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What is the best way to get to know WVCS?

The very best way to get to authentically get to know us, is to follow us, on our school APP and Facebook account.   Download APP at "West Valley Christian School" from itunes or Google Play store.

Are new students welcomed?

In the last 5 years we have added over 200 new students, almost doubling our enrollment. Audio recording of RADIO SPOT 

Overwhelming parental support!

Please read up to 60 internet reviews about our school posted on GreatSchools.com.

Are 8th grade graduates prepared for high school? 

Class of 2014 and 2015 attend: Oaks Christian, Chaminaude, Harvard WestLake, Maranatha, Heritage Christian, Bishop Alemany, Cathedral, Crespi and many local Charter Schools.

 

School Hours

Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten 8:10am-2:55pm;  Middle School 7:55am-2:55pm;  1st-5th grade 8:10-3:15pm.

Learn more about our schools and camp

We seek to be a top rated evangelical Christian preschool, elementary school, middle school and summer camp in the west side of the San Fernando Valley -with an affordable price.  School Hours: 7am-6pm

What is tuition rate for 12 month plan?

Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten tuition $550.00/month (see tuition rates )

Are facilities well kept and is campus is safe location?

WVCS is a private school in West Hills CA, located near the Westfield Topanga Mall.   West Valley Christian School's campus facilities include new buildings, a fully equipped performing arts auditorium, a 9,000-square foot gym with attached weight room, spacious playgrounds, sports field, security cameras, a gated entrance, nutritional food, a computer lab, a media center and library.  Archive of school newsletters click

Are we accredited by 3rd party organzation?

Yes.  We are accredited by WASC. Please read about our greatest accomplishment in 12 years -read more.  To further our commitment to excellence, our school will continue its accreditation with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, maintain small class sizes, allow students to use their own tablets and learning devices, and continue to teach with interactive boards and other progressive educational technology.   We are grateful for West Valley Christian School's top rated educational programs including: performing arts productions/private lessons, elementary atheltic leagues, award winning Acuity assessment, IXL instructional resources, Sports Performance Training, Spelling City and after school enrichment. 

Can new family get visit classrooms and see teachers teaching?

Yes.  When you schedule a campus tour you will be able enter any classroom at any time of day.

When is best time to visit school and schedule campus tour?

Pre K and Transitional Kindergarten parents and children are invited to observe Kindergarten classroom, recess and elementary assembly from 8:15am-10:00am. Biweekly on Wednesday, we will create a fun and welcoming atmosphere that will allow you to attend our elementary assembly, join classroom lesson and meet the administration.  To allow you to visit classroom lesson we need to limit the amount of guests to 4 children each visit.    Transitional and Kindergarten Round Up:  RSVP click here to email

Our Preschool begins each year at capacity, and our Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten classess will enroll up to 22 (with two teachers per room).    Next year, 2016/2017, we intend to have both a Transitional Kindergarten class and a two Kindergarten classes. 

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Our WVCS Summer Camp, private Christian School and Christian Preschool serves families located near 91307 - West Hills, 91364 - Woodland Hills, 91306 - Winnetka, 91303 - Canoga Park - 91304, 91356 - Tarzana, 91372 - Calabasas, 91311 - Chatsworth, 91423 - San Fernando Valley, 91335 - Reseda, 91324 - Northridge, 91316 - Encino, 91401 - Van Nuys, and 91413 - Sherman Oaks. 

To keep West Valley Christian School's tuition affordable, the tuition assistance program helps as many students as possible who come from families with limited resources who meet the admissions and aid requirements.  50% of our families have qualified to receive up to a maximum of 70% tuition assistance.

The purpose of a Christian school is to not only teach our children how to make a living, but to teach them how to live with a purpose.  We seek to not only teach them about God but how God's character, promises and Biblical principles are discovered through literature, mathematics, science, and history.  For example, in science class, we not only want children to discover the fact that the speed of light travels at 186,000 miles per second; but we want children to say to themselves - wow! what an awesome God I have.  In this case, we are helping students grow in their personal relationship with God as we weave the academic facts with their faith.  Education begins with the reality of God’s existence and the fact that He has communicated to us through creation, His Word, and His Son.  As we learn more of God’s creation, our understanding of God’s wisdom and power deepens. As we study God’s Word, we become more equipped for God’s work (2 Timothy 3:16-17). As we grow in our knowledge of God’s Son (2 Peter 3:18), our love for Him increases and our service for Him intensifies. With your investment in Christian education, your child will go into the world equipped to think critically, trained in wisdom, able to defend their faith, and with strong work ethic. 

We want to instill a balanced and dynamic education so that students can discover their gifts.  One of the most neglected aspects of education over the last several years has been creativity and the arts. At WVCS, we recognize that school and books aren’t everything. In fact, time and again it has been shown that music and the arts aid learning and improve students’ capacity to process new information. They provide an outlet for children’s and teens’ imagination, allows them to foster creative ideas, and trains them to be skilled in articulating those ideas. It provides the basis for understanding media, advertising, or the latest hit single. Art is a part of the human experience and one of the glories of civilization; and God is pleased when our students are able to reveal beauty through it. One of our goals as a school is to not only produce students who will excel in college, but ones who will excel in life and be strong leaders in their churches and communities. In order to facilitate that, we try to give WVCS students as much opportunity as possible to build and practice their leadership skills. We feel it is imperative that students learn how to lead properly – that being in charge of something does not mean ruling with an iron fist, or a fist of any sort. Since those who excel in matters of knowledge tend to be elevated into leadership, they must be equipped to be gracious and have a serving attitude.

We have adopted award winning student assessment solution to frame what we teach. All of our students have the opportunity to access embedded instructional resources to improve their depth of knowledge in their grade level standards. The award-winning Acuity® InFormative AssessmentTM solution from CTB/McGraw-Hill helps educators immediately impact student achievement. Assessment feedback through Acuity gives educators the ability to make quick, data-informed instructional decisions and support a process of formative assessment and instruction. Founded in 1926 to “help the teacher help the child,” today CTB/McGraw-Hill ranks among education’s leading assessment partners. Our programs and services are recognized for excellence and innovation and encompass diagnostic, summative, interim and formative, performance-based, and observational assessments for learners of all ages.

As a WASC accredited school, families may have confidence in WVCS's purpose, mission, and educational goals. Accreditation also assures parents that our purposes are being accomplished through a visionary educational program. WASC accreditation certifies that West Valley Christian School is a trustworthy institution of learning and validates the integrity of our school's program as it supports student learning. Stanford, UCLA, UC Berkeley, USC, and Pepperdine University are a few names that come to mind when you think about prestigious, highly academic and accomplished universities. Of all the colleges and universities in the Western Region, only 161 have met high standards of quality and effectiveness to become accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, (WASC). It is one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States that accredits prestigious colleges and universities named above, as well as junior colleges, and K-12 schools. WVCS is honored to have received accreditation by WASC. After completing a rigorous three year self-assessment, committee review and evaluation, WVCS received full accreditation term.  PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT read more

A wholesome school culture that results in high morale among staff that leads to positive relationships with students and parents. The staff is dedicated, enthusiastic, and committed to the school's vision of academic excellence. The school leadership team is dedicated to the school’s purpose and monitors the work of the staff to ensure that the programs remain effective and successful. The responsiveness of the head office and site administration to teacher needs is impressive. We commend the exceptionally clean and safe school. A pervasive atmosphere of mutual respect and commitment to student learning is established. WVCS provides a rich, well-rounded, challenging, and sequential curriculum that is constantly enhanced. The issue is not so much what is taught, but how it is taught and our excellent staff are recruited for their passion, their enthusiasm and their imagination in communicating with children to ensure that every single child in their classes is engaged, excited and challenged by the learning experience at all times. We know that learning is too important to be spoiled by mediocre delivery and our staff is restless in their focus on the needs of individuals.

We continue to reflect and develop all that we do, staying connected with an outside world which is changing faster than at any time in the past both nationally and internationally. We are immensely proud of our achievements and of the community we are building.  We want to send our students into the world well-equipped to think clearly, present and defend their views and faith, work hard, and stand strong. We hope to have the opportunity to share that with you and your children.

With appreciation and great anticipation,

Derek Swales

School Administrator

VISION and more About Us: West Valley seeks  to be San Fernando Valley's best private christian school near Chatsworth, Woodland Hills and Canoga Park, CA.  West Valley Christian School is seeking families who want to find and compare private Christian Preschools near Winnetka, Tarzana, and Calabasas CA - as we would like to open another preschool location.  We are a Woodland Hills Christian Preschool; We are also known as a Winnetka and Reseda private Christian School and Summer Camp; Most of our families in Chastworth and Woodland Hills consider WVCS as one of their best options for private evangelical Christian School and Summer Camp; WVCS is a located of the west side of the valley located near Pierce Community College, Monarch Camp and West Hills, CA.
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West Valley Christian School

22450 Sherman Way, West Hills, CA 91307

dswales@westvalleychristianschool.com

CALL : 818-884-4710