Admissions

Welcome to Central Valley Christian Schools!

Welcome! We’re glad you’re here.

We want to help your child grow—academically, socially and emotionally, and most importantly, spiritually. In working with you and your church, we can help create a solid academic and spiritual foundation for your son or daughter. From pre-K through 12th grade, we seek to cultivate responsible Christian adults. We highly value academic excellence. We pursue the connection of biblical truths to everyday living. We help shape Christ-like character.

And for over 35 years, our experienced staff and caring faculty have been devoted to that mission, nurturing and challenging students from over 80 local churches. There are many reasons more than 900 students attend CVC. Small class size. Effective curriculum. But the most essential motivation? Jesus Christ. He is Lord and he is central to everything we do.

Call us. Schedule a private tour. Start an application.
Partner with us today, and put your faith back in school.

In Christ,
Marissa Carpenter
Director of Marketing & Enrollment

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Tuition and Fees

Think you can't afford a quality, Christian education?

Think again.  At CVC, we are committed to making quality, Christian education affordable for as many families as possible by proudly offering Variable Tuition.

Tuition at CVC is not “one-size-fits all.”  It’s a range.  A range that spans from 40-85% of the full cost of education. Variable Tuition adjusts tuition rates to meet your family’s unique financial position. No family at CVC pays the full cost of education.  Watch the video on this page to learn more!

In addition, payment plan options are available to those who apply and are accepted within the required application time frame.

A 25% discount is available for pastors who are employed full-time at their church and whose primary family income is derived from this pastoral position.

2017-18 Variable Tuition Ranges K-12

Elementary (K-6) Middle School (7-8) High School (9-12)
$3,453-6,905* $3,750-7,500* $4,600-9,200*

*exit range tuition amount for parents who choose not to apply for variable tuition

Fees

CVC tuition structure is fee-free.  That means all textbooks, transportation fees, and payment plan options are available to you at no additional cost!

The only fees you can expect to pay occur during our application process and include:

  • a non-refundable $100 application fee per student (maximum $200/family)
  • a non-refundable $50-100 assessment fee, depending on your applicant’s grade level

Variable Tuition applications are considered on a rolling basis.  Awards are communicated to applicants within 14 business days of the time our 3rd party program receives the complete Variable Tuition application and supporting documents.

Variable Tuition FAQs
General FAQs

What is Variable Tuition?
Variable Tuition is a need-based tuition assistance program similar to those used by many private schools, colleges, and universities. This program allows families to apply for reduced tuition that is right for their families’ financial situation. Thus, this makes a CVC education affordable to many qualified students who could not otherwise join our school community.

How does Variable Tuition work?
Any family (current or new) of a kindergarten through twelfth grade student may apply for Variable Tuition if they are concerned about affording the full tuition rate at Central Valley Christian School and they think they may qualify for the program. Many factors are considered when determining the tuition amount a family is able to pay, including income, assets, unusual expenses, and the size of the family. The resources available for the family in a given year must also be considered in light of the Variable Tuition awards available at Central Valley Christian.

An application for Variable Tuition does not affect the admission process. Regardless of financial need, parents should initiate the admission process as early as possible. Families may apply for Variable Tuition only after they have applied for admission to the school.

It is not possible for a family or the school to estimate the tuition level for which a family qualifies without the completion of a Variable Tuition application. Applications are submitted directly to FACTS, a third-party agency. FACTS evaluates the application based on criteria set by the school and makes a recommendation to the school’s Variable Tuition team. Families are notified of the tuition level for which they qualify from the school’s financial office.

Unfortunately, the school is not able to provide Variable Tuition to every deserving student. We work within the available resources to make the school accessible to as many students and families as possible.

Do I need to apply to Central Valley Christian School to receive confirmation of my Variable Tuition?
Yes.

Upon completion of my Variable Tuition application, when will I receive confirmation of my Variable Tuition?
Typically within 2 weeks of providing all required information to our confidential third party service.

FAQs for Prospective Parents

Should every new Central Valley Christian family submit an application for Variable Tuition?
No. Only families who feel that they may not be able to pay the exit range of the Variable Tuition should submit an application.

Do I need to apply for Variable Tuition every year?
Yes. A new application must be submitted every year.

If I do not qualify for the program this year, can I apply again next year?
Yes. A family that does not qualify is welcome to reapply the following year.

Do I need to apply for admission separately from applying for Variable Tuition?
Yes. For new students, application to Central Valley Christian School and application for Variable Tuition are two separate processes.

Will applying for Variable Tuition hurt my student’s chance of being admitted to the school?
No. Admission applications and Variable Tuition applications are evaluated separately, and an application for Variable Tuition has no bearing on the admission process. Central Valley Christian practices need-blind admissions.

What kind of economic situation is typical of a family who qualifies for Variable Tuition?
A wide range of families with a variety of circumstances qualify for the program, from those who are able to pay close to exit range of Variable Tuition to those who are at the entry level of the range. Many factors are evaluated, including income, assets, unusual expenses, and the size of the family.

Are some families awarded full tuition through Variable Assistance?
No. Every family is required to make a financial investment in their child’s education. Our commitment to providing Variable Tuition means that we are sharing in that investment with you.

Are all admitted students offered Variable Tuition if the family qualifies?
No. Unfortunately, the school does not have the ability to offer Variable Tuition to every student who qualifies for both admission and Variable Tuition. A student may be admitted to the school but placed on a waiting list for Variable Tuition. It is recommended that families apply for Variable Tuition as early as possible.

Will Variable Tuition lead to larger classes?
No. The Central Valley Christian School Board has established maximum class sizes that cannot be surpassed. Within those limits, we will continue to accept qualified, mission-appropriate students.

Who should I contact with questions about Variable Tuition?
Questions about Variable Tuition should be directed to:

Marissa Carpenter, Director of Marketing & Enrollment
mcarpenter@cvc.org
559.734.2684 ext. 133

Michelle Pimental, Finance Manager
mpimental@cvc.org
559.734.9481 ext. 196

FAQs for Current Parents

Should every returning CVC family submit an application for Variable Tuition?
No. Only families who feel that they may not able to pay the exit range of the Variable Tuition should submit an application.

Do I need to apply for Variable Tuition every year?
Yes. A new application must be submitted every year.

If I do not qualify for the program this year, can I apply again next year?
Yes. A family that does not qualify is welcome to reapply the following year.

I’m currently receiving financial aid through CVC. How does this work for Variable Tuition?
CVC no longer provides financial aid. Variable Tuition will take the place of this program.

Do returning students receive priority over new students when applying for Variable Tuition?
Yes. Returning CVC students who submit an application by the published deadline will receive priority consideration.

What kind of economic situation is typical of a family who qualifies for Variable Tuition?
A wide range of families with a variety of circumstances qualify for the program, from those who are able to pay close to exit range of Variable Tuition to those who are at the entry level of the range. Many factors are evaluated, including income, assets, unusual expenses, and the size of the family.

Are some families awarded full tuition through Variable Tuition?
No. Every family is required to make a financial investment in their child’s education. Our commitment to providing Variable Tuition means that we are sharing in that investment with you.

Will Variable Tuition lead to larger classes?
No. The CVC School Board has established maximum class sizes that cannot be surpassed. Within those limits, we will continue to accept qualified, mission-appropriate students.

Who should I contact with questions about Variable Tuition?
Questions about Variable Tuition should be directed to:

Marissa Carpenter, Director of Marketing & Enrollment
mcarpenter@cvc.org
559.734.2684 ext. 133

Michelle Pimental, Finance Manager
mpimental@cvc.org
559.734.9481 ext. 196

Other resources

Pastoral Support
A 25% discount is available for pastors who are employed full-time at their church and whose primary family income is derived from this pastoral position. Pastors’ children must be accepted for enrollment and families approved prior to eligibility to receive the tuition discount.

Who should I contact with questions?
Questions about affording CVC should be directed to:

Marissa Carpenter, Director of Marketing & Enrollment
mcarpenter@cvc.org
559.734.2684 ext. 133

Michelle Pimental, Finance Manager
mpimental@cvc.org
559.734.9481 ext. 196

How to apply for variable tuition

To apply for Variable Tuition, please first complete our application for admission.  If your child currently attends CVC and you’d like to apply for Variable Tuition, please contact our enrollment office directly at 559.734.2684 or admissions@cvc.org.

Central Valley Christian School does not discriminate in its acceptance of students or hiring practices on the basis of race, color, sex or national origin.

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