Success in education comes not only from efficient teaching styles, but also from the environment in which they are taught. Pioneer Valley Christian Academy provides a comfortable and balanced environment where students can focus on their education, instead of worldly distractions.
The mission of Pioneer Valley Christian Academy is to teach students to think critically, act compassionately, and live Christianly. Galatians 5:22-23 says, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.”
The role of a teacher in a college preparatory school is to create a solid academic foundation to prepare students for the future. But at Pioneer Valley Christian Academy, the teachers not only prepare students academically, but treat them as brothers and sisters in Christ by counseling and praying for them outside of the classroom. Students recognize the school as not only a place of education, but as their second home.
As a student coming from a public school to PVCA, I never thought I would fit in and actually view my classmates as family. I felt comfortable in the environment from the first day. I knew that it would take time and many hours of hard work to adjust to the academy’s curriculum.
From the past six years of attending PVCA, I have developed habits of working hard and doing everything for the Lord. The curriculum challenges me every year, but the teachers have always been willing to help me. English was never my strongest academic area, but by working hard throughout middle and high school, I was placed in Honors English junior year. The teachers saw potential in me, and worked with me to develop skills that I will use throughout college and in my future. I have always dreamed of being a doctor, and I know that PVCA has given me a solid academic foundation for being successful throughout college.
Coming to the academy was the best decision that my parents made for me, and I know that not only will I be well equipped for college, but I will also stay strong in my faith.