A message from the Admissions Team

We are thrilled that you are interested in learning more about Valley Christian!

VCS has a rich 50 year legacy of Christian education in the East Bay serving students from 6 weeks old through High School graduation. You will experience a college preparatory education alongside deep and intentional development of the whole child both in and out of the classroom.

Our Admissions Team looks forward to partnering with you as you explore if Valley Christian is the right fit for you. We will walk you through each step of the process and are excited to get to know your family!

- Daly & Meghan

Application
Process

1 | Online Application

Once you submit your application, we will send you access to your online Admission Portal. All application materials below will be submitted through your Portal.

Click Here to Begin

2 | Application Fee

Submit application fee of $75

3 | Teacher Recommendation Form

  • Applicants for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten: Form will be filled out by your current Preschool Teacher.
  • Applicants for 1st-6th Grade: Form will be filled out by your current classroom Teacher.
  • Applicants for 7th-12th Grade: Form will be filled out by one core academic teacher (English, Math, Science, or History).

4 | Principal or Counselor Report / Record Request

  • This is for applicants for 1st-12th grade only.
  • The Principal or Counselor will also be asked to submit:
    • 3 years of grades (when applicable)
    • Behavior Report
    • Attendance Record

5 | Submit Supporting Documents

  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Copy of Immunization Records

6 | Student Experience Day

This is for applicants for 1st-12th grade only. Students will spend a day shadowing a current student and getting to know our campus and community.

7 | Interview

All applicants and at least one parent will interview with a member of our Admission Committee.

Visit Us!

The very best way to get to know a community, is to experience it yourself! We would love the opportunity to show you our campus, introduce you to Faculty, and answer all of your questions.

Personal tours and visits can be scheduled any weekday from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm

To schedule your personal VCS experience, please call the Admissions Office at 925.560.6262 or email admissions@ValleyChristianSchools.org

Tuition

We are honored that you would consider investing in your child’s future through an education at Valley Christian. We understand the weight of this decision and the value of this investment.

2018-2019 New Student Tuition

Elementary

$ 15,000

Per Year

Middle School

$ 17,500

Per Year

High School

$ 19,500

Per Year

Tuition Assistance

Valley Christian Schools desires to assist families with financial need in their pursuit of a Christian, college-preparatory education centered on faith, wisdom, and service by offering need-based Tuition Assistance.

All need-based tuition assistance decisions are made by our Financial Aid Committee based on the demonstrated financial needs, student’s full investment to fulfill the school’s mission, and student’s demonstrated potential to be successful in the rigors of a college-preparatory curriculum. The Tuition Assistance Committee will use information provided by the application and FACTS and it will determine the applicant’s financial aid award each year.

To qualify to submit an application for Tuition Assistance, you must be either currently enrolled in the 2018-2019 school year or you must have received an admissions offer for the 2019-2020 school year. If you have not yet applied for the 2019-2020 school year, that must be completed prior to the Tuition Assistance process. The Tuition Assistance Committee will be in contact with you regarding next steps as soon as your online application is completed through FACTS.

Submit online FACTS Tuition Assistance Aid Application www.online.factsmgt.com

It is our goal at Valley Christian to make Christian education accessible to all families and to build a diverse community representative of all different socioeconomic backgrounds. If you are interested in helping us make this happen, please consider donating to our Tuition Assistance Fund. You can do so here.

Admissions FAQ

How do I apply?

Click here to begin your online application. All supporting documents will be submitted online through your Admissions Portal. The Admission Team will walk you through each step of this process!

What can I expect from my Student Experience Day?

Students applying for grades 1-5 will be assigned to a class and students applying for grades 6-12 will be matched with a current student. You will spend the day with this class or student and live a day in the life of a Valley Christian student! You will attend all student classes and activities for that day and get to experience all that VCS has to offer! You will meet current students and faculty. We are looking forward to you seeing all of this firsthand. We will be in touch with you regarding check-in times, and don’t worry lunch is on us! We are excited to have you on campus!

What is the purpose of the Admissions Interview?

The interview is simply a time for us to get to know your family better and address any remaining questions you may have. Do not be nervous about the interview, this time together will be a casual conversation that will help us get to know you on a deeper level than we could through just your application. All interviews are conducted by a member of the Admissions Committee and last no more than thirty minutes. To ensure that interviews are effective, they will always be scheduled as the final piece of the application process.

Are there minimum requirements for applicants?

The Valley Christian Admissions Committee reviews all applications holistically. We are looking for students that have an academic record that shows that they are ready to be successful at VCS, however that is not determined by one specific piece of a student’s file. We welcome all applications and look forward to the opportunity to get to know your family and help determine if VCS is the best next step for you!

When will I know if I am accepted to Valley Christian?

Once your whole application file is complete (online application, supplemental materials, Student Experience Day, and Interview) the Admissions Committee will communicate an admissions decision within 2 weeks. All admissions decisions are published on your Admissions Portal.

How do I reserve my spot at Valley Christian?

Once your admissions decision has been published on your Admissions Portal, you will be able to sign your Enrollment Contract and pay the Enrollment Fee to reserve your spot. This is also where you will select from your payment plan options.

When can I apply for Tuition Assistance?

Once your whole application file is complete (online application, supplemental materials, Student Experience Day, and Interview), you can begin your application for Tuition Assistance.

International Admissions

Valley Christian Schools welcomes international students in our mission to provide a college preparatory education from an evangelical Christian worldview. Our goal is to equip students with the skills they need to flourish spiritually, excel academically, succeed in their careers, and thrive in human relationships.

Our international student candidates are exemplary in academic performance, proficient in English, and suited for a rigorous academic climate centered on the teachings of Christ. All international students must apply through our partner organization, Wheaton Academy Global Network.

International Tuition

Elementary

$ 24,900

Per Year

Middle School

$ 29,500

Per Year

High School

$ 32,500

Per Year