FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Is Sierra View Junior Academy accredited?

Yes, Sierra View Junior Academy is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges as well as the Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventists.

Where is the school located?

Sierra View Junior Academy is located at 19933 Avenue 256, Exeter, Ca 93221. Click here for driving directions.

How do I enroll my child?

For complete registration information or to download all of the forms in PDF format, please visit our Registration/Applications page.

Do I have to be a member of the church for my child to attend?

No. We encourage all faiths and beliefs to take advantage of our quality educational program.

What are the dress code requirements for the school? What happens if my child does not come to school in dress code?

Dress code is important at Sierra View Junior Academy. Your child will not be allowed to attend class if they are not in dress code. Please refer to the dress code section in the Student Handbook for more information.

What supplies does my child need for class?

A list of classroom supply requirements is coming soon!

What are school hours?

Classes begin at 8:00 a.m. All students must report to the gym for morning worship at 7:55 a.m. School will dismiss at 3:15 p.m. on Monday-Thursday, and at 12:00 p.m. on Friday.

What happens if I cannot pick up my child on time?

Your child will be waiting for you in the office. A fee may be charged if you are unable to pick up your child by 4 p.m.

Who do I call if my child is sick?

Please call the office at 559-592-3689 and let the Office Administrator know that your child is absent and the reason.

How much is tuition and other fees?

Complete information regarding all costs and fees can be found on our Tuition/Fees page.

Can payments be made online?

Very soon! We’re working on the development of a feature within this site where you will be able to pay tuition and other fees. Tax-deductible donations can be made there too!

Why is Sierra View Junior Academy so affordable?

The value associated with sending your children to Sierra View Junior Academy is immeasurable. Our location and environment provides safety, nurtures, academic excellence which will help make your child successful. Sierra View Junior Academy is a private school operating as a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. We strive to make the tuition and fees affordable. Some factors to be mindful of:

  • Private schools are not subsidized as are local public schools. However, the Central California Conference and the constituent churches supplement the education of Sierra View Junior Academy students to alleviate some of the cost.
  • We offer Sierra View Junior Academy students more options than many other schools, including integrated technology, and expanded library and healthy, vegetarian meals.
  • The cost for current textbooks, up to date technology, and physical plant upkeep has escalated at a higher rate than inflation.
  • Rising insurance costs, to cover liability on the playground and on field trips, for example, take a sizable chunk of school budgets.
  • We believe that your child gets a better education when he or she can spend more personal time with the teacher. Sierra View Junior Academy boasts a low teacher-student ration (maximum 24) because we place personal attention as a priority.

Does the school have a lunch program and how much does it cost?

Yes.  Inquire at the office to make your child a lunch plan

What does “nationally standardized” mean?

A nationally standardized test is one that is administered to each test taker in the same way across a specified reference population (e.g. age groups, grade groups, etc.) There fore the score interpretations are based on a comparison of the test taker’s performance to the performance of other students in the nation.

Are Sierra View Junior Academy students working at or above grade level?

Our test scores indicate that a very few students are performing below their grade level, some are marginal at grade level, but most are very successful or exceeding grade level expectations.

We interpret results in the context of our Expected Schoolwide Learning Results (ESLRs). The most relevant ESLR’s are “becoming complex thinkers” and “becoming effective communicators.” Using this standards-based approach, we use the results to determine how effectively the curriculum is working to achieve the standards we have set for our students.