Vail Christian opens wait list |

Vail Christian opens wait list

EDWARDS — The Vail Christian Academy, which serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade, has opened its public enrollment waiting list for kindergarten and sixth grade for the 2015-16 school year. Limited spots are also available for other grades. Tuition assistance is offered for qualifying families.

Families living anywhere in the region are eligible to enroll, and student shuttles are available for children in Eagle and Gypsum. Pre-acceptance testing is required for kindergarten and sixth grade consideration. As spots open up, accepted students will have the opportunity to claim openings based on a first-come, first-served basis.

Vail Christian Academy has small class sizes, between 10 and 18 students, designed to provide individual attention, enrich student-teacher relationships, encourage balanced class atmospheres and promote learning.

Core subjects including math, language arts, science, history and the Bible are complemented by new projects including a music program led by Christian recording artist John David Webster, a Big Buddy Mentoring program, Compassion Projects, Senior Citizen Outreach, Leadership Crew, an annual Christmas program, a new technology center, Latin and Spanish. Athletics offered include basketball, volleyball, football, track and intramurals. Installation of a new playground will be complete this summer.

In addition, the O2 Outdoor Education program teaches children how to live life outdoors and includes avalanche safety, rock climbing, hut trips, ski days, search and rescue, river safety, whitewater skills, first aid and outdoor survival.

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Founded in 1996, Vail Christian Academy is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International and AdvancED. All teachers have their state teaching license, are ACSI certified and Orten/Gillingham trained. The Vail Christian Academy is located in Edwards at 31621 U.S. Highway 6 in the east building, on the Calvary Church and Vail Christian High School campus.

To schedule a private tour, get your child on the waiting list or for other information, call Mindy Denissen at 970-306-0076 or email A video of the open house event that took place in March is available to view on the school’s website, http://www.vailchristian

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