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K-8|Private
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Teacher effectiveness: Agree


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It's time to recycle some of the ineffective teachers who have been around for a while



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Both our kids have been at VPS. On graduated and one is still in VPS. With the recent change in leadership at the school level, things are looking great. I wish the board had more dynamic leadership. The same people have been leading the board for the last many years and was the reason for deterioration at the school. Hopefully the board will let the current leadership function independently!!!




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Every staff member at Valley Prep is committed to the children who attend the school. The atmosphere is one of family, where children are loved and cherished. Cultural diversity is the norm at Valley Prep School. The focus on tolerance, respect, fair play, and empathy is reinforced daily. The academics at Valley Prep are strong. The small child-centered classes are designed to encourage group work, investigation, and discussion. Core subjects, along with Art, Music, PE, Technology, Library, Spanish, and French make up the curriculum and create an enriched educational experience. Extracurricular after-school activities offer even more opportunities for the children. Valley Prep School ranks among the best.



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Valley Prep offers our boys a challenging and enriching academic environment. The small classes facilitate a desire to excel, given the quality, individual attention our boys receive



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There is a very positive atmosphere at Valley Prep. The students, teachers and parents cooperate to provide an excellent educational experience.


Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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The teaching is often project focused, particularly in the area of science. This allows the students to experience deep learning. It also challenges them when their approach fails or they run into difficulty. This in turn develops flexibility, creativity and grit, which are characteristics that define successful individuals.



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From the first day at Valley Prep I felt as though there was an unspoken hierarchy at the school. There are the "haves" and "have nots". If you have money, you're golden. If you're the average Joe trying your best to get your kid a good education, you'll see a difference in the way you're treated. The first year my daughter attended kindergarten we truly felt invisible and that our needs and concerns were not heard by her teacher. We never had our emails answered in a timely manner and just generally felt pushed off to the side while other students and families were welcome with open arms. The class size at this grade was smaller and we liked that. That was about it. 1st grade came and we had a much better teacher....actually, she was fantastic. However, the class size was almost exactly the same as a public school (I believe there were about 20-25 students in one classroom). For the amount of money this school charges, I don't feel that this should have been an option. My daughter started to slip in some areas, and we had to print almost all of the homework pages ourselves. Truly a hassle. As soon as Keheller stepped in for Dr. C, we knew it was time to leave.



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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.




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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.



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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.

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