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Valor Hall

Private | PK-8 | 109 students

We are best known for being ranked in the top 5 schools is Utah.

 
 

Living in St. George

Situated in a small town neighborhood. The median home value is $155,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $660.

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4 stars

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Posted May 1, 2013

Advantages of Valor Hall for the parent of a gifted child 1) Flexibility for gifted children. The teachers will move your gifted child, if he/she is ready, to the higher grade level for math/reading 2) Committed parents. The parent-teacher organization is very active with close dialogue between the admin, teachers, and parents 3) Spiritual/character education. The weekly virtue and daily devotional supports our values but is accepting of the diverse belief backgrounds of the student body. 4) Small class sizes. 5) After-school program for K-4 and kindergarten. One pickup time, if you also have a grade schooler 6) 3-day weekends. School is M-Th. This means every weekend is a 3-day weekend. The availability of all-day Fri makes after school music/art/sports easier. 7) Ski club. Cheap lift tickets/lessons and transportation to/from Brian Head through VH 8) Affordability. Coming from where private K-12 could cost as much as 5 digits yearly, we found VH to be an outstanding value. 9) Access. GWA=Got Waitlisted Again 10) Extracurricular activities. There is a very active Cub Scout pack and guitar lessons on campus on Fridays. 11) Academic summer camp is available. Our kids are love VH!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2013

My daughter is currently enrolled in Valor Hall and I have seen a HUGE change in her scholastic skills. She is reading, writing and learning better. The VERY SMALL classrooms where the main reason I enrolled her. I am VERY happy with this school and would HIGHLY recommend it to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2011

This is an excellent school and the curriculum is advanced over public as well as charter school. One bad review written by a disgruntled parent is an out and out lie. Valor Hall provides a very loving yet disciplined learning enviroment. Check out the ratings on the Sutherlamd Institure website. Test scores do not lie. My children thrive at this wonderful school. I am thrilled that we have this caliber of school in St. George.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2011

My three kids went to Valor Hall and they loved it. The staff was caring. They worked with my son to reach grade level with one on one tutoring and extra reading classes in kindergarten. My kids went on many field trips, participated in experiments, were accountable for their own learning. The small class sizes and the help of an aid makes this an ideal place to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2011

My son has attended Valor Hall and is now in public school (High School) Valor Hall was such a blessing. My son entered High School and was way above of other students. His ninth grade year was pretty much a repeat of what he had already learned at Valor Hall. On top of a top rate education, he received Spanish, music, art, P.E and many afterschool clubs. Valor Hall is ranked by the Iowa test results in the top 5 schools in Utah for the past 6 years. Those results tell the story. Thank You Valor Hall for educating and loving my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2011

All of my children received straight As at Valor Hall and enjoyed their time there. I paid a fortune in tuition because I was told they were a full grade ahead of public and they were #1 in Utah. This wasn't true. When they transferred to public school they were behind and required tutoring. Valor Hall's cirriculum is weak and the majority of the staff has no secondary education. The public education was sadly better than the private school. My kids now say they thought Valor Hall was to easy, and was boring compared to their public charter school. I'm disapointed with the cirriculum and leadership at Valor Hall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2010

My daughter is about to enter her fourth year at Valor Hall. She is a very independent and willful child who likes to be her own leader; I was concerned for her at first because to some these qualities can be labeled as difficult. At Valor hall she has been appreciated for her strengths and allowed to grow within herself instead of being treated like a part of a mass production. I would recommend this school to anyone, it is well worth the sacrifices sometimes necessary to keep her enrolled here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2010

This school has been a blessing to our little boy. After the advice from our son's speech therapist to enroll him in school early, we chose Valor Hall. Our son is in his second year and after the first 6 months at Valor Hall his speech improved more than it had in the 2 years he spent in Early Intervention and independent speech therapy. I love this school and I can't imagine sending him anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2009

This school is amazing. I have a highly gifted little girl and was struggling to find a school for her. Valor Hall not only tested her and allow her to begin her studies a year early, but they also have a high level of differentiation within the grades, so my 4 yr old, who is in K, is also able to select books for 7 or 8 year olds from their library. And the Spanish classes in K are excellent as well. Highly recommend!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2009

My son will be starting his 5th year at Valor Hall and we have been very pleased with his progress, the staff and the inclusive virtue based learning. Involved parents, caring, competent staff and lots of accountability.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2007

Valor Hall was just ranked the #1 school in Utah by Sutherland Institute. I have been so impressed with the small leveled classrooms (14 students or less) and the value based education. My child not only gets top notch academics, she also receives spanish, music, afterschool clubs, etc. I feel so blessed that in a small toww we could receive this level of education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2007

Wonderful school! My daughter attended her first two years here before 1st grade and the education she recieved really helped her in grade school. She learned many spiritual values as well. This school is good at teaching children to accept and appreciate others for their differences which is something most children don't learn in the public schools in this area. This school greatly improved my childs character as well as academic performance.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 71% 77%
Hispanic 16% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 2%
Black 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Top 5 Ranked School in Utah (2012)
  • Top 5 Ranked School in Utah (2011)
  • Top 5 Ranked School in Utah (2010)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • American Legion (2012)
  • American Legion (2011)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Science club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
Clubs
  • Arts and crafts
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Cooking club

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:45 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 4:00 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • Tena Raleigh
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Fax number
  • (435) 656-3957

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Project-based
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Foreign languages
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Skiing
Girls sports
  • Skiing

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Arts and crafts
  • Boy scouts
  • Chess club
  • Cooking club
  • Cub scouts
  • Game club
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Science club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Valor Hall Academy has been St George's premier private school since 1996. We are a Chrisian Non Denominational school focusing on virtues inherent in all religions. With small classrooms, a positive environment and an individulized approach Valor Hall Academy has consistently been ranked among the top 5 schools in Utah. Beyond our core subjects the students receive Spanish, Science, History, Computers, Skiing, Chess, Bowling ,Ceramics and more. It is a school where Morals and Academice meet.
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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Public schools from Cedar City, St. George and Mesquite

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$4000 - $6000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
No.

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Local Public School
Tuachan Performing Arts Charter School
K-12 Onling Program
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631 South 1100 East
St. George, UT 84770
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Phone: (435) 688-9311

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