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Canyonville Christian Academy’s Seniors begin Passing the Torch!

Canyonville Christian Academy’s Passing the Torch chapel has been a tradition at this private school for 90 years. When the phrase “passing the torch” is mentioned most people think of the Olympic games. Since 1936 the Olympics have begun with the Olympic torch relay. In this relay, the Olympic torch is brought from Olympia, Greece to the host city of the games. It is a great honor to be a part of this relay, which is a perfect portrayal of the meaning of “passing the torch.”

Passing the torch symbolizes the handing over of responsibility from one generation to the next. The generation that is giving the torch sets the standard for those who follow. They are the leaders of today, and they pave the way for those who will lead tomorrow.

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Canyonville Christian Academy’s Seniors spoke to the whole student body for the Passing of the Torch chapel. The Class of 2015 presented their top three goals for their senior year. These goals could be personal, spiritual, physical, academic, or extra-curricular. CCA’s international students shared their desires to grow in their relationship with the Lord and to show love and kindness to others. Many said this year they will strive for high GPAs, TOEFL scores, and SAT scores. Several seniors were excited about participating in their favorite sports and made goals to do their best in them. Some of the students’ goals also included becoming better leaders with great character and making lasting friendships with students from other cultures.

The seniors of this international boarding school have started the relay of their senior year. They have converged at Canyonville Christian Academy from 11 different countries from around the world (Mexico, South Korea, Colombia, Rwanda, Russia, Vietnam, the United States, China, Ethiopia, India, Hong Kong) with the common goal to reach the finish line of graduation. As each senior fulfills a goal, they will hand off the torch to the next senior. They will work together and support one another as they set the standard and lead the way for their younger classmen. 

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” Hebrews 12:1




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“Murder By the Book” presented by the Canyonville Christian Academy Drama Club

On May 11th, 2014 the hardworking cast of Canyonville Christian Academy’s drama club, will perform the spring play entitled “Murder By the Book.”  Director Sherri Nutter and he cast and crew have worked very hard to put together this exciting play that is sure to be a winner.  For two long months, they have worked on set design, lighting, costumes and learning their lines to bring to CCA this fine production.

Admission is free!  If you live in the area, please feel free to come at either 3 p.m. on Sunday May 11th or 2 p.m. on Monday May 12th.  If you cannot make it either of those days, you are welcome to come to a 7 p.m dress rehearsal on Saturday May both.  You don’t want to miss this great event!  See you there.


The 2014 Canyonville Christian Academy Homecoming Court
(l to r) Clement Dushimimana, Aly Cyrino, Sebastian Fajardo, Kayla Tomlinson, Grace Cupp, Brian Ho, Malhi Beltran, Gabriel Martin. Front, King Danil Soloshenko & Kathy Tuan

Presenting this year’s homecoming court!

Student Center at Canyonville Christian Academy, in southern Oregon. Canyonville, has an International Boarding school

December Has Arrived!

The campus has been decorated with Christmas lights, ornaments, trees and a manger scene in front of the gym.  For some of our students, this is their first time celebrating the Christmas season.

Students are back from a few days off for the traditional American holiday of Thanksgiving.  Many of the students went on the CCA trip to  San Francisco, California where they enjoyed Six Flags amusement park with some wild roller coasters and really short lines.  Their trip also included a night time tour of San Francisco, an all day excursion of San Francisco with trolley car passes.  The students also experienced lots of shopping on Black Friday.  They returned saying that they had a lot of fun.  Other students went home for this traditional holiday.

Speaking of traditions, it is basketball season at Canyonville Christian Academy!!  The first weekend in December, CCA is sponsoring a basketball tournament.  It should be a great opening for the 2013-2014 season.  The CCA Pilots are ready for an exciting season of basketball.  We will post photos of the tournament and also of our cheerleading team.

This is a shorter month due to the Christmas break that begins on December 20th.

Get your events calendar today!

December Calendar



  The familiar path to east campus.


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Spirit Week ended with the Canyonville Christian Academy Pilots winning their last home basket ball game.  For the seniors here at the Christian Academy, it was a bitter sweet time since it was their last game in the Robert Shaffer gymnasium with faculty and friends cheering them on.

The student body voted for their favorite classmates for homecoming court who represented seven different countries.  During half time of the homecoming game, the princes and princesses walked out into the gym.  Cheers were echoed all through the gym.  Joe Chen was announced as King and Mafe Raad was crowned as the 2013 Homecoming Queen.  The whole homecoming court looked beautiful.

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CCAers were able to view two major cultural events in mid-February.  On the 14th, seminar class students and others enjoyed a performance by the Eugene Symphony which included Holst’s “The Planets”.

The Oregon Ballet Theatre (Portland) was the destination for a girls group on February 16th.  this outstanding company presented Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” with full orchestra.

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Homecoming Weekend at Canyonville Christian Academy starts out the month of February!

To prepare for Homecoming Weekend, the classes compete against each other during Spirit week to show their spirit.  The week’s competitions include Pajama Day, Nerd Day, Color Day, 70’s & 80’s Day and Blue & Gold.  Teachers especially loved 2 days of “hush buttons” where girls wore buttons that could be “stolen” by boys who made them talk and vice versa.  As of this post, it’s a close race to see which class is in the lead.

Pajama day at Canyonville Christian Academy's Spirit Week

Pajama day at Canyonville Christian Academy’s Spirit Week





The Canyonville Christian Academy cheerleaders

The Canyonville Christian Academy cheerleaders








Download your February events calendar at the link below.

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Autumn has arrived at Canyonville Christian Academy.  The Fall always brings great weather and beautiful colors on campus as the trees begin to change.  It’s also soccer season here at the christian academy and so far CCA is ranking #1 in the State in our division!!

Volleyball and Cross country are also part of our fall boarding school sports programs.  Students are practicing hard and playing their best!

Download your October events calendar at the link below.

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A new school year has begun and it looks like it’s going to be a good one.  Lots of new students from 12 different countries just finished their first week of school.  Everyone is making new friends and adjusting to life at Canyonville Christian Academy or CCA.

Our first big event was an all school jet boat experience on the Rogue river in Grants Pass, Oregon.  It was a lot of fun on the speedy boats with students getting wet in the hot weather.  The food was great, too!   Click the link below to download September’s calendar.

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Welcome new and returning students!

Canyonville Christian Academy officially opens the dorms on September 1, 2012.  We will also begin airport pickups then as well!

As students are finishing their preparations for entering school, those who are traveling need to make sure they send all their traveling infomation to travel@canyonville.net and a copy to admissions@canyonville.net

The 3 airports that we use are: Medford (MFR), Eugene (EUG) and Portland (PDX).

To save expenses on travel fee’s we suggest using either Medford(MFR) or Eugene (EUG) airports because they are a much shorter distance from CCA  (See “travel fees” on the Admissons page)

School preparations have been done in excitement for this new year!  The staff and faculty here at CCA have been praying for you and looking forward to meeting you!

Important Reminders!

  1. Keep your SEVIS I-20 together with your passport.  When you first enter the United States, immigration must see your I-20 with your passport.  Do not forget your I-20 & passport!
  2. Pillow and Bedding can be purchased here at CCA!  To save room in your luggage consider purchasing these here or in the U.S. to save room!
  3. If you have not submitted your immunization records to CCA, please bring a copy with you.