What is NVCA’s mission and history?

  • Our mission is to develop Christ-centered students who aspire to excellence and impact their communities for Him.
  • In 201O, NVCA became an independent, self-owned and operated Lutheran school in affiliation with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) system of over 1,000 schools throughout the United States.
  • NVCA is a nonprofit, private 501(c)(3) Christian school, serving families from all faith backgrounds. The school is operated and governed independently by an elected Board of Directors.
  • NVCA is not affiliated with a local church, but encourages families to connect with a church home.

What is the student population and class size?

  • The NVCA campus was designed for 620 students
    • Early childhood on level one
    • Elementary, middle school, and high school on level two
  • Preschool 3s:  Teacher/Student ratio of 1:13 (No changing table available. Students MUST be fully toilet trained).
  • Pre-kindergarten 4s:  Teacher/Student ratio of 1:15
  • K–12 classrooms:  Teacher/Student ratio of 1:24
  • Waiting lists begin with class sizes of 24 students, pending plans for class expansion

What are the hours of operation?

Preschool 3s and Pre-kindergarten 4s

Full-Day Options (8:15 a.m.–3:15 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, Thursday
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

PK–5th Grade:

  • Monday–Friday from 8:15 a.m.–3:15 p.m.

Middle School (6th–8th Grade):

  • Monday–Friday from 8:20 a.m.–3:25 p.m.

High School (9th–12th Grade):

  • Monday–Friday from 8:45 a.m.–3:25 p.m.


What hours are offered for extended care?

  • Extended Care for K–5th grade. Grade 3 begins before school at 7 a.m. and ends after school at 6 p.m.
  • 6–12th grade students are encouraged to join after school study groups, athletic teams, or clubs.

Contact Deanna Otto for more information.

Does NVCA have a comprehensive summer school program?

Available to students PK–12, NVCA summer camps provide families a wide range of choices. Each program is designed with a balance of instruction, collaboration, and free play and is overseen by experienced camp counselors. Our camps support the development of new friendships and exploration of new worlds through hands-on, minds-on activities. The summer schedule allows participants to choose a new camp each week in the month of June over summer break.

Contact Deanna Otto for more information.

Is there financial assistance?

  • Scholarships
  • Individual
  • Corporate

Financial Assistance Arizona Tax Credit is a tax-exempt school tuition organization (“STO”) which falls under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We are a qualifying private school and K–12 students (preschool is NOT eligible) may be eligible to receive scholarships through donations made by individuals or corporations. Check out our website for other financial support for families.

Contact Tanya Baker for more information.


NVCA is extremely grateful to the following organizations for their supportive partnerships with our school and our families:

  • Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization
  • School Choice Arizona
  • Institute for Better Education
  • The Lutheran Education Foundation, Inc.-Phoenix
  • Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
  • The Lutheran Church Extension Fund
  • Association of Christian Schools International
  • Grand Canyon University-Phoenix
  • Association of Lutheran Secondary Schools
  • Pacific Southwest District of the LCMS
  • The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod


Please Identify NVCA Accreditation Affiliations


NVCA carries full accreditation affiliations and is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International. As an affiliated member, NVCA has the support of the association in accreditation for early-education programs and primary and secondary certification of curriculum that prepares students academically to become devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Accreditation by AdvancED, with its rigorous on-site external reviews of PreK-12 programs, recognizes and validates NVCA’s clear vision and purpose, its commitment to continuously improving the curriculum, and experience for all learners to reach their full potential. NVCA is also accredited by the National Lutheran School Association. If you want to find out more about our community, visit our Facebook.

AdvancedED Accreditation
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The NVCA Promise

Steadfast in faith, NVCA is committed to a Christ-centered education that can transform lives and touch communities. Our role is to help define and reinforce a deep sense of God-given value, purpose and meaning in the pursuit of knowledge and growth in Christ for a transforming influence on the world. An NVCA education forms the foundation upon which all academic pursuits are built thereby enabling students to reach their full educational potential.