What Sets Us Apart?
Valley Preparatory School is gradually implementing the International Baccalaureate – Primary Years Program (IB-PYP), a holistic approach to teaching & learning that promotes cultural sensitivity and international-mindedness. The program uses six transdisciplinary themes to organize traditional curricular content. At Valley Prep, two of these themes are STEAM-related.
We expect a lot of our students and believe that such high expectations bring-out the best in each child. Many of our students are accepted into honors and advanced placement courses in high school. Colleges enrolling recent graduates include Stanford, UCLA. Berkeley, NYU, University of Redlands, George Washington School of Law, Tufts Medical School and various Ivy League institutions.
Small Class Size
We currently have an average class size of 15 students which allows our teachers to provide individualized attention to each student. The maximum class size in Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten is 12 students. We aim to keep our K-8 class-size under 18 students.
The school is fortunate to have an outstanding group of experienced and dedicated teachers who are firmly committed to the safety and well-being of every student. They are enthusiastic, positive, and well prepared in their subject matter and the inquiry-based approach to teaching & learning.
Teaching children is a partnership between the Home and the School. Valley Prep strives to ensure the success of this partnership through clear communications with our families and providing opportunities for parental participation.
Valley Preparatory School is deeply committed not only to the academic success of each student, but in how each child demonstrates the basic values of honor, integrity, kindness, selflessness, and respect.
Clubs, sports, student government, and community outreach provide opportunities for students to develop their leadership and communication skills.
Families from every race, religion, and national origin are welcome.
Field trips are an integral part of our curriculum and allow students to experience real-world situations which greatly enhance their classroom learning. Additionally, one of the hallmarks of a Valley Preparatory School education is the ability to learn and utilize the scientific method and complete experiments in our two science labs.