Valley Christian High School is a Christian secondary school located in San Jose, California. It was founded in 1956 by Dave Wallace. As of 2011, the school principal is Mark A. Lodewyk. As of the fall of 1999, the Valley Christian High School and Junior High School have been relocated to the Skyway Campus located in south San Jose after the reopening of Branham High School.
With its strong foundation of Christian values, the school challenges its 2300 students from kindergarten through high school to discover their God-given talents as expressed in A3: Academic Excellence, Artistic Beauty, and Athletic Excellence. Accredited by both ACSI and WASC, Valley Christian takes pride in its top-notch facilities that are among the finest in California—two campuses, an extensive sports complex, and the new 46,000 square foot Conservatory of the Arts (music, theatre, dance and visual arts) & Student Life Center.
In 2004, Valley Christian High School received the United States Department of Education No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon award. VCHS was one of two private high schools in California to receive this award in 2004. On top of this, VCHS is one of four high schools in the United States to have received this award for that year. This award recognizes, among other accomplishments, that VCHS students test in the top 10% of the nation, and VCHS simultaneously offers appropriate courses and programs for students who are more academically challenged. Representing Valley Christian’s faculty and students, Dr. Torode, Mrs. Marc and Mrs. Keleshian flew to Washington D.C. on November 2, 2004 to receive the award.
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.
Since its founding, Valley Christian has offered a wide variety of sports for its students, currently with over 53 different teams. The Warriors are the only non-Catholic members of the West Catholic Athletic League, which they joined in 2003.
|Fall||Cross Country, Water Polo, American football, Golf (girls), Tennis (girls)|
|Winter||Basketball, Wrestling, Soccer|
|Spring||Baseball, Track and Field, Golf (boys), Tennis (boys), Volleyball|
VCHS has a history of sports accomplishments and honors. As of 2013, Valley Christian has won 6 CCS/NCS championships for Varsity Football (CCS 2003–2006,2013) in the Central Coast Section and it fist such championship when it won the NCS championship in 1987.(North Coast Section) The NCS championship was the highlight of a perfect season coming only 5 years after VCS started its program. The program began when VCHS moved from its former campus in the mountains around Saratoga to the former Camden High School in 1982. They also hold the 2006 CCS Championship Title for Girls Varsity Soccer. In addition, their Boys Varsity Basketball and Baseball teams were the runner-ups for the CCS Championship Title. The Girls Varsity Basketball team were CCS Champions in both 2007 and 2008, while the boys team took first place in the 36th Annual Stokes tournament in Kelseyville, California. The Girls and Boys Volleyball Teams have also been successful, with the Boys winning the WCAL championship in 2003 and 2004.
In 2007, the Varsity Baseball team broke numerous school records, including their first ever CCS Division-1 Championship and WCAL Championship. Their 33–4 record is the 3rd best in CCS history. In 2008, the Varsity Baseball team defeated Archbishop Mitty to win the CCS Championship. Their second title in as many years. In 2012, the Varsity Girls Golf team won first place in the CCS Championship taken place at Rancho Canada Golf Course in Carmel, CA. This was their first year to win CCS.
Valley Christian students also actively participate in many extra-curricular activities, many of which have require full commitment and care.
Valley Christian High School offers a unique Conservatory of the Arts, with unique opportunities for students passionate about the arts. Students may major or minor in any of four concentrations: music, theatre, dance, visual arts. Extensive performance and portfolio offerings are directly through a highly qualified conservatory faculty.
- Conservatory Wind Ensemble
- Symphonic Band
- Symphony Orchestra
- Marching Band and Color Guard
- Worship Band
- Percussion Ensemble
- String Ensemble
- Early Music Ensemble
- Harp Ensemble
- Worship Bands
- Women’s Ensemble (Classical Choir)
- Room 107 (Jazz Choir)
- Theatre 1, Theatre II (Musical Theatre), Theatre II Honors
- Technical Theatre I, Technical Theatre II, Technical Theatre II Honors
- Art I, II, III
- AP Studio Art
- AP 2D Design
- Photo Design I, II
- Photo Design Studio
Nu Delta Alpha *Math Honors Society
- Speech and Debate Club
- Japanese Club
- Chinese Club
- Latin Club
- VC Medical Association
- National Afts Honors Society
- Film Club
- Nu Alpha Theta Dance Club
- RAD (Raising Awareness of Diabetes
- Support Our Troops Club
- Interact Club
- Scrabble Club
- Stand Up Club
- Knitting Club
- Robotics Club (FRC Team 3256 & FTC Team 2891: WarriorBorgs )
- abolitionists Movement
- EPACT (Environmental Protection Agency of CA Teens)
- Christian Club
- SAGE (Students for Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship)
- Mu Alpha Theta Math Honors Society
- Poetry Club
- STAK Club (Save the African Kids)
- Science Club
- Ice Hockey Club
- Cartooning and Animation Club
- Fashion Club
- Baking Club
- SciFi Club
- Quidditch Club
- The Examined Life Club
- The Grub Club
- Badminton Club
- Faculty Appreciation Club
- Abolitionists Society
Valley Christian High School has an international Program. There are 97 International Students (non-English speakers) in VCHS in 2012-2013 school year. Most from China, South Korea and Vietnam. There is no ESL course in VCHS, and all international students have been taking class with other domestic American students since their first day come to school.