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Our History


In 1995 a group of Catholic parents, educators and lay leaders, in an effort to serve the Church, the diocese and the community, founded Vineyard Academy as a private, independent elementary school in Richland, Michigan. This far-sighted community recognized the need for a unique center of learning and spiritual growth, and with the help of the National Consultants for Education, committed themselves to forming young souls to become true lights and moral leaders of the world.

Vineyard set a standard of academic excellence and spirituality. Our initial enrollment of eight students, kindergarten through 6th grade, was located in the home of one of the families. The following year, Vineyard purchased two portable classrooms and placed them on leased property. Adding four more temporary classrooms has allowed the academy to expand to the current pre-kindergarten through eighth grade program.

In the spring of 2003, Vineyard's Board of Directors purchased 37 acres of land for the development of a permanent campus. Working with architects and a local developer, Vineyard is close to completing the master plans for its permanent site which will ensure a quality facility to enhance studies and the spiritual growth of future students.

We began a full capital campaign in 2010 to begin building a permanent location. It is estimated that a million dollars is needed to break ground on phase one of the permanent site.

Upcoming Vineyard Academy Events

Vineyard Academy Open House

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 1:00 pm until 4:30 pm

Vineyard Academy invites you to see our beautiful new classroom space. Meet the teachers and students. Learn more about our outstanding curriculum.

Location: Vineyard Academy

Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/822593617794335

Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence

Friday, May 01, 2015 5:30 pm

Join us in celebrating 20 years of educational excellence in the greater Richland area at our annual gala dinner and auction. Great food, auction items and fun to be had by all - supporting a great cause in the process! Tickets are $90.00 per couple and $50.00 per individual and available now.

Location: Gull Lake Country Club

Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/1596793677206150

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