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WELCOME TO INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS

WELCOME TO INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS

“This is the first step to getting your child enrolled into an academic environment where success, safety, quality education, and character development are just a few of the values held in high regard at PVCA. Our wise and intelligent faculty challenge PVCA students to think critically and handle their lives with wisdom.  PVCA honors God . . . and that is what sets us apart from other schools.”

Denise Richards
Director of Admissions
413-782-8031
drichards@pvcama.org

“This is the first step to getting your child enrolled into an academic environment where success, safety, quality education, and character development are just a few of the values held in high regard at PVCA. Our wise and intelligent faculty challenge PVCA students to think critically and handle their lives with wisdom.  PVCA honors God . . . and that is what sets us apart from other schools.”

Denise Richards
Director of Admissions
413-782-8031
drichards@pvcama.org

need assistance?

If you have questions or would like contact information for our placement partners, please contact the Admissions Department. PVCA is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.

At Pioneer Valley Christian Academy our mission is to teach students to think critically, compassionately, and Christianly. Students at PVCA are provided with a challenging academic curriculum and encouraged to build lifelong friendships with each other. Our graduates are well prepared for college and university studies. International students are encouraged to learn more about Pioneer Valley Christian Academy.

PHONE

413-782-8031

EMAIL

admissions@pvcama.org

OUR CORE VALUES

Honor, Integrity, Gratitude, Responsibility, and Perseverance are the Biblical Core Values which serve as the foundation for Academic Excellence, Character Formation, and Community Connections at Pioneer Valley Christian Academy.  Our core values are principles that are incorporated into our daily practice in every aspect of our educational program.

ADAM WAN

Since he was a young child, Adam Wan had a desire to attend a school in the United States near New York City and Boston. He made the decision to attend Pioneer Valley Christian Academy. Adam graduated in 2014 and is currently attending UMASS Boston as a chemical engineering major.

ALEX LUGO

Alex Lugo began attending Pioneer Valley Christian Academy in the sixth grade. While the work was more academically challenging than his previous school, the support he received from his teachers and peers helped him to persevere and become an exceptional student. 

ALEX LUGO (SPANISH)

Alex Lugo comenzó a asistir a Pioneer Valley Christian Academy en el sexto grado.  A pesar de que su trabajo académico fue mas desafiante que el de su escuela previa, el apoyo que él recibió de sus maestros y compañeros lo ayudó a perseverar  y  llegar a ser un estudiante excepcional.

 

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS PROCESS

Pioneer Valley Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school who are citizens of the United States of America. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational, admissions, financial aid policies, or in athletics or other school-administrated programs.

STEP 1: APPLY

✓ Contact admissions@pvcama.org
✓ Transcripts-3 years back
✓ TOEFL, SLEP, or iTEP
✓ Certificate of current study
✓ Letters of Recommendation (2)
✓ Personal Statement
✓ Passport
✓ Bank Statement
✓ Immunization
✓ Photos of student and family

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STEP 2: REVIEW

✓ Math Placement Exam
✓ Writing Essay
✓ Skype Interview

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STEP 3: ENROLL

✓ Accept Offer
✓ Direct Deposit Tuition
✓ I-20 Issued Host Family Agreement

STEP 4: ORIENTATION

✓ Insurance
✓ Uniforms
✓ Tour of the PVCA
✓ Host Family Selection

FROM OUR HEADMASTER’S PERSPECTIVE

Pioneer Valley Christian Academy’s faith-based education provides international students a morally sound environment with which to learn, grow, and thrive. Our program acts as a bridge between cultures, countries, and ideologies. PVCA students develop deep, meaningful relationships with their teachers who truly care for their students. This care is most sincerely demonstrated in the teachers’ prayers for their students.

FROM OUR TEACHER’S PERSPECTIVE

Thanks to our small size, an academic curriculum can be individualized to address each student’s unique gifts and interests. Pioneer Valley Christian Academy works with universities offering lessons in academic English, so international students are best prepared for college. Our rigorous academic curriculum has prepared many graduates to enroll in top schools for their field of study, including architecture, chemistry, engineering, accounting, business management, music, and economics.

FROM OUR TEACHER’S PERSPECTIVE

Thanks to our small size, an academic curriculum can be individualized to address each student’s unique gifts and interests. Pioneer Valley Christian Academy works with universities offering lessons in academic English, so international students are best prepared for college. Our rigorous academic curriculum has prepared many graduates to enroll in top schools for their field of study, including architecture, chemistry, engineering, accounting, business management, music, and economics.

ABOUT HOME-STAY & HOST FAMILIES

International students are not cloistered in a boarding house at Pioneer Valley Christian Academy. Instead, each student is placed with a caring host family who will take responsibility for the student’s well-being, academic success, and cultural adaptation. Staying with a host family is the most effective means to immerse oneself in a foreign culture. Families sending their children overseas may feel much more secure in knowing their children are cared for as family members and held accountable for their responsibilities.

PIONEER VALLEY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY AT A GLANCE

100%

Graduation Rate

Students are prepared with the knowledge and wisdom to think critically through all of life’s opportunities and challenges

98%

COLLEGE RATE

Students are encouraged
to pursue excellence in their academics, life choices,
and personal relationships.

ACCREDITED

NEASC, ACSI

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

CERTIFIED

FACULTY CERTIFICATION

100% of faculty is certified by the state of Massachusetts or Connecticut, and the Association of Christian Schools International

98% of the students from 2014 - 2018 attended college. A partial listing of colleges and universities attended by PVCA graduates follows...

TUITION

2 DAY PRESCHOOL

$45-$55/wk

Part Day | 7:55 AM – 12:15 PM
Full Day | 7:55 AM – 2:35 PM

3 DAY PRESCHOOL

$65-$80/wk

Part Day | 7:55 AM – 12:15 PM
Full Day | 7:55 AM – 2:35 PM

5 DAY PRESCHOOL

$105-$130/wk

Part Day | 7:55 AM – 12:15 PM
Full Day | 7:55 AM – 2:35 PM

KINDERGARTEN
$188/wk
May qualify for a
childcare tax credit
ELEMENTARY
$202/wk
Grades 1-5
Full Day |  7:55 AM – 2:35 PM
MIDDLE SCHOOL
$235/wk
Grades 6-8
Full Day | 7:55 AM – 2:35 PM
HIGH SCHOOL
$266/wk
Grades 9-12
Full Day | 7:55 AM – 2:35 PM

FAQ’S

IS PVCA A DAY SCHOOL OR A BOARDING SCHOOL?

Pioneer Valley Christian Academy is a day school and therefore provides quality host families to house its international students throughout the academic year.

DO YOU REQUIRE A TOEFL SCORE?

Pioneer Valley Christian Academy admissions take into consideration TOEFL scores, preferably over 60, along with a student’s desire to learn and willingness to improve their English speaking skills.

WHAT IS THE TUITION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS?

To learn more about international tuition, please contact admissions@pvcama.org.

IS PIONEER VALLEY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY A BOARDING SCHOOL?

Pioneer Valley Christian Academy is day school and therefore provides housing for its international students through local host families that have been carefully selected.

DO YOU OFFER ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES?

Pioneer Valley Christian Academy offers Advanced Placement and Honors courses at the high school level.

DO YOU OFFER ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) AND/OR TUTORING?

PVCA offers support and tutoring for international students for an additional fee.

DO YOU OFFER COLLEGE PLANNING?

High School students begin their college counseling during their sophomore year. Each student will have one on one sessions with the Academy’s college counselor.

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.

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.