Valley Christian High School – San Jose

100 Skyway Drive, Suite 120, San Jose, CA 95111
Phone: 408-513-2400
Fax: 408-513-2527
Head of School
Mark Lodewyk, Principal
Director of Admission
Scott Wessling
Established: 1960
Grades: K-12
  • 1370
    Total student enrollment Grades 9-12
  • 695
  • 675
  • 55
    Percent students of color
  • 15:1
    Student: teacher ratio
  • 23
    Average class size
  • 86
  • 58
    Percent faculty with advanced degrees
  • 6
    Average years teaching
Admissions Process
  • January
    Application deadline (month)
  • $70
    Application fee
  • 485
    Number of 9th Grade applications
  • 190
    Average range of openings 9th Grade
  • 40
    Average range of openings 10th Grade
  • 30
    Average range of openings 11th Grade
  • 10
    Average range of openings 12th Grade
  • $16,176
    Tuition (2013-2014)
  • $800
    Other costs
  • January
    Financial aid deadline
  • $5700
    Average grant
  • 17
    Percent students on financial aid
  • 19
    HL courses offered
  • 23
    Advanced placement cources offered
  • 970
    AP exams taken
  • 440
    Students taking AP exams
  • 69
    Percent scoring 3 or above
  • 1640
    Cumulative SAT score
  • 540
    Mean SAT score Verbal Reasoning
  • 560
    Mean SAT score Math
  • 540
    Mean score Writing
  • 87
    Percent students attending four year colleges/universities
  • 13
    Percent students attending two year colleges
Top five names of Colleges/ Universities attended by
7 or more students (2009-2013):
    University of California, Berkeley
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
    Azusa Pacific University
    Biola University
  • 19
    Number of Varsity sports offered
  • 19
    Number of Junior Varsity sports
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Valley Christian Schools, in San Jose, California, was founded in 1960 and has grown into one of the largest independent K-12 Christian school systems in the United States. Accredited by both ACSI and WASC, Valley Christian takes pride in its top-notch facilities that are among the finest in California.

Its unique Conservatory of the Arts provides students passionate about music, theatre, dance, visual arts (painting and photography), and cinematography the chance to work closely with top faculty. Among our music groups known throughout the U.S. for their excellence, our marching band was invited to march in the prestigious Rose Parade in January, 2013. Also acclaimed for dramatic arts, Stage Direction Magazine recently rated Valley Christian High School as “one of the 6 best high school theatre programs in the United States.”

The Applied Math, Science and Engineering Institute [AMSE] allows students of high ability to enjoy unique challenges. An example of such an opportunity is the International Space Station project, in which Valley Christian students pioneered the first-ever high school Cube Lab™ experiment place aboard the Space Station in January, 2011. With a newly built satellite tracking station on its campus, VCHS will be the first high school in the world to design and send up its own satellite, summer of 2013.

Valley Christian High School’s 50 sports teams allow students to compete and develop character at the highest levels of high school athletics. As members of the vaunted West Catholic Athletic league, VC athletes have significant opportunities to be recognized for potential scholarships at Division 1 and Division 2 colleges and universities.

Daily Bible classes, weekly chapel services and many community service events give students a loving environment in which to learn more about the Christian faith, and to become excited about the eternal perspective Jesus Christ brings to their lives.

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