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Our Beginning

In 1967, 14 men created a Forward Planning Committee to pray and discuss forming a new Christian secondary school in northeast Ohio. The group committed to forming a school based on Christian principles with excellent standards – a goal that has guided the school since.

In March of 1968, Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy was founded; and in August 1969, the school’s doors opened with 198 students in grades 7 to 12. They met at an abandoned school building in Cuyahoga Falls until construction of the Academy’s new building was completed in May of 1970. On June 5, 1970, CVCA held its first commencement ceremony for their senior class of eight students.

In March of 1975, CVCA became an Ohio state-chartered middle and high school for grades 7 to 12.


Our Growth

In the past 50 years, the Lord has blessed CVCA immeasurably. Our campus, curriculum, and enrollment have grown beyond what our founding fathers could have imagined, impacting multiple generations of students, faculty, and staff.

Today, CVCA is a college-preparatory designated middle and high school committed to Educating and Cultivating Servants for Christ. In 2016, we looked forward to discern what God would have for His school. The result was the 2020 Strategic Plan aimed at best preparing 21st century disciples of Christ by maximizing their gifts while fostering an authentic relationship with Jesus to create Kingdom impact.

The goal to create a wider Kingdom resulted in the addition of 6th grade to the Academy in the fall of 2018 and a new comprehensive middle school program for 6th through 8th grade students.

Our Future

With much prayer and a continued commitment to Christ-honoring excellence, we approach the future knowing that we not only stand on the shoulders of those who have come before us, but on the rich tradition of thousands who have been impacted by this school, God’s school, since 1968.



Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy’s campus is still on the site of the original building built 50 years ago. Both inside and out, it is a testimony to the Lord’s faithfulness. We invite you to visit CVCA and see what Educating and Cultivating Servants for Christ looks like for our students, faculty, and staff. ­­­