What is an Independent School?

We are often asked the question: What is an independent private school?

Below are some definitions and characteristics that help to explain what sets independent private education apart from other educational options.


Functioning as an independent private school means that we do not receive any funding from the federal, state or local government, and although our school is firmly established in Biblical principles, we are not affiliated with, nor receive financial support from a particular denomination.


Unlike public institutions that are governed by a public school board, Valor’s primary leadership is held by a President/CEO who works in close partnership with the Board of Education and Board of Trustees which speak to every area of our school ensuring our pursuit of excellence in all.

Valor Christian employs an entrepreneurial and performance based model of leadership and governance. In Valor’s model, a President/CEO holds the primary leadership position and calls on educational, athletic and co-curricular experts to lead and direct in specific areas of Valor’s educational model in order to maintain an overall vision for excellence and quality across all facets.

Through this model of leadership, Valor captures the best practices of business and education to truly make a focused and sound operating institution.

Engaged Parents

At Valor we believe that parents are the primary educators of their children and it is our aim to partner with them in that effort. To that end our parent community is active in the life of our school, helping to foster alignment between home and school in the educational pursuits of your student.

Accreditation and Honors

Valor Christian High School is fully accredited with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) as well as AdvancED. ACSI and AdvancED operate under a co-accreditation agreement allowing Valor to possess accreditation through both associations.

In 2015, Valor was selected as one of the first two schools in the world to achieve ACSI Exemplary Accreditation status.

On September 29, 2015, Valor received the prestigious 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award by the United States Department of Education, representing one of only three private high schools in the country to receive this award.