Students enrolled 8
School leader R. Gene Hales
Type Religious
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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908 South McPherson Church Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303

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June 12, 2014
As a parent , I am shocked at the previous post. Both of my children have attended VCA since Kindergarten and are now in middle school and high school. My daughter is one who is very athletic and did not make the volleyball team the first year she was eligible, but she decided to put her efforts into cross country and has made all-conference every year. VCA tries to include every student and family in everything they do. VCA has a large military population and the goal is always to support those who are serving our county. VCA offers many academic as well as extra-curricular programs. They offer AG, Honors and AP classes as well as Academic Enrichment for the students who may need extra support. My children have been involved in all of these programs. VCA is not perfect, but the goal is to always grow spiritually, academically, emotionally and socially. It is a wonderful school and choosing VCA provides the pathway for the future success of your children. You and your children will be blessed by coming to this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2014
Perhaps if your child starts Pre K and stays at this school, it may be a decent school but this is not the case for new students who are in the middle and high school levels. New parents should be warned. The building is nice and the teachers appear pleasant however this school has a closed nit group. If you think you re tween/teen child can come to VCA and join clubs, play sports, be active think again! Many teachers and coaches are the parents of the kids who get picked for teams or are on student council, it s just that simple. Military families who are here for a few years should keep looking. Unfortunately, I didn t know anyone here and had to find this our the hard way. After my kids tried out for several teams and activities and witnessed the same group of kids getting picked over and over, they got discouraged. I did my best to keep them active with the local theater and dance studio and am so glad the year is over. We are not re-enrolling.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2014
Could not ask for a better environment for my children than what we have experienced at Village Christian Academy! The staff continues to amaze me with their genuine love and concern for the students both academically and spiritually. The curriculum is appropriately challenging and up to date technology is used regularly in the classroom. Would recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2014
My daughters started VCA in Kindergarten and my oldest is a Senior. I have been very pleased with the school, teachers, and administration. My daughter was accepted into all three colleges she applied for and feels prepared for college. I would recommend this school to all of my friends.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2014
We have 3 children at Village Christian Academy and have attended since 2005. We could not be happier. I feel that our children are receiving an excellent education and would be prepared for anything they might choose to do after high school. The teachers and staff are extremely caring and go above and beyond daily for our children. I especially am appreciative of the consistency of our family's beliefs with what is taught in the classroom. I also like the fact administration seems committed to constantly analyzing and adapting programs to students' needs. Great school!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2013
Village Christian Academy has the best teachers and staff. I applaud them for the dedication to the spiritual, academic, and social development of the students. Parent support is awesome and all work as a team to provide the best for the children. GREAT SCHOOL.

- submitted by a teacher
October 17, 2013
My 5th and 3rd graders have been attending VCA since kindergarten, and we couldn't be happier. They have been challenged academically, encouraged spiritually, and blossomed socially due to their teachers, their peers, and the environment. The teachers are professionals who are able to see their students as individuals, teach to their levels and show personal attention to them. I truly appreciate this place and the people.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2013
My daughter attended the high school for 4 years. The teachers welcomed her. They are kind and compassionate, truly caring about her academic, as well as her spiritual growth. VCA offers standard, honors, and AP classes, and all are challenging. High expectations for behavior and academics!

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2013
Congratulations to Village Christian Academy for being voted best Elementary School by the Greatest Around Fayetteville! Congratulations also to Mrs. Brenda Jernigan voted best Elementary Teacher, Mrs. Melissa Stone, Elementary Teacher, and Mrs. Theresa Clark voted best Elementary Principal.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2013
All three of my children graduated from Village Christian Academy. My children have been gifted in different areas, and VCA allowed them to shine in their own area. They all were able to go to their top college choice, and because of the wide range of AP classes available received college credit to help allay costs and time required to graduate! Just to encourage parents who worry that a "smaller" school might hinder their college entry chances, here are some of the schools my children were accepted into: Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, Appalachian State University, University of Georgia, UNC-Wilmington, Western Carolina. God Bless you in your search to find the right education choice for your child/children.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2013
Village Chrisitian Academy is the BEST school my four children have attended over a span of ten years and five states. We are at Ft. Bragg and VCA has welcomed us with open arms. The academics are rigourous and the support for our military from the leadership has been AMAZING! Thanks VCA!

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2013
This will be our second year at Village. We have a 3rd grader as well as an 8th grader and have been extremely pleased. As a teacher in public school I have seen Village as having a great curriculum a as well as the athletics program. The teachers have been amazing and the administrstion is always professional. I can tell as a whole the school has my children's best interest at heart and our kids are very happy at Village. We do not go to church here and have truely had a great experience. Dr. Hales, Ms.Clarke as well as the teachers have been a blessing in our lives.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2013
As one of the few students attending the school on welfare, I felt constantly judged for the teachers' contempt of poor and homeless people. I could understand their uniform policy (even though I disliked it), but could not for the life of me understand why we couldn't wear non-school jackets indoors. In retrospect, I think it was just to get more money out of its students. The education was of poor quality. You hear everywhere that private schools prepare you better than public schools do. This was utterly false; at least for this school. I was the top 5% of my class at this school. At public school, I was probably around the top 50%. VCA hadn't prepared me for the real world - or even for high school. All they taught was why fundamentalist Christians were better than everyone else. I even felt safer at public schools because they didn't discriminate against people in poverty or tolerate hate against Islamic/queer/non-Christian people. They also participated in gender discrimination, forcing boys to wear belts, tuck in their shirts, and keep their hair short, while girls didn't have to. Clearly Village cares much more about forcing their views than about educating its students.

- submitted by a community member
June 16, 2013
Village Christian Academy, legitimate school or underground Seattle-style coffee house? Sure, this school could be a decent learning environment with capable extracurricular activities(except for football, lets be real), but on the other hand, couldn't it also just be one gigantic coffee house serving cappuccinos and mochas? Maybe its an average if not slightly below average school in Fayetteville, but do you really want to risk accidentally sending your child to what is in actuality a Starbucks or Port City Java with thousands of square feet of space complete with a gym shaped sitting area and gardens closely resembling athletic fields? I didn't think so. Maybe try the Fayetteville Academy or Fayetteville Christian, though who are we kidding, those are likely both massive Family Dollars in disguise.

- submitted by a community member
April 24, 2013
Once upon a time... A very good school. Today? Pose the question to the head administrator, "What happened to many of your teachers from 2010 to 2013? Why have so many left? Under what circumstances? What makes you uniquely Christian? Beware my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. Even remote associations with previous teachers will place you in an awful situation of disrespect and embarrassment. It's unfortunate that so many harbor such hatred for others. I only say this because it happened today to my friend by a school secretary. It's so sad that a Christian school is only Christian by name and not in theirs actions.

- submitted by a community member
January 14, 2013
Village Christian Academy is an amazing opportunity for Christian families that want their kids to have a challenging academic experience as well as a great sports program in a safe environment. After three years we could not be happier. The teachers we have had are down to earth and seem to truly care for students. We love the online informative renWeb that allows parents to track progress and keep up with homework, grades,school activities etc. The school community of faculty and involved parents creates a wonderful family feel that we have not experienced elsewhere. The success of graduating seniors and scholarships awarded are proof that our dollars are worth the sacrifice. I recommend VCA every chance I get. We are truly grateful parents.

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2012
I absolutely love almost everything about this school. My daughter struggled in the public school system for a while. She is a very bright little girl with a high IQ, but also has the tendency to be a perfectionist. Apparently she was a bit too much for the teachers to handle. I have always been a supportive parent, and welcomed all suggestions, yet the only option offered at her old school was Section 504 (student with disabilities), which would pretty much label her as a "special needs" child and most likely single her out. The staff at Village, on the other hand, welcomed her with love, patience and encouragement. She is currently in AG classes, and is definitely being academically challenged. I love the balance between high academic standards and spirituality. Now, the only thing I have yet to get used to would be the non stop fundraisers. I understand that they support many ministries, and somehow have to fund ongoing projects (i.e. football field), but I am just not used to so many at a time. Overall, a great environment and supporting staff!

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2012
We love VCA. Our children have experienced the difference between public school and a Christian education. There is no other place we would be. Even when financial upheaval hit our family, we made it a priority to be at Village.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2012
When you get a school where the parents run it instead of the educators you get the same result. Sub Standard education. It is very disappointing when you know the Public Schools hold students to a higher standard. Public schools have to follow State Standards. Private schools don't and as a parent you have to be careful. Is this a private school for the kids that cannot handle the curriculum elsewhere? It is going down that road. Students do not have to work for their grades. They are given As just for being in the school. Sounds nice but your child will not know anything and not be prepared for college. The good teachers that try to uphold high standards usually don't last. They get bullied out of the school.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2012
My child attended VCA for 8 years, we started at the school when it was just in its infancy - that was when it was the type of school we wanted. I feel 8 years is a valid amount of time to give you an honest opinion of the substantial decline. The school has shifted its priorities from academics and religeon to athletics which is obvious by the giant billboard in the parking lot soliciting funds for the new football field (coincidentally the varsity FB team lost every game last year and the JV lost all but one). We finally had enough this past year and have pulled all of our children out. Village's best days are far behind. They have zero standards for admission to the school other than a parent's open checkbook. Limited class size in non-existant. Discipline is not readily enforced unless the issue is pushed. Having the children go to "chapel" one day a week and Bible class is just their version of going through the motions to maintain the "Christian" portion of their name. Bullying and materialism are rampant. Respect is considered not necessary by the student body. There is no relationship between the church and the school which is very obvious. LOOK ELSEWHERE!!!

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2012
I am not a parent at this time. I am curious what the change in administration was in 2008. Abrupt is uncomfortable.

- submitted by a community member
April 29, 2012
My son has gone to here for two years - the first year was good the second year was absolutely horrible. Multiple students were expelled due to bringing weapons to school & other offenses. The school also has MAJOR issues with favoritism & the students know it. If a parent volunteers alot or parent is a teacher, then child is hardly ever disciplined & rarely gets in trouble. Other children get disciplined but not to the extent that this school is well controlled. Teachers are good but not very organized, they do not post grades in a timely manner nor do they update the parents when students are struggling. Now the grading system in my opinion is very poor, I am paying for my child to get an above than average education & personally this is average. Everyone is NOT an A/B student but over 75% of the students are on the A/B honor roll. This tells me the curriculum is not hard enough to challenging 75% of the students. If I didn't want my child challenged then I wouldn't pay money for him to go to school (that's what public school is for). This is probably the one issue that disturbs me the most. Average school but not great school. I cannot recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2012
I put my kids at Village because I was let down by the scores at the public schools. I love the teachers overall but the administration has some issues. They do not address problems like bullying and drugs at the school. Even if a complaint is made, they try to skirt the issue and pretend it doesn't exist. The school office is HARD to reach during the day. I have called many times with no answer and no return call for hours. It's a good thing they weren't emergencies. Academics are comparable to a GOOD public school. Teachers show true concern and compassion for the students.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2012
Village Christian Academy is one of the best schools I have put my daughter in. I pulled her out of public school, and placed her into Village. My daughter went to Village for two years and graduated. It is true that you have to go through Renweb for some things, however if you are active with the school, calling/e-mailing the teachers, and speaking with the principal you will find that it is a lot easier to stay on top of things if you have a high schooler. My daughters first quarter was not easy, it does take a while to transition into the school, but with the school being smaller than public school it was easier for my daughter to know her classmates. The teachers are very willing to give extra help if needed. The school has gone through ups and downs with gaining/losing staff, however every teacher my daughter had helped her every step of the way. The athletics and fine arts are very well organized. The AP program is excellent. My daughter is now in her second semester at Clemson University, before going to Village she never thought she would go to college. Village prepared her well, she grew up to be a well rounded young lady of Christ and Village is part of the reason.

- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2011
This school continues to struggle with internal strive, teacher dissatisfaction and behavior issues. I will not send my children here anymore.

- submitted by a community member
June 24, 2011
I am a student at VCA, and have gone there for quite awhile now. It's a great school overall, and I love it. But I do have to say it has gone down a little since the changes in administration. I don't mean down by education, I mean as far as who they let in, punishments, and student behavior. It still has a great education, AWESOME athletic program, great Fine Arts program. But I would recommend sending your kid there for elementary school, not so much middle or high school.

- submitted by a community member
January 11, 2011
Village Christian Academy is the worst school you could ever send your child ! Academic standards, atmosphere, discipline, administration and teaching standards are inferior!!!! BEWARE!

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2010
Village provides a quality education without many of the public school pressures and influences.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2010
Village overall is a good school, not a great school. First and foremost, it is a BAPTIST school, so if you expect that you will not be surprised. Academics are good, but not rigorous enough to call it a college prep curriculum. They need continuity in the school's administration! The high school's math department is weak. Ask them about AP test scores before you enroll your student. Also, I actually heard a middle school teacher say "I don't do computers." Honestly, how can you be a teacher today and not integrate computers into your teaching?!? Even with those issues, I would still say Village is about the best private school Fayetteville has to offer.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2010
My duaghter attended preschoool at Village before we recieved military orders and had to move. We had a wonderful experience. I cried like a baby when we left. Having moved to Florida and attending public school, we are disapointed in the subpar quality of education. My daughter is simply reviewing what she learned last yr at Village. I would recommend this school to everyone.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2009
This school is a ton better than public. It's safer, cleaner, and gives good education on not only school required teaching but also God. I recommend it greatly to all my public schoo friends.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2009
This is my second year attending VCA (I am now in the 7th grade), and I am very pleased with it. The faculty is amazing and I don't have any problems with anything. Sometimes it does get hectic with communication between students and teachers, but its still a great school!

- submitted by a student
September 27, 2008
I attended Village Christian Academy for 5 years, from 6th grade to my junior year, and overall it was a great experience for me until I started having problems with the administration. The amount of communication from the school to parents is very little, and the discipline techniques used are either not enough or to the extremes, even to the point of humiliating students. It is a very thin line you must walk to fit in here, or you will be singled out. There are not enough opprtunities(like extracurricular clubs,etc.) to really branch out on, and it seems like they are trying to make you conform to a certain mold.

- submitted by a student
September 08, 2008
My Son is a Senior at Village, having attended all his high school years at Village. Overall I've been mostly satisfied being that this seems to be the best Private Christian school in the area affordable to us. I've been disappointed in communication between the school & home. You must check Remweb daily or your just out of the loop on everything. When we started in the 9th grade we sold discount cards under the assumption that the money raised would lower tuition, well that never happened & tuition has gone up every year by $25.00 ~ so plan ahead for it. The ROTC program was on the table from the get go, yet here we are a Senior & the ROTC program never materialized, but you bet Football has come around this year. I'm thankful that my son has been happy with being able to publicly be a Christian.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2008
Village is likely the best that Cumberland County has to offer. I have two high school students. Overall we are pleased with the atmosphere, safety and quality of the teachers. There should be better communication between the administration and parents. Policy issues such as use of cell phones and signing out of students should be better addressed at the beginning of the school year. I find that the discipline at the school is either over the top or not enough. There are often students wandering the halls during class periods. Recently there was an abrupt change in adminstration. Parents should have been notified of this change without a detailed explaination in writng the day after this event occured. Unfortunately, this situation was a poor example of Christian adult behavior to my students.

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April 01, 2008
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- submitted by a student
November 13, 2007
We found the school (H.S.) not receptive to parental communication. Most calls to the principal, guidance counselor and some teachers were not returned. We expected a more Christian attitude in an environment such as this.

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September 26, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2007
My children are starting their second year at VCA, after attending a Christian school in Virginia. The faculty and staff are wonderful. The teachers and principals are responsive and willing to work with parents and children to help children achieve. I wish there was foreign language training in the lower grades but I am very happy with the curriculum. I am especially pleased that, when a problem is raised, the faculty immediately takes steps to address it. I love that the teachers pray with parents at the start of meetings. I love VCA! The uniform policy is great, also, allowing for some individuality while meeting a standard.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2006
The teachers are very involved and caring. Without a doubt I feel my son (grade 7) was given a quality education. Having said that, we did have several frustrating times, most of it having to do with lack of communicaiton. One example: We recived a letter stating practice times for soccer. My son showed up 2 times and both times the field was empty (my phone calls were not returned).

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2006
What a gem. What a breath of fresh air compared to the antiquated Cumberland County public school system. Your not just a number at VCA.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2005
Superior academics. Caring teachers. High parent involvement. High quality of extracurricular activities (strings, ballet, sports).

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2005
My daughter has been at VCA for 2 years and previous to that she attended the preschool. We are extremely pleased with her academic performance. She is well above other children in her grade level in public schools. The teachers are wonderful. The parental involvement is tremendous, which really helps add value to the educational experience. The only con I can see right now is there is no art program for the early elementary. The sports programs are strong and continually growing. The school continues to grow year by year, adding fresh new faces. I live about 40 min away, so it should say something that I am willing to drive that distance to bring my children to and from school! If you are looking for a GREAT christian education for your child, you will find no better place than VCA!

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2005
Having 3 children Elem/Middle/High we get a taste of the school at every learning level. We have been more than pleased with the education and environment at VCA. The Principle and staff are outstanding. We are so blessed to have a principle that shares her faith, knowledge, understanding, and care for our children. I wouldn't be surprised if she didnt know each and every students name. VCA offers a wonderful education fast and growing sports program, great students/parents and wonderful teachers. We wanted to say thank you to everyone there for such an outstanding school!

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2005
My son has been attending VCA for two years. He is in first grade and is reading better than most third graders. He loves the school and enjoys learning. The school principal, Mrs. Dayton, is the best! The only complaint that we would have with VCA is that they will hit you up for funds for everything! It would be nice if tuition included all those extra. BUT you simply can not bet the level of education at VCA! It's a GREAT Christian private school!

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2004
Mrs. Dayton is a wonderful principal. VCA has the best teachers in Fayetteville. I'm so blessed to be able to send my child to this school.

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Village Christian Academy
908 South McPherson Church Road, Fayetteville, NC  28303
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