West Valley Christian School

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West Valley Christian School (WVCS) is a private primary and lower secondary Christian school in West Hills, Los Angeles, California serving Preschool through 8th grade. The West Valley Christian Church established it in 1978.[1] It previously had a high school division.

As of 1991, West Valley Christian was occupying a Los Angeles Unified School District school campus that was leased by the private school.[2]

In the 2007-2008 school year the school had 120 students in its high school division. In June 2011 the school closed its high school, leaving it with only elementary and middle school students. It would have had 35 students in the high school if it had remained open.[3] As of 2016, it serves about 320 students in grades PK-8.[4] From 2013-2016[citation needed] the school partnered with Carnegie Education Institute for high school operations.[5]

As of 2016, it serves 320 students in Preschool through 8th grade.[citation needed] Campus facilities include an auditorium and a 9,000-square-foot (840 m2) gymnasium.[6]

The sports mascot was previously the "Seekers" as in "seekers after truth and beauty."[7]

The school operates a summer camp for foreign students to improve their English language skills. Three Chinese students from Jiangshan High School in Quzhou, Zhejiang were killed on Asiana Airlines Flight 214 while traveling to this camp.[8][9][10]


  • Houck, Emerson B. Go Huskies! Beat Felix the Cat!: the story of America's high school athletic nicknames and mascots and what they reveal about who we are. Bradford House, 2003. ISBN 0974533513, 9780974533513.


  1. ^ "Home." West Valley Christian School. Retrieved on August 31, 2011.
  2. ^ Galperin, Ron. "School District Offers 5 Closed Valley Campuses for Lease." (Info page) Los Angeles Times. June 9, 1992. Business Zones Desk p. 10. Retrieved on July 8, 2013.
  3. ^ Lin, C.J. "Valley private school options dwindling." Los Angeles Daily News. August 17, 2011. Retrieved on August 31, 2011. also available from the Contra Costa Times.
  4. ^ http://www.greatschools.org/california/west-hills/11572-West-Valley-Christian-School/
  5. ^ "Welcome." Carnegie Education institute. Retrieved on July 8, 2013.
  6. ^ "About WVCS." West Valley Christian School. Retrieved on May 2, 2017.
  7. ^ Houck, p. 274. "[...]and, also in California, at West Hills West Valley Christian School are the Seekers. Seekers after truth and beauty,[...]"
  8. ^ Hunt, Katie (8 July 2013). "Girls killed in crash were headed for camp". CNN. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
  9. ^ "Welcome to West Valley Christian School". West Valley Christian School. Retrieved 8 July 2013. (Archive)
  10. ^ "Biographies of 3 Chinese SF airliner crash victims." Associated Press. July 15, 2013. Retrieved on July 19, 2013.

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Coordinates: 34°12′01″N 118°36′59″W / 34.200297°N 118.616384°W / 34.200297; -118.616384