Welcome to Ventura Missionary School, where academic excellence, the arts, and faith are celebrated! Our passion at VMS is to provide an education that nurtures, enhances, and challenges. We desire that our students live a life of integrity, acting out their faith and treating others with respect and love. We desire that our students are academically challenged and love learning. We desire that our students are well-rounded and grow in creativity and artistic expression and knowledge.
We are dedicated to incorporating 21st-century teaching and learning, giving students the opportunity to explore and perfect their critical thinking skills. We are dedicated to teaching the whole child, aware that every child is unique and has different gifts. It is our desire to prepare students not only in the classroom, but on the playing field, on the stage, through leadership opportunities, through chapel time, and through extracurricular activities. Every experience at VMS is intentional and for the benefit of the whole child.
A Christian education that strives for academic excellence
A Faith that is strong and withstands the challenges in life
A Faculty who inspires our youth to internalize a love for learning
A strong foundation in language arts, foreign language, social sciences, mathematics, science, and the practical and fine arts
A mind that is trained for critical thinking and problem-solving skills
A commitment to embrace good study habits
A focus on a healthy and strong lifestyle that keeps the brain at it’s optimum
A shared value of character development, good citizenship and leadership
Please call or email us if you have any questions. We thank you for considering VMS for your child, call or click on the
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Spiritual Life |
At VMS, our heart is to inspire and teach our students to love God and others. We believe that it’s a necessity to know God’s Word and that it leads us to know God more intimately. One thing we know for sure is that when you know God, you can’t help but love others. VMS offers Bible class in all grades with specific and comprehensive curriculum. But it doesn’t stop there! We are committed to interweaving the truths of God in every subject and in each teachable moment throughout the day. We pray with our students and inspire them to love others, forgiving one-another as Christ has forgiven us. Our staff and our students are filled with joy and hope, and look to God’s word when faced with challenges and hurdles.
Faith at VMS is real. It’s expressed through worship in weekly chapels and events. Our students, families and staff are highly committed to community outreach opportunities like Missions Day, our Canned Food Drive, Coats for Kids, and Shoe Drives and more.
We are passionate about serving others and not our own interest. Our Middle School students are required to submit Outreach Hours each quarter. Middle School students also enjoy our week long Outdoor Ed program in the great outdoors where they experience excellence in science education, along with amazing sessions of Biblical teaching and worship time. At the end of 8th grade, we see the beautiful reflection of Christ in our students as they close out their education with the 8th Grade Retreat, Testimony Chapel, and Graduation.
Walking alongside our students in their spiritual growth is such a privilege and we continue to be amazed by the impact God makes in each student’s life. It is at the core of everything we do here at VMS.
Our Mission |
“Ventura Missionary School is a ministry of Ventura Missionary Church. Our mission is to clearly present Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior to preschool through eighth grade children and their families. We will accomplish this in a spiritually focused, supportive school environment with high academic and behavioral standards through instruction based on God’s Word.”
Ventura Missionary School has served Ventura County for over 35 years. VMS was founded in 1980 by public school administrators who wanted to establish a strong academic Christian school that would provide another school choice for the area. From the very beginning, the school was structured well, with high academic and behavioral expectations for students, challenging, standards-based curriculum, and credential requirements for teachers. We employ a group of dedicated Christian staff members who have a passion for training up children and teaching through a Biblical world-view. They consider it a privilege to teach Bible each day in addition to academic subjects and enjoy sharing their Biblical knowledge during chapel each week throughout the school year.
Ventura Missionary School is located in the beautiful foothills of Ventura. We share our campus with our partner in ministry, Ventura Missionary Church. We enjoy an expansive campus with a full state of the art gym and science lab. Our campus is split with the lower campus offering elementary (K-4) classrooms, including kindergarten and our partner in education, Ventura Missionary Pre-School. The Upper Campus includes fifth grade classrooms, along with our middle school (6-8). Our fifth grade students enjoy their breaks and lunches with their peers in 4th grade. Middle School breaks and lunches are structured at a separate time.
We enjoy a clean campus in a beautiful setting at VMS, with a small amphitheater in a beautiful, natural setting behind our upper middle school campus. Our students enjoy worshiping in God’s creation, along with enjoying some science projects outdoors. Our teachers often use this setting to lead their students in some deeper discussions about the Lord. It’s a great place to worship together and to have fun too.
Although we enjoy an expansive setting, VMS is considered a closed campus. Safety for our students is a top priority. Guests must check in with the school office on the upper campus before volunteering in the classroom or participating in activities.
Extended Care |
At Ventura Missionary School, we understand the importance of a safe and reliable student care program for families. Our desire is to partner with you in the education of your child, and we’ve been extending that care beyond our school hours for over 10 years. Our Extended Care providers lovingly provide a safe environment to K-8 students. Not only will VMS students experience a fun and engaging outdoor experience, but they will also have special time carved out to complete important homework. We know that schedules are busy and we eagerly offer that structured time for our Extended Care Program Participants. Let’s take a look at the details:
Morning Care - Begins at 7:30 a.m., checking in with daycare personnel. Morning care costs $1.25 per day. If students arrive at 7:45 a.m. or later, care is free. Elementary students check in on the lower campus, playground. Middle School students check in at the upper campus near the flag pole.
Kindy Care - Begins at 1:30 p.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. Kindergarten students enjoy time together with their teachers in the classroom. If Kindergarten students need extended care, they will transition to extended care with elementary students which is offered until 5:30 p.m. Cost for Kindy Care is $5.00 per hour or $1.25 for any portion of a 15 minute increment..
After Care - Begins at 3:00 p.m. for Elementary students on the lower campus. Care also begins for Middle School students on the upper campus at 3:15 p.m. Cost for Extended Care is also $5.00 per hour or $1.25 for any portion of a 15 minute increment. After Care operates until 5:30 p.m.
*Late pick-ups (after 5:30 p.m.) are billed $1.25 per minute after 5:30 p.m.
VMS Extended Care Program is a pay-in-advance program. You may pay your payment in advance, in the school office.
Extended Care Program Contact #: After 4pm, you may reach our Extended Care Program Staff member at 805-228-2370.