Valley Christian High School


The academic journey continues for high school students as they pursue their educational passions while growing stronger in their Christian faith. With access to a rich combination of core classes and electives in a rigorous, comprehensive college preparatory environment, VCHS students have the opportunity to explore a variety of disciplines that lead them to achieve their God-intended purposes. 
At Valley Christian High School, we believe in creating unique opportunities to maximize each four-year high school academic experience. Through our 1:1 iPad technology, the Dual Credit program, the Academic and College Counseling staff, and a variety of levels of classes so students can learn at their own pace, we strive to provide each student with a customized high school experience that sets them up for success academically, professionally, and personally.

LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL

As principal, I consider it a distinct privilege to continue Valley Christian Schools' rich heritage of Christian ministry of educating students for over fifty years. What a blessing it is to celebrate our past achievements while anticipating the future opportunities that God has prepared for our school! 



Throughout this upcoming year, my goal is to keep our focus on the power that comes from being united in Jesus Christ. As Corinthians 7:7 reminds us, “Each has their own gifts from God.” These gifts, when parlayed together, bring forth the potential of true spiritual growth in the lives of our young people.
 As the principal, I promise to support and encourage our outstanding VCHS faculty, who in turn work to support and encourage our parents in their role as primary educators of our students. We can surpass even our most unimaginable goals for the Kingdom of God through this biblical model of spiritual teamwork. 
If you aren't already part of the VCHS family, I encourage you to stop by for a campus tour or take advantage of the opportunity for visiting students to shadow a VCHS student. I am confident that you will quickly recognize the friendly, vibrant spirit that exists on our campus. If you choose to become part of this incredible community, you will undoubtedly learn what it means to be part of a truly unified Christian school family and will understand the powerful influence that this can have on your life or in the life of your student.



May God bless you richly!


Mark Lodewyk


ACADEMICS

The academic journey continues for high school students as they pursue their educational passions while growing stronger in their Christian faith. With access to a rich combination of core classes and electives in a rigorous, comprehensive college preparatory environment, VCHS students have the opportunity to explore a variety of disciplines that lead them to achieve their God-intended purposes. At Valley Christian High School, we believe in creating unique opportunities to maximize each four-year high school academic experience. Through our 1:1 iPad technology, the Dual Credit program, the Academic and College Counseling staff, and a variety of levels of classes so students can learn at their own pace, we strive to provide each student with a customized high school experience that sets them up for success academically, professionally, and personally.

AMSE

Valley Christian High School offers students the opportunity to specialize in applied math, science, or engineering through AMSE. This program offers unique training with experienced professionals to aid students in developing a competitive portfolio of work throughout high school. The program extends the various after-school offerings available at the elementary and junior high levels, and VCHS AMSE students also have extraordinary opportunities to participate in the International Space Station (ISS) Program, the Satellite Development Program, the Astronomy Research Program, Mu Aplha Theta Math Honors Society, Robotics, and much more. Our state-of-the-art facilities include the ISS Lab, the NanoTechnology Lab, the Satellite Tracking Station, the VC Observatory, and much more. The curriculum for the AMSE program is designed to advance the unique interests and abilities of the individual; thus VCHS faculty members tailor each AMSE student’s schedule based on which courses and activities will best assist the student in meeting his/her personal goals. 

CONSERVATORY OF THE ARTS

The Conservatory of the Arts offers high school students the exciting opportunity to further refine their God-given artistic talents by majoring or minoring in one of seven disciplines, including Music, Visual Arts, Dance Arts, Cinematic Arts, Theatre Arts, Integrated Arts, or Theatrical Design and Technology. We have expanded our course offerings by entering into strategic partnerships with internationally-recognized art institutions such as the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston and the Steinway Corporation. Our commitment to providing students with extraordinary opportunities was recently rewarded when the VCHS Marching Band and Color Guard were selected to march in the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade, and two of our theatre students were selected to perform in a 2014 summer showcase on Broadway.

Our impressive Conservatory building houses state-of-the-art labs, studios, rehearsal rooms, and performance spaces for our talented students. Our exceptional faculty serve as personal advisors to Conservatory students and help them navigate the extensive offerings of courses and other COA opportunities, in order to design the best educational path for each individual student. With unmatched resources and talented faculty, the Conservatory fosters an environment where students discover and master their unique talents in preparation for admission to internationally renowned collegiate institutions and conservatories.

The Conservatory was created to provide individualized, advanced training for fine and performing arts students, though excellent training in state-of-the-art facilities is extended to all VCHS students. Any student may discover his/her God-given talents through full participation in Conservatory classes while fulfilling the fine arts requirement for graduation.

ATHLETICS

VCHS is a proud member of the CIF program, “Pursuing Victory with Honor.” Our student athletes regularly compete with distinction at the local, state, and national level—a rare occurrence at a high school of this size. Our goal is to teach life lessons through disciplined training and true competition: how to handle adversity, how to work as a team, and how to display sportsmanship on and off the field. With 44 competitive teams in 19 different sports, our Sports Outreach Bible course, and the chance to mentor elementary students through Little Warrior Nation, VCHS provides numerous opportunities for our athletes to develop in their sport and grow as young men and women.

With the recent development of The Human Performance Initiative (HPI), our Athletics program continues to grow beyond our extensive offerings of championship-caliber Warrior teams. We offer specialty Physical Education classes based on a single sport as well as Strength & Conditioning classes for boys and girls. The new Human Performance Center (HPC) provides year-round, sports-specific training to maximize strength, power, speed, and athletic performance for all Valley Christian High School athletes. An on-campus specialist is also available to assist with the college recruitment process. Our emphasis on integrity, hard work, and honor over simply winning has proven to be a successful combination, as each year we have multiple student athletes from a variety of sports sign with excellent schools around the country. 

FAITH & COMMUNITY

It was the heart of VCS founders, David and Edie Wallace, that the school honor God by providing an education grounded in the Judeo-Christian values of the Bible, as reflected in the life and teaching of Jesus Christ. Our school has grown dramatically and even miraculously over the years, but this same purpose remains the cornerstone of VCS. While our school is known for high quality programs and one-of-a-kind opportunities, we also place an extremely high value on introducing and fostering personal relationships with Jesus Christ. We recognize that this relationship is one that not only transforms our world, but also makes a difference for eternity.

TESTIMONIALS

"We chose Valley Christian High School for our son, Christopher Jr., and our two daughters, Christina and Annalisa, for the same reasons: the academics are challenging, the faculty is exceptional, and the learning environment is excellent."

"The academics have been outstanding. Probably half of the classes my daughter took were honors and AP classes, and she is at a top university now (UC Berkeley). She keeps thanking me for how prepared she was to go into that difficult school… I credit Valley for the preparation she needed to get to that point in her life."

MEET THE FACULTY

VCHS is known for our exceptional facilities and cutting edge programs, but these resources would be meaningless without the extraordinary faculty who pour themselves into the lives of our incredible young Warriors. We are blessed to attract faculty who have learned from some of the brightest minds in their fields and who use that level of knowledge, expertise, and innovation to inspire the great thinkers of tomorrow. As a community, we believe that the best educators are lifelong learners, so we are committed to continued professional development in educational best practices. As such, we are proud to say that 50% of VCHS teachers currently hold a master’s degree, and 7% have a PhD.

Our faculty members understand that Christian education is not just a career; it is a calling. They realize the distinct privilege they have in fostering the spiritual growth of their students and take very seriously their role in helping young people discover their God-given potential. VCHS teachers integrate a biblical perspective into their standards-based curriculum, and also serve as Prayer Warriors, praying for a specific group of students by name throughout the year. The combination of our teachers’ professional experience, educational training, and spiritual passion is what enables Valley Christian’s Quest to produce lives of influence.

  • Elementary School 1450 Leigh Avenue
  • San Jose, CA 95125 408.559.4400
  • Junior High 100 Skyway Drive, Ste. 130
  • San Jose, CA 95111 408.513.2460
  • High School 100 Skyway Drive, Ste. 110
  • San Jose, CA 95111 408.513.2400
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