Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy

Partners with Messiah University

Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy students, families and employees receive special benefits from Messiah University.

Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy is proud to be a part of Messiah University's  K-12 educational partnership—named the Pathway Partners Program—designed to create mutually beneficial lifelong learning opportunities between Messiah and CVCA students, families and employees. See the accordion below for specific Pathway Partners benefits:

Messiah University works with CVCA to create dual enrollment opportunities during the spring, summer and fall terms to meet the needs of high-achieving CVCA students who want to take college-level courses that can satisfy both high school and college credit. Pathway Partners schools receive a 20% discount off our already competitive dual enrollment rate. Students are eligible for up to seven credits per semester at $120 per credit hour.

For more information contact Matt Reitnour, director of enrollment partnerships at Messiah University.

  • Graduates of CVCA school who attend Messiah University for a traditional residential undergraduate degree will be eligible for a $500 per semester scholarship. This scholarship will be applied each semester and is "stackable" with other aid. This scholarship is renewable for a maximum of 8 semesters (total up to $4,000). This scholarship cannot be used in cases where total institutional aid exceeds 100% of tuition.
  • CVCA students will be invited to unique Messiah admissions events. Watch your school email account, social media and other communication for details.  
  • CVCA will provide an additional excused absence for a college visit for families who are interested in a visit to Messiah University.
  • Messiah University provides a 55% tuition discount to CVCA employees who are accepted into one of the following Messiah online programs, master’s degree or graduate-level certificate program in Business and Leadership, Education, Higher Education, and Music. The discount will be applied each term until the student graduates/completes the degree/certificate and for as long as the student remains in good academic standing. (Note: the 55% tuition discount is not "stackable" with other Messiah tuition discount programs.)


  • Messiah University provides a 10% tuition discount to CVCA employee dependents and to the parents of current CVCA students who are accepted into one of the following online programs: master’s degree or graduate-level certificate program in Business and Leadership, Nursing, Higher Education, Education, and Music. The discount will be applied each term until the student graduates/completes the certificate and for as long as the CVCA student remains enrolled at CVCA.
    • If after graduation the CVCA student enrolls at Messiah, the 10% tuition will be extended during their child’s enrollment in an undergraduate program. 
    • Note: The 10% tuition discount is not "stackable" with other Messiah graduate school tuition discount programs. 

 For more information contact Sarah Wade, interim director of enrollment, graduate and professional studies at Messiah University.

Messiah University and CVCA collaborate on the training, development, and continuing education of CVCA teachers. Watch your email and other employee communication for details on upcoming opportunities. If you have an idea for a specific topic or area of training that you would like for CVCA to consider exploring with Messiah, please contact Rob Pepper, executive director of university partnerships at Messiah University.

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What others are saying:

"With a shared vision for Christ-honoring excellence, a similar passion to fully equip our students and faculty, and a like-mindedness to go deeper and wider for the sake of the Gospel, we look forward to linking arms together with Messiah University for years to come.”

-Jason Spodnik, President, Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy

“We are thankful to continue a connection with Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy. With this new partnership, CVCA, regarded as one of the top Christian schools in the U.S., becomes the farthest partner from Messiah and the first located outside of Pennsylvania. CVCA is no stranger to Messiah University, as CVCA alumni have selected Messiah to continue in their studies for more than 25 years.

- Rob Pepper, Executive Director/Assistant to the President for Innovation and University Partnerships, Messiah University