Tucked away in one of South OC’s favorite family-oriented communities is Aliso Viejo Christian School (AVCS), a very special place that embodies the kind of wholesome goodness parents yearn for when choosing a school for their children.
What does AVCS have to offer?
AVCS is an accredited, private, Christian school serving Junior Kindergarten through 8th grade. Fueled by our faith in Jesus, we are dedicated to excellence and our students’ success. One of our new parents, Natalie C., who started her children at AVCS this school year says, “We chose AVCS for many reasons, starting with the Christ-centered values. The campus is beautiful, the academics are above all other schools that we had toured, and the extracurricular activities that are offered are great.”
Another parent, Darci G., mother of 4, started her children at AVCS this year as well and shares, “We chose a AVCS because of the smaller class sizes. We felt the school campus was very secure. And most importantly we wanted our kids to excel spiritually as well as academically. We knew the school was a great fit.” Darci G. goes on to explain, “Our oldest son is a professional actor so it was important to us that the school offered a reputable theatre department and he has absolutely loved the drama program at AVCS!”
AVCS cherishes the academic experience alongside vast enrichment opportunities in a small classroom environment. The enrichment classes include science lab, music, art, drama, computer lab, Spanish, multimedia and more. When the school day comes to an end the AVCS students love taking part in athletics like volleyball, soccer, basketball and cross country, as well as after-school programs including archery, art, chess, and the AVCS Math Team!
Sanam M., mother of two daughters (first grade and JK), talks about how she values the extra-curricular programs at AVCS, “My kids love their school so much. They also participate in many after school activities since my husband and I both work full time. AVCS also provides summer camps and camps during Thanksgiving and Winter break which have been such a blessing for us. I trust this school so much and know that our kids are exactly where they are meant to be!”
One of the very special things about AVCS is the warm community of families. Natalie C. describes it, “When we first started at AVCS it was amazing to see how accepting the other families were of our family. The room moms are always planning ‘play dates’ or ‘moms’ nights’ to get to know one another. It has been so helpful in the transition from one school to another.”
AVCS also offers resources for parents and families to help support them through the influential years of their child’s development such as parent seminars on major topics, family nights provided by our home parish and unlimited access to RightNow Media, a streaming website devoted to storing and sharing thousands of Christian and Biblical materials. “RightNow Media has made a huge impact on our family,” shares Darci G., “There is a plethora of wonderful selections for each of us and we all enjoy sitting down together to watch it as a family.”
Why should you choose AVCS?
Our loving staff is focused on nurturing each student to their highest potential. At AVCS, we believe there is more to creating a well-rounded student than academics alone.
The AVCS staff takes care to create balance each day of supporting emotional and spiritual development alongside of academics. “We have a Kindergartener with a disability, and it has been truly touching how closely her teacher works with her. The one-on-one environment and accommodations that have been provided for her has been amazing,” states Darci G.
Another new parent this year shared a testimonial with us that really describes the relationship between staff, students and family: “Though it’s only been a short while since we enrolled, we are massively blown away by the level of attention, care, support, awareness, and faith, brought by AVCS. At AVCS, the outpouring love for each child and the one-on-one attention (in a class setting of only 18 in Kinder) is truly remarkable. Everyone at AVCS is incredibly kind, nurturing and supportive. I cannot imagine my children being anywhere else!” says Meredith L.
Each year, AVCS creates school-year themes like “Be Kind,” “Choose Joy,” “Love Conquers All” and this year’s theme: “Think Big Dream Big” to inspire both students and the community of families. Teachers and staff use these themes to create special projects and incentives for students. As a school, we find that these themes help unite us as a school body and a family.
When you choose AVCS, you choose more than a school, you choose a loving, Christian community filled with strong values and support.
How do you learn more? …Book at tour!
The best way to learn more about our school and get a feel whether AVCS is right for your family is to book a tour! Every tour is led by our very own principal, Kalyn Peterson! Peterson values this individual time with new parents who are in the very crucial phase of choosing the best school for their child(ren).
Peterson and the entire staff at AVCS are passionate about our school and never hesitate to show our students and families how much they care. “The principal, only one word can describe her…… Amazing! The love she has for her school (staff and students) is undeniable and it shows through the teachers and staff. She’s always outside in the mornings and afternoon smiling, waving and greeting the kids and parents,” says Natalie C.
The AVCS administrative team takes a hands-on approach that makes them stand out among other schools. “The principal, Mrs. Peterson, will come and talk to the parents regularly and develop a personal relationship with each family. I had never experienced that at our previous Christian school where we had been at for 7 years,” explains Darci G.
At AVCS, we feel extremely blessed to be led by such a supportive and strong staff that is made up of wonderful, incredibly kind individuals who offer the love and support that truly help our students thrive!
“We heard so many great things about AVCS from friends, but when our daughter started attending in 2020, we got to experience it for ourselves! Not only is she getting a great education, but she is surrounded by loving teachers and staff! We can’t imagine a better fit for our daughter!” says Alisa S.
Come and experience AVCS for yourself; book your tour today! We are now enrolling for the 2022-2023 school year. You can give us a call at: 949-389-0300 or book a time directly from our website at https://www.alisoviejochristianschool.org/. Click on Request a Tour from the home page. We look forward to sharing AVCS with your family!