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PK-12
Private
Henderson, NV
Students enrolled: 740
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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711 Valle Verde Court
Henderson, NV 89014

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(702) 454-4056
(702) 454-6275
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February 27, 2014
My Son is in Kindergarten at this School. Teachers are Great! My Son Loves it! So far so good... We will be Enrolling for 1st grade.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2014
I have 2 children, both who attend GV Christian School. My daughter is in the 3's program with the pre school and my son has attended GV Christian School since he was in the infant room (Cottontails). He is now in 1st Grade and all I need to say is "WOW"! I am so pleased with the performance, knowledge of God, curriculum and behavior in both of them. They have grown and matured so much and every year I see a huge improvement. All of the teachers have always been loving and caring. My son's Kindergarten and 1st grade teachers (and assistants!!) have all exceeded my expectations! Parent communication is amazing, I love receiving pictures emailed to me and occasionally uploaded on the school website. The school also offers many parent involvement activities, an advanced curriculum and compared to public schools, a SMALLER class size. Here, teachers actually get an assistant, where that is not always the case in public school. I recommend GV Christian School to anyone that would love their child to succeed, have a religious background and get a great, advanced education.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2013
Green Valley Christian School is living up to its excellent reputation. My son started second grade here this year, and I cannot believe the consistency, academic expectancy, and values that are being taught. He is being challenged- finally.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2013
Great value for a great education. We have been there for 3 years and she is at a grade above reading and math. You will have homework and a longer day ( but that is it use to be going to school from 8-3 not 9-1) they are adding more to the school. I am hoping the middle school adds more sports and gym. They need that badly. Also the teachers are great and always available. The principal and vice principal are always outside greeting parents and kids.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2013
Very dis-satified with the education and security at this school! I had my daughter enrolled in an after hour class and another parent was permitted to take my daughter from this class and leave the school grounds without my permission. No one at the front desk asked for a note nor checked the list of possible adults allowed to pick-up my child. The parent did return to the school with my child unharmed but I was scared to death! And, the school failed to accept any blame for the ordeal! If you are considering enrolling your child and would reconsider it. I should have.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2013
When choosing a school for my daughter I had several things I wanted for my child. First and foremost, I wanted a great education without going bankrupt. Secondly, as a single mother relying on " before and after school care", the school needed to be a place I felt my daughter would be safe and enjoy ( for 9+ hours/day ). The safe key staff is uncomparable!!! They take care of these children, play with them, teach them, mentor them, and love them! The teachers, TA's are approachable, answer questions, and truly care about your child.This school offers specials such as: art, computer, music, and PE. There are also a lot of field trips which are great - it gives the parent an opportunity to meet other parents, classmates, and teachers while learning. The Principal and Vice Principal are very involved in the school. They know each child by name (not just a few...all of them), they know the parents. Every morning both are outside greeting the parents, and children with a friendly smile. Green Valley Christian School has proven to be the BEST choice for us. I would highly recommend it. The personal attention and family atmosphere while getting a superior education is PRICELESS!

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2012
This school appears to be overcrowded. There is a TA but this does not make up for the large class sizes. Comparable to public school. No good sports opportunities. Has religion but we need more than this to succeed.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2012
I agree. I have one in K and one in 1st grade. The pre k and k teachers are very loving but this does not make up for the outrageous class sizes. Unless your kids are all academic then there is really nothing else as sports are not important here. There are some very comperable public schools out there that you dont have to pay for.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2012
From the moment my husband and I walked into the school, we knew this is exactly where our daughter needed to be. From the principal to the teachers and staff all I have to say is well done! Yes, tuition is kind of pricy, but for my daughter to be coming home everyday after school so excited to be going back, it is well worth it. Everyone there always greets each parent. I would highly recommend this school. Take a free tour of the school, you will LOVE IT! The part I LOVE the most as well, is they welcome parents to be involved and interact with your child! What schools allows that?

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2012
My daughter used to attend GVCS, and we were happy while she was there. Due to the economy I had to change schools. It was then that I found my child who was getting A's and B's in all subjects was 6 months to a year BEHIND in all subjects. It was very dissappointing to say the least. I had to hire an outside tutor to bring her up to grade level. After payings as much as I did, expecting her to be above grade level as advertised, this was overly annoying. All the teachers that we had were amazing, but even with the TAs in the classroom I think they are overwhelmed with class size.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2012
My daughter has attended GV Christian School since she was 5 years old and is still attending in the Prep/High School! This school has more than lived up to what I expected when we first came here 10 years ago. The school has poured love and knowledge into her since the first day she arrived. I am so thankful for a school that not only gives her the best education in the city, but also builds her up daily with guidance & has shaped her into the young Godly woman that she is today.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2012
My kids have been coming here since they were 6 weeks old. One thing I can tell you about this school is how much the staff love my kids. They show it everyday. Also the academic level of learning is insane. My daughter who was still in Pre-K already is reading. I know in Public School they start with shapes and colors in Pre k. My daughter learned that about a year ago. My oldest daughter in first grade is doing the same curriculum as her friend who is in 3rd grade Public School!!!! This school blows me away.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2012
It saddens me to give the prep school a below average score. This was not the experience we were sold on in the beginning. We knew the facilities were below average. We knew there were no actual sports facilities. We knew there would be 30 kids to a class. Yet we knew they had the highest test scores averages from the children so that must mean something. As for a sports program they did not even offer basketball in 2012 fall. 30 kids in a class was supposed to be offset by a teacher's aid. I would expect something more than someone who just sits in the corner and grades papers. As for test scores. When the class does not do well It is amazing how many chances they get to bring their grades up to an 'a'. I love the honor roll but does that mean they are getting a better education? I love the teachers but the administrative staff is the worst I have seen. I feel lucky there are other options in Christian Schools. I will not be returning next year.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2011
My children have been attending GVCS for over 5 years and LOVE going to school. The teachers are Christians and enhance the biblcal teaching taught from home. This is a partnership with the teachers and parents to develop strong Christian character as well as provide an excellent education to our kids. We may not have a huge sports program or cafeteria yet, but we do have huge LOVE for Jesus -which is the most important treasure in life.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2011
My two daughters have been attending the school since pre-k, one is going to 4th grade and the other one to first grade. Unless moving out of the state they won't go to an other school. The academic level is intense as well as the work we are providing at home to maintain a high level in their education. The pair teacher and TA are most of the time made to perfection. I have been blessed year after with excellent teachers. This school is making our kids better individuals, that are tought outside their home to be kind, respectful and generous... I consider the school as our second home, communication is easy with teachers, principal or vice principal, without forgetting the ladies at the front desk that are the best. On my free time I volunteer at school helping in classrooms and I know for fact it is the best compared to overrated private school. This is true that the school raised their activity fees, but also they never raised the tuition since we got into the school, and it is nice to know we will have a music class when everybody in public are cutting those classes. Love love the school

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2011
Deceiving is what this school is, it presents itself as a caring, christian school and when you get in it it proves to be something else. There are a few teachers who really want the best but the overall thing at this school is how they can get more money out of you. Registration fees go up and once you are enrolled in a school there is no reason you should pay a full registration fee every year (at least cut it in half). the ratio of kids in a class is ridiculous but they don't care that's more money for them. sad but true......they stay under the radar with the christian school logo. but after getting into it you are robbed. Not worth all that money. I really would like to give no stars to GVC

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2011
My son has attended GVCC for 3 years now and we could not be happier. Every teacher he has had was FABULOUS. We've even had to make a couple of trips to the principles office, the administration wanted nothing but the best for my child. My son had thrived at this school. Academically they cannot compare to any public school. I have relatives in TX that have to pay twice what we pay for a private Christian school. We don't intend to ever leave!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2011
You cant conpare the class size at GVCS to public school. These kids take an enterance exam to ensure they are on grade level. So your child may have a large class size, but the teacher is not trying to accommodate kids 3 years below grade level, Kids that do not know English, and kids with special needs. There are always two teachers. I like the fact that if there are real world problems they can pray and speak freely about God. The academic rigor is intense, so if your child is coming from public school they will definitely go through a huge adjustment period. Homework and tests are intense even for a 2nd and 3rd grade student. Kids can't enter kinder without an enterance exam as well. I think they have sone kinks to work out, but this school tops any public school by far!

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2011
unfortunately, I have to say that my daughter who is in the 4th grade, will not be attending gvc next year. They have increased their fees and they don't offer much Their so called sports program, are nonexistant, no lunchroom. The upper administration will walk by you and not even speak, they try and squeeze evey little penny they can get. For the money we pay they lack a whoooooole lot.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2011
A Warning To Other Parents - My child has gone to GVCS for many years. During the past 2 years the school has spiraled downward. It has become difficult to trust that the senior administrative staff has the best interest of our children in mind. More focus is placed on funds, rather than God or education. If a parent dare tries to attempt to bring a problem to someone's attention they become shunned and ostracized as being negative. As my child is receiving a quality scholastic education in no way is he being prepared to serve as a better Christian or person in life. It saddens me that after 5 years we will be leaving this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2011
Pre-K was acceptable but going into elementary is just not acceptable. The class sizes are comparable to public schools. The extra-ciricular activities and sports are far worse than public schools. Principle and and office staff need to step down from their self appointed high horse and start putting the interest of the children first. Leaving the school was one of the hardest desicions to make but yes, we learned it does not have to be this way. There are other schools that provide Christian Leadership, Safe Enviornment, & a Quality Education.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2011
In the past 2 years it has gone downhill. When My children first started Preschool here we loved it. Toward the end when 1 was still in preschool we notice the decline. Now my children are in Elementary school here. The great teacher that I met prior to registration is no longer here. The classroom sizes are large, over 30. They do have a teacher and an assistant, basically a teacher's aide (student TA in public school equivalent). The Assistant teaches when the teacher is out and they are not qualified. 30 students are well above the public schools ratios. For a private school it is not up to par. The fees are also something to consider when comparing the tuition. They add up and there are a lot. If a Holiday falls on a Thursday you can bet the school will close that Friday too. So if you work plan on taking off and losing money. Chapel for school functions is very overcrowded to the point of not even getting a chair let alone seeing your child perform.

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2010
My daughter attends the preschool in the infant room and I absolutely love this school! The attention she receives is remarkable and she truly loves going to school. They also teach the kids baby sign language which is awesome. Her teachers are great and they make school fun!

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2010
My children have been at Green Valley Christian School for the last 8 years and every year they've had a fabulous educational experience. We pay for school through our financial sacrifices and the sacrifices we've made have been well worth it! I truly appreciate the fact that my children receive far more than a remarkable education. The staff genuinely care about the kids and they are always willing to go the extra mile and do whatever it takes to help my children, both academically and spiritually. My husband and I love the fact that the staff take the time to speak into our children's lives, becasue at this age they don't always want to hear what we have to say. Our children are better human beings for having been part of such a tremendous school! I look forward to watching them graduate from High School in a few years.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
Green Valley Christian school has given my child a wonderful educational foundation. We are just finishing up the kindergarten year and my son is reading well, basic math knowledge is great, handwriting nice and neat etc....the academic flow combined with love that Mrs Ortega gives to her students is awesome and I cant praise her enough though it was a team effort between her,my son and myself :) My interactions with any and all staff has been great. I do not attend their church and have not felt any different reaction from the school regarding that matter. My son is treated with love and respect from ALL the students at the school that I have seen him in contact with. I would refer any friend to their pre-school and kindergarten. If finances allow I plan to keep him there as long as he wants to go.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
I truly appreciate the school and I don't attend the church. I love that they don't have a tolerence for bullys and don't allow disrespect for teachers or others students. The new directors of the prep school are cool. They allow us to have freedoms that are only taken away when abused. I really like my school.

- submitted by a student
April 06, 2010
This school is bad. It has turned into something much worse. They will do anything to get money. They put way to much pressure and work on the students expecting us to be able to complete it all. They have also instituted a block schedule for the prep/high school which really doesnt work. The teachers are overpaid for the work they actually do. The curriculum is not solid. the teachers will pull favorites and frown upon students, reflecting in their grades. Oh and did i mention that if you don't go to their church they will also treat students worse. Upper grades principal changesminds and makes false promises to students and parents. The sports are a joke, clubs are a joke. Prep/high teachers teach multiple subjects and aren't qualified. Save your time, go somewhere else. They will force every bit of their religion on you and your student.

- submitted by a student
October 16, 2009
My children attend GVCP. I used to love the school but it has gone downhill as far as the standards of respect from staff and security of the children in the school. I do feel the Children are better prepared as far as accedemics in this school than others. Also I do not think the teacher student interaction is much if any better than in a public school. Students are on their own at different tables while the teachers accross the room doing their own thing.

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- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2009
This is a wonderful school. The focus on academics is awesome and the emphasis on christian values is superb. My grandson is extremely happy with the school. We look forward to continuing him at the school throughout his secondary education.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2009
My 2 children have been in the school for over 9 years and they love the staff, teachers and after school activities.

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July 20, 2009
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- submitted by a student
February 25, 2009
Our oldest son started in the Preschool program in 2006 and is now a 1st grader. He loves his teachers and looks forward to school. They have plenty of 'playtime' as well as forming good study habits. In fact, our son when tested in Kindergarten was able to complete 2nd grade level. Not only does our son excel academically, he also learns about the Bible and Jesus, which match our teachings at home. The teachers are amazing. They really care about our son and want him to excel and be the best they can be. Our youngest is in Preschool and loves coming to school too. He is learning shapes, letters and can write his name very well. We are excited that our sons will be able to graduate from high school at GV Christian now that there is a high school program.

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April 01, 2008
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April 23, 2007
My child has attended G.V.C.S. since age two. He is now 11 yrs old. For the past 9 yrs he has been exposed not only to a great learning environment and caring teachers who strive for accademic excellence...but has also grown spiritually as class time includes daily spiritual nourturing. As the mother of a special needs child, I am thankful the Lord has led us to G.V.C.S.

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March 22, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2007
I have my two daughters in Green Valley Christian Preschool and totally love it. My Youngest who is 2 years old knows all here shapes and colors and is really talking up a storm I believe that Green Valley does an awesome job at teacher my children and keeping things consistent so my child can learn. My 5 year old is in the Pre Kindergarten program at Green Valley and wow I really am impressed with the teachers there nurturing and loving care. My daughter is very prepared to start Kindergarten in the fall. I recommend Green Valley Christian Preschool to all parents. I also love how clean the facility is.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2007
I had such high expectations. Unfortunately, they constantly moved teachers from one class to the next, and we never knew which class they were going to be in from day to day. I had wanted a value oriented education, preferably at place where she could continue on through her future education, I just couldn't take the instability. Children need that stability. It was also very pricey for what we got.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
My daughter has attended GVCPreschool for the past four years and it has been a blessing for our family. The infant center is second to none. The caregivers were truly an expansion of our family. It has been amazing to see her academic and spiritual progress. My child has been challenged through each step of her development. Expectations are high but that is what keeps the children challenged.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
I have been teaching for 10 years and I love teaching at this school. I have worked at other schools and they do not come close to gvcc. I love mixing religion and education I would tell anyone to work or even bring their child here.

- submitted by a teacher
September 04, 2006
We switched our three children from public school and preschool two years ago and couldn't be happier. My oldest son was in second grade with flopping grades and his third grade last year he made honor roll at GVCS with a much tougher curriculum. All my children are excited about going to school every day and always have some interesting stories to tell at the end of each one. They participated in Chess club, Science Club & Spanish Club and cannot wait to sign up for clubs again this year. The only thing I believe the school needs to improve on is weekly music and language classes & an auditorium with a stronger athletic program. With great news we are getting an athletic field & auditorium. Hopefully Music & Language are next.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2004
My 2 children attended their first year at GVCS 2003-2004 and both did well, honor roll. The teachers were supportive, helpful and always willing to take time to inform you of issues. Yes we lost a great principal, but very excited about our new one, who has great ideas! The homework is challenging, needed and yes the science projects are difficult for the child and the parent, wow! I thank God for this school and pray for a cafeteria soon!

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2004
This will be my childs 3rd year at GVCS. He loves it, I love it. Unfortunately I'm not a Sunday Church goer, so it gives my child an opportunity to learn about God as well as a great education. (a few too many 'off' days, putting parents in a bind and that Science Fair Project.......woes me). :-) I was sorry see Mrs. Marchello go - I'm a bit concerned what the new year will bring with the new principal. Hopefully it will be a fun year!!

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2004
My son has attended this school since pre-k and is now entering 3rd grade. Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of education he receives. I am concerned though whether 'sheltering' him, so to speak, will benefit him in the future when he enters the 'real' world. The rooms have a teacher as well as a teacher's asst. so I feel they may be coddled a bit too much. I love administration and all the teachers, and I love the Christian beliefs they teach and practice. I don't know how long my child(ren) will attend this school, but so far I am quite satisfied.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2004
This is my son's first year at this school and we love it. They have the perfect balance between school and religion. They have taught my son so many wonderful things. I am very happy with his teacher and the staff at school. I really cannot think of how to improve on what the do. I look forward to another year at this shcool.

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GVCS offers traditional teacher directed learning in a loving but structured environment. All classrooms have two teachers. Students are encouraged daily to reach for excellence within a college preparatory environment.

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GV Christian School
711 Valle Verde Court, Henderson, NV  89014
(702) 454-4056
Last modified GV Christian School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
GV Christian School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 48 reviews. Top