• IVA Back to School Night!

    Beginning at 6:00, come spend an evening walking in the shoes of your child! Experience first hand what thinking and learning is like at IVA. If you were never able to come on a school tour, this is the event for you! Back to School night is a parent only event. Read More
  • Visit the Classrooms!

    Learn first hand about IVA's distinct vision for education by seeing class in action. Call the office to schedule a tour. 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

  • Be Courageous

    Regret has been on my mind over the past month. I don’t fear having regret for choosing Intellectual Virtues Academy for my son – first year kinks and all. I feel sadness for families who do not choose IVA and, after the school year begins, regret that decision. To me, this would be a difficult loss to experience. Curious about what causes the feeling of regret, I conducted a quick search and discovered this explanation on Psychology Today: “… the easier it is to envisage a different outcome, the more likely we are to regret the lost opportunity.” Which led me to wonder, if we do not wish to experience regret, how might we avoid it in our decision-making? My wonder took Read More
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