First Christian School Re-Named as Veritas Christian Academy

Top Napa Private School Celebrates 20th Year with New Name and New Focus

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7/10/18 Napa, CA: Veritas Christian Academy (VCA), a leading preschool – 8th grade private education institution in the Napa Valley has announced a new name and curriculum focus, as the school enters its 20th year. Founded in 1998, as First Christian School of Napa, the institution has long been regarded as a place for positive and academically excellent learning experiences, delivered in a safe, family-focused environment. VCA students have excelled in preparation for higher education and later in life.

The name change comes as part of the school’s strategic vision to expand its reach to the greater Napa Valley. Rather than being linked to a single church, the school will now work to foster a support network of multiple churches, community organizations, families and individuals.  Earlier this year, the school announced a multi-campus approach, which will commence in September 2018. Preschool through 5th grade programs will remain on the First Christian Church campus, now referred to as the VCA South Campus.  Middle School, 6th-8th grade, will move to the Grace Church campus, now referred to as the VCA North Campus.

Coinciding with the new name and multi-campus strategy, the school will take on a STEAM-based curriculum focus: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. STEAM is an integrated approach to learning, which requires a purposeful connection between standards, assessments, lesson design and implementation. The goal of the STEAM program is to deliver a more active and well-rounded academic experience.

“2018 is a banner year for our school on many fronts,” said VCA Head of School, Dawnelle Ellis. “We celebrate our 20th year with a new name and re-affirmed focus on delivering an outstanding education to our students. The heart of our new name, Veritas, is Latin for truth. Teaching truth, God’s truth, is the core of our mission. We couldn’t be more thrilled to begin this new era for our school and the entire Napa Valley community.”

About Veritas Christian Academy:

Veritas Christian Academy (VCA) was originally founded as First Christian School in 1998, with the mission of partnering with parents to provide their children with a challenging academic education instilled with Christian values. Since that time, the school has grown to include award-winning preschool, elementary and middle school programs. VCA students overwhelmingly enjoy their school experience, and graduate with lives of purpose, service and leadership. VCA features academically and emotionally well-rounded STEAM curriculum, effective student-teacher ratios, outstanding test scores, dual-accreditation and a distinctive family atmosphere. To learn more, call 707-253-7226.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students:

Veritas Christian Academy is a business of Napa Valley Christian Education Group (NVCEG), a 501(c)(3) organization. NVCEG schools admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It doesn’t discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.