THE hernandez family

WE CHOSE VCA!

The day I was in labor with my oldest, my pastor called my husband to see how everything was going. He then proceeded to ask, “Have you thought about what kind of education you will give your child?” My husband and I were stumped by the question as the norm is to just enroll in the local public school. Being young (20, 25) and recently saved Christians, we had not even thought about it. When our children were school age, we put them in public school, and remembered our conversation with our pastor years before. For the first 2 years they were in K and 1st grades, it was less than great. Even in such an early stage of elementary school, our children were targeted because they listened to Christian music, dressed a bit more conservatively, and because they didn’t participate in certain activities. The principal called me to the office because my children did not want to participate in Halloween. I responded to the principal by saying, ”We do not participate in Halloween,” and it was met with disdain, and I was told that I was teaching my children to defy authority.

We believe God is the ultimate authority. As a family, we value the belief that God is first. As parents, we have an obligation of impressing God's word not only in our hearts but in our children’s hearts. The Bible says, “Impress them (God's word) on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.“ Deuteronomy 6:7 That became a charge on my husband and me. That’s when we decided to homeschool, which went well for 3 years. But my heart was set on sending my three children to school with other kids who have the same like mind in Christ as we do. That is why we set our hearts on VCA. We are so thankful for VCA and that my kids feel surrounded by love, respect, and God's word.

THE POOLE FAMILY

WE CHOSE VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY!

VCA has been a huge blessing to our family and we are so thankful to God (first and foremost), the Board and staff that made this school possible. We love the family atmosphere and smaller community. The teachers really care about the kids as individuals and their education and we love how everything is taught with a biblical worldview. They have done a fantastic job with distance learning and have more than risen to the challenge during a difficult season in our schools and nation. Most of all, the Board and staff pray regularly over and for these students. To know my child is being prayed for and cared about in that way, and they desire to come alongside her and encourage her walk with the Lord is huge and the most important. “Grounded in Christ, Ready for the World!” We are excited to see them grow and impact kids in our community! 

The Hartle Family

WE CHOSE VCA! 

My 3 boys are all now attending VCA and our family couldn’t be happier. Crew is in 8th, Carston is in 6th, and Coleman is in Kindergarten. We came to VCA from RVCS where our older boys have attended since preschool! When RVCS closed, Julie Arendt encouraged me to come to a VCA meeting - and I’m so thankful that I did. The board’s heart for this school was the same as our heart for Christian education. VCA took all of the wonderful parts of RVCS and built on them which in turn has created a warm and safe environment for our boys to learn and grow in their education and faith in Christ.

Our family attends Christian Family Fellowship in Santa Rosa. We are so grateful to have found such a wonderful local church to grow in our walk with God and in our fellowship with the body of Christ. And our church also promotes VCA which is an added bonus! 

The Mascitelli Family

WE CHOSE VCA!

We chose VCA from across the country! Our family made the decision to move from Orlando, FL to Santa Rosa, CA for more outdoor adventures and opportunities for our children during this unprecedented year. First on our to do list was to find a school to enrich the kids academically, spiritually, and socially. We had very high expectations. After researching online and speaking to the community, we found VCA. The warm welcome we received and the school's agenda was exactly what we were looking for. We feel so blessed in our acceptance to VCA and can’t wait for the children to attend this winter!

The Hammer Family

WE CHOSE VCA!

We chose Victory Christian Academy because we value the importance of a Christian education and a Christian worldview. We want to put God first in our lives and we feel that an education at VCA encourages kids to put God first and live their lives in a way that is pleasing to God. We have been so blessed with VCA, the administration and teachers do such a great job and they really care about the kids and their families! Through this school we have made friends with so many wonderful families over the years.

Heather's Family

WE CHOSE VCA!

As a foster family, our greatest gift to our child was to put her in a school that had a Biblical background. We wanted to raise her up in a Christian environment, so the seed is planted, whether she stays with us or moves on. Everyone we met at Victory Christian Academy has been so kind, so helpful, so supportive, and so welcoming. Our daughter is so excited to be back on campus and learning about God. We use prayer a lot to overcome any struggles. It is such a loving, caring environment. She didn't know any letters or numbers prior to starting K, having no educational exposure and was quickly brought up to speed. She needed the one-on-one support and small class size that VCA offers to get that support. We are so thankful for VCA and highly recommend it.

The Hunstock Family

WE CHOSE VCA!

I toured all the elementary schools near my home and never felt content with what I saw. I always thought of the compromises I would have to make if we attended. When I toured VCA I almost cried as it was everything I was hoping to find in a school for my kids: small school where each child/family is known, personal relationships with faculty/staff and other families, the feeling of community and people supporting one another actively, highly motivated and dedicated staff with sincere desire to see their school/students flourish, beautiful campus, education focused, and the ability to talk about morals and spiritual development openly in a supportive way. The staff is so timely and comprehensive in their communications to us. I so appreciate that. One more reason I’m happy we chose VCA.  

The VIss Family

WE CHOSE VCA!

As parents, we view our children’s education as our responsibility. Education is not simply the acquisition of knowledge or preparation for a career. Instead, education consists of character building and training in wisdom to fulfill God’s purposes for us while responding to and living in this world. If our main purpose is to “glorify God and enjoy Him forever,” then we cannot choose an education that denies or diminishes God’s role in this world. Education is not neutral but is based on the worldviews presented in curriculum and its presentation. At VCA, we are confident that the teachers are giving credit and glory to God in every subject area consistent with the values that our children learn at church and at home. We chose to surround our children with role models not only in their teachers but in the families that make up the VCA community. In this environment, our children are not sheltered or removed from the world but are instead being prepared for what lies ahead. VCA has given us the opportunity to have them nurtured in their faith, training them to be “grounded in Christ and ready for the world,” so they can use their God-given talents to be good and faithful servants in any environment.

The Bogue Family

WE CHOSE VCA!

My name is Ashton Bogue, and I'm so glad our family chose Victory Christian Academy. I was homeschooled before coming here last year as a junior in high school, and the transition has been great for me. Our teachers are super helpful and nice and want to see us succeed. Because VCA is a small school, students are encouraged to try out extra curriculars that one may not have the ability to at a big school. Last year I was new to volleyball and was encouraged to try out and not only did I get to play, but I became the setter! I also learned how to play the flute. We are an accepting community, and always love new people! We are pushed in our education so we are able to handle the future workload and time management. I am so excited to be a senior this year even if we are doing VCA@Home since our school is so communicative and our teachers are so hands-on, continuing their regular curriculum. I look forward to being a graduate in VCA's 1st graduating class. Class of 2021. I love VCA!

The Edlin Family

WE CHOSE VCA!

We chose VCA because it was the very best option for our Senior. The combination of academic excellence, strong music, and sports programs (Go Eagles!), and teachers who fully invest in our son's personal and spiritual growth made it a no-brainer. We love that his friends/class are positive, excited about life, and love Jesus like he does - fantastic kids. It's an honor to know that he'll be in the first graduating class of this amazing school! What he is learning here will serve him very well during his university years and beyond. WE LOVE VCA!!!

The Schulz Family

WE CHOSE VCA!

We love VCA! We are so impressed going into our 2nd year for our Junior Higher. The small class sizes are great. Our son gets hands-on learning with his teachers even in a distance learning environment. The VCA campus and facilities are great. The leadership has been phenomenal with communication and transparency and working hard to improve on things that are already great. We love the mission of the school and how everything goes toward the end goal of being "Grounded in Christ and Ready for the World." The personal touches of the teachers is amazing. They know these kids, they pray for these kids, and having a 12 year old child who loves going to school is pretty cool. VCA caters to many different personalities. It is a safe place that is very loving and also prepares our students for the world. We are very grateful.

The Eddy Family

WE CHOSE VCA! 

We chose VCA because we believe a Christian education and environment will help nurture and train our kids to have the skills necessary for the rest of life. After 4 years in public education, it became clear that our kids weren't equipped to handle the various challenges and situations that were thrown at them in a public school environment. VCA has provided a stable and safe place for our kids to learn and grow academically, socially, and spiritually. We are so thankful for this excellent school and the support they provide our family. Thank you VCA for this amazing partnership!

The CUnningham Family

WE CHOSE VCA!

When our children began their school experience many years ago, we chose to enroll them in private Christian school because that was where I was working part time. As the years passed and we considered other options along the way, talking with other friends and family, we realized what a blessing our school community was. My husband and I attended public school all of our lives, so Christian school was a new experience for me, and I was so thankful for the community for us as parents and for our children, and for the biblical basis they were learning from.

Several years down the road, we found out our school was closing and we began looking at different options with our kids, who were now all in high school. They had been through a lot, as many of our local high schoolers have been these past few years, so the community they were going to be a part of really mattered to us even more than ever. We were concerned about finding a secondary school that would continue to develop their critical thinking and biblical worldview. As we researched different options, we also watched as God seemed to be doing some amazing things to bring a new school about, and before we knew it, I was offered a leadership position at Victory Christian Academy and our kids also felt drawn to be part of this fledgling community. While these first two years have been anything but "ordinary", we have had a front-row seat to the miraculous ways God has provided for and grown this school. Our kids love the community they have here, and the chance to be part of building the foundation of this special school. We are especially grateful, in our current climate, for the opportunity our kids have to wrestle with how biblical truth underscores every aspect of their learning, and how to take that understanding with compassion into the world. We are so thankful to be at VCA!

The Boyd Family

WE CHOSE VCA!

Our kids had a great Christian option for K-8th grades in Petaluma, but when it came to High School, Victory Christian Academy was the only traditional Christian school option available in all of Sonoma County. We were willing to drive to Santa Rosa to keep our child in a loving and caring environment with a Biblical worldview, high moral standards, drug and alcohol-free, community service focused environment that a Christian school offers. We immediately fell in love with VCA when we toured the school and met the principal and teachers. We knew VCA would be the school for our son's very important high school years. Small class sizes, one-on-one attention, personal relationships, amazing music program, and the welcoming and inclusive atmosphere are all additional bonuses. We LOVE VCA and highly recommend it!