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.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

A few years ago, we began providing student-led conferences in the Spring, an opportunity for students, parents, and teachers to meet together. Unfortunately, like last Spring, we will not be able to provide the opportunity this Spring, as the format is most effective in-person. However, teachers will be reaching-out to some parents to schedule traditional parent-teacher conferences, particularly for those students who may be struggling academically. Teachers will schedule these virtual-only conferences during the afternoons of April 28-30. There will be a noon dismissal for all grade-levels.

Parent Survey

We are asking parents to complete our annual parent survey. We use the results of this Spring survey to develop our goals for the next school year.

GALA Auction Items

As previously announced, we will not be able to have an in-person GALA this school year. We hope the event will be able to return next year! However, following Spring Break, parking-spots and free-dress-week will be available for purchase. Newly purchased parking-spots (with the traditional nameplate) are available starting in August. We will schedule a free-dress week towards the end of the current school year.

Congratulations Honor Roll Recipients!

Way to go! We recognized the following eighth graders at our last Flag Ceremony: 

  • Alex Miller
  • Beatrix Williams
  • Brandon Pendery
  • Cash Feldkamp
  • Clara Davidson
  • Emily Andrade
  • Laura Andrade
  • Tiffany So-Lee
  • Cat-Tam Huynh
  • John Ibrahim
  • Prubgeet Singh.

Uniform Changes for 2021–2022

We are currently reviewing our uniform policy, and we expect to make some limited changes to the requirements for "dress uniforms." We will announce these modest changes before the end of the current school year. We invite parents to share their thoughts about the dress uniforms via email.

Summer Camp Registration

Mark your calendars! Summer camp registration begins in April. Camp will run from June 14 through June 25. For more information, please visit our Innovation Summer Program page.

Tuition Assistance for 2021–2022

Smart Aid is now accepting applications for tuition assistance for the 2021–2022 school year. Anyone can apply. Smart Aid awards assistance based strictly on family income. Families who are currently receiving assistance must reapply every year. Tuition assistance can reduce a family's tuition obligation by as much as 20 percent.

Re-enrollment Contracts

On February 25, we sent out re-enrollment contracts to families for the 2021–22 school year. If you did not receive your child's contract, please contact Mrs. Johnson. To guarantee your child's seat for August, please complete these two steps:

  1. e-sign the contract (which includes the tuition rate table for 2021–22)
  2. pay the $1000 registration fee (there is a link in the contract where you can pay online)

Once you have completed these two steps, Mrs. Johnson will prepare your SMART-tuition account for the 2021–22 school year. You can then log-in to see your total tuition obligation (less sibling discounts, etc.).

Europe Trip 2021

As COVID-19 vaccinations become more widespread around the world, we are hopeful of resuming our international trips this summer. A group of 11 middle school students (and parents) are scheduled to travel to France, Spain, and Italy on June 7 through 17. Additional travelers (from 6th to 8th grade) are welcome to register. The approximate trip cost is $5,000. Explorica Travel is facilitating all travel plans (including payment). One or two VPS teachers will also attend the trip. To learn more about the trip, please visit the Explorica site.

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We have a lot going on here at Valley Preparatory School! We invite you to visit our News page often to stay up to date.