Village Christian School (California)

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Village Christian School
Village Christian.jpg
Address
8930 Village Ave

,
91352

United States
Coordinates34°13′50″N 118°21′20″W / 34.23042°N 118.35543°W / 34.23042; -118.35543Coordinates: 34°13′50″N 118°21′20″W / 34.23042°N 118.35543°W / 34.23042; -118.35543
Information
TypePrivate, Coeducational
Motto"College-Bound from Kindergarten, Christ-Centered for Life"
Established1949
FounderPastor Phil Gibson
PrincipalTom Konjoyan(Head of School), Douglas Berry (High School Principal), Dana Mikels (Middle School Principal), Margie Chespak (Elementary School Principal)
HeadmasterTom Konjoyan
GradesK-12
Enrollment1,100 K-12
Color(s)Red & Black
MascotCrusader
NicknameCrusaders
AccreditationWASC, Association of Christian Schools International, California Interscholastic Federation, Southern Section (CIF), National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), College Board, National Blue Ribbon School (2003)
AffiliationChristian, Nondenominational[1]
Website

Village Christian School (VCS) is a private, K-12 Christian school located in Sun Valley, California, a part of the City of Los Angeles. It was founded in 1949 by members of The Village Church[1] in nearby Burbank. Their mascot is the Crusader. Village Christian has a total enrollment of approximately 1,100 students, K-12 Grades.

In 2017, every single student in the graduating class got accepted into at least one four-year school.[2] In 2016, 262 AP exams were administered to 140 students with a 68% exam passing rate of 3 or better.

History[edit]

Founded in 1949, Village Christian School has provided a Christian education in the Greater Los Angeles area for more than 64 years. From its beginnings in a small church building with only 40 elementary students, VCS has grown to approximately 1,100 students (K-12) on a 110-acre campus, 30 of which are developed. Village Christian School was founded by Pastor Phil Gibson Pastor of The Village Christian Church in Burbank.[1] The original vision was that the School would serve as an outreach to the community by providing quality private education at an affordable price. Today Village admits students and families with varying faiths and backgrounds. The school started in the buildings of Village Church in Burbank. In 1957, the Board of Directors authorized the purchase of the current property on Penrose and Village Avenue. Since that initial ground-breaking, Village Christian has continued to grow and at one time was the largest Christian School on one campus west of the Mississippi River. The school continues to add buildings and programs.[3]

Academics[edit]

In 2003, Village Christian School was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the United States Department of Education. Village Christian School is accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges, one of six regional associations that accredit public and private secondary school colleges, and universities in the United States. Village Christian Schools is accredited by CESA (Council on Educational Standards and Accountability) Village Christian School is the first California school to be admitted as a Member of Council to the CESA organization.[4]

Memberships[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Welcome to Village Church". Village Church Burbank.
  2. ^ "Village Christian School". Village Christian School.
  3. ^ "Village Christian School". Village Christian School.
  4. ^ "Profile" (PDF). www.villagechristian.org. 2018.
  5. ^ "CESA – Council on Educational Standards & Accountability". www.cesaschools.org.

http://www.villagechristian.org/documents/Academics/Counseling/Profile-2017-2018.pdf