A well-rounded education isn’t just about academics. At Tualatin Valley Academy, we mentor servant leaders through a variety of activities.
All-school Chapel happens weekly at Tualatin Valley Academy. Students and teachers alike take time out of their week to spend time together learning about God, and students often lead out in Chapel. Other topics of interest may also be presented at Chapel, from student speedstacking competitions to concerts to presentations about healthy living. It is a time for students of all ages to interact, to draw closer to God and to learn something new.
Family Groups and buddy classes
All students are placed in family groups each school year. Family groups consist of students of all ages and a faculty sponsor, and they do projects and events together throughout the school year. This provides an opportunity for our older students to mentor our younger students. Additionally, some classes are buddy classes, meaning that the older students spend time reading to and doing activities with younger students.
Service to others is a core value at Tualatin Valley Academy. We take God's command to serve each other humbly, in love, seriously. Students are encouraged to participate in community service activities. See below for some of the service projects we have done.
First and Second Grade Service Project - Our First and Second Graders spend time every December doing chores to raise money for charity projects.
School-wide Camp Fire Fundraiser - In 2018, the school came together to sponsor a movie night and silent auction with all proceeds going to the victims of the Camp Fire in Paradise, CA.
Food Bank Projects - Our 7th-10th graders have gone and worked in our local food bank, and the whole school has done a food drive to help make a dent in hunger here in Oregon!
Jump Rope for Heart - Students raised $4110 for the American Heart Association in 2019, and we are looking forward to seeing what they can do this year!
7th and 8th Grade Community Service Projects - 7th and 8th graders are required to perform 5 hours of community service per quarter as part of their Bible class. What that community service is exactly is the student's choice, but they are encouraged to volunteer at food banks, retirement homes, animal shelters, hospitals and other community events.
Binoculars for Teachers in the Amazon Rainforest - TVA is collecting binoculars to send to teachers in the Peruvian Amazon so that they have the tools they need to teach their students about the nature that surrounds them! For more information on the project, click here.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fundraiser - In 2018 and 2019 we partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to help raise funds for cancer research. We believe that a major part of any strong Christian is the ability to have compassion for the world in need around us, and we work to integrate that as a fundamental part of the education we provide at TVA.
Associated Student Body
ASB is made up of elected officers and two staff sponsors. They plan spiritual and social activities for the whole school, such as the Agape Feast, Spirit Week, Harvest Party, Christmas Decoration Day and Talent Show.
Other activities are just for Jr. High students, like Vespers, Ice Skating, the Jr. High Banquet, Ski School Trip, Downtown Scavenger Hunt and Jet Boats.