About Vandalia Christian School
The vision for a Christian school was begun by Pastor David Oates of Jones Memorial Baptist Church (the former name of Vandalia Baptist Church). His concerns over the depraved condition of the public schools prompted him to start the school. He cited three specific reasons for starting the school: education in a Christian atmosphere, spiritual training, and evangelism.
Vandalia Christian School, a non-profit ministry of Vandalia Baptist Church, began in 1970 with a kindergarten class that met in the church. On August 25, 1971, the school opened for grades kindergarten through 10th with over 300 students. In 1980, the ministry purchased additional land and the construction of a multipurpose building housing classrooms, office space, cafeteria, library, music room, and gymnasium was completed.
In 1982, Donnie Oates became pastor of Vandalia Baptist Church and served as school administrator for 14 years. In 1996, Dr. Mark Weatherford joined the staff as principal and later became the administrator. A 16 classroom elementary building was added in 2000 and an additional gymnasium and storage facility was completed in 2003. Pastor Oates, Mr. Cordova, Mrs. Herriage and Dr. Weatherford, round out our administrative staff.
Philosophy of Christian Education
True education is Biblical and Christian as found in the Word of God and centered around the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is that education or training that is based upon and seeks to incorporate Biblical truths and principles in every area of life through the medium of teaching by word and deed to guide every individual to maturity in Christ. Read More
Every school is defined and known by distinctive hallmarks or distinguishing qualities. The prominent compelling trait of a Christian school that successfully impacts students is a divinely empowered school climate where students are spiritually and intellectually equipped to serve Christ. An effective and God honoring climate is:
- Rooted in the Word of God
- Centered on the preeminence of Christ
- Reflective of Christ’s teaching and character
- Dependent on the Spirit of God
- Permeated with prayer
- Passionate in its pursuit of excellence for God’s glory
- Loving in its environment where people are valued because they are created in God’s image
God is the Author of Truth and the Creator of life, and He must be honored and glorified by the distinctives of a Christian school. Prayerful, intentional focus on these seven distinctives will yield meaningful fruit for Vandalia Christian School and for those it serves.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33
Accreditation / Affiliations
Vandalia Christian School is fully accredited on the State, National and Regional level by the American Association of Christian Schools, the North Carolina Christian School Association, the North American Christian School Accrediting Agency, the National Council for Private School Accreditation and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. We are also members of The National Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society and the College Board.
We are located at 3919 Pleasant Garden Rd. in Greensboro, NC. Our physical plant sits on over 25 acres and currently consists of four main buildings, a baseball field and soccer field.
Please visit our Campus Page for more information including a virtual tour, map, pickup/drop-off traffic flow and pictures.
Faculty & Staff
God has abundantly blessed VCS with a well-trained, dedicated staff of highly qualified teachers. Their goal is to exemplify Christ through their godly example in and out of the classroom. Showing forth Christ in attitude, spirit and actions helps develop young people with a heart for God. Our strong evangelistic ministry in the classrooms is the reason we have many students accept Jesus as their personal savior each year and the discipleship our students receive ensures a path of growth. We seek to be an extension of the vibrant Christian home offering a well-rounded advanced curriculum.
For a listing of our Faculty & Staff along with short bios, please visit our Faculty & Staff page.