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Valley Schools

Private | K-8 | 165 students

Valley Schools provides a strong academic program in a Christian environment.

 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2011:
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Posted February 19, 2014

Valley Schools has a strong spiritual and academic program. Both of my students who are now in high school went to Valley Schools from kindergarten to 8th grade. They are both honor students who have a strong spiritual foundation. The school helped contribute to their success. The faculty and staff are not only qualified, they are also loving and nurturing. It is like a family at Valley Schools. I highly recommend sending your student to Valley Schools!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2014

This school is great, I had a daughter attend this school half way through her 8th grade year. She transferred schools due to her behavior at her previous school. In little under 5 months she was a dramatically different person. She was more positive, challenged both spiritually and academically and rose to the challenge. She is now in high school and is not a typical rebellious teenager. Thanks to Valley Schools she is a happy and focused young lady who is involved at the church and is focused on her school and the friends around her. If not for Valley Schools, my daughter would not be as successful as she is.
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Posted June 21, 2011

This is a top notch school! My son has been there since pre-school and we couldn't be more happy with the leadership, staff, and academics!
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Posted May 2, 2011

Great school as far as the teaching of Christian values but not so good academically. Teachers don't know good teaching methodology. For example when my child was in kindergarten they did not use manipulatives at all, that is, they were teaching conceptual math. At that age kids need to learn tangible math (using blocks, etc) then move to the conceptual math in next grades. Also, when my child was in first grade the teacher was explaining concepts using a projector and a marker (like they do in college), and the children were expected to work by themselves after that. Of course they couldn't, so parents volunteer to help, one parent per group doing the worksheets. I finally got fed up and started to home school since I was the one teaching my child at school anyways. Now I home school and save the money I was spending on tuition and gasoline and my child is learning better with a visual math program from K12.com which is free!!
—Submitted by a parent


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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Tiffany Touchstone
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Non-denominational

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • School psychologist
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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2300 East Brundage Lane
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Phone: (661) 325-5084

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