Middle School Experience

We’re Adding a 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 are excited to announce a comprehensive 6th-8th program at CVCA starting in the fall of 2018.

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Promote Academic Excellence

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

Relational & Intentional Mentoring

Connections groups with staff mentors, and Mentoring Program with Upperclassmen, Helping 7th and 8th Grade Students Prepare for High School

Distinctively Christian

Philosophy That Recognizes God as the Creator of All Things and Jesus Christ as the Son of God and Savior of All Who Acknowledge Him as Lord.

Royal Foundations

Building a foundation that equips students to successfully meet the challenges of middle school and high school.

Financial Assistance
Student/Teacher Ratio
Awarded College Scholarships

Uniquely Different Middle School

The Middle School experience at CVCA is uniquely different to many other educational avenues offered today. We are a community built on distinctive core values with unwavering commitment to educate and cultivate servants for Christ. We believe in offering students a path to connect to each other and to a group of loving and committed teachers that point them to a deeper relationship with their Savior.  Middle Schoolers are also afforded opportunities that most have to wait for high school to enjoy… there is truly something for everyone to love.

JumpStart 7th Grade Retreat

JumpStart offers a true kick-off to this new chapter, with a 3-day off-site retreat designed to forge lasting relationships, develop true community, create an environment of support and connectivity, and to plant seeds of growth for a faith to make their own. Students have the opportunity to meet new friends and new teachers during these action-packed days.

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. The 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


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 as well as teacher comments on progress reports and grade cards
  • Standardized test performance over multiple years
  • Student performance on our 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 it’s 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 (siannetta@cvcaroyals.org).
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. The hallways used by middle school students will have 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?
The CVCA middle school is developmentally appropriate and educationally innovative, preparing students for the rigors of our college-prep high school. The middle school program will focus specifically on the C7Experience: curiosity, creativity, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, compassion, and Christ-centeredness.
Will the 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 the 8th grade. This will also create a more developmentally appropriate transition from other area schools.
Will the Middle School students have Recess?
All 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?
Middle school students will have five core classes daily (Bible, English, Math, Science, Social Studies) and will periods with special subjects like band, choir, gym, health, art, and technology.
How can I find out more about 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): October 9 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. and from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. November 2 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. and from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Register Today!