Valley Prep Experience
Our philosophy is based on four key tenets that include being student-centered, use of active learning strategies, holistic (whole person) approaches and providing a positive, encouraging atmosphere that nurtures our students.
Student-Centered means we focus on the student as a learner and employ a variety of techniques to utilize his/her primary learning style to facilitate achievement of objectives.
Active learning, hands-on strategies are emphasized to include lab exercises, small group learning, case studies, projects and a variety of strategies to engage the learner.
Holistic means that we utilize the entire combination of traditional academic subject areas (mathematics, language arts, social studies, science) with innovative instruction in Spanish, French, computer technology, music, visual arts, physical education and other extracurricular interests.
Positive and encouraging teachers and support staff members work with each child and family to make Valley Prep a happy, uplifting place.
Who We Are: Valley Preparatory School (Valley Prep) is a non-religious, coeducational day school for grades PS through 8. Founded in 1957 by several prominent Redlands area families, Valley Prep has provided an enriched education for area students for over 50 years.
Location: Valley Prep is located on a beautiful, secure six acre site located in the park-like hills of Redlands, on Ford Street, south of I-10. The school is in close proximity to Yucaipa, Highland, Beaumont, Loma Linda, San Bernardino and other cities.
Diversity: VPS’s welcoming community is rich in diversity in race, geography and religion, as well as socioeconomic background, culture and thought.
Student Body: Our students come from highly diverse backgrounds and area n international, multicultural group of learners. The average class size is 12-15 students and provides an individualized educational program for each students. VPS is a close-knit community which provides outstanding educational opportunities. Over 90% of our students are accepted into honors and advanced placement courses in high school. Colleges enrolling recent graduates include Stanford, UCLA. Berkeley, NYU, University of Redlands, George Washington School of Law, Tufts Medical School and various Ivy League institutions.