My son just completed six years at VPS and is transitioning easily into his new high school. This week he posted the highest grade in his advanced science class and credits his amazing VPS science teacher for making it easy.
My son is starting his 3rd year at Valley Prep, and we couldn't be happier with the curriculum, one-on-one attention, and morals enforced at this school. My husband is an alumni of Valley Prep, and I knew we would want to explore sending our children there. We have two younger children who will also be attending in the future once they're old enough. My son has taken Spanish, French, Art, Music, and PE every week since kindergarten as part of their curriculum. He just began 2nd grade yesterday, and I know for certain he is leaps and bounds ahead of his friends who attend public and other private schools in the area. If you want to give your child the BEST, look at Valley Preparatory.
Valley Prep has been an outstanding school over the past several years for our daughter. The school offers so many wonderful programs that is not offered in the public school system. With the small classroom sizes and the wonderful teachers, this school was an ideal fit for our daughter and her potential. She loves to come to school every single day and can't wait to tell us about the experiences and classes that she had at school that day. Valley Prep has made her educational experience such a wonderful one and it has allowed her to be the student that she wants to become. We would not send our daughter to any other school as Valley Prep has become her second home.
Valley Preparatory School provides strong academic programs and wonderful teachers in a safe and friendly environment. Art, music, language, and library are all part of the curriculum. Great technology program too. Small class size is another reason we chose Valley Prep. We couldn't be happier with the school, and so is our child.
I have been a parent at Valley Prep school for many years. It's a wonderful environment for any child to shine , get an awesome education , and be safe. I have been to other schools and many don't realize what a gem Valley Prep is. Nothing is perfect, but the leadership trieds hard to accommodate everybody if at all possible. The kids are exposed to various cultures, trips with the French class to Paris, the Spanish class went to Costa Rica and this year , the science teacher is taking a group to the Galapagos island. Now if that is not amazing , I don't know what is !!!!
Some of the teachers know what they are doing and some can't even handle ONE child. All this school seems to want is your money & They complain about the littlest of things.
Spring field trips are about to start with amazing opportunities planned, from a local camp in the mountains for the 5th grade to Washington DC for the entire 8th grade. What great life experiences for our children!
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 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!
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 body. Academics are paramount at Valley Prep with the technology program to support advanced learning and student classroom enhancement at all grade levels.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 have benefitted greatly.
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 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.
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!
Our family realized that with budget cuts to public schools, we probably couldn't get the kind of education we want unless we went to a private school. We've been really pleased with Valley Prep. Class size is small so students really get individual attention. We want our kids to have full-time music, art and ESPECIALLY foreign language, which they do here, and we love the tech program. Valley Prep is the only school around where 2nd grade and up students have laptops and while the first year of the program was definitely on a learning curve, now two years later, our kids are doing amazing things with tech - they're getting much deeper into their subjects and teaching us (the parents) too! The teachers get additional training too so they can be current in their fields. Wish we'd known that tuition doesn't cover everything and that we're expected to donate to the school, but when we checked out other private schools, it's the same story - ALL of them ask parents to donate to the best of their ability. Even with the laptops, the tuition is a lot less than similar schools in Claremont and Upland. To our family, the education our kids are getting is TOTALLY worth the cost.
I couldn't ask for a better education for my children. We've been a part of the Valley Preparatory Family for 8 years now and couldn't be happier. The teachers are truly amazing and care about their students! With the class size being around 15 students per class the kids get more attention which results in better learning! The Laptop program is absolutely amazing, especially to see your little ones navigate through websites and turn in their homework through drop boxes. They are learning the way kids should be learning in the 21st century! Also, my kids each have music, art, foreign language, and PE year round. Public schools are only able to give children a 6 week taste of each of these extremely valuable classes. I know my children are getting a well rounded education and I HIGHLY recommend this school! If you are looking for a private school, seriously consider VPS! You will be happy you did! Don't let your kids get lost in the public school system!!
Not Worth the $10,000 plus tuition... Here's what you really get... A school that charges you for everything... $1500 for a computer (that they barely use), daycare is extra, you go buy the teachers their supplies, lunch, any after school activity... REALLY this is a $15,000 school... On top of that they try to shame you into donating $$$ to the school... Judson Brown & Mariposa public schools (two top scoring schools) are right down the road, the teachers are better and don't use technology as a crutch/excuse for real teaching... They do offer small classes, but for classes of 10-17, the teachers have become very lazy in their class room management skills... Overall, ask yourself, what is a $15,000 school and then realize this isn't it...
Valley Prep is a cutting edge, state-of-the-art school. The school has made a major stride forward in technology and is now the only program in the whole area with a 1:1 laptop learning program beginning with 2d and 5th grade. Teachers are awesome and know each child well; they take care to individualize the curriculum. This is, by far, the most "total" curriculum of any school in the area with English, Math, Science, Art, Music, Technolgoy, Spanish, French and extracurriculars for everyone. The leadership of the school truly cares about students. The Headmaster has been there for about three years now and has really gotten the school energized and moving forward.
Sadly, the school has not been able to keep up with current trends in technology. We were very disappointed this year with the decline in curriculum after an increase in tuition. Our older children had a much more positive experience many years ago. It used to be a fun environment for students and parents.
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