970-306-0076

31621 Highway 6 (East Building) Edwards, CO 81632

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is Classical Christian Education?

 

Classical Christian schools develop skills to equip students to be lifetime learners by teaching students that every subject is comprised of certain defining facts with an orderly organization of the information, and a concise and persuasive way in which to present the acquired material.  This method of instruction has been in use for hundreds of years, and is the means which produced most of history’s great thinkers; it is the new “old-way” of educating students with a long history of success. Graduates are familiar with reading, writing, Latin, logic, math, science, and the fine arts resulting in gracious, knowledgeable, and thoughtful men and women.

 

 

When does the school day start? End?

 

The school day starts at 8:15am and ends at 3:00pm.  Parents can drop off their child between 8:00am – 8:15am and pick up between 3:00pm – 3:15pm.

 

 

How do we start the process to enroll?

 

First fill out the student application which is located on our website.  Click on the admission’s tab. After you submit the application we will then contact you to set up a family tour and schedule a shadow day for your child.  During their shadow day they will take the entrance exam.  If you have any questions regarding the application process please do not hesitate to email or call Mindy Denissen, mdenissen@vailchristianacademy.org or 970.306.0076.

 

 

Do you offer financial assistance?

If the financial commitment is a concern for your family please fill out the financial assistance application.  The link to the financial assistance application is included in the school application on our website. We do our best to partner with every family and give assistance when needed.

 

 

 

Is there an entrance exam?

 

As part of the application and enrollment process we require all students to take our entrance exam.  This exam allows us to understand the academic strengths and weakness of each student and to plan accordingly.

 

 

Do you follow the same school calendar as ECSD?

 

No, we do not follow the Eagle County School District calendar.   Our calendar represents our Christian heritage and academic rigor.  Understanding this can be difficult for families of young children, we try our best to match on certain breaks to help families find outside care and plan family trips.

 

Why do you teach Latin?

 

Studies show that at least two years of Classical Latin not only augments one’s English vocabulary by 20,000 words, but also provides one with a meticulous understanding of English grammar. Classical Latin not only prepares one for a career in law, science, medicine, business or humanities, but will also enrich one’s life by allowing him to read the Western Classics.

 

 

When do the students start taking Spanish?

 

We start our Spanish Program in 6th grade.  Upper Academy students will take Spanish throughout their middle school years with the goal of completely the high school Spanish 1 course by 8th grade.

 

 

 

Are families required to volunteer?

 

Yes, we ask each family to volunteer at least 20 hours per year.