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The CVCA middle school experience is uniquely different from many other educational avenues offered today. Our students are afforded opportunities that most have to wait for high school to enjoy. Whether it’s Mandarin classes with Mr. Hyatt who has real-life experience using the language to spread hope, or Robotics and Academic Challenge teams where real-world skills are put to the test, or a fine arts program that encourages each student to be their best…there is something for everyone.

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Middle School Courses

Our middle school programming encourages a student’s academic, spiritual, social, and physical growth. Dedicated middle school educators teach the core subjects of Bible, English, Math, Science, and Social Studies, preparing students for the demands of our high school college-prep program. Students also take courses in World Language, Physical Education, Fine Arts, and Technology. Our Christ-permeated program fosters curiosity, creativity, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and compassion – collectively referred to as the C7 Experience.


Middle School Retreats

At the start of each school year, CVCA middle school students participate in grade-level specific retreats: 6th grade Ignition, 7th grade JumpStart, and 8th grade LaunchPoint. Each retreat provides students the opportunity to meet new friends and new teachers while engaging in action-packed activities. Programming varies by grade level, but each retreat includes team-building activities designed to bond their class such as games, ropes courses, rock-climbing, zip lines, swimming, crafting, and other adventures. Students are also challenged to grow closer to the Lord and to one another during times of spiritual enrichment that include great music and messages.

Ignition 6th Grade Retreat

CVCA’s 6th Grade JumpStart 2021 will be at Camp Carl August 19-20 (dependent on COVID-19 updates). Ignition starts everything off in the right direction as students begin their CVCA journey. Ice-breaking, team-building, and anxiety-easing worship and community experiences encompass the two-day (overnight) adventure camp.

Ignition Documents and Forms:
Registration >>
Parent Information Letter >>
Packing List >>
Medical Form >>
Parent Chaperone Application >>
Parent Chaperone Pastoral Reference Form >>

JumpStart 7th Grade Retreat

CVCA’s 7th Grade JumpStart 2021 will be at Camp Carl August 16-17 (dependent on COVID-19 updates). JumpStart provides an exciting opportunity for 7th grade students to strengthen prior relationships, get to know new students and teachers, and grow in their relationship with the Lord through chapels, worship, devotional times, and other exciting activities.

JumpStart Documents and Forms:
Registration >>
Parent Information Letter >>
Activity Participation Agreement >>
Packing List >>
Medical Form >>
Parent Chaperone Application >>
Parent Chaperone Pastoral Reference Form >>

LaunchPoint 8th Grade Event

CVCA’s 8th Grade LaunchPoint 2021 is scheduled for August 13 (dependent on COVID-19 updates). More information will be provided as soon as possible.

Held on campus, LaunchPoint is a fun half-day, team-building event when returning and new 8th graders get to know each other and connect as they begin the new school year. Student groups enjoy various “challenges” and plenty of social time to catch up with classmates and make new friends. We also spend devotional time focused on the upcoming school year.


What does the application process look like?

We begin accepting applications on October 1 and make admissions decisions as applications become complete based upon the following criteria:

  • The applicant’s academic, attendance, and behavioral record at previous schools
  • Referrals and teacher comments on progress reports and grade cards
  • Standardized test performance over multiple years
  • Student performance on the CVCA Placement Test at or above national averages
  • The quality and honesty of the student’s responses on the student questionnaire
  • The family’s commitment to Christian Education
  • The family’s previous relationship with CVCA (siblings/alumni)
  • The family’s commitment to and involvement in a local evangelical church
  • The family’s commitment to teaching and modeling Biblical choices in the home
Is there a cap on enrollment for the 6th grade at CVCA?

Yes. Due to space restrictions there are a limited number of openings for 6th grade. Early application and enrollment is strongly encouraged as we do expect to have a waiting list.

Does the middle school have its own designated faculty and administrator?

Yes. CVCA’s middle school faculty members are experts in their field, but also relationally focused and biblically minded. Our middle school teaching team is dedicated to our younger students in a classroom structure that is developmentally appropriate. Our middle school Administrator is Mr. Scott Iannetta. (

Is the middle school physically separate from the high school?

Yes. Middle school students have their own dedicated space including state-of-the-art science labs, area for academic assistance, and refurbished classroom space devoted exclusively to their academic needs. The middle school also has a separate entrance in a dedicated wing of our building and hallways with closed fire doors separating them from the high school. The middle school has a dedicated lunch period and lunch room.

Do middle school students have access to Chromebooks?

Yes. Every enrolled CVCA student is issued a Chromebook of their own. We are committed to using technology as a tool to enhance all levels of education.

How is the middle school experience distinct from the high school?

CVCA’s middle school is developmentally appropriate and educationally innovative, preparing students for the rigors of our college-prep high school. The program is focused specifically on the C7Experience: curiosity, creativity, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, compassion, and Christ-centeredness.

Are scholarships and financial aid available for middle school students?

Yes. We award 20 one-time Presidential Scholarships worth $1,500 each to be applied toward a new student’s first year at CVCA. These are awarded to the top applicants in each admission year. Ten are awarded in January, and ten more in March. All students may also apply for need-based financial aid from CVCA. Financial aid can cover a maximum of 60% of the student’s tuition bill.

Can my 6th grader participate in middle school sports and fine arts programming?

OHSAA does not sponsor athletic competition for 6th graders. However, we do offer options for 6th graders within OHSAA regulations which include some inter-school and intra-school play. All middle schoolers have the option to participate in performing arts courses.

Can my middle school student take high school credit classes?

Yes. Students may qualify to take high school courses for credit at CVCA while in middle school.

What transportation options do I have from my school district?

Middle school students have a distinct pickup and drop off area at the middle school entrance. Bussing is available from the following school districts: Akron, Aurora, Bedford, Copley-Fairlawn, Coventry, Hudson, Kent, Nordonia, Stow-Munroe Falls, Twinsburg, Woodridge, and Walsh Jesuit (pay to ride from Medina, Brunswick, Hinckley, Richfield, Strongsville, North Royalton, Brecksville, Bainbridge, and Solon). The Akron Metro also has a bus stop at CVCA. Our staff can provide a list of other families from your area to assist you with arranging carpools.

Do middle school students have recess?

All CVCA middle school students have a designated time for lunch and free time for social and physical activity in the middle of the day.

What does a typical school day look like for 6th grade?

CVCA middle school students have five core classes daily (Bible, English, Math, Science, Social Studies) and have additional periods with special subjects like band, choir, gym, health, art, and technology.


The middle school experience at CVCA is life changing. Middle schoolers are developmentally ready to make their faith their own and CVCA’s middle school provides an incredible environment for students to grow spiritually. Our middle school experience is packed with powerful spiritual experiences like JumpStart and WinterBlast that help students move toward authentic faith.
Zachary Churchill
7th Grade Bible Teacher