A message from the Admissions Team

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

VCS has a rich 50-year legacy of Christian education in the East Bay, serving students from 6 weeks old through high school graduation. Students 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 School is the right fit for your family. We are excited to get to know your family as we walk you through each step of the admission process.

- The Admissions Team

Application
Process

1 | Online Application

Once you submit your inquiry form, you will have access to your online Admission Portal. If you have already connected with VCS, please access your information through the Admission Portal HERE. Your username is your email address. To set up a password, or if you have forgotten your password, select “forgot your password?” and follow the directions. All application materials below will be submitted through your portal.

New to VCS? Click Here to Begin

2 | Application Fee

Submit application fee of $75

3 | Teacher Recommendation Form

  • Applicants for transitional kindergarten and kindergarten: Teacher Recommendation Form will be filled out by your current preschool teacher.
  • Applicants for 1st-6th grade: Teacher Recommendation Form will be filled out by your current classroom teacher.
  • Applicants for 7th-12th grade: Teacher Recommendation 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 1st-12th grade applicants only.
  • The principal or counselor will be asked to submit:
    • 3 years of grades (when applicable)
    • Behavior Report
    • Attendance Record

5 | Submit Supporting Documents

  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Copy of the most recent immunization record

6 | Student Experience Day

This is for 1st-12th grade applicants only. Students will spend a day shadowing a current Valley Christian School student.

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.

2019-2020 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 2019-2020 school year or you must have received an admissions offer for the 2019-2020 or 2020-21 school year. If you have not yet applied for the 2019-2020 or 2020-21 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 https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3F6MM

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 VCS Opportunity Fund. You can do so here.

Admissions FAQ

How do I apply?

If you are new to Valley Christian Schools, click HERE to begin your online application. If you have already connected with VCS, please access your information through the Admission Portal HERE. Your username is your email address. To set up a password, or if you have forgotten your password, select “forgot your password?” and follow the directions. All supporting documents will be submitted online through your Admission Portal.

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. This is a great way to experience a day in the life of a Valley Christian student. The Admissions Office will be in touch with each applicant’s family to coordinate the Student Experience Day, which is typically scheduled on a Tuesday or Friday. We are excited to have new applicants on campus!

What is the purpose of the Admissions Interview?

The interview is simply a time for the Admissions Committee to get to know each applicant and his or her family better. This is also a valuable time to address any remaining questions the applicant may have. Applicants should not be nervous about the interview; this time together is a casual conversation that helps us get to know each applicant on a deeper level than we could through just the 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 with academic records that show their readiness for success at VCS; however; this 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 each family.

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

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

How do I reserve my spot at Valley Christian?

Once the admissions decision has been published on a student’s Admission Portal, families will be able to sign the Enrollment Contract and pay the enrollment fee to reserve the student’s spot at VCS. This is also where families select a payment plan option.

When can I apply for Tuition Assistance?

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

International Admissions

Valley Christian Schools welcome 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. Please note: There is a one-time $5000 processing fee for all international students (grades 6-11) who are admitted to Valley Christian Schools through Wheaton Academy Global Network.

2019-2020 International Tuition

Elementary

$ 24,900

Per Year

Middle School

$ 29,500

Per Year

High School

$ 32,500

Per Year