About MVCS
These are some common questions asked about Mesilla Valley Christian School. If your questions aren't answered here, we would love to answer them for you. Call us at (575) 525 8515!


Is MVCS accredited?
What are Academics like at MVCS?
What extra-curricular activities are available at MVCS?
Is Bible class required of all students?
What is the average student-teacher ratio?
Are parents able to be involved with their child's education at MVCS?
Why should I send my child to a Christian School?
Do you have to attend a certain church in order to attend MVCS?




Is MVCS accredited?

MVCS is one of the few private schools in New Mexico to be with dual accredidation, through Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the North Central Commission on Higher Education (AdvancED/NCA). MVCS full-time faculty maintain certification through the ACSI and many also with the State of New Mexico. In order for a teacher to earn ACSI certification they must complete all the typical requirements that the state requires and take course work in the Christian philosophy of education, as well as six semester hours of Bible classes.



What are Academics like at MVCS?

More information is available in our Academics section.



What extra-curricular activities are available at MVCS?

More information is available in our Student Life section.



Is Bible class required of all students?

At MVCS we consider God's Word (Bible) to be central in our school and the student's classroom. Since 1974 our school has continually operated under the guidance of God's Word and His hand of provision on our campus. Every student from grades K-12 has a daily Bible class as part of the core curriculum taught by experienced Bible teachers who have a passion for imparting God's Word to young people. The development of a Christian worldview into all aspects of the student's education is a core value of MVCS.



What is the average student-teacher ratio?

This ratio varies depending upon grade levels, yet a typical elementary class is approximately 18:1 while the typical secondary class is 20:1. Specialty classes such as band and choir may be more, while upper level electives such as AP Calculus and Spanish IV may be far less.



Are parents able to be involved with their child's education at MVCS?

Parents are not only able, but strongly encouraged to take an active role in their child's education at MVCS. This can be done by helping out as a "classroom mom or dad," helping with elementary reading groups, chaperoning field trips, assisting with fund raisers, working with such annual events as Track & Field Day (May), Dad's Day (Fall), or Grandparent's Day (Fall). Parents have the opportunity every August to sign up for a wide variety of volunteer opportunities at the school.



Why should I send my child to a Christian School?

We believe that education must be conducted within the context of our Christian faith and commitment. God places special responsibilities on us as parents which can be met only through Christian education. Because our children are gifts of the Lord, we must proceed in faith to educate and prepare them to live the Christian life under God, with others, in the world.In Christian schools, students learn to look at the world through the lens of the Bible. They develop a Christian worldview and gain a desire to transform the world. The groundwork is laid for God to use later in their lives to extend His kingdom. Here, students learn that they are uniquely gifted by God to serve Him and they learn to listen for God's direction in the use of these gifts.



Do you have to attend a certain church in order to attend MVCS?

No. Mesilla Valley Christian School is a Protestant, evangelical, theologically conservative K2-12 Christian school chartered by the State of New Mexico in 1974. Our faculty, staff, and board come from churches such as PCA Presbyterian, Baptist, Bible, Assembly of God, Church of Christ, Nazarene, Evangelical Free, and Church of God to name a few.