Valley Christian Middle School focuses on middle school kids. Our campus houses only 7th and 8th grades, and we have an enrollment of just under 200 students. These young adolescents are moving from an age of awe and wonder into one of examination of truth in the midst of complexities. They find themselves in a time of transition, a time of questioning, a time of openness, and a time of decision. With young minds and growing faiths, our students are attempting to establish themselves as faithful Christian young people living in a secular world. At Valley Christian Middle School, we have developed a program that addresses the needs and concerns of middle school students as we strive to develop "responsible, responsive citizens of Christ's Kingdom."
Our school days begin with a class we call Advisement, a non-credit course which focuses on the spiritual, social, and emotional growth of the students. It starts with devotions, and it also usually includes the news of the day by a streamed national and international news service.
Mornings give keen focus to the core classes of math, science, history and English, each one deliberately taught from a Biblical perspective. Students then break to eat a lunch from home or one prepared by our on-campus canteen and hot lunch program. In the afternoon, students participate in the exploratory courses, which include the required courses of Bible, PE, Art 7, and a music course, as well as a wide array of electives, such as rocketry, ceramics, band, choir, apologetics, foreign languages, and graphic arts.
Once a week we gather as a student body for chapel during which a student-led praise band leads us in song and a variety of speakers present God’s Word in an understandable, age-appropriate way. Outside the school day, extra-curricular activities ranging from sports teams to school plays give our students the opportunity to exercise their God-given gifts and talents.
Finally, God has provided a staff of dedicated and gifted teachers who understand and thoroughly enjoy middle school students. God has called each one of these teachers to this ministry, as they examine with students God's creation, order, history, purpose, love, redemption, and restoration.
This Christian community is committed to giving praise and thanks to God, and we welcome families who share this commitment.
Paul Theule Principal