Application Frequently Asked Questions

We know you have questions, and we respect your valuable time. This page answers many of the questions we most frequently hear. Of course, anytime you’d like to speak with a live person, you are more than welcome to come in or give us a call.


What grades do you serve at Valley Prep School?

Valley Prep School is a preschool through eighth grade independent, private school.

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What is your student-to-teacher ratio?

We offer classes with a 15 to 1 student-teacher ratio.

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Does Valley Prep have a community or religious affiliation?

No, Valley Prep is an independent, secular, coeducational, not-for-profit 501(c) 3 school, founded in 1957.

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What secondary or high schools do your students attend after 8th grade?

Valley Prep eighth grade graduates have recently attended the following high schools: Redlands High School, Redlands East Valley High School, Citrus Valley High School, The Webb Schools, Aquinas High School, Arrowhead Christian Academy, Loma Linda Academy, and Redlands Adventist Academy.

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What is the foreign language curriculum?

Preschool through first grade students learn French and Spanish. Beginning in the second grade, students choose either French or Spanish.

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What is the school calendar year?

Valley Prep follows closely the calendar of Redlands Unified School District. We begin classes in mid-August and end in early June (175 days).

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What are the school hours?

8 a.m.–3 p.m. for preschool through eighth grade (with before/aftercare available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

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Are transportation services available at Valley Prep?

No, Valley Prep does not provide community based transportation. We encourage our families to allow us to facilitate introductions for carpool arrangements, as we have students attending from many communities throughout Inland Empire.

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How do I begin the application process?

Valley Prep’s admissions process starts with a campus tour, where we’ll introduce our student community and curriculum.

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