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A Uniquely Different Education

The middle school experience at CVCA is uniquely different from many other educational avenues offered today. Middle schoolers are afforded opportunities that most have to wait for high school to enjoy. Whether it’s Mandarin classes with Mr. Hyatt who has real-life experience using the language to spread hope, or Robotics and Academic Challenge teams where real-world skills are put to the test, or a fine arts program that encourages each student to be their best… there is truly something for everyone to love.

2019-20 Middle School Academic Catalog

Promote Academic Excellence

We help students meet the intellectual, spiritual, and social challenges of the world.


Relational & Intentional Mentoring

Connections groups with a staff member and our mentoring program with upperclassmen help middle school students prepare for high school at a college-prep level.


Passionate Teachers

Our middle school teachers are passionate about their calling. Our instructors are not only educational experts in their field, but relationally focused and biblically minded.

Royal Foundations

Our program builds a foundation that equips students to successfully meet the challenges of our college-prep high school.


The thing I love about working with middle school students is that they are searching desperately to figure out who they are. All the while, they are being bombarded with so many outside influences. Being able to speak God’s truth about who they are and how that can practically change how they view themselves and others is an awesome privilege.
Scott Iannetta
Middle School Principal

Middle School Courses

Our middle school programming is designed to encourage a student’s academic, spiritual, social, and physical growth during these critical years of development and transition. Dedicated middle school educators teach the core subjects of Bible, English, Math, Science, and Social Studies while preparing students for the demands of the college-prep program they will encounter at the high school level. Students also have the opportunity to learn and grow in the areas of World Language, Physical Education, Fine Arts, and Technology. Our Christ-permeated middle school program fosters curiosity, creativity, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and compassion. We collectively refer to these characteristics as the C7 Experience. Find out more about our curriculum at one of our Middle School Parent Informational Meetings or Community Open Houses.


Middle School Retreats

At the start of each new school year, CVCA middle school students participate in grade-level specific retreats with their classmates: 6th grade Ignition, 7th grade Jumpstart, and 8th grade LaunchPoint. Each retreat provides students in that grade with the opportunity to meet new friends and new teachers while engaging in action-packed activities. Programming varies by grade level, but each retreat includes team-building activities designed to bond their class. Students may participate in games, ropes courses, kayaking, rock-climbing, zip lines, swimming, hiking, crafting, and other adventures. Students are also challenged to grow closer to the Lord and to one another during times of spiritual enrichment that include great music and messages.


Ignition 6th Grade Retreat

Ignition starts everything off in the right direction as students begin their CVCA journey. Ice-breaking, team-building, and anxiety-easing worship and community experiences encompass the two-day (overnight) adventure camp. The students depart CVCA the morning of Tuesday, August 13 for Camp Carl in Portage County. They return Wednesday afternoon.

Registration forms and itinerary coming soon.

JumpStart 7th Grade Retreat

At the start of each new school year, CVCA’s incoming 7th grade class leaves together for a three-day adventure camp. Students have the opportunity to meet new friends and new teachers during these action-packed days. The students depart at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, August 12 for Seneca Hills Bible Conference Center in Polk, Pennsylvania, and return Wednesday, August 14 at 4:00 p.m. The cost for the three-day retreat is $100 per student.
Parent Information >>
Student Packing List >>

Required for Students by July 22:
Seneca Hills Liability Form >>

Required for Parent Chaperone Applicants by July 5:
Parent Chaperone Application >>
Pastor Reference Form >>
• Fingerprinting will be completed at CVCA after the application process is final.

LaunchPoint 8th Grade Event

Held on campus, LaunchPoint is a half-day, team-building fun day when returning and new 8th graders combine to get to know each other and connect as they begin the new school year. Working in their Connections group teams, students accomplish various “challenges” requiring them to work together. Plenty of social time to catch up with friends is included. We also spend devotional time focused on the upcoming school year.

This year’s LaunchPoint event will be on Monday, August 12.

Itinerary coming soon.


The middle school experience at CVCA is life changing. Middle schoolers are developmentally ready to make their faith their own and CVCA’s middle school provides an incredible environment for students to grow spiritually. Our middle school experience is packed with powerful spiritual experiences like JumpStart and WinterBlast that help students move toward authentic faith.
Zachary Churchill
7th Grade Bible Teacher

We Have Added 6th Grade!

We place a premium value on the middle school years as they are a trajectory for high school. We are excited to join with students at this critical point and engage, encourage, and point them to Christ on their journey. A trend toward true middle schools, which include 6th through 8th grades, has been increasing in our area. To accommodate the needs of families, we have launched a comprehensive 6th-8th program at CVCA.  We are excited that we now offer this programming to our new incoming 6th grade class!

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What does the application process look like?

We will begin accepting applications on October 1, 2017. We will make admissions decisions as applications become complete based upon the following criteria:

  • The applicant’s academic, attendance, and behavioral record at previous schools
  • Referrals and teacher comments on progress reports and grade cards
  • Standardized test performance over multiple years
  • Student performance on the CVCA Placement Test at or above national averages
  • The quality and honesty of the student’s responses on the student questionnaire
  • The family’s commitment to Christian Education
  • The family’s previous relationship with CVCA (siblings/alumni)
  • The family’s commitment to and involvement in a local evangelical church
  • The family’s commitment to teaching and modeling Biblical choices in the home
When can I apply and when will you stop receiving applications?

You can start the application process on October 1, 2017. We anticipate being finished with the 6th grade application process in the early Spring of 2018.

Is there a cap on enrollment for the 6th grade at CVCA?

Yes. Due to space restrictions there will be a limited number of openings for 6th grade. Early application and enrollment is strongly encouraged. We do expect to have some students placed on a waiting list.

Will the middle school have its own designated faculty and administrator?

Yes. CVCA’s middle school faculty members are experts in their field, but also relationally focused and biblically minded. Our middle school teaching team is dedicated to our younger students in a classroom structure that is developmentally appropriate. Our middle school Administrator will be Mr. Scott Iannetta. ([email protected]).

Will the middle school be physically separate from the high school?

Yes. Middle school students will have their own dedicated space including state-of-the-art science labs, area for academic assistance, and refurbished classroom space devoted exclusively to their academic needs. The middle school will also have a separate entrance in a dedicated wing of our building and hallways with closed fire doors separating them from the high school. The middle school will also have a dedicated lunch period and lunch room.

Will middle school students have access to Chromebooks?

Yes. Every enrolled CVCA student will be issued a Chromebook of their own. We are committed to using technology as a tool to enhance all levels of education.

How is the middle school experience distinct from the high school?

CVCA’s middle school is developmentally appropriate and educationally innovative, preparing students for the rigors of our college-prep high school. The program is focused specifically on the C7Experience: curiosity, creativity, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, compassion, and Christ-centeredness.

Will 6th Grade have a retreat similar to the 7th grade “JumpStart” retreat?

Yes. The 6th graders will have a multi-day retreat at the very beginning of the school year, but at a different location than our 7th grade JumpStart retreat (which will also continue to be offered).

What will tuition be for each grade?

We will move to a graduated tuition rate for middle school and high school grades levels. By creating a comprehensive three-year middle school, we have the opportunity to restructure the tuition scale at CVCA. Our hope is that this allows more families to consider the CVCA educational experience at an earlier point of entry. More Info >>

Will scholarships and financial aid be available for my middle school student?

Yes. We will award 20 one-time Presidential Scholarships worth $1,500 each to be applied toward a new student’s first year at CVCA. These are awarded to the top applicants in each admission year. Ten will be awarded in January, and ten more in March. All students may also apply for need-based financial aid from CVCA. Financial aid can cover a maximum of 60% of the student’s tuition bill.

Can my 6th grader participate in middle school sports and fine arts programming?

OHSAA does not sponsor athletic competition to include 6th graders. However, we are in the process of investigating options for 6th graders within OHSAA regulations which may include some inter-school and intra-school play. However, all middle schoolers will have the option to participate in performing arts courses.

Can my middle school student take high school credit classes?

Yes. Students may qualify to take high school courses for credit at CVCA while in middle school.

What transportation options will I have from my school district?

Middle school students will have a distinct pickup and drop off area. We will have a bus stop at the middle school entrance from the following school districts: Akron, Aurora, Bedford, Copley-Fairlawn, Coventry, Hudson, Kent, Nordonia, Stow-Munroe Falls, Twinsburg, Woodridge, and Walsh Jesuit (pay to ride from Medina, Brunswick, Hinckley, Richfield, Strongsville, North Royalton, Brecksville, Bainbridge, and Solon). The Akron Metro also has a bus stop at CVCA. Our staff can provide a list of other families from your area to assist you with arranging carpools.

Why is CVCA choosing to offer a 6th grade now?

80 percent of local middle schools include 6th grade. We want to create a comprehensive middle school program that has a connected scope and sequence from the 6th through 8th grade. This will also create a more developmentally appropriate transition from other area schools.

Will the middle school students have recess?

All CVCA middle school students will have a designated time for lunch and free time for social and physical activity in the middle of the day.

What does a typical school day look like for 6th grade?

CVCA middle school students will have five core classes daily (Bible, English, Math, Science, Social Studies) and will have additional periods with special subjects like band, choir, gym, health, art, and technology.

How can I find out more about CVCA's 6th grade and the middle school experience?

Please join us at one of our Middle School Parent Visits (for ALL parents of incoming Middle Schoolers):
2018-2019 dates to be determined