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.

Today, the school serves a seven-county area. The 145,000 square foot campus houses an up-to-date library/learning resource center, five science labs, five computer labs, two gymnasiums, a 600-seat chapel/auditorium, and ample sport practice fields and stadiums.

Schools of Distinction

CVCA’s four Schools of Distinction: Engineering, Business and Entrepreneurship, Medical Professions, and Vocational Ministry, expose select juniors and seniors to professional fields and potential majors through intensive courses and hands-on experiences.



With multiple and diverse offerings, Jterm engages students in experiential learning opportunities through educational travel, service or mission trips, enriched courses, and career experience opportunities.

Student Activities

Co-curricular activities complement the CVCA curriculum by developing interests outside of scholastics. They include Academic Challenge, Chess Club, Speech and Debate, Performing Arts, Robotics, exchange programs, and sports.



Technology is integrated into the classrooms in a variety of ways, including interactive SMART boards, and interaction and collaboration using Google Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education.


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Advanced Placement Courses
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy offers AP courses in Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Economics, English Literature & Composition, European History, Spanish, Statistics, U.S. History
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.
ParentsWeb Accounts
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.
  • Association of Christian Schools International
  • Ohio Association of College Admissions Counselors
  • Ohio High School Athletic Association



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 and 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.