Great Valley Academy Salida was opened in 2016 when the GVA Board of Directors made the decision to relocate the Great Valley Manteca campus to Salida. It was upon purchasing 23 acres of property on Sisk Rd. that the new, permanent home for Great Valley Academy's second campus was rooted. The Salida campus serves both local community students and students from Manteca. Great Valley Academy Salida is founded on the success of a unique charter school, Great Valley Academy Modesto. The schools are based on the sound principles of child development, neuroscience and proven educational theory.
Opening in 2011, Great Valley's second campus serves over 800 students each year in grades kindergarten - 8th grade. Annually, after the enrollment lottery, GVA Salida has had more than 200 students on the wait list.
Great Valley Academy Salida is authorized by Salida Union School District.