Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy (CVCA), founded in 1968, is a private, college-preparatory, non-denominational Christian middle and high school filled with students who meet rigorous admissions standards both academically and spiritually. We serve 800 students from a seven-county area in a 145,000-square-foot building with state-of-the-art technology, 7 science labs, 2 gymnasiums, a 600-seat chapel/auditorium, and 70 acres of sports facilities, including a turf stadium and all-weather track.
- Founded: 1968
- Location: 70-acre campus in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (10 miles north of Akron and 30 miles south of Cleveland)
- Student/Teacher Ratio: 12:1
- Counties Represented: Summit, Portage, Cuyahoga, Medina, Stark, Geauga, and Lake
- Total Enrollment: 785
- Grades: 6-12
- Churches Represented: 220
- Financial Aid and Scholarships: 40% of CVCA students receive some type of financial assistance
- AP & Dual-Credit Course Offerings: 20
- College Placement: 98% of CVCA’s graduates attend post-secondary institutions
- Countries Represented: 9 (by our international students)
- ACSI and AdvancED accredited
Diversity is more than skin deep. CVCA is a place where our student body, faculty, and staff enter into a common experience with diverse backgrounds. We are proud of our heritage and the many ways diversity is represented here and aim to reflect this as testament to the diversity of the family of God.
- Students come from over 220 area churches.
- We have students from 7 counties and 22 different school districts represented here.
- 25% of our students are minorities.
- America, Brazil, Burma, Cambodia, China, Dominican Republic, Iraq, Mexico, and Norway are 9 of the countries our students come from.
- We also have international students from Chile, Germany, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Spain, and Taiwan.
- Our students come from socioeconomically diverse backgrounds with 40% of students receiving financial assistance.
Schools of Distinction
CVCA offers five Schools of Distinction: Arts & Humanities, Business & Entrepreneurship, Engineering, Medical Professions, and Ministry. The schools expose select juniors and seniors to professional fields and potential majors.
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.
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy offers AP courses in Calculus, Physics, Spanish Language and Culture, U.S. History, and many more!
With CVCA’s technology-rich academic environment, every student receives a Chromebook, and a 1-gigabit fiber-optic internet line assures dependable Internet access. All classrooms feature a SmartBoard and all teachers use a hybrid laptop capable of wireless video for teaching.
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy offers AP courses in Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Economics, English Literature & Composition, European History, Spanish, Statistics, and U.S. History.
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.
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.
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy was founded in 1968 by a group of men concerned about the continuing education of their children.
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.