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9-12|Private
100 students
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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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I have a MA in Spanish with many years of teaching experience, including a decade of Sunday School. I was hired as a teacher at VVS, so I uprooted my entire family. Once I began the actual work after the various and vigorous training sessions, I was informed another teacher was not certain of my ability to keep the kids safe. I am NOLS and CPR certified. I was floored. Then, things progressed and the bullying by the staff became more apparent, and it became more clear I was not a part of the "club" I am an alumni of VVS. I know the traditions and did my best to bring them back. In the words of the school, on my contract,- We have considered hundreds of candidates and you are the best fit- Unless you don't "fit" in. Another issue is the plagiarizing that goes on by the staff and is supported by the faculty supervisor. This should really be looked into. I gave my all to this school, and was given only 24 hours to vacate the premises. I have a minor child. Who had to attend her school from a hotel until we figured out where to live. She has been affected, no doubt and to what end I remain unsure. Please I implore you to really look at the bones of the school, question the way they are so evasive about firing one of the actual founders. Question why many of the staff have little to no IB training. This is NOT a school I would pay 50k to send my precious child to. The way they treated family, an alumni, isn't the first time, and it sadly won't be last. :(

Handles bullying effectively: Strongly disagree


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I was bullied by the headmaster as well as his daughter, not to mention the internet/mountain biking man as well as the anthropology chair. Bullying is a very big problem. If you are different, be ready for some flack


Supports LD students: Neutral


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Theres a study hall, and teachers do have extra hours, but the school is working the teachers so hard, that it requires another position, in my opinion, in order to keep the kids up to par

Effective school leaders: Strongly disagree


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The leadership is among the poorest I have ever encountered. There is very little communication and the percentage of teachers who actually know what they are doing is a small number

Develops character: Neutral


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It used to! Nowadays I am not sure, its former 500+ acres are now sold with a barbed wire fence around the campus. Students instead of hiking, want to go to walmart


Teacher effectiveness: Neutral


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Some are, some aren't. There are many who teach beyond the level of the students comprehension, plus there is the issue of plagiarism and lack of formal IB training.

Amount of homework: Disagree


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The students are very stressed about the amount of work that has to be done every night.

Amount of homework: Strongly agree


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You do well, you can work on your own. If your GPA is not solid, you have forced study hall. They keep kids on track.




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Majestic location with superb teachers. A leading edge International Baccalaureate program. Also, VVS is truly a world school, with students attending from over 15 countries. I got into an elite college and so did many of graduating peers. I excelled in college due to the strong academic foundation engendered by VVS. No surprise the school was just listed as the Top 15 Boarding Schools in the nation.



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Very comprehensive program with a global perspective integrating academics, social awareness, community involvement and environmental outreach. A boardimg school that addresses issues that are tomorrow's challenges. And, don't forget.. strong work ethic.

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