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Survivor Fear Factor Race

Canyonville Christian Academy’s 12th Amazing Survivor Fear Factor Race

April 25, Canyonville Christian Academy’s international students encountered a one-of-a-kind experience.   Holding our 12th annual Amazing Survivor Fear Factor Race filled with challenges, has been an exciting yearly event all students look forward to. To start, students have to select 5 team members that can work well together through a series of 16 challenges.  These challenges lead up to see which team wins.  Then the winning team competes against each other, with one person becoming the final survivor, winning the grand prize.

All the teams started with a building challenge using marshmallows and spaghetti noodles.  Then continued on to fighting through puzzles, math, culinary & physical tasks.  These students ran all over the city of Canyonville to complete their assignments on their way to try and win the prize.  Also to note, The Oregon National Guard brought a rock wall and jousting equipment to make things more interesting.

This fun filled and enduring competition helps students learn cooperation and perseverance.  This valuable lesson is important throughout life.  

In the end, Team Grey,  an international group of students from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Rwanda won as a team, with their team member Macy Ho claiming the title of the Canyonville Christian Academy Ultimate Survivor of 2014.  Team Grey members are Azrah Pervais (Hong Kong), Precious Abeho (Rwanda), Jennifer Chen (Taiwan), Tina Huang (Taiwan) and Macy Ho (Taiwan).


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Still looking for a great boarding school but you’ve missed an admissions deadline?  Well thankfully, Canyonville Christian Academy has always had an open enrollment policy.  Our admissions door is open and we are still taking applications for the 2014-2015 school year.  Applying is easy and doesn’t take very long.

Canyonville Christian Academy will offer you great academics. You will have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement college level courses in Physics, Calculus, Chemistry, English and U.S. History as well as our regular high school curriculum.   CCA is accredited with the NWAC and a member school of ACSI.

Besides academics, CCA has fun activities.  You’ll get to go river rafting and even tackle class 3 rapids.  There are also trips to see NBA basketball games, movies, bowling, intramural sports, mall trips and you can enjoy our student gaming center with Xboxes, Playstations, Wii’s, table tennis and a giant movie screen for movie nights.  If you are interested in sports, CCA offers soccer, volleyball, basketball, cheer leading, tennis and track and field and is a member of the Oregon State Athletic Association.

The friends that you will make will last for a lifetime.  There are usually at least 13 different countries represented in our student body!  Our admissions department was their first step to getting a great education at Canyonville Christian Academy.

So don’t hesitate!  Download your application from our Admissions page and follow the check list on the last page.  If you are a qualified student who is motivated to succeed, then Canyonville is the place for you.  Any inquires can be sent to admissions@canyonville.net or you can use our contact form to communicate with our admissions department.

Canyonville Christian Academy Seminar Class - First Place Winners of the Oregon Stock Market Game

Teacher Roger Shaffer, grandson of Canyonville Christian Academy’s founder and his Seminar class have done it again.   Mr. Shaffer’s class enter the Oregon Stock Market game every year which lasts a total of 10 weeks.  Mr. Shaffer said that the students in his class made more than a  62% return on their investment.  The competition, which includes more than 450 teams from all over Oregon, ended on April 17th, 2014 with Canyonville Christian Academy the clear winner.  The next closest schools only had a 9% return on their investments.

Now the seminar class is pushing forward in the national competition and is currently in first place there as of this writing.  With 4,000 teams entered, it will be a tough battle but we are confident that Canyonville Christian Academy can pull off a victory.

Congratulations Mr. Shaffer and your team for making CCA proud!

Canyonville Christian Academy students

Applications Arriving Now

The busy season for admissions is beginning as families sit together to try and find the right school for their student.  Location, history of the school, the costs involved and the rush to apply are all part of questions and process of applying to a school.  As we look at Canyonville Christian Academy during this school year of 2013-2014, we filled up to capacity both of our boy’s dormitories and had to turn away students for 2nd semester and our girl’s dorm was nearly full as well.  So now is the time to apply and secure a place at CCA.  This is Canyonville Christian Academy’s 90th year!  Come and be a part of this historic school.

This year, students from China, Colombia, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Ukraine, Russia, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, Kazakstan, Rwanda, and various States in the USA came together to form the beautiful student body known as the CCA Pilots.  What a joy this year has been!

You, too, can be a part of the beautiful school located in scenic Oregon in the Pacific Northwest United States.  Visit our admissions page to download the appropriate application form: www.canyonville.net/admissions and send that in to us as soon as possible to make sure that we will have a space reserved for you.

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.


Four friends from three countries ready for a new year at Canyonville Christian Academy.

September passed by so quickly here at the Christian Academy.  From choosing classes, making new friends, to learning how to live away from home, life at an international boarding school can take some getting use to!  We are happy to say that this year’s group of students are doing very well.

We did our annual Rogue River rafting event where we take a whole day off from school; teachers and staff join in the fun as we enjoy rafting down the beautiful Rogue River.  We then picnic lunch in the park and just enjoy each others company.  It was so much fun!  The weather was hot, the water was cool and everyone had a great time.  By the time we get back to the academy, everyone has a story to tell, an adventure to share, and new friends to share those stories with.  Here’s some of the pictures below of that fun FUN day!

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Canyonville Christian Academy rafting teams head out on the Rogue.

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Canyonville Christian Academy girls ready for rafting on the Rogue.

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Riding the rapids at Canyonville Christian Academy rafting day!


You can download this month’s calendar here:

October Calendar

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School Starts SOON!

We’re getting ready for another great year!  The staff is looking forward to lots of new students from all over the world,  as well as our awesome returning students!

New Changes At This Private Boarding School!

We’ve had various projects going on though out the summer.  Some campus projects here at this private academy are:  a newly repainted science building complete with shutters and a porch style front which looks great!  In Hinn Hall, there are new bathrooms on the 3rd floor of the girl’s dormitory, additionally we’ve added another sitting and studying area in front of the L classroom area!  The library has also had some new changes, which include a new bookshelf area and computers have been moved to another more convenient area, lastly, new PlayStations and games have been added for the auditorium/game room!

Important news so you can arrive at the boarding school in a timely safe manner!

Email Your Flight Plans to Canyonville Christian Academy

We need your flight plans!  Please send in your flights plans to travel coordinator Mrs. Bostford at travel@canyonville.net!  Remember to try and use the Medford (MFR) or Eugene (EUG) airports instead of Portland (PDX).  Portland trips take about 8 hours round trip for the drivers so we would like you to use one of the much closer airports if possible.  Travel fees are also cheaper from Eugene or Medford to the boarding school.  To view travel fees click here.

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Canyonville Christian Academy students

The admissions department at Canyonville Christian Academy is hard at work processing the student applications that are arriving daily.  The latest update is that CCA will continue to accept applications on a “space available” basis.  Right now is still a good time to download your application from the Admissions page and send it in to our admissions office.  We still have room for both boys and girls.  If you have any questions, please email admissions@canyonville.net or use our contact page.

Canyonville Christian Academy activity

Spring break flew by for Canyonville Christian Academy students and teachers.

Everyone had a good time going different places and doing different things.  This year, there were two separate trips.  One large group flew to Los Angeles and enjoyed places like Disneyland, California Adventure, food, shopping, the beach, etc.  Another group enjoyed a quieter time at Shelter Cove in Humboldt County, California which was relaxing and enjoying home cooked meals by Mrs. Botsford and Ms. DeLisle and the beautiful black sands beach.  They then drove through the California wine country down Hwy. 101 to go to Six Flags theme park near San Francisco, California.

Students are now back and ready for the final two months of school.

We start April off with “Spiritual Emphasis Week” with former teacher Dave Nickodemus as our guest speaker.  He was always a favorite teacher for many students and will surely have a lot to say to our students.

You can download this month’s calendar here:

April Calendar

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Canyonville Christian Academy is a wonderful place to live and to learn!

CCA is entering into its 89th year as one of the oldest boarding schools in the western U.S.  This is a unique and beautiful place.  Life long friendships are formed, knowledge to pursue a higher education and knowledge to pursue a higher calling in life can all be found at CCA.

If you are ready to experience a great change in your life, then visit our admissions page to download an application.  The last page of the application has a check list of what you should send in to our admissions office.  If you have any questions, visit our contact page to send us a quick email.

Apply soon because spaces are limited.  Our application deadline is July 1.


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