Educating and Cultivating Servants for Christ
Educating Servants for Christ… We are a middle and high school committed to high academic standards. Our biblically-integrated, college-preparatory curriculum is delivered by a dedicated staff of Christian professionals. We are committed to teaching from a biblical worldview and philosophy.
Cultivating Servants for Christ… We are committed to providing our students with experiences and opportunities that will foster in them a servant’s heart. This cultivation is facilitated through participation in extra-curricular activities such as inter-scholastic athletics, music, theater, and many service organizations. In addition, we sponsor annual short-term mission trips as well as numerous opportunities for service throughout the school year.
- 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: 7-12 (*6-12 for 2018-19)
- 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
Learning and Discovery Beyond the Classroom
This week-long in-depth study takes place the week after Christmas break between the first and second semesters. There are more than 50 on-campus classes as well as international and domestic educational trips and professional career service opportunities.
Jterm promotes learning and discovery beyond traditional courses. The mission of Jterm is to increase opportunities of learning and exploration that challenge students in their interests and encourage deeper faculty-student relationships with enriching electives, education travel, service, missions trips, and career experience opportunities.
Schools of Distinction
Mentorships, Internships, and Educational Experiences
The Schools of Distinction include specialty tracks of Arts and Humanities, Business, Engineering, Medicine, and Ministry within our comprehensive college-prep program. Our mission is to expose students to professional fields through curricular enhancements, mentoring relationships, and experiential learning; thus providing insight into His calling for their lives.
The School of Arts and Humanities two-year program is oriented toward developing students’ creative talents, rhetorical skills, and social awareness in both classroom-based and “real world” contexts. The curriculum, built around a cornerstone course entitled “Creativity and Reason,” fosters students’ gifts in Music, Visual Arts, Social Sciences, and Communication, and intentionally purposes these gifts toward vocational and socially conscious applications.
The School of Business and Entrepreneurship is a two-year curriculum designed to prepare high school students to be successful, impactful Christians in an undergraduate business program. Students study and explore all major business disciplines and run and incorporated small business.
The two-year School of Engineering curriculum grooms high school students to be successful, impactful Christians in an undergraduate engineering program. The courses and projects touch on all major engineering disciplines.
The School of Medical Professions is a two-year curriculum designed to equip high school students for future success in pursuing an undergraduate degree in any medical profession or any preliminary undergraduate degree toward a future medical profession (medical doctor, pharmacist, veterinarian, physical therapist, etc.).
CVCA’s School of Ministry is designed to assist and train high school students in various areas of vocational ministry. The two-year curriculum trains students in a variety of ministry disciplines and seeks to prepare them for ministry, college, and beyond.
The school of Engineering is a great way to learn about a variety of engineering fields before college. I have had the opportunity to experience first-hand what is required to pursue engineering as an area of study and as a career.
Equipping Students to Impact the World
Daily Bible classes, weekly chapel services, annual missions trips, continual service opportunities, and Christian clubs help the faculty and staff connect with students for the purpose of equipping students to impact others through the Gospel and for the Kingdom of God. The Student Ministries Department helps organize people and programs at Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy to this end. Our Student Ministries staff also provides a ministry of availability to meet with students through the journey of life. With several different mission trips available, community service options, and an assortment of Christian clubs and organizations, there are many opportunities to grow spiritually.
We form connections groups to create a real community atmosphere. EAch week a gender specific group of 10-15 students meet with a carrying faculty or staff mentor. The aim of this group is to share and listen as we walk through life together as a community. Leaders work to promote Christ-centered learning and growth, spiritual formation and further discussions at home. It’s a great way for students to connect to each other and a caring leader at CVCA. More >>
All Students are required to participate in service to the community each semester. Our service Coordinator has developed many contacts with local churches and para-church and missions organizations with which our students can serve. This service component is just one of the many ways we help to cultivate servants for christ. More >>
Weekly Chapel Services
We have a weekly chapel service that is led by a student worship band. Each year we have a spiritual banner around which we center the majority of our chapels. Many of our services are conducted by CVCA faculty, staff, and administrators. We also have several special speakers from outside the school from local and national Christian organizations. It is our hope that through this community time of worship and studying God’s Word, we can support the school mission of Educating and Cultivating Servants for Christ. Each semester we also provide a three-day spiritual focus of enriched Chapel time. More >>
Pursuing Victory Beyond Competition
CVCA offers a broad range of high school and middle school athletic opportunities for all students. Our program includes 25 varsity teams, participating in the Ohio High School Athletic Association, and 12 middle school teams. The Royals program is comprised of dedicated Christian coaches and excellent facilities. The school is a member of the Principals’ Athletic Conference (PAC).
The competitiveness of our CVCA athletes and teams has repeatedly advanced the Royals to the state level and has produced many state champions. Many athletes go on to receive college scholarships and continue to compete in the NCAA and NAIA. Our ultimate goal, however, is that the world will see Christ in us as we compete and that we would know victory beyond competition.
Baseball – Boys
Basketball – Boys and Girls
Bowling – Boys and Girls
Cross Country – Boys and Girls
Football – Boys
Golf – Boys and Girls
Ice Hockey*** – Boys
Lacrosse – Boys and Girls
Soccer – Boys and Girls
Softball – Girls
Swimming – Boys and Girls
Tennis** – Boys and Girls
Track and Field – Boys and Girls
Volleyball – Girls
Wrestling – Boys
CVCA varsity sports participate in the Principals’ Athletic Conference (unless otherwise noted).
** NEO Tennis Association
*** Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League
Developing Artistic Excellence for the Glory of God and the Benefit of the Community
Our Fine Arts program is growing to meet the increasing interest in the arts and is led by a team of talented and specialized instructors. The Fine Arts Department offers many opportunities for students to be involved in vocal and instrumental music, theater, and the visual arts.
- Our 13 performing arts groups include six choirs, three bands, three handbell choirs, and a string orchestra.
- We offer classroom instruction in music for both beginner and advanced students, including AP Music Theory and AP Studio Art.
- Our Visual Arts Department offers opportunities and seven classes for students interested in both 2D and 3D mediums, 2 levels of graphic design, 3 levels of video media, photo illustration, and Yearbook.
- Each year the Drama Department’s Royal Theatre produces one major play and one major musical involving middle and high school thespians.
Christian Education is a significant investment. If affordability is a factor, you may want to pursue these cost reduction options: Financial Aid, Scholarships, and the Tuition Reduction Incentive Program (TRIP). CVCA offered more than $1.5 million dollars in tuition assistance in the 2016-2017 school year. A CVCA education is more affordable than you think.
School bus transportation is provided by 11 area school districts as well as the Akron Metro Bus system, and by a private transportation service with riders living in the I-271 corridor. CVCA also shares three bus routes with Walsh Jesuit serving students from Medina, Brunswick, Hinckley, Strongsville, North Royalton, Brecksville, Bainbridge, Solon, and East Cleveland. Zip code lists to aid carpooling are also available from the school office upon request.
CVCA’s Unique Middle School Experience
We place a premium value on the middle school years and view them as a trajectory for high school. Our faculty and staff are excited to join with students at this critical stage and engage, encourage, and point them to Christ on their journey. We have an intentional approach to the particular needs of middle school students and provide a safe environment where they can thrive academically, socially, physically, and spiritually.
To best meet the needs of our CVCA families, we are adding sixth grade in the 2018-2019 school year, creating a comprehensive middle school program while also lowering the cost of entry to make christian education more accessible.