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West Valley Christian School

Private | PK-8 | 240 students

Our school is best know for technology-instructional-resources for all abilities
 
 

 

Living in Los Angeles

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $440,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,420.

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 7 ratings

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Posted August 28, 2014

This school is very suspicious, specifically the Administrator, Swales. Had the worst experience ever trying to get my child enrolled in the school and would suggest to anyone even thinking about this place to do their due diligence and get EVERYthing in writing way ahead of time.


Posted January 26, 2014

My son started in the fishy class and is now in T.K. Since the moment i walked into the office i knew this was the school for him.The teachers and everyine who works at this school is amazing!!! You could feel Gods love. Everyone is caring and the education my child receives is unconparable. If you are looking for a day care or school for youre child look no more this is the perfect place.. Youre children will be loved and will amaze you with all the new things they will learn..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2013

My son who is 34 months is in the youngest class - the Terrific Teddies overseen by Ms. Beck, an amazing teacher! My son has never loved going to school (daycare then) as much as how he would now in WVCS. It is the warm, fun and safe environment he's been accustomed to in the last 3 weeks. He's always excited to get up in the morning and see his teacher and classmates. I noticed also, that my son's language and social skills have improved a lot considering that is just 3 weeks into this school year. They have a very structured program. I also love how the teachers and staff interact with me on a regular basis and give feedback regarding my child's progress or just plainly how the day went for him. We wanted our child primarily to learn Christian values, and be in a safe and positive environment. You can expect highly from the school and the staff and be confident that you're child is in good hands and happy. I highly recommend West Valley Christian School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2013

West Valley Christian Preschool is a wonderful first school for your child! The love of Jesus and the love for children is apparant the minute you walk into any of the classrooms. The school teaches a well rounded curriculum including Spiritual, Academic, Social and Physical skills and really believe in doing it using Godly principles. Our fantastic staff will really make you feel like you are part of our family! We love our teachers and our school at West Valley Christian Preschool!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 15, 2013

My two year old started last spring and so far we are very pleased. It was important for us to enroll our child in an institution that cares and has continuity; WVCS had both.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2013

Great school,academically strong, excellent teachers that strive to bring the best in all their students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2013

I'm on my 3rd child attending this preschool program and she's had the same preschool teachers that my 2 older ones had 6 years ago which goes to show you how low the teacher turnover rate is. The teachers have such big hearts for the children and they are truly dedicated to reaching each child's full potential. The teachers really enjoy what they do and because it is christian based they pray for every student they have in their class. There is no doubt the students at wvcs are in great hands. The co directors at wvcps have an amazing program and so many fun-filled events throughout the year. They too really care for every individual that walks through their door. The new principal Mr. Swales is doing a phenomenol job enhancing the academic program of wvcs. He has implemented many new programs and technology to make this school even better. We are so fortunate to be part of a school that really cares for the students and prepares them well when they leave this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2013

The teachers, staff, and even the parents of students from West Valley Christian School-Elementary have made a profoundly positive and lasting impact on my family. Last year my son was in the hospital battling a rare circumstance and all throughout that painful process my family received constant support, encouragement, and prayer from WVCS staff, and even many of the parents, who unexpectedly volunteered to cook meals for my family to help lessen our stress load during that trying time. WVCS stood with my family as an emotional and spiritual rock until our toddler was finally released from the hospital and brought back home. My son's recovery was a miracle and the love and support from WVCS was equally astounding and healing. We are truly blessed to be a part of the WVCS elementary family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2013

We went to visit West Valley as we were not totally satisfied with my daughters preschool. We felt so welcomed the second we got there, and my daughter was saying instantly "I want to go here". I have been extemely happy with our desicion. I love this school and the staff are so caring and amazing! I feel completely safe having my child there and knowing she is having fun, is in a safe environment, and is learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2013

West Valley Christian School is loving, academic, and fun all at the same time. It is cutting edge in technology and sports. The support for the families and the students is phenomenal! I highly recommend this school from Preschool through High School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2013

We have had both our children in WVCS since they were in preschool. One is now at another school as a senior since West Valley only goes to 8th and the other is at West Valley in 6th. We are in love with the entire staff and have had a good relationship with each teacher our daughters have had. WVCS brought in a new administrator this year and the changes for the positive continue to astound us. We thought West Valley was absolutely the cats meow before and now it is even better. Our daughters are/were being challenged and now with a senior looking at college she has been accepted to every school so far including her second choice (still waiting to hear from her first choice). WVCS is not a perfect school and the staff is not perfect either but they all realize that they are not perfect and when we have had any issue arise they met it with humility and a true desire to correct it. WVCS is definitely a place to look at seriously for the education, care, protection and assisting in ...bringing up your children in the way they should go...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2013

We Love WVCS... Our Son is going on his third year. He is currently in the Pre-K program. The teachers and the staff are so loving and caring. WVCS is more than just a school its a family. The children are academically challenged already learning how to spell in pre-k. Most important our son is learning about our Lord. They offer Extracurricular activities even for the preschool. Our little guy loves his soccer class. Its nice to see all the parents involved as well. The school is great about keeping the parents informed. When we moved to this area 3 years ago I prayed to find a good school for our son and we couldnt be more blessed. If you are looking for a loving and caring environment for your child to learn in then WVCS is the school. WE LOVE WVCS!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2012

My child has been there for two years and we are very happy we found this school. The staff is incredibly kind and caring. The school director is brilliant in terms of implementing new strategies for the school thus never making it dull. The school has a well balanced diversed curriculum. The students starting Kindergarten are exposed to Music, PE, Spanish, Computer and Library each taught in their own individual classroom. They also have a beautiful cafeteria with the best chef Mrs. Pam. The gymnasium is superbe as well. For our child this is the best home away from home!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2012

My family recently moved to the West Hills area. Before moving, we contacted many preschools. West Valley Christian School is the one that impressed me the most. The teachers and director were incredibly kind and helpful. Right away they made us feel welcome. While giving us a tour of the school, my child had the opportunity to visit his classroom and classmates. He was so happy with the school that he didn't want to leave. His first official day of school he walked right in and waved goodbye. In the nearly three months since he started as WVCS preschool, he has grown exponentially both academically and socially but also spiritually. The staff is friendly and communicative. I know that as long as he is at WVCS he will be cared for and taught by the absolute best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2012

Both my children have been attending West Valley Christian School since they were 2 and 3 years old. They are now in 3rd and 5th grade and continue to absolutely LOVE school, their teachers, the staff and Dr. Lozano! Everyone is genuinely caring and the teachers always take the time to show they have the kids best interest. We are very blessed and grateful that our children are in a loving Christian and educational environment! WE LOVE WVCS!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2011

I have been affiliated with WVCS for almost 10 years now. I absolutely love WVCS - it's staff, it's administration, it's preschool - everything they have to offer is amazing! It is truly a blessing to have my children there. It's not just about teaching, but it's also about fellowship, caring for families (not being just another number), incredible teachers who love teaching and the children. WVCS lives out their faith and the love of Christ. I couldn't have been blessed with a more amazing place for my children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2011

We came from a charter school and I have to say that there is no comparison. The instruction materials, the way lessons are taught and the personal attention that my daughter and son are given here are like night and day compared to our previous place. The teachers and staff are professional, compassionate and really care about the student's success. Both my kids have gone from 'hating' school to begging us to take them early every day! That says it all!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2011

West Valley Christian School is amazing! I have never seen so many happy faces in one place before! The kids are friendly, the teachers are warm and caring, and Dr. Lozano is awesome. When I first came to WVCS, to check out the school, I was greeted by 2 older girls who asked me if I needed help. They not only showed me where the office was, but they walked me there and opened the door for me! Everyone you meet at this school has the same attitude of kindness. It truly is an amazing place for your child to get an incredible education. We love WVCS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2011

I am very pleased with West Valley Christian School. My daughter attends Preschool and she is 2. My daughter language and academics have flourished since she has been there. It's only been 3 months and she is singing her ABCs, Counting, Colors, and she rides a bike very well. I just love the teachers and the Director. It feels like a home away from home. Dr. Lozano even knows the preschool kids. Everytime we attend a fundraiser night my daughter runs to him. I get to talk to alot of the parents who have additonal children in the elementary and they love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2011

"West Valley Christian School is different from any other school that I have gone to. Both of my children are there and they never want to go home. The most important difference at West Valley is how caring the teachers are. They spend individual time with their students and genuinely care about them. The administrator, Dr. Lozano, is a wonderfully kind man who knows each student and parent by name. My kids are challenged academically and nurtured spiritually. This is by far the most amazing school and I am so blessed to have my kids there.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 58% 26%
Black 11% 6%
Hispanic 11% 52%
Two or more races 8% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff American sign language
Russian
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
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • 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
  • American sign language
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Derek Swales
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
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACSI

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Teacher-run
  • formative assessment
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Performing arts
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
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
  • 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)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Carpool/Transportation Avai
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Boy scouts
  • Cub scouts
  • Drama club
  • Yearbook
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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
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • To further our commitment to excellence, our school will continue to be accredited by WASC, keep class sizes under 25 students, allow students to use their own one-to-one tablets, and will continue to teach with iPads and interactive boards. Our campus facilities include new buildings, spacious playgrounds, green space, security cameras, gated entrance, nutritional food, computer lab, library, performing arts auditorium and a 9,000 sq. ft. gym with weight room. 100 You Tube videos: WVCS
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


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


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
35
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
40

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$3000 - $8000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Cchaminade
El camino
Heritage Christain
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22450 Sherman Way
Los Angeles, CA 91307
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Phone: (818) 884-4710

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