VPS News

From student shout-outs to the exciting things that happened at our last school event or a great parenting article, we’ll post it all here for you. Please be sure to visit this page often so you’re always well informed about what’s happening at VPS.

Feedback from IB Accreditation Visit

Monday, March 2 and Tuesday, March 3 two evaluators from the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization visited us as part of the accreditation (authorization) process for Valley Prep to become an IB World School, one of only a few dozen such schools in southern California. While we will not receive the full accreditation report until June (following review at the IB headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands), preliminary feedback from the two evaluators was very positive. Specifically, they saw evidence of transdisciplinary learning; inquiry-based instruction; use of IB-language; and opportunities for reflection and student "action." These are the hallmarks of the IB-approach. They also commented that the school's overall "culture" and "tone" was very positive and properly represented the ideals of the IB philosophy, including diversity and inclusivity. We will share the full report will with the community upon receipt in June. Many thanks to our amazing teachers for all of their hard work!

Innovation Camp

Registration began on February 15 for Valley Preparatory School's Summer Program Innovation Camp. This program is for preschool through kindergarten, first through third grades, and fourth through sixth grades. There are four sessions that run from 8:00 a.m. to noon daily at a cost of $175. An extended day program is also available until 5:00 p.m. 

  • Session 1: June 15–19
  • Session 2: June 22–26
  • Session 3: June 29–July 3
  • Session 4: July 6–10

For more information or to sign-up, please visit PermissionClick.

Enrollment Goal for 2020–2021

While we remain focused upon the current school year, our enrollment season for 2020–21 is well underway. In an effort to push our enrollment past 160 (currently 155), we have stepped-up our online marketing efforts in an attempt to drive more people to our website. These efforts seem to be paying off, as the number of school-tours for new families has increased from six (in Jan–Feb 2019) to 20 so far this year. Many thanks to Mrs. Johnson for all of her efforts. But please remember that the best ambassador of the school is you, the parent. We encourage everyone to talk-up the school and send as many new families our way as you can! Thank you in advance!