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History of the School

Valley Stream Christian Academy

In September 1997, Pastor Steven Milazzo, senior pastor of Bethlehem Assembly of God, answered the calling God had placed on his heart to open a church school in which children would be educated in excellence according to a biblical worldview. Growing Life Christian Academy opened with 23 students and by the second year, there were a total of 35 students. At this time, it was independent study using PACES with Accelerated Christian Academy. What began as an elementary school quickly evolved into a K-12 Christian school with its first senior class graduating in 2000.  It was during this period of growth that the name was changed to Valley Stream Christian Academy.

The original school was housed in the 12 East Fairview Ave. building.  As Bethlehem Assembly grew and purchased additional buildings, VSCA also continued to grow and began to utilize 11 Mineola Ave. first, then 15 Mineola Ave, which housed the school library before becoming the Science Lab. The Multi-Ministry Center (MMC) Building located at 74 S. Grove Street was added in 2006, formally making it the Junior/Senior High school building.  

VSCA alumni have gone on to attend Hofstra, Adelphi, NYIT, Stony Brook, Molloy, St. John's University, Queens College, Liberty, Southeastern, Baylor, and many other colleges and universities and have pursued careers as attorneys, physician assistants, nurses, teachers, journalists, pastors, and a host of other callings.

We are tremendously grateful to the Lord for His direction and provision over these many years, and we look forward to the wonderful things He has in store for VSCA.