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 hear 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 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 junior high and high school in northern Summit County. CVCA is committed to academic excellence in a supportive, distinctively Christian environment.

  • Accreditation: CVCA has been chartered by the Ohio Department of Education since 1975 with a College Preparatory Designation granted in 1994.
  • Affiliations: Association of Christian Schools International, Ohio Association of College Admissions Counselors, Ohio High School Athletic Association and Principals’ Athletic Conference.
  • Advanced Placement: Ten courses offered with over 75% of students scoring high enough to receive college credit.
  • Enrollment: Over 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 year, and have many opportunities to serve others locally and abroad.
  • SAT and ACT Scores
    The average CVCA SAT score was 1654 (The national SAT average was 1498.)
    The average CVCA ACT score was 24.3 (The national ACT average was 20.9.)
  • Tuition: For the 2013-14 school year, tuition is $9,325.00. Approximately $900,000 of financial assistance will be awarded this year.
  • Dress Code: To promote an atmosphere of modesty and respect, CVCA has appearance standards for students and staff.

Academic Profile

Excellent instruction and individual attention is provided by over 75 qualified and committed professional educators. Over sixty percent hold at least one master’s degree; some hold earned doctorates. Established in 1968, Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy is a private, college preparatory, nondenominational Christian School. Students enrolled at the Academy must fulfill rigorous admission requirements which include a record of high academic achievement, strong academic and character recommendations, an entrance exam (our average student scores in the 78th percentile nationally), and a personal interview.


Chartered by the Ohio Dept of Education since 1975. College Preparatory Designation granted in 1994. Affiliations with Association of Christian Schools International, Ohio Association of College Admissions Counselors, Ohio High School Athletic Association and CEB ACT Number 361-771.

ACT & SAT Scores

Average ACT Composite scores for 2013:

24.3 CVCA Composite
20.9 National Composite

Average SAT Composite scores for 2013:

1654 CVCA Composite
1498 National Composite

Advanced Placement

Advanced placement courses offered in: Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Macroeconomics, English Literature & Composition, European History, Spanish Language, Statistics, U.S. History

CVCA students took 200 AP tests during the past academic year. On average, over 70% of all AP tests resulted in a score of 3, 4, or 5, typically earning college credit for high school studies.

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By indicating “yes” on your AP answer sheet, you agree to release certain information about yourself, including your name, address, email address, sex, birth date, school, grade level and ethnicity. Student Search does not report your course grades, test scores, phone number or Social Security number, but organizations may request student information based on criteria such as score range or geographical location.

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Please contact Student Search Service at [email protected] or (866) 825-8051 if you have any questions.


Classes are taught from a distinctively Christian Worldview, with an emphasis on the integration of Biblical truth throughout the curriculum.

Junior High Curriculum (PDF COMING SOON)
Senior High Curriculum (PDF COMING SOON)

Ohio Graduation Test Results

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%

National Merit Scholar Awards

2012-13: 3 Commended students

2011-12: 9 Commended students and 1 National Achievement Scholar

2010-11: 1 Finalist and 3 Commended students

2009-10: 2 Finalists and 3 Commended students

2008-09: 3 Commended and 2 National Achievement Scholars

2007-08: 1 Finalist, 7 Commended & 1 National Achievement Scholars

2006-07: 2 Finalists and 7 Commended students

2005-06: 2 Finalists and 4 Commended students

2004-05: 2 Finalists, 5 Commended students

2003-04: 1 Finalist, 6 Commended students

2002-03: 4 National Merit Finalists, 11 Commended students, 1 received a perfect score on ACT

Jim Elliot Chapter of the National Honor Society

3.8 GPA required for 11th grade admission
3.5 GPA required for 12th grade admission

Society inductees exhibit qualities of scholarship, leadership, service and Christian character.

College Placement

Since 1991, over 98% of CVCA graduates have been admitted to a large number of the nation’s top public and private universities including: Dartmouth, Cornell, Brown, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia, Harvard Law, Princeton, Duke, The University of Chicago, Baylor, Northwestern, Purdue, Notre Dame, University of Virginia, the US Air Force Academy, the US Naval Academy and West Point Military Academy.

CVCA graduates have also been admitted to many of the nation’s top Christian colleges including: Azusa Pacific, Biola, Calvin, Cedarville, Eastern, Gordon, Grove City, Houghton, Messiah, Moody Bible Institute, Pepperdine, Samford,Taylor and Wheaton. The Academy has graduated over 3,700 young men and women in its 46 year history.

History of CVCAfounding_board

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 junior-senior high school for grades 7-12.

historyCVCA 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

Seven dedicated computer labs, general-use library workstations, over 300 total workstations, over 250 total Chromebooks, and interactive SMART boards and projectors in every room provide a robust and immersive technological environment to facilitate a modern learning experience for our students. Every workstation is managed and outfitted with the same software suites, from Microsoft Office to Abode, allowing any student or staff member to log in to any workstation anywhere on campus. 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 schoolwide 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 member 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.

  • No openings at this time.

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 (LINK).