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.

Finances at VPS

Understanding the challenge of increasing tuition rates, the school is working to increase our tuition assistance fund, thereby allowing us to support more families. To achieve this goal, the school recently established a bond ladder. This is a portfolio of individual bonds that mature on different dates (to ensure needed cash-flow), while earning interest, all or some of which will direct to our tuition assistance fund. We expect this approach to provide an additional $10,000 of assistance for the 2019–20 school year, on top of the $50,000 is that currently allocated. 

Many thanks to our school board for their continuing support of our various initiatives! Tuition will most likely increase by one to three percent for the 2019–20 school year.

American Sign Language

Come and learn the basics of American Sign Language! The ASL class will meet Thursdays from 3:15 to 4:00 p.m. from January 17 through February 11. Questions? Contact Connie Stepien by email or by phone at (724) 961.3592. For more information, please read our January newsletter.

Annual Fund

When you donate to the Annual Fund, you may designate your donation to support one of the following programs at Valley Prep:

  • The ongoing implementation of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program
    • Help us to provide our teachers with the best training possible.
  • The ongoing implementation of the STEAM program
    • Help us to provide our STEAM-lab with the latest technology & resources.
  • Scholarships
    • Help us to increase our enrollment by making the school more affordable.
  • Facility upgrades
    • Help us to make our campus safe, sustainable, and attractive.
  • Classroom resources, including teacher wish lists
    • Help us to provide our teachers with the resources they need to be successful in their classrooms.

Last year we raised nearly $50,000, including grants. Please help us to surpass this amount in 2018-19! We are aiming for 100% participation from our staff & school board and 70% participation from our school families. We appreciate any amount! We encourage you to donate through our website, or pay in the school office (cash, check, credit card).