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Valley Christian Middle School & High School

Private | 6-12 | 400 students

Private Christian college-preparatory academic education

 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $425,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,980.

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Posted April 22, 2014

Currently a student at VCHS,, terrible school do not send your kidss here. Everyone is a hypocrit with the exception of a handful off teachers who care about you. All that matter to the admin here is your christianitty, you are looked down upon if you believe differently, even if you are a christian but mess up. Also, they do not care about the sports teams... 2/10 high school, wont prepare you for real world.


Posted January 26, 2012

Absolutely thrilled with this school, the teachers, the administration and the superintendent's vision to make an outstanding school even better. On top of the great academics, they have a large offering of AP classes to all students who want to take on that challenge as well as sports, visual and performing arts and extra curriculars. The faculty genuinely cares about the students and supports them both inside and outside of school. They are heavily investing in campus upgrades to both the jr and senior high facilities. Check out the results of the students who pass the AP exams - nearly 100% of graduating seniors go on to college, many with AP credits under their belts - well worth the money!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2012

Transferring to Valley Christian High School was one of the best decisions I made. I am currently a student who is enjoying every opporunity in Valley.The teachers are passionate about their responsibility, and the students radiate the school's atmosphere! I am blessed to attend my last two high school years here. To God Be the Glory!


Posted December 12, 2011

I have a negative encounter with a student family of this school. Last night we were waiting in line for the salad lady getting the bowl ready in Sweet Tomatoes Restaurant, A family of 5 with three teenage boys, who claimed their kids attended Valley Christian School in Dublin, filled their salad plates from the other side of the bar and abrumptly jumped in front of 7 people who were ahead of them. The mother was wearing a bright red coat and a red hat with long feathers. They cut short of young children and women in front of them. Their ungraceful behavior leads my doubt towards the school.


Posted November 12, 2010

My son came from public schools in Pleasanton and currently in the 8th grade at VCS and my husband and I have seen a HUGE improvement in our son's attitude, confidence and study habits. I enjoy hearing about how they discuss current events and how his teacher accepts all opinions focusing on the good -> spoken by my son who is not one to speak much. VCS has exceeded our expectations and emphasizing scripture and growing in faith is just par for the course.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2009

not happy with the teachers pulling my kids out
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2009

My three children, a sophomore, an 8th grader and preschooler have attended the school since they were 3. This is the best place for our kids as it provides a Christian worldview integrated into the courses,and deals with relevant social issues according to scripture focusing on the love of God. In recent years I have been much encouraged with the diversity of the student population, the challenging academic standards, and the successful and growing sports program. Integrity is something that is modeled and the leadership since 2008 has been exceptional. We are blessed to call this place home!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2009

My daughter has attended VCS since K. She is currently a 9th grader. Her teachers have been fantastic and as of today we have the proof. She took the ACT Plan test 1 year earlier than required and just received the results. She ranks in the 100th Percentile nationally in ALL aspects of the test. That didn't happen without the great efforts of the prior 10 years of instruction. I highly recommend VCS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2009

this school is great place for your religion. but i left because it wasnt the best for me. private schools are great and all but i think public schools give u more opportunity to help the community and such...
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 29, 2007

I LOVE my school. My teachers are great and they don't have prejudices against anyone. We get a Christian view of science and life, but we still get a secular view as well. It is nice having high school classes on campus as well because I am enrolled in a couple of classes that are not a part of the average junior high school. The administration also works all day to make sure that everything works out smoothly and the mistakes are minimal. The only downside of the school is the small variety of teachers so some junior high and senior high classes conflict with each other. It is also amazing having Chapel each week.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 31, 2007

My children have attended Valley Christian Schools from pre-k. If you desire for your child/children to grow in a Godly affirming atmosphere where Christ is first, this is the school for you. My wife and I have appreciated that the 'Christ' in 'Christian School' has not been ignored or pushed to the side. Parent involvement is minimal compared to other schools and each instructor that I have been in contact with has shown true concern and love for my children - that is extremely valuable to me as a parent. Over the years at Valley Christian my children have been instructed in Math by 'Dr.s,' Sports from ex-professional athletes, Science from award winning teachers, and Bible by Pastors and Reverends. The instructors are people who have lived what they teach and it adds to the overall quality of the academic program. However, the cost of tuition is another matter!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2006

My child has been in VC since 5th Grade and he has excelled through the each grades. VC provides a high level of academic teachings. I lost my trust for the Dublin School Distict and find VC. It's been a great experience for me and my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2005

Valley Christian provides a very sheltered sterile environment for children. My only concern is the lack of diversity in the student body and the narrow slant almost to the degree of dogmatic regarding Christinity in relation to the world. I found it a little disturbing when my daughter would come home voicing the teacher's opinion regarding divorce and what the typical household should look like in her opinion. That should not be included in the classroom environment. I also found the disregard for other cultures sorely lacking in the curriculum. Not reflective at all of the global community that is reflected outside of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2004

The educational program here is very good and non-denominational. It uses some typical California-style 'diversity' textbooks, however. One thing to note is that sixth-graders are introduced to human sexuality, albeit through Dr Dobson's book.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

Truthfully, I feel that my daughter was at a great dissadvantage as far as entering the 'Real World' after graduating from Valley Christian. There was a lot of hipocracy regarding morals. I was a single parent and my daughter came home one day from 5th grade and told me that those who were divorced had committed adultery! She was really worried for me, and I actually feel she was brainwashed into disrespecting me. I really didn't feel I fit into their mold as a perfect family for my daughter and was looked down upon even though I was a major volunteer. This school really backfired on my original intent for my daughter to attend a religious school.nI do want to say that it was always refreshing to drive up to the campus and see how nice the kids were dressed and presented themselves. You didn't hear the bad language, etc. that you heard when passing a group of kids from the public schools.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 69% 26%
Hispanic 8% 52%
Black 5% 6%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Local Public Schools
Local Private Schools
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 18% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 74% (2013)
Percentage of students going to the military 5% (2013)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 3% (2013)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 0% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation UC Schools
CSU Schools
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(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)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff American sign language
Chinese (Cantonese)
Chinese (Mandarin)
French
German
Japanese
Korean
Russian
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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
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming
  • IT support
Clubs
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Dance club: Hip Hop/Jazz/Tap
  • Drama club
  • Drill team
  • Drum line
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • Debate
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:50 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Chuck Fleming
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • WASC & ACSI
Fax number
  • (925) 828-5658

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • 1:1 iPad School
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Hybrid
  • Independent Study
  • Internships
  • Project-based
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Business
  • Environmental
  • Foreign languages
  • Global
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
  • Writing
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
  • American sign language
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Business management
  • Computer programming
  • IT support

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(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)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Community service
  • DECA
  • Dance club: Hip Hop/Jazz/Tap
  • Debate
  • Diversity Club
  • Drama club
  • Drill team
  • Drum line
  • Fashion Club
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Interact Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

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

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What are your chances?


6 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
68
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
110
Students typically come from these schools
Local Public Schools
Local Private Schools

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$11000 - $14000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Tax credits

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
UC Schools
CSU Schools
College preparation / awareness offered
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Community college courses
College presentations or information sessions
College prep programs/courses during the year
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 18%
4 year college - 74%
Military - 5%
Vocational - 3%
Workforce - 0%
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7500 Inspiration Drive
Dublin, CA 94568
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Phone: (925) 560-6250

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