"VCHS values A3: academic achievement, artistic beauty and athletic distinction "
Students enrolled 1470
Hours 7:40 AM - 2:30 AM
School leader Mr. Mark Lodewyk
Transportation options Yes

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100 Skyway Drive
San Jose, CA 95111

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(408) 513-2400
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4 stars
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October 12, 2014
Caring, Christian environment with academics and plenty of activities. Marching band has been an excellent choice for my oldest. The band was in the Rose Bowl Parade and competes in WBA. This year they will go to San Antonio to compete in super regional Bands of America. Both kids have been at Valley since Kindergarten. The conservatory of the arts has amazing opportunities.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2014
My son just enrolled to VC as freshman. He loves it - the environment is very positive, the teachers are very professional, the supporting team is there for the students always. My son enjoys being there - not only the wide range of course selection but also the very rich after school activities. In general, we believe we made a right choice for our son.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2013
I am parent of two Valley Christian Schools "Lifers" - attended Valley Christian School from K - 12 (13 years, each). I also had one of my other children attend Leland HS, and another attend Bellarmine. Overall, I'd rank VCS at least in the same category with these other fine area high schools, in terms of quality of academics, teachers who care, exposure to opportunity, college-preparedness, music + engineering + theater + athletics + robotics. And along with Bellarmine, Jesus Christ as Lord, is the center of the educational viewpoint, which makes a huge difference! All of the "complaining" about drugs-dogs-bullying (!?) are much more prevalent at other public high schools. Get real... these are teenagers in a fallen world - changing HS is not the answer. Only Jesus is the answer. At least the world view is truth at VCS. Go with VCS for your kids - Its well worth it for a Christ-centered education. Recommended.

- submitted by a student
August 27, 2013
From the outside Valley looks great, but it is truly miserable to attend. Our nickname for it is "Hell on a Hill".Students are judgmental and rude. There's an obvious hierarchy among students, and if you're not on the top then expect to be constantly bullied. There is a huge drug problem, so much so that the school now has to have dogs on campus at least twice a month. It's hit or miss with teachers. Some are great (especially in the history department), but others are boring or completely don't care. Administrators are unhelpful and often unavailable. They would rather turn their heads and pretend issues don't exist and assume the students are innocent and perfect. The athletics are terrible because the superintendent focuses on promoting obscure academic topics. I really wish I had chosen any other high school.

- submitted by a student
October 24, 2012
The Campus is very impressive - new, clean and the staff puts on "The Show". At first glance, the amenities look good. However, for a school that sits in the midst of a technology epicenter - this school falls short. No coding programs at all at the Junior High level. There are no internships/partnerships with major companies such as google, ebay, yahoo (a few miles away) available for students at the high school. Teachers do not respond to parent emails. There are known drug problems and issues with bullying that go unresolved mainly because the school refuses to acknowledge that there is a problem. We know of many parents that are looking for school alternatives for their teens as a result.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2012
My son is currently in his Junior year at Valley Christian and I cannot express how happy we are with his educaiton. VCHS has a great academic cirriculum and prepares students for college. Its is very expensive and as a family we make sacrifices to send our son to this school (so not everyone is rich that goes there!), but feel it is completely worth it. The teachers are top notch and the sports programs are outstanding. My son is a proud Warrior!

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2010
As a sophomore at Valley, i can totally say this is a great place!!! The kids are all so friendly in like, every grade level! Its just a really amazing place! If you're considering coming here, don't even worry! You'll be welcomed right away! When i was a freshman, i came in not knowing a single person and i was so freaked out! But right away at orientation, i made connections with tons of people, who are now my bestest of best friends! :) As for the teachers, they really want to be your guide! They want to have a friendship with you unlike any other group of teachers around. And to top it off, the campus is GORGEOUS. Overall, Valley is just such a comfortable place! Hope you can end up at school here someday! :)

- submitted by a student
no rating March 02, 2010
My daughter graduated from Valley Christian High School May 2009. Personal experience: My overall opinion of this school is excellent. While no school is perfect and there's always room for improvement, VCHS has prepared my daughter for college thoroughly. She was able to participate in the Leadership Program which prepared her even more for the next 4 years. Atmosphere: Yes, because this is a private school, you will have your usual 'snooty' kids, but overall I have found the students to be friendly. Teachers are great wtih return emails and phone calls and the counseling staff is very helpful. Facility: You could not find a more state of the art school from technology labs, sports fields to the theatre and everything in between. It's very well maintained and worth visiting. Full time security staff is a plus. Looking forward to my next child entering in the Fall 2010.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2009
While the curriculum, staff, arts etc are all outstanding, it's the actual atmosphere while being a student that disappoints. The students are not the friendliest, and it's very much like a typical high school movie. Snobby students, cliques, and much teasing goes on here. I was disappointed after transferring here from another Christian school. The curriculum may be, but most of the students are not what I call Christian. My old school truly was and I wish I didn't have to move here. If you try and tell the staff about the teasing and hierarchy that goes on here, they don't do much but tell you to ignore it. If you as a parent can remember terrible high school years granted you weren't the most attractive/wealthiest girl/boy in school I suggest you keep tabs on your childs social life. The students here can be very cruel, and not like Jesus at all.

- submitted by a student
December 18, 2008
I am an international student from Hong Kong, and attended Valley for a year as a freshman. I can't describe how great the school is. The teachers are more like family, the school is more like a university and the spirit is earth shattering. Great academic courses, with a huge variety of after school sports and extracurriculars. I would deem this school the best school on earth.

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May 21, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 29, 2008
My son is a freshman and it's our first year at Valley and it's been the MOST amazing experience. Not only is it obviously clean, well kept and huge but the teachers/counselors and entire staff provide an exceptional educational experience for the kids. What a blessing to be a part of Valley.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2008
This school has a great academic and sports history and supports children.

- submitted by a student
January 25, 2008
I went to Valley through sophmore year, when I started attending a public high school. Although Valley is great academically(with outstanding teachers!), I was much happier after I left. Don't let that stunning campus and Christian flag fool you- Valley is no more accepting or caring than any other school. The kids at my current school are much more considerate and much more down-to-earth than the rich, snobby kids at Valley. If you want a truly caring Christian enviroment where your kids won't be subjected to teasing, look elsewhere.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 25, 2007
I really enjoyed learning from the many great teachers that Valley has, as well as teaming up with my peers to solve challenging problems in my classes. Since I have taken eight AP courses throughout high school, it was necessary to learn how to problem-solve with others to help myself better learn and retain the knowledge I had gained. Valley also trained my spiritual being as well, causing me to evaluate my actions and making sure that in everything that I do I am trying to please the Savior, not the people around me. At the end of my four years, I can definitely say that I felt prepared to start a new journey in college.

- submitted by a former student
September 26, 2007
I am a UC Berkeley student who recently graduated from Valley Christian. I also came to Valley after attending a public middle school with high expectations. However, Valley was not very easy for me. I took challenging Honors and AP classes that required many hours of studying and sleepless nights in order for me to do well. Taking these classes has greatly helped me in my college admissions. There are areas that Valley still needs to improve and I don t think that Valley is perfect. But I know from my experience that Valley has many caring teachers and administrators who strive to make Valley a better place each year. I am sure that Valley will continue to grow and become even a better school than it is now. I had a wonderful time in Valley and feel blessed that I was able to have such an awesome experience. Go Warriors!

- submitted by a student
July 04, 2007
I attended Valley Christian after attending a public jr high with high academic standards. Valley was very easy for me and I graduated with a 4.0. I feel that I would have had to work a lot harder (and gotten a better education) at St. Francis. It's a safe haven for 4 years at an expensive price. Beautiful school with amazing athletic programs & the teachers are all very caring and helpful. I also feel like the kids that go to Valley are kinder and more accepting of others.

- submitted by a former student
February 24, 2007
Both of my kids went to this school, it's an excellent academic school. My kids were well prepared to the college and they are now in one of the good college nationwide (Santa Clara University). Teachers are well educated and responsible. The management follow up the kids in a good manner.

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June 17, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2006
Valley Christian is an amazing school that provides a great Christian setting for young men and women to grow academically, physically, and spiritually. Students at VCHS show lots of passion and motivation in succeeding in academics, sports, arts, and other activites.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2006
My oldest child has been at VCS since 6th grade and is now a freshman at VCS high school. The academic program is excellent with very dedicated teachers and a variety of electives. The music, theater, dance programs are excellent with the band program being particularly strong. Sports is a big part of the school as well with excellent facilities that are shared between the jr high and high schools. The campus is new and very beautiful. A large variety of sports is offered to both boys and girls. Parents are involved with fundraising for sports/fine arts programs. The only drawback is the school is not as diverse as the local population. Being a private Christian school with a 'healthy tuition', the majority of students are middle-upper middle class Caucasian. In the lower grades, there is more diversity and over time it will improve.

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March 21, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2005
Most beautiful campus I've seen. A place where your child can truly find friends with high moral standards. Might be the only high school school in a very affluent county where the majority of the kids do not abuse drinking & drugs. A nice mix of ethnicity and income. A top ranked football team for the past few years withpacked stands at every game. Top teams in other sports as well. For tougher academics honors and AP classes are a must.

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February 06, 2005
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January 12, 2005
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- submitted by a student
June 18, 2004
Nice attitude from the teachers. Curriculum balanced, challenging and yet not so difficult it breaks a kids spirit.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
Valley Christian School is an excellent school. Our daughter attended 5th grade there after coming from a Sacramento public school. The level of education is outstanding. They truly inspire the children with a high standard of morals. Children are taught to treat each other the way they would have others treat them. If we hadn't relocated to Texas, our child would have stayed at Valley til High School graduation.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
My daughter is now a junior at VCHS and can't say enough good things about it. As a christian parent I want my child well rooted in christian beliefs before entering a secular society, I believe that is being met. All schools have issues but I can say if a problem exists this principal will evaluate the problem and try to resolve it in a timely fashion. The course work is tough and the students must work hard to maintain good grades. My son went to a well known all boys school in this area and VCHS well exceeded it in academics as well as sports and the arts.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2003
Both my son and daughter grew spiritually while at this school, which mattered most to my wife and I. Academically, I was especially happy with the preparation they received. Both attend university now (my son graduates this spring!) and are doing very well in their studies. Their writing and analytical thinking skills, in particular, were very solid when they left Valley; they were surprised at how many students entered college without such skills in place. On top of that, they were taught to think biblically about the world around them and to seek their role in society as a world-changer. I am profoundly grateful that they attended Valley Christian High School.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2003
As parent of a kindergartner, I am impressed that there is a 'culture' of catching potential problems early. Other observations include: the experienced teachers are both very insightful and caring, and even non-teachers on the staff appear to be alert and friendly. Bottom line: my wife and I are very pleased we chose this school.

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September 04, 2003
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- submitted by a former student
August 25, 2003
Despite several well intentioned teachers and administrators... what started as a great idea and a great school and been turned into nothing more than an elitist football camp. Both my brother and I went to both the junior and senior high til graduation but went we got to college we found out that straight A's at Valley didn't mean anything in college. We were incredibly underprepared. On the plus side we greatly enjoyed our extacurricular activities while we were there. The new campus spared no expense when it came to athletic facilities although the art room was still just a classroom and the theatre had yet to be finished. Despite some of the locker room hazing my brother enjoyed his time and despite missing my senior cruise (because you had to have a date to attend) I also would not have traded my time there. I have heard things are getting better and I really hope they are.

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Parents and students report a very high satisfaction level with VCHS. A top college preparatory program, taught by skilled and passionate faculty, and educating with distinctly Christian values leads to students discovering their God-given gifts. The addition of a full Conservatory of the Arts, an Applied Math, Science, and Engineering (AMSE) program, along with a highly acclaimed athletic program, result in opportunities at VCHS that are truly unique. For ex., google "Valley Christian Satelli

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Valley Christian High School
100 Skyway Drive, San Jose, CA  95111
(408) 513-2400
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Valley Christian High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top