Dear Valley Prep Parents,

Valley Preparatory School was founded in 1957 as an independent, nonprofit coeducational day school.  The school was established by a group of parents interested in providing a challenging academic program to area students who were willing and able to take advantage of this kind of experience.  In 1982, the school became a fully accredited independent school and a member of the California Association of Independent Schools

As the Head of School, I am delighted to serve within such a distinguished academic institution that offers a challenging curriculum through dynamic and creative instructional strategies that afford students an opportunity to reach their highest learning potential. 

Students are presented with a challenging curriculum in language arts, history, social studies, science, mathematics, Spanish and French language and culture. Students also learn computer and research skills through classroom and computer lab experiences in grades PS-1 and a one-to-on technology program in grades 2-8. All students experience art and music history and performance, as well as a participation in a comprehensive physical education program. Extra and co-curricular programs include: interscholastic and intramural team sports, student government, music, chorus, field trips, and a wide-variety of specially designed instructional activities.

The school climate fosters character development by encouraging honesty, integrity, self-esteem, respect for others, as well as responsibility and service to the community. Our student body is comprised of young people from broadly diverse cultures and backgrounds. We believe that students are the center of our educational community. We also believe that students are the center of our educational community, which is why we promote lessons in character, values, and social skills that will assist students to develop into our future leaders.

I encourage you to learn more about Valley Prep by accessing this important information resource.


John Black

A Message From The Head of School