I am a new teacher here at the school and I can sum up this school with just three letters - "WOW!" What an amazing setting for children to learn and grow. Like most new teachers, I did my student teaching in public school with 33 students. My time was spent just trying to organize the chaos, with
... Read more very little teaching occurring (and I was in a GOOD public school). Valley Prep is so incredibly different from public schools. Students and their educational needs are TRULY put first at this school. "It takes a village to raise a child" and I have witnessed every staff member contributing to all students lucky enough to attend here. Students receive individualized instruction, a 1:1 computer program, Music, Art, PE, Foreign Language and small class size with an emphasis on Math and Science. Is it expensive? Some would say "yes", but as a Chinese Proverb states "only the man who crosses the river at night knows the value of the light of day". This is an amazing school setting, with caring staff who are invested in each student. If you are looking for an early college preparatory program to help your child reach their full potential, Valley Prep is the place for your family! Read less
Posted by a teacher on 11/05/13
My children went to Valley Prep from PS to eighth grades. My grandchildren are now attending Valley Prep and have been attending since PS and now are in first and third grades. Valley Prep offers a wonderful environment with small class sizes with the opportunity to have a culturally diverse student
... Read more body. Academics are paramount at Valley Prep with the technology program to support advanced learning and student classroom enhancement at all grade levels. Read less
Posted by a other on 11/04/13
My children have had such a great educational experience in a culturally diverse cohort. The expectation of educational excellence allows each child to achieve their best.
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Posted by a parent on 10/17/13
Valley Preparatory has been a wonderful experience for our family and our children have benefited greatly from all their programs. The current headmaster has been incredibly supportive and understanding. Whenever there is an issue with anything , the issue has been addressed.. All the teachers are excellent
... Read more . It's sad that some parents have to blame teachers and administration when they are not willing to look at their own problems . We have families from any socioeconomic backgrounds and everybody is treated the same . Valley prep gets your children ready for High school way beyond what is required. It's a great school Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/25/13
Valley Preparatory School (VPS) provides an ideal learning environment for my children. The faculty has a proven commitment to the children of VPS. The administration continues to hire and retain highly motivated teachers who are accredited, knowledgeable and available to educate the children. The
... Read more curriculum is world class, entailing both traditional arts abandoned by most public schools, as well as an emphasis on the use of computer technology, essential for children gaining and retaining a competitive advantage moving forward in their educational endeavors. Finally, the school supports an effective learning environment, holding true to their student handbook, by not permitting repeated bulling and the use of profanity in the classroom. I applaud the bold action of school s administrators for putting children s education above revenue goals and the inevitable backlash that results from defending the difficult yet necessary policy. I give VPS my highest marks. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/24/13
Valley Preparatory School is far from being the school it claims to be.. They claim they treat each child as an individual and work with them not only in the academic growth, but their emotional development as well......NOT true. But what they do is smash young people's spirits, they don't work together
... Read more teachers and principal to embrace the best in our kids, but instead they turned kids into anxious, depressed students. Is shocking to see how after many years of loyalty and commitment to the school, they treated our family with so much disrespect. Parents!!! be aware because you are paying a considerable amount of money for your children education at this institution where the inequities are many and the injustice great. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/10/13
Valley Prep is an excellent school for parents who are looking for small class sizes that enables a student to get individual attention, technology advances such as there laptop program, and variety of programs they offer like art, music, and foreign language (french and spanish). The teachers are extremely
... Read more attentive to your student's education and teach in a creative way so the students are able to grasp the concept of the subject. They are also very friendly and easy to talk to. One can easily see the students' eagerness to learn and progress in their education, participation in class and inspiration they gain from their teachers which is proof that Valley Prep is a high quality school that cares for their students future. It is said that Valley Prep is like a second home. I have graduated from Valley Prep and I strongly believe this school prepared me for the rigorous education in high school and has opened up opportunities for me to go to a prestige high school such as the Webb Schools. Read less
Posted by a other on 07/14/13
Valley Prep offers a challenging, enriching, technology driven academic curriculum enhanced by thriving art and music programs. The small class sizes facilitate quality, individual attention and the focus on student character and integrity serve to comprise a well-rounded program from which our children
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Posted by a parent on 06/27/13
I have been associated with Valley Prep for more than two decades - as a parent, a god-parent, a substitute teacher, and a trustee. The school provides a safe and caring environment and a comprehensive and enriched (English, math, social studies/history plus music, art, science, foreign language, computer
... Read more science - including a 1:1 personal laptop curriculum for grades 2-8, library and PE at all grade levels year-round) academic program for its students. Valley Prep prepared my child for a rigorous high school academic path and provided the basis for her (as well as for many in her class) admission to one of the top universities in the country. I am proud to be associated with the school and grateful for the foundation it provided for my daughter. The qualified and caring administration, teachers, and support staff; the excellent college prep program; and the diverse student population make this the ideal educational environment for any academically curious and inquisitive child in the greater Redlands area. Read less
Posted by a other on 01/12/13
My Children went to Valley Prep from 1987 to about 1996. I couldn't have asked for more. My daughter went into public school and skipped to the top in Foreign language and did two years in one and graduated early. To bad all schools in the US aren't this great!
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Redlands schools — Valley Preparatory School is located at 1605 Ford St, Redlands CA 92373. 1605 Ford St is in the 92373 ZIP code in Redlands, CA Valley Preparatory School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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