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"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."
(Proverbs 22:6)



VCA is dedicated to the philosophy that a Christian education, with its associated values and roots, is the best education.  All education is spiritual in nature and true education must be administered in a spiritual atmosphere that recognizes God as an orderly Personality who created man and the universe and that He is the Author of order, reason, and reality that are reflected in the universe.  All truth is God's truth.

Parents have been given the responsibilty for the spiritual as well as the intellectual training of their children.  The school's role is to help them fulfill this responsibilty. 

Our goal is to mold a well-rounded student who demonstrates academic excellence and displays the spiritual and social maturity to glorify God.




In the year 2000, our former principal, Rod Deem, felt that Vandalia needed another option for educating children.  With the cooperation of First Baptist Church, Vandalia Christian Academy was officially opened.  The school contained only three grades at that time, kindergarten through second grade.

  • 94% of VCA students have graduated high school

  • 87.5% of VCA graduates go on to attend college.  This is compared to Illinois' average of 57.4%

  • 1 of 4 classes has produced a Valedictorian.


The future at VCA is promising! The school continues to grow as we add new families.  With growth comes change, and we look forward to following God's leading as we strive to make VCA the best place for a Christian education for our students.


Your prayers and your strong parental involvement will help to ensure that this school will be blessed and will reach a high level of spiritual and academic achievement.  The cooperation between the school and the family is foundational to our heart.  VCA is continually seeking better communication between parents and faculty.  We believe that a school that prays together stays together- with the Lord receiving the glory.  

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