Vail Christian High School
Located in one of the most sought after destinations in the United States, Vail Christian High School (VCHS) provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for international students. The Vail Valley is a breathtaking, popular mountain destination year-round, made famous by its world class ski resorts of Vail and Beaver Creek. Vail Christian High School provides a well-rounded and rigorous college preparatory education, beautiful location and a loving environment for international students to thrive.
Ranked the #1 Christian High School in Colorado
Located in one of the most sought after destinations in the United States, Vail Christian High School (VCHS) provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for international students. The Vail Valley is a breathtaking, popular mountain destination year-round, made famous by its world class ski resorts of Vail and Beaver Creek. Vail Christian High School provides a well-rounded and rigorous college preparatory education, beautiful location and a loving environment for international students to thrive. We believe that international students enhance our global perspective and mirror the ethnically and culturally diverse world that God created. VCHS is devoted to high academic standards and college preparation within a Christian atmosphere based on love, respect, and understanding. Vail Christian High School provides a safe, healthy and spectacular place for students to achieve their highest academic potential.
Vail Christian High School, located in Edwards, Colorado, is nestled in the awe-inspiring Vail Valley with views of the majestic Gore and Sawatch mountain ranges. Students study, live and play where others travel from around the world to experience Vail mountain’s spectacular skiing terrain and mountain setting. With breathtaking ski resorts such as Vail and Beaver Creek, stunning world class golf courses, epic mountain bike and hiking trails, and fresh mountain air, the phrase “Like nothing on Earth” comes to life before your very eyes. The Vail Valley provides a healthy lifestyle and small town safety with world class amenities and is only a 1.5 hour drive to Denver International Airport.
Vail Christian High School is recognized as a distinguished college prep school with 15 AP courses offered. All students participate in the AP program, averaging 8 AP courses in their high school years. Many are awarded the prestigious AP Scholar designation. Dual Enrollment (DE) courses are offered through Colorado Chrisitan University and University of Colorado - Colorado Springs. Our program is rich in academic rigor and requires that all students who participate are proficient in English.
PROJECT LEAD THE WAY SCHOOL
United around a passion for providing students with inspiring, engaging, and empowering learning opportunities in STEM education and careers, VCHS is proud to be a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) school. PLTW courses in Engineering, Biomedical and Computer Science complement their AP counterparts with more experiential, hands-on and transformative learning experiences. The HIVE, home of innovation, validation and excellence, provides a creative place and cutting edge equipment that allows students to collaborate, create and learn in new exciting ways.
College counseling begins as soon as a student enters our school. With a full-time, dedicated college counselor, SAT and ACT prep, and a customized plan for each student, VCHS positions students for acceptance into the most prestigious U.S. colleges and universities. In 2021 VCHS students were awarded $3.7 million in merit scholarships with all acceptances. Our goal is to help guide students to reach their future goals and achieve their highest academic potential.
STUDENT EXPERIENCE AND ACTIVITIES
International students are fully integrated into life as an American high school student through our small class sizes, strong sense of camaraderie between students, classes centered on discussion and participation, and after-school activities and athletics. We’re grateful for our community. It’s like a family and one of the reasons you’ll discover why VCHS is such a special place. We seek to foster a school culture in which love is primary and respect and understanding for others’ backgrounds and experiences is non-negotiable.
VCHS also offers unique opportunities through our Visual Arts Department, Media Production, Dance Studio, AP Art Studio, Worship Arts, Choral Ensemble and spectacular theater productions from our performing arts department. Our theater director also serves as our choral director with a long history of students entering the state vocal competition.
Inside the Thomas Morgan Wheeler Arts and Athletics Center sits the valley’s best gym for volleyball and basketball where Saints pride comes to life! Students are actively engaged in football, golf, dance, volleyball, tennis, basketball, soccer, skiing, mountain biking and track and field, along with many other athletic activities available throughout our mountain community.
International students are supported in every way including living with a host family. We value the entire experience of our international students, not just the academic school day. Students are placed in loving, supportive, Christian homes and become a member of the family. Host families must have a student currently enrolled in VCHS so they can help international students smoothly transition into life as a SAINT, introduce them to friends and allow for a positive experience at VCHS in every way possible!
Advanced Placement Courses , College credit courses, STEM
Type of School
Student Body GenderCo-ed
Scholarships for International StudentsNo
Conditional Admission AvailableNo
Accreditation and CertificationCognia
Type of HousingHomestay
Visit us31621 Hwy 6 Edwards, CO
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