• Visit the Classrooms!

    Learn first hand about IVA's distinct vision for education by seeing class in action. Schedule a tour with the office any Tues. or Wed. morning at 9am. Read More
  • For the Love of Learning

    What makes IVA so great? Find out by viewing this video on the intellectual virtues model of education. We are equipping students to learn and live well! Read More
  • 2014-2015 Virtues Ceremony

    Join us at our closing Virtues Ceremonies each Friday beginning at 2:45pm in our courtyard. Read More
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What if there was a middle school where students were asked to care about how their mind works? Where students were asked to wonder out loud. Imagine a place where kids are excited to learn. What if this place allowed students to struggle and helped them view perseverance through struggle as an opportunity for growth?

There is such a place! We're excited to share our new video with you that offers a window into how this unique educational opportunity for middle schoolers in Long Beach teaches for deep understanding and makes thinking visible.

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From the Blog

  • Friends

    As the school year comes to an end for my fifth-grader (with only 21 school days left!), I find myself reflecting on my own journey to middle school. My best friend in elementary school lived just two doors down from me. We had the same purple pin-stripped pants. I loved helping myself to the lemon drops her mom kept in a candy dish on the pass-through. And one time, her house caught on fire and I snuck into the backyard with her as she ran inside to save her favorite stuffed animals. She was my BFF. Then my family moved, and I now lived just around the corner from our Junior High. I was disappointed when we discovered our lockers Read More
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