Our Program...

Village Christian School was a private school established in 1994 through the diligent and faithful efforts of Dwight and Kitty Hesson. It is located on the property of Mid-Western Children’s Home. Although no longer a private school, VCS is proud to open it's doors today to students with behavioral, emotional, and academic needs.

The school is still chartered by the Ohio Department of Education and is accredited to give high school diplomas to every student who successfully completes the requirements for graduation from the 12th grade. Village Christian School serves students in the 7th through 12th grades. Students receive instruction in core courses, plus electives such as health, physical education, art, technology, and current events.

The school is staffed by a 100% highly qualified faculty. Students also receive therapeutic services including group and individual counseling, family counseling, and even community support and home bound services.

Where we work

Mid-Western Children’s Home shares its 167 acre campus with Village Christian School (VCS).  The complex includes 2 basketball gymnasiums, baseball and soccer fields, campground, and a 14 acre lake.  

VCS is committed to providing its students with the latest in technology available with its computer lab and classrooms.  We also have a home economics lab that is utilized for life skills development.

How do students get here?

For alternative placement at VCS, referrals must be made by the home school district.  The option of placement at Village Christian can be discussed during an IEP meeting.  District officials will then contact VCS to schedule an intake meeting that would be held at our facility. Parents may also choose to send their child to VCS as a private placement. Contact Matthew Almquist at matthew.almquist@vcstesc.org for more information on enrolling your child.

What type of student do we work with?

Our students might exhibit one or more of the following:

  • Poor Peer Relationships
  • Truancy/Poor School Performance
  • Learning Differences
  • Depression / Disrespect
  • Adoption/ Divorce/ Family Issues
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Poor Anger Management
  • Immaturity / Impulsivity
  • Bi-Polar Disorder
  • Mood Difficulties
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Addictions