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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 Valley Christian School 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

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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 typically your email address. To set up a password, or if you have forgotten your password, select “Can’t access your account?” and follow the directions. All application materials below will be submitted through your portal.

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2 | Application Fee

Submit non-refundable application fee of $200

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
  • Standardized test scores, if applicable
  • Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504, if applicable; please contact the Admissions Office if your child has an IEP or 504 before you begin the application process

6 | 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. To schedule your personal tour or attend one of our Admission events, such as Explore VCS, click HERE.

You can also call the Admissions Office (TK-Grade 12) at 925.560.6262 or email HERE.

If you would like to contact our preschool, please call 925.560.6235 or email HERE.


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.

2024-2025 Student Tuition


$ 17,950

Per Year

Middle School

$ 20,450

Per Year

High School

$ 22,950

Per Year

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 “Can’t access your account?” and follow the directions. All supporting documents will be submitted online through your Admission Portal.

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, and interview) the Admissions Committee will communicate an admission decision within two weeks. All admission decisions are published on your Admission Portal.

How do I reserve my spot at Valley Christian?

Once the admission decision has been published on a student’s Admission Portal, families are able to choose a payment plan, sign the enrollment contract, register for AutoPay, and pay the $500 enrollment fee and $500 tuition deposit to reserve the student’s spot at VCS.

When can I apply for Tuition Assistance?

Families can begin the FACTS application for tuition assistance at the same time they are completing the admission application. However, the Finance Committee only reviews FACTS applications for enrolled students. Click HERE to access the FACTS application.

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 entering grades 6-11 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 WA Global Network. If you would like to read more about our international student application process, please click HERE.

Click here to apply through WA Global Network

2024-2025 International Student Tuition


$ 28,500

Per Year

Middle School

$ 28,500

Per Year

High School

$ 31,000

Per Year