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Vandalia Christian Academy

Private | PK-8 | 42 students

Our school is best known for the compassionate environment.

 
 

Living in Vandalia

Situated in a small town neighborhood. The median home value is $79,400. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $584.

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5 stars

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Posted August 14, 2013

VCA offers a Christian education and an affordable price. When your child attends, you become a part of the VCA family as well. The VCA experience has had a positive change in the lives of all three of my children.
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Posted August 14, 2013

My school it based on Cristian principles. Children are allowed to pray, learn memory verses, and taught to respect teachers and each other.
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Posted August 14, 2013

We have the most dedicated, caring staff there is! Our principal loves his job so much that he does it for free to help our very tight budget school out! There is truly an amazing family atmosphere among the kids that you just can't explain. Everyone is a part, no one is left out. Love, love, love our school.
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Posted August 13, 2013

Vandalia Christian Academy is leaps and bounds ahead of the public schools in our area! We love knowing that our children loved and safe everyday. Our classroom sizes are small and that is very beneficial to our students. I pray that our school continues to grow, and is an option for parents for years to come.
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Posted August 13, 2013

VCA is an amazing school in such a small community. The teachers truly love the children and the education far exceeds the public school. With the small classrooms the children also get to know all their classmates and build lasting relationships. VCA has been an wonderful experience for our family!!!
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Posted August 6, 2006

The class size may be small, but the school is not limited by resources. The education provided is top notch and I feel safe sending my child there. That alone is worth the price of tuition. The staff and teachers are all very dedicated and the principal is by far the best anywhere. I am certian my child is receiving a superior education and I highly recommend VCA.
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Posted July 31, 2006

My child is farther ahead in her work than students in the same grade in public school. The school enviroment is a caring, healthy, yet learning one. The students start the day with devotion, not fights and the students are well supervised all day. The older students work and play very well with the younger students and they are all equal NO Cliques. The staff encourages EACH student along with each other. The parents are encouraged to participate on many different levels. These include such things as field trips, programs, lunch preperation, and class projects just to name a few. The staff is wonderful and works well together.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 60%
Hispanic 3% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% N/A
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 3%
Black 0% 20%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Kitchen
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Rodney L Deem
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Baptist

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • None
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • None
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
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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
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$2000 - $3000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Vandalia High School
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201 S 6th St
Vandalia, IL 62471
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Phone: (618) 283-9901

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