

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Posted September 18, 2014

The best thing about King's Valley is the atmosphere. Learning is respected and valued at all levels of the program. I have two students at King's Valley: one in eighth grade, the other in preschool. The school really works to teach students what is important. There is no "teaching to the test" to inflate test scores. In fact, the school emphasizes a lot of disciplines that don't show up in test scores at all. Public speaking and communication is one example. Writing skills (especially in the junior high) is another. The student body is exceptionally diverse for a private school and represents students from a variety of Christian denominations and backgrounds. Teachers are well-qualified and treat students with a lot of respect, which is part of the atmosphere I mentioned earlier. The campus is totally unique in the area for a private school. It's about 10 acres, but was originally the site of a public school, and still retains that character. The classrooms are quite a bit larger than you will find on the site of a typical "church/school" situation. Class sizes in the elementary average below 20 students. The middle school reaches the mid-20's in each class.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 31, 2014

I got abused there in the 3 rd grade and doing some research found out that some if my friends had also been abused. Currently looking in to suing.


Posted June 21, 2014

Elementary is Great teachers great care.Then you get to jr high.First off I will like to say the science and math teachers our amazing they know what there talking about. On to bible English and history. English was difficult because the man teaching us was our principle and he had stuff to do. So he was always on his phone, I will say he was ok in this area. History the teacher was on her phone half the time and got sidetracked from the lesson we would be on the almo and then banana republic sweatshops.Finally bible, was the worst subject because of that teacher.so arrogant and ride.always made us veal bad about ourselves.some of us were thinking about switching to a new religion. He makes inapropreat jokes of the menstral cycle trashes his wife assign project and won't tell you when they were due.just plain bad he won't allow us to ask ? Because he is to busy eating. Pe was bad the teacher has favorites and they did not have to run laps we did. He didn't care about the nobodies.i got bullied a lot I went to the price able he did nothing. They really don't care.one teacher heard a girl call me a name and just laughed. Such a waste of money. Get your kids out before jr high


Posted March 10, 2014

Kings valley Christian School: REVIEW PART 2 KVCS 3. MOST of the teachers are not trained to teach the appropriate course or class! this was not the case 2 years ago! 4. No after school enrichment for grades 6th 8th. 5. Our Child is thriving with supplemental tutoring at home with constant follow up. Not from the faculty at KVCS they are only concerned with creating rumors or gossip ( involving the children at school not speaking to Parents direct!). Not Christin like at all. 6. Our Child has talked to us about several other issues with bullying and teachers being biased and favoritism towards certain students. Understandable this happens in the real world. However, paying the extra cost for tuition and seeing similar issues happening as you would in PUBLIC school; our expectations are as it should be "High". We want to get what we pay for. We are trying to find another school to transfer to, being more selective, however, middle school level is very difficult since 6-8 is FULL in most private schools in our area. We are on Waiting lists to date. Good Luck and hope this helps.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2013

I like this school a lot for my children because the teachers and staff are highly qualified and enjoy their work. The school has many activities and events throughout the year. There is a real sense of joy on the campus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

My child has attended Kings Valley for two years and I am so happy that we chose this school. Kings Valley offers drama, music, art, physical education, computers and Spanish, plus, my child scored 100% on the English portion of star testing last year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2006

The school offers strong spiritual and education program that aids in the development of children. It also has the flexibility to let kids be kis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2006

My child truly enjoys attending KVCS. His reading, spelling and phonics skills are excellent. The teachers and staff are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2006

Great place to be! Kind and caring teachers. Excellent curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2006

My children have grown both academically and spiritually. They are so proud oof how far ahead they are for thier public school friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

This has been a great school for my children. They have both been going there exclusively for their entire school carrer. The new administration has improved things even more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2005

King's Valley did a great job educating my daughter in preschool. They have a comprehensive program that is maintained by excellent qualified staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2005

My daughter attended this school from k-2. Loved the extended care program. Excellent teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2004

The worst supposedly Christian school I've ever been associated with. My son was enrolled for 1 month before I transferred him. He was intentionally pushed by a classmate and fell head first onto a desk, has a scar for life and his teacher saw nothing. The classrooms are overcrowded and the 'teachers' do not have a genuine interest in the children's education. The teenagers working in the after care program are undisciplined and commonly referred to my son as 'Hey Man'. I dropped my son off in before care and was shocked to see two seven year old girls actually playing cards and was told later it was nothing to worry about. This is nothing more than a public school with the word 'Christian' attached to it that houses unruly kids during the day who come from ungodly homes, lacking discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2004

This school has an outstanding teaching staff who care about the children's spiritual, academic and social growth. I like the fact that the phonics-based curriculum is challenging and advanced. I like that the students' homework assignments are on the school webpage. Spanish being taught in grades K-8 is awesome and the drama department is outstanding! The school administration has been very supportive of my children and their individual needs and I appreciate that they offer after-school tutoring, academic clubs and the scouting program. King's Valley has been a blessing not only for my children but for me, too.


Posted March 4, 2004

We have a friend whose daughter goes to a public school, she was in 1st and my daughter was in Kindergarten she had a hard time reading my daughters books. Now my daughters in the 1st grade, I can't believe how much she knows now. I'm so happy with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2004

We are very happy with KVCS. My daughter is reading at 4th grade level in the 1st grade. She also started writing in cursive. I have a friend with a child in public school 1st grade who isn't learning what my child was taught in kindergarten.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2003

My child is falling behind in high school because they are not teaching in the level that is adequate to the academic standards.


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 39% 26%
Hispanic 21% 52%
Black 19% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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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
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Performing arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:20am
School end time
  • 3:00pm
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
  • Mr. Dan Prescott
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
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (925) 687-7829

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Direct instruction
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Performing arts
  • Religious
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
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
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
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 cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$5000 - $7000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Berean Christian High School
De La Salle/Carondelet High Schools
Northgate High School
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4255 Clayton Road
Concord, CA 94521
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Phone: (925) 687-2020

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