• Math in a Minute at IVA

    Want to step inside the classroom right now? Catch a glimpse of what deep understanding in math looks like - check out our math video! Read More
  • Middle School Choice in Long Beach

    Learn more about IVA. Don't miss out on a middle school choice in Long Beach focused on growing curiosity. Read More
  • Turn in your application

    Applications received or postmarked by March 20, 2015 were entered into our admissions lottery for the 2015-2016 year. Applications received after the cut off are placed at the end of the lottery-drawn wait list on a first-come, first-served basis. 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
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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.

Upcoming Events

Fri Mar 27 @12:00AM
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Sat Mar 28 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
IVA Spring Fundraiser - you are cordially invited
Mon Mar 30 @12:18PM - 12:58PM
Glee Club

From the Blog

  • Exclamations

    When “Project Runway” was new to TV, I was a fan. I found the challenges intriguing, I loved their shopping sprees through Mood in New York, and I was in constant admiration of the contestants' tenacity to bring their ideas from a sketches to wearable works of art. I also grew to love Tim Gunn’s parting words to “make it work!” I later told my husband that sometimes I feel like I need Tim to check in with me during my day, review my plan (be it for meals, writing, housekeeping, or volunteering), and then gently tell me to “make it work!” That kind of coaching or nudge of encouragement is something I sense so many good teachers desire to Read More
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Virtues in Action

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The voting for this poll has ended on: November 22, 2014

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