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WHO WE ARE

OUR MISSION & VISION

The Mission of Pioneer Valley Christian Academy is to offer a thorough Christian education, based on the authoritative Word of God, with the ultimate goal of training students to love the Lord with all their heart, soul, and mind.

The Academy strives to provide a college preparatory, liberal arts curriculum, emphasizing Christian morals and ethics, and Christian standards of discipline and instruction. The Academy desires that students learn the relevance of Christianity to our culture.  It aspires to graduate students who are spiritually, academically, physically, and socially mature and prepared to invest their lives influencing society for the glory of God.

The Academy employs Christian faculty who teach curriculum based on a Christ-centered view of life, and foster obedience to God as the sovereign Creator and source of all truth and knowledge.

The Academy, in partnership with its families, serves students in preschool through grade twelve who reside predominantly in the Pioneer Valley and Northern Connecticut.

Our teachers seek to share the love of God found in Christ Jesus with their students.  They understand the philosophy of Christian education and thus, endeavor to develop young men and women with sincere faith, keen intellect, and compassionate hearts.  Each student is challenged to strive for personal excellence and spiritual maturity, as the teachers guide them to reach their God-given potential.

OUR MISSION & VISION

The Mission of Pioneer Valley Christian Academy is to offer a thorough Christian education, based on the authoritative Word of God, with the ultimate goal of training students to love the Lord with all their heart, soul, and mind.

The Academy strives to provide a college preparatory, liberal arts curriculum, emphasizing Christian morals and ethics, and Christian standards of discipline and instruction. The Academy desires that students learn the relevance of Christianity to our culture.  It aspires to graduate students who are spiritually, academically, physically, and socially mature and prepared to invest their lives influencing society for the glory of God.

The Academy employs Christian faculty who teach curriculum based on a Christ-centered view of life, and foster obedience to God as the sovereign Creator and source of all truth and knowledge.

The Academy, in partnership with its families, serves students in preschool through grade twelve who reside predominantly in the Pioneer Valley and Northern Connecticut.

Our teachers seek to share the love of God found in Christ Jesus with their students.  They understand the philosophy of Christian education and thus, endeavor to develop young men and women with sincere faith, keen intellect, and compassionate hearts.  Each student is challenged to strive for personal excellence and spiritual maturity, as the teachers guide them to reach their God Given potential.

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.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

A Christian philosophy of education affirms a comprehensive worldview of God, man, and the universe.  God, who is immutable, has revealed Himself in nature, in the Person of Jesus, and in the Bible, which is authoritative in all matters of faith, truth, and practice.  Jesus Christ is the focus of all scripture, and the source of all authority for life and education (II Timothy 3:16-17).

Man is a unique creation of God, made in His image, apart from any evolutionary process.  Being made in God’s image, man has a sense of purpose, fulfillment, and destiny.  He is a rational and moral being, capable of understanding and communicating ideas.

The image of God in man is marred by sin; his understanding is obscured and his morality debased.  Though fallen from his original position through Adam’s disobedience and his own sin, he may be restored to full relationship with God through his acceptance of the redemptive work of Christ, applied by the Holy Spirit.

Christian education begins with knowing God through Jesus Christ “in Whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Colossians 2:3). No one is truly educated who does not know God.  People are dependent upon God for the ability to learn truth and to interpret facts.  “The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.” (I Corinthians 2:14).

Christian education promotes a Biblical relationship within the family, the church, and the Christian Academy.  According to the Scriptures, parents are responsible to God for the education of their children.  The cooperative effort of the home and the Christian Academy is needed to fulfill that responsibility. 

Knowledge of the Bible and of Jesus Christ, integrated with the curriculum, is essential to the development and growth of the child physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually.  Right behavior is based on the proper concept of the origin and purpose of all things; namely, that “whatever we do in word or deed should be done to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31).

OUR PHILOSOPHY

A Christian philosophy of education affirms a comprehensive worldview of God, man, and the universe.  God, who is immutable, has revealed Himself in nature, in the Person of Jesus, and in the Bible, which is authoritative in all matters of faith, truth, and practice.  Jesus Christ is the focus of all scripture, and the source of all authority for life and education (II Timothy 3:16-17).

Man is a unique creation of God, made in His image, apart from any evolutionary process.  Being made in God’s image, man has a sense of purpose, fulfillment, and destiny.  He is a rational and moral being, capable of understanding and communicating ideas.

The image of God in man is marred by sin; his understanding is obscured and his morality debased.  Though fallen from his original position through Adam’s disobedience and his own sin, he may be restored to full relationship with God through his acceptance of the redemptive work of Christ, applied by the Holy Spirit.

Christian education begins with knowing God through Jesus Christ “in Whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Colossians 2:3). No one is truly educated who does not know God.  People are dependent upon God for the ability to learn truth and to interpret facts.  “The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.” (I Corinthians 2:14).

Christian education promotes a Biblical relationship within the family, the church, and the Christian Academy.  According to the Scriptures, parents are responsible to God for the education of their children.  The cooperative effort of the home and the Christian Academy is needed to fulfill that responsibility.

Knowledge of the Bible and of Jesus Christ, integrated with the curriculum, is essential to the development and growth of the child physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually.  Right behavior is based on the proper concept of the origin and purpose of all things; namely, that “whatever we do in word or deed should be done to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31).

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.

TAKE YOUR NEXT STEP

TAKE YOUR NEXT STEP

OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH

OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH

We believe the whole Bible to be inspired by God...

We believe the whole Bible to be inspired by God, meaning that holy men of God “were moved by the Holy Spirit” to write the very words of Scripture. The whole Bible in the original manuscripts is without error in all genres of Scripture – historical, poetical, doctrinal, and prophetical; this is the only authoritative Word of God given for our practical instruction for living (Mark 12:26, 36; 13:11; Luke 24:27, 44; Acts 1:16; 26:22-23; 28:23; I Corinthians 2:13; 10:11; II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21).

We believe in one Triune God...

We believe in one Triune God, eternally existent in three co-equal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  These three persons are one God, possessing the same nature, attributes, and perfections, and deserving of the same worship (Matthew 28:18-19; Mark 12:29; John 1:14; Acts 5:3-4; II Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:1-3; I John 5:4-6; Revelation 1:4-6).

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ...

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, who was born of a virgin, received a human body and a sinless human nature resulting in His sinless human life. As a perfect man, sinless throughout His life, He was absolute deity, fully God and fully man at the same time.  He was able to function both in His humanity and deity in His miracles, in His substitutionary and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His future, personal, and physical return in power and glory (Luke 2:40; 24:51; John 1:29; 3:16; Acts 1:11; I Corinthians 15:3; Philippians 2:5-11; I Peter 2:21-24).

We believe that man was created in the image of God...

We believe that man was created in the image of God, male and female with equal personal dignity, but that through sin, he brought upon himself and posterity not only physical death, but also spiritual death; that all human beings by physical birth possess a sinful nature and are therefore actual sinners in thought, word, and deed; and that man, as such, is condemned to hell and utterly unable to remedy his lost condition by himself or by ecclesiastical rite (Genesis 1:27; Romans 3:9-19; 5:12; 7:5; Galatians 3:22; Ephesians 2:1-10; James 1:15).

We believe that God wonderfully and immutably created mankind in His image...

We believe that God wonderfully and immutably created mankind in His image, each person as male (man) or female (woman), sexually different but equal in personal dignity. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God.  Consequently, individuals must affirm their biological sex and refrain from any and all attempts to physically change, alter, or disagree with their created predominant biological sex – including but not limited to elective sex-reassignment, transvestite, transgender, or non-binary “genderqueer” acts or conduct.  Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person (Genesis 1:26-28; Psalm 139:13-16; Romans 1:26-32; I Corinthians 6:9-11).

We believe that the word “marriage” has only one meaning...

We believe that the word “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single exclusive, permanent, comprehensive, and conjugal “one flesh” union, as defined in Scripture for the purpose of procreation and the establishment of a biological family and in furtherance of the moral, spiritual, and public good of binding together father, mother, and child. We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other (Genesis 2:18-25; I Corinthians 6:18; 7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4).

We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage...

We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman; therefore, any form of sexual immorality including but not limited to co-habitation, adultery, fornication, incest, zoophilia, prostitution, voyeurism, pedophilia, exhibitionism, sodomy, polygamy, polyamory, sologamy, same-sex sexual acts, sexual harassment, use or viewing of pornographic material or websites, sexual abuse or improprieties toward minors as defined by Scripture and federal or state law, or any other violation of the unique roles of male and female are (is) sinful and offensive to God and must not be practiced (Genesis 2:18-25; Matthew 15:18-20; I Corinthians 6:9-10, 18; 7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4).

We believe that the salvation of lost and sinful man is a free gift of God’s grace...

We believe that the salvation of lost and sinful man is a free gift of God’s grace, apart from works, based solely upon Christ’s substitutionary and atoning death, affected by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit, and received by each person that confesses and forsakes his sin, seeks His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ, and trusts in Christ’s finished work on the cross (Acts 3:19-21; Romans 3:23; 10:9-10; I Corinthians 6:9-11; II Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 4:4-7; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; I Peter 3:18).

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost...

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation (John 5:24, 28, 29).

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit...

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life (John 14:16, 26; 16:8; Galatians 5:22-25).

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ...

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (John 17:21-23).

We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of Pioneer Valley Christian Academy...

We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of Pioneer Valley Christian Academy as the local Body of Christ and provide a biblical role-model to PVCA members and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by PVCA in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by these statements on gender, marriage, and sexuality (Statements 5, 6, and 7 in this document), (Matthew 5:16; Philippians 2:14-16; I Thessalonians 5:22).

We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity...

We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines and beliefs of Pioneer Valley Christian Academy (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31).

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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

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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.