About This School
In 2010, Paradise Valley Christian School had 7 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Wyoming average is 12 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Paradise Valley Christian School Reviews
If we weren't at this school, we'd be homeschooling. Love this joyful school!
The school serves around 100 students now (2014) in grades Pre-K through 12. Jr. & Sr. high are small, which means the kids get a lot of attention. While the Elementary school is more populated, the teacher-student ratio is excellent, and all the kids at every level are truly loved by their teachers who push the kids to do their best and take personal responsibility for their choices.
They don't use Common Core curriculum, but rather two solid, nationally recognized Christian curriculums. No revisionist history. Solid math and science, etc. Strong emphasis on reading and writing starting in pre-school. They try to be non-denominational and offer a solid exposure the Bible and the Christian faith and Christian character development.
This little school always has multiple winners in state Young Authors competitions and state science fairs.
In fact we heard that children who have transferred to the public schools are consistently a year ahead of the other students. We were tired of commuting, so we tried the public school and went back to PVCS three weeks later because the kids were bored in school--they were, indeed, a year ahead of their classmates! PVCS is worth the commute. Worth the tuition. Worth packed lunches. Worth it.
They may not have the latest and greatest of everything (because they receive no tax dollars), but if you want your child to be in a safe, caring environment with other good children getting an excellent education, you can't beat PVCS.
We wanted a (Christian) school that would be joyful and protect our children's innocence...let them be kids and grow up with out all the yucky stuff of our culture (sex, drugs, bullying, pre-mature dating, immodesty, political correctness, etc.) being pushed on them daily. We wanted them to learn to think for themselves and mature taking personal responsibility for their lives and choices. We wanted them to be able to discuss God without persecution. We found all this at PVCS. No school is perfect, but this is darned close in lots of ways. If we weren't here, we'd be homeschooling.
I love this school it is amazing we have a lot of fun and i wish the school year would not have to end in just a few more days.