About Us

Come Walk Our Halls…

At CVCA, we value not only our excellence in academics, our strong athletics program and our diverse club activities, but most importantly we value what makes us truly unique; the Christian bond our students and staff share on a daily basis. Click on the video to learn about what we call “The CVCA Experience” from our very own students.

Mission & Core Values

Our Mission…Educating and Cultivating Servants for Christ

  • by implementing a Christ-centered education
  • Valuing the whole student
  • partnering with our greater school Community that trains and mentors
  • being intentional in our attempt to see Authentic faith developed in our students

Our Vision Statement…

CVCA’s vision is to create a Christian school community characterized by transforming relationships that produce a lived-out faith in the lives of our students. Our vision is to impact students in a transformational way so that they are equipped to be agents of transformation in the school, home, church, nation, and world.

Our Core Values…

Christ-Centered Education: An education based on the authority of the Word of God and the supremacy of Christ (Jn. 17:17, Romans 11:36, II Cor. 10:5, Col. 1:16-18, Col. 2:3-4,8, II Tim. 2:2, 15).

Our aim is to:

a) present all truth as God’s truth….an integrated curriculum, the unity of all truth

b) be characterized by Christ-honoring excellence in programs, curriculum, and instructional design

c) inculcate a biblical worldview, training students to think Biblically

d) provide an academically rigorous experience in a Christian, college preparatory environment

Value the Whole Student: Valuing each student as a unique creation of an all-wise God (Psalm 139:13, Luke 2:52, I Cor. 12:12-25, Eph. 4:32, Hebrews 12:5-10).

Our aim is to:

a) value and nurture each student for who they are (a created one in the image of God) and not what they do

b) educate and cultivate each student with curricular and extra-curricular programs which will provide opportunities for academic, physical, spiritual, social, and emotional growth and maturity

c) love each student enough to discipline from the New Testament example of grace-filled discipline

d) develop the God-given gifts and talents of each student for the glory of God

Community that Trains and Mentors: A community of agape love and grace that grows in an environment built upon shared values, communication, and cooperation (II Cor. 8:9, Gal. 5:22-23, Eph. 5:21, Phil. 2:2, Col. 3:13-14, Hebrews 10:24, James 2:17).

Our aim is to:

a) develop and maintain a partnership with families and the local church

b) create a culture where accountability and responsibility are nurtured through equipping & encouragement

c) create a community characterized by the fruit of the Spirit in the lives of our employees

d) model authentic faith in an environment of transforming relationships

Authentic Faith: A faith in Jesus Christ which is growing, genuine, and unshakable resulting in a life which conforms to the image of Christ (Luke 10:27, Luke 19:12-27, John 14:15, Romans 8:29, II Cor. 5:15, I Jn. 5:3).

Our aim is to:

a) teach and inspire obedience to Christ as the ultimate expression of love

b) offer opportunities for students to live out their faith

c) encourage and cultivate an attitude of selfless service according to the will of God

d) develop in each student a sense of stewardship of their time, talents, and treasures


CVCA is a college preparatory, interdenominational Christian middle school and high school in northern Summit County. CVCA is committed to academic excellence in a supportive, distinctively Christian environment.

  • Accreditation: CVCA is an ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) accredited school and has been chartered by the Ohio Department of Education since 1975 with a College Preparatory Designation granted in 1994.
  • Affiliations: Ohio Association of College Admissions Counselors, Ohio High School Athletic Association and Principals’ Athletic Conference.
  • Advanced Placement: Fifteen courses offered with over 75% of students scoring high enough to receive college credit.
  • Enrollment: 800 students currently attend CVCA. The Academy serves students from Summit, Portage, Cuyahoga, Medina, Stark, Geauga, and Lake counties.
  • Facilities: The physical plant of nearly 145,000 square feet houses an up-to-date library/learning resource center, five high school science labs, seven computer labs, two gymnasiums, and a 600-seat chapel/auditorium. The 70-acre campus includes an all-weather track, baseball and softball fields, six sports fields; two dedicated game fields (including Royals Stadium) with new turf, five tennis courts, and a wrestling practice facility.
  • National Merit Finalists: During the last 10 years, CVCA has had 15 National Merit Finalists and 58 Commended Scholars.
  • Spiritual Development: CVCA students attend weekly chapel and Connections small group sessions, take a Bible class each day, and have many opportunities to serve others locally and abroad.
  • SAT and ACT Scores
    The average CVCA SAT score was 1642 (The national SAT average was 1490.)
    The average CVCA ACT score was 24.1 (The national ACT average was 21.0.)
  • Tuition: For the 2016-17 school year, tuition is $9,950.
  • Dress Code: To promote an atmosphere of modesty and respect, CVCA has appearance standards for students and staff.

School Profile

Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy (CVCA), established in 1968, is a private, college preparatory, non-denominational Christian secondary school. All students enrolled at CVCA must fulfill rigorous admission requirements which include a record of high academic achievement, strong academic and character recommendations, an entrance exam (the average CVCA students scores in the 78th percentile nationally), and a personal interview.

Schools Of Distinction

CVCA offers four School of Distinction: Engineering, Business and Entrepreneurship, Medical Professions, and Vocational Ministry. These schools expose select Juniors and Seniors to professional fields and potential majors. Students complete intensive courses, participate in professional mentoring, and experience hands-on learning via internships, shadowing experiences, competitions, guest lecturers, and projects.


With multiple and diverse offerings, J-term engages students in experiential learning opportunities, enriching education by challenging students in their areas of interest through educational travel, service or mission trips, enriched courses, and career experience opportunities.

Advanced Placement

Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy offers AP courses in:

Biology Economics Spanish
Calculus AB English Literature & Composition Statistics
Calculus BC European History U.S. History

CVCA students took 200 AP tests this academic year. On average, 72% of all AP tests resulted in a score of 3, 4, or 5, typically earning college credit for high school studies.



  • Association of Christian Schools International
  • Ohio Association of College Admissions Counselors
  • Ohio High School Athletic Association

Student Activities

Co-curricular activities complement the CVCA curriculum by developing interests outside of scholastic achievement. These include: Academic Challenge, Chess Club, Christian Service Clubs, Forensics (Speech and Debate), Future Business Leaders of America, Internships, Language Clubs, Mission Trips, Performing Arts, Robotics Team, Royal Theater, Short-term Student Exchange Programs, Student Government, and Yearbook. Student athletes can also choose from 14 sports in middle school and senior high school.

Service Opportunities

Every semester, CVCA students have the opportunity to serve the community for a minimum of eight hours either through their church, the school, or volunteer organizations. Projects have ranged from serving on mission trips or helping in Sunday School to assisting at therapeutic riding facilities and facilities for the physically challenged.

OUR MISSION is to educate and cultivate servants for Christ by implementing a Christ-Centered Education, Valuing the whole student, partnering with our greater school Community that trains and mentors, and being intentional in our attempt to see Authentic faith developed in our students.

Scores, Placement & Requirements

144 Graduates
ACT Average Composite Scores CVCA 24.0 National 20.9
SAT Average Composite Scores CVCA 1632 National 1480
Offered over $11 million in college scholarships & awards
Four-Year Colleges 95%
Private Schools 54% Public Schools 46%
In-State 41% In-State 90%
Out-of-State 59% Out-of-State 10%
Military Academics .7%
Others 5%
35% of the Class of 2014 attended Christian colleges/universities.
Course Credits Minimum of 24 credits required
Bible 4 Required for transfer students only while enrolled at CVCA
English 4
Math 4
Science 3 Includes Biology & Chemistry
Social Studies 3 Includes Global Studies, American History, Government, Economics
World Language 2 Must be of same language
Technology 1/2
Debate 1/2
Health 1/2
Physical Education 1/2 Waiver option – contact guidance counselor
Fine Arts 1
Elective 1
Class Test Date Reading Math Writing Science Social Studies Passed all 5
Class of 2007 Spring 2005 100% 100% 100% 94% 99% 94%
Class of 2008 Spring 2006 100% 100% 100% 98% 100% 98%
Class of 2009 Spring 2007 100% 98% 100% 97% 98% 93%
Class of 2010 Spring 2008 100% 99% 100% 97% 99% 95%
Class of 2011 Spring 2009 100% 96% 100% 99% 98% 95%
Class of 2012 Spring 2010 99% 97% 99% 93% 99% 91%
Class of 2013 Spring 2011 97% 96% 99% 93% 95% 90%
Class of 2014 Spring 2012 99% 97% 99% 99% 97% 95%
Class of 2015 Spring 2013 99% 97% 99% 96% 99% 93%

Class Ranking, Awards & Grading Scale

The Class of 2014 comprises 144 students. Because of the relatively small size and strong quality of our graduating classes, CVCA does not report class rank on student transcripts or other official documents except for the top 10% of the class. All CVCA graduates complete a college-preparatory academic foundation and have historically performed very well in competitive colleges. Each year, approximately 98% of our graduating seniors are accepted to and attend four-year colleges and universities.
Class of 2015: 2 National Merit Finalists and 2 Commended
3.8 GPA required for 11th grade induction
3.5 GPA required for 12th grade induction
Grade Percent Regular Points Honors Points AP Points
A+ 99-100 4.3 4.8 5.3
A 92-98 4.0 4.5 5.0
A- 90-91 3.7 4.2 4.7
B+ 88-89 3.3 3.7 4.1
B 82-87 3.0 3.35 3.7
B- 80-81 2.7 3.0 3.3
C+ 78-79 2.3 2.55 2.8
C 74-77 2.0 2.2 2.4
C- 72-73 1.7 1.7 1.7
D+ 70-71 1.3 1.3 1.3
D 67-69 1.0 1.0 1.0
D- 65-66 0.7 0.7 0.7
F 64 & below 0.0 0.0 0.0
Only credits earned at CVCA are included in the student’s cumulative GPA.

College Acceptance


Anderson University
Arizona State University
Asbury University
Ashland University
Azusa Pacific University
BaldwinWallace University
Baptist Bible College
Baylor University
Belmont University
Bethel College
Biola University
Blufton University
Bowling Green State University
Calvin College
CaseWestern Reserve University
Cedarville University
Cleveland Institute of Art
Cleveland State University
College ofWilliam and Mary
Colorado Christian University
Columbia College, Chicago
Columbia International University
Columbus College of Art & Design
Concordia University
Cornerstone University
Covenant College
Cuyahoga Community College
DePaul University
Duquesne University
Full Sail University
Geneva College
George Mason University
Gettysburg College
Gordon College
Grace College
Grove City College
Heidelberg University
Hillsdale College
Hiram College
Hofstra University
Hope College
Houghton College
Howard University
Indiana University
Judson University
Kent State University
Lee University
LeTourneau University
Liberty University
Lipscomb University
Malone University
Messiah College
Miami University
Moody Bible Institute
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Northeast OhioMedical University
Northern Michigan University
Northwestern University
Nyack College
Ohio Northern University
Ohio University
OhioWesleyan University
Oklahoma State University
Olivet Nazarene University
Otterbein University
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Penn State
Purdue University
Robert Morris University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Ringling College of Art & Design
Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
Rutgers University
Samford University
Savannah College of Art & Design
Seattle Pacific University
Spring Arbor University
Taylor University
Texas A&M University
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
The College ofWooster
The King’s College
The Ohio State University
The University of Akron
The University of Chicago
The University of Findlay
The University of Iowa
The University of the Arts
The University of Toledo
The University of Iowa
Theil College
Tiffin University
Toledo University
Trinity International University
Tulane University
U.S. Air Force Academy
U.S.Military Academy atWest Point
U.S. Naval Academy
University of California, San Diego
University of Cincinnati
University of Denver
University of Illinois
University of Kentucky
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Mount Union
University of North Carolina
University of Pittsburgh
University of Southern California
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Walsh University
Washington University in St. Louis
Waynesburg University
West Virginia University
Westminster College
Westmont College
Wheaton College
Wittenberg University
Wright State University
Xavier University

History of CVCA


Founding Board: These men believed that because God built and sustained this ministry, no man could or would ever take credit for it. (Seated: E. Martell, F. Jennings, J. Brown. Standing B. Monteith, J. Seskes, H. Maynard, R. Moncrief, B Beyerle, R. Moore, P. Lint, W. Sheffield, J. Jones, J. Snoderly)

Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy was founded in 1968 by a group of seven men concerned about the continuing education of their children.

As an extension of Chapel Hill Christian School, the first classes were held in the old Crawford School in Cuyahoga Falls, In May 1970, the doors of the current facility opened to 194 students; eight students made up the first graduating class. On March 10, 1975, the Academy became a state-chartered middle school senior high school for grades 7-12.


CVCA has grown through the faithful prayers and monetary gifts from an ever-increasing number of individuals, churches, and organizations interested in supporting quality Christ-centered secondary education.

Today, the school serves a seven-county area and its students attend over 200 churches. The physical plant of nearly 145,000 square feet houses an up-to-date library/learning resource center, five high school science labs, five computer labs, two gymnasiums, and a 600-seat chapel/auditorium. The 70-acre campus includes an all-weather track, baseball and softball fields, six sports fields; two dedicated game fields (including Royals Stadium), five tennis courts, and a wrestling practice facility.

CVCA’s college-preparatory curriculum includes honors and Advanced Placement courses available to qualifying students.

Technology at CVCA

At CVCA, we strive to provide an environment where technology enhances the academic process for our students. Our goal is to provide technology that comes alongside our students and staff, providing a more streamlined cooperative learning experience in a safe and academically stimulating fashion.

Immersive Academic Environment

We provide a robust and immersive technological environment to facilitate a modern learning experience for our students. As part of our one-to-one program, every student at CVCA is given a Chromebook – totaling more than 750 units – as a learning tool in and out of the classroom. Each classroom is equipped with interactive SMART boards and projectors. Every Chromebook is managed and outfitted with the full suite of Google Apps for Education, enabling students to work anywhere and collaborate with other students and teachers in real time. Our video, graphic design and photography classes all use Adobe’s suites of applications for high end design and editing. With a dedicated fiber line providing internet access to the school’s wired and wireless networks, students and staff have access to the internet and CVCA network anywhere on campus.


Security is provided by over 55 school-wide cameras and electronic access control for doors. All online activity is filtered through a state-of-the-art dedicated content filtering system to protect our students from harmful and unwanted online material. CVCA is constantly reviewing technology policies to further keep pace with today’s fast growing technological advances.

Classroom Integration

Technology is integrated into the classrooms in a variety of ways, whether by using the in-room interactive SMART boards and projectors, or by one-on-one interaction using Google Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education. Students learn how to collaborate with their classmates using Google Apps and digitally submit and share their work with their teachers, helping to cut back on CVCA’s paper consumption and lessen our carbon footprint.


Every faculty utilizes Renweb®’s student information system for logging grades, taking attendance, posting lesson plans and communicating with parents. Each family is set up with a ParentsWeb account to monitor their student’s progress, classroom activity, provide emergency contact information and even deposit and manage funds for lunches, all from a web browser or smartphone app.

In House Support

All of our technology is managed by two full-time, on-site professional IT staff personnel. These individuals, along with their daily maintenance and support functions, are constantly looking to CVCA’s future and technological well-being by revising policies, adjusting security, meeting with CVCA administration and attending conventions for up-and-coming technology.

Employment Opportunities

Looking for a career in Christian education? We’d love to have you join our family! Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy is currently seeking qualified candidates for the specific positions noted below.

  • Assistant Varsity Coach (Volleyball)


Teacher candidates should send resume, philosophy of Christian education and personal Christian testimony to Jeanie Micale.

Coaching candidates should send info to Jon Young, Athletic Director.

Facilities resumes can be sent to Steve Douglas or dropped off at front office. For a job description email Steve Douglas.

Fine Arts resumes can be sent to Margie O’Brien.

Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability. It is our intention that all qualified applicants are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

Additional Employment Opportunities at area Christian schools listed on the GCCAA (Greater Cleveland Christian Administrators’ Association) website.