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UPPER SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM

Equipping students to seek Truth, pursue academic excellence, and live with integrity.

UPPER SCHOOL CURRICULUM

HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM

The high school program focuses on preparing students for college by cultivating a Biblical mindset, critical thinking skills, and a compassionate heart.  It is our desire to enable our students to think from a sound and godly mind so that God may be glorified in all their future endeavors.  Our students’ spiritual growth is fostered through their participation in retreats, weekly chapels, monthly peer groups, and community service.

The high school program provides well-rounded educational opportunities with a comprehensive scope, offering a rigorous challenge for the college-bound student.

Pioneer Valley Christian Academy develops students’ individual strengths, helping them to achieve their highest potential. Taught from a Biblical perspective, students are encouraged to pursue excellence in their academics, life choices, and personal relationships. Successful graduates acquire the ability to think critically with a passion to lead and serve, affecting the world around them for God’s glory.

As someone who has been enrolled through all four years of high school, I can say that PVCA’s student life has been a delightful experience. The combination of independence, flexibility, and trust is what makes PVCA’s student life so enjoyable. Students are rewarded for their initiative, with inclusive clubs that allow them to make big decisions about the school year’s direction. When it came to events like fall focus my freshmen and sophomore year it was always nice to know I could choose exactly what activities I was going to participate in whether it be archery or woodburning. Retreats, proms, and day trips are all shaped by student suggestions, which made for an experience that felt very accommodating. Programs like the Peer Tutoring Center give the opportunity for students to consult their peers, giving another option to students seeking help with their work. I have especially appreciated the amount of freedom I have been given as a senior. Through the capstone project, I’ve been able to pursue a career path of my choice, through the help of a mentor and their expertise. My favorite part of the last year has definitely been the senior lounge, an essential part of the student life that makes every school day feel exciting. It’s been incredibly enriching to have such a level of independence and responsibility where I feel that I am truly directing my own future. I will miss the special experience PVCA’s student life has been, and recommend it to anyone who values freedom and control in their education.

Joshua

Class of 2022

FALL FOCUS RETREAT

The Fall Focus Retreat is held annually during the month of September. High school students, faculty, and staff attend a 3-day retreat off campus. Students attend four sessions with the event speaker, compete in class competitions, and have a blast hanging out with their friends and teachers.

HIGHLIGHTS

Basketball-Soccer-Volleyball-Ultimate Frisbee-Tug of War-Relay Races-Ropes Course-Hiking-Scavenger Hunts-Crafts-Board Games-Movie Nights- Campfires-SMORES!-Student-led Worship-Spiritual Growth

When I first moved here, PVCA stood out as a school which would benefit my life both academically and spiritually. Through the many years I have been at this school, my life has been impacted through the godly influence from my teachers and classmates. Along with learning all the necessary skills to succeed academically in the future, I have learned how to apply godly principles to my life in every aspect. I am thankful for all the friends I have made here that have helped me through my spiritual walk.

Christiana

Class of 2024

J-TERM

For one week during the month of January,
high school students will take a break from their
regular course schedule to participate in J-TERM.
J-TERM is a collection of different workshops,
student travel, and mission projects.
From learning how to create stained glass art to
strategies of chess to skiing in Vermont,
J-TERM gives PVCA students an opportunity
to explore something new and exciting.

AUDIO/VISUAL

CHESS

MISSION WORK

STAINED GLASS

SEWING: T-SHIRT QUILT

WOOD BURNING

POTENTIAL COURSES OFFERED

  • A Literary Tour of New England
  • Chess
  • Child Development
  • Creative Writing
  • Culinary Class: Pasta Workshop
  • CPR/First Aid Training
  • Greek
  • Health, Wellness, Leadership
  • Journal Creation
  • Knitting, Crocheting, Needlepoint
  • Mission Trips/Projects
  • One Act Play
  • Photography
  • Record Your Own Song
  • SAT Prep
  • Scrapbooking
  • Service Opportunities
  • Volleyball 

HIGH SCHOOL PROM

PVCA hosts an annual high school prom each May.
Students in grades 9 though grade 12 are welcome to attend.

The PVCA Prom is all about getting dressed up and having fun with your friends.
Students arrive in groups or by the couple. Music is fun and upbeat,
but songs are vetted to align with the Academy’s moral integrity.

The PVCA Prom is all about getting dressed up and having fun with your friends.
Students arrive in groups or by the couple. Music is fun and upbeat, but songs are vetted to align with the Academy’s moral integrity.

UPPER SCHOOL FACULTY & STAFF

Our teachers and administrators are committed to Christ, the welfare of each student, and the mastery of their subjects.  Each is required to be certified by the Massachusetts Department of Education and the Association of Christian Schools International.

Jimma Aikman

Spanish
jaikman@pvcama.org

Kim Annis

Art
kannis@pvcama.org

Russell Annis

Upper School, History
rannis@pvcama.org

Karen Boisvert

Music
kboisvert@pvcama.org

Carmen Callender

Upper School Music & Drama
carmen.callender@pvcama.org

Cherie Callender

Upper School, Science, Health
ccallender@pvcama.org

Timothy Duff

Headmaster, Sociology
tduff@pvcama.org

Patricia Kasulinous

Upper School, Science
pkasulinous@pvcama.org

Kelsie Kokosa

Physical Education
kkokosa@pvcama.org

Gabriel Malloy

Upper School, Bible & Chemistry
gmalloy@pvcama.org

Wendy Maynard

Upper School, Math & History
wmaynard@pvcama.org

Daniel Mimeault

Technology
dmimeault@pvcama.org

Richard Mitchell

Upper School, Bible & History
rmitchell@pvcama.org

Nina Mozdzonowski

Upper School, English & Spanish
nmoz@pvcama.org

Stephen Porter

Athletic Director
sporter@pvcama.org

Laurie Snider

Upper School, Mathematics
lsnider@pvcama.org

Bethany Souza

Upper School, Mathematics
bsouza@pvcama.org

Jessica Sperry

Upper School, English & French
jsperry@pvcama.org

Lindsay Witherow

Upper School, English
lwitherow@pvcama.org

COMMUNITY

A Christ-centered community committed to developing students’ individual strengths, helping them to achieve their highest potential.

COMMUNITY

A Christ-centered community committed to developing students’ individual strengths, helping them to achieve their highest potential.

CURRICULUM

Taught from a Biblical perspective, students are encouraged to pursue excellence in their academics, life choices, and personal relationships.

CURRICULUM

Taught from a Biblical perspective, students are encouraged to pursue excellence in their academics, life choices, and personal relationships.

CHARACTER

Successful graduates acquire the ability to think critically with a passion to lead and serve, affecting the world around them for God’s glory.

CHARACTER

Successful graduates acquire the ability to think critically with a passion to lead and serve, affecting the world around them for God’s glory.

VARIABLE TUITON

Variable tuition rates are available to eligible families in grades Kindergarten through grade twelve. Maximum tuition level is for families who choose not to apply, or who do not qualify for,
the variable tuition rate.

2022 – 2023 TUITION RATES

HIGH SCHOOL

$10,710-$15,300/yr

Grades 9-12
Full Day | 7:45 AM – 2:40 PM

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TESTIMONIALS

It has been a tremendous blessing to have all of our children attend PVCA. They have grown so much in the Lord, and they are excelling in their academics.

Kerri Belmer

For my child, Christian Education is a grounding that bridges the continuity in the value system between home and school. Christian Education fosters her spiritual growth so much so that she has become a leader and teacher in the United Youth for Christ Ministry in our church.

Deloris Drakes

We love the diversity of experiences and perspectives that are present in the PVCA community. Teachers and students reflect the ethnic, racial, and socio-economic diversity that we see in the kingdom of God.

Megan Hill

DISCOVER PIONEER VALLEY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 

Pioneer Valley Christian Academy

965 Plumtree Rd. Springfield, MA 01119
P: (413) 782-8031  |  F: (413) 782-8033
admissions@pvcama.org

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Pioneer Valley Christian Academy

965 Plumtree Rd. Springfield, MA 01119
P: (413) 782-8031  |  F: (413) 782-8033
admissions@pvcama.org

Pioneer Valley Christian Academy is one of New England's Private Christian Schools located in Springfield, MA. We offer students access to leading-edge opportunities for intellectual, professional, and leadership development to address the increasingly complex challenges of a global society. Pioneer Valley Christian Academy stands apart from other outstanding schools in New England by combining an exceptional education with Christian faith.

Pioneer Valley Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the academy. The academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and financial aid, athletics, and other school-administered programs.