• Spirit Wear Web Store

    We are excited to announce the launch of our new Spirit Wear Web Store! You are now able to purchase our embroidered hoodie or Virtues tee in three colorways - black, charcoal grey, and our new Caribbean blue! The Web Store will be open for two weeks - through Tuesday, February 15th. Orders placed will be available for pick-up on February 25h and 26th. Read More
  • 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
  • Still accepting applications

    Applications received after our spring lottery are placed at the end of the lottery-drawn wait list on a first-come, first-served basis. Turn in your application today. 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

Mon Feb 15 @12:00AM
Washington's Birthday Holiday - NO SCHOOL
Tue Feb 16 @12:42PM -
The Singing Club
Tue Feb 16 @12:42PM - 01:18PM
Student Council Meeting
Tue Feb 16 @12:42PM - 12:00AM
IVA Interact
Tue Feb 16 @12:42PM -
Gaming Club

From the Blog

  • Momentum

    I’ve spent the past nine weeks on this blog offering brief sketches of IVA’s Nine Master Virtues. These don’t exhaust the full range of intellectual virtues. But they’ll provide us with a more manageable and immediate focus as we begin “doing education” in a way that’s aimed at nurturing growth in these important qualities. In recent weeks and months, I’ve received countless emails from all over the world expressing interest and enthusiasm about what we’re doing at the Intellectual Virtues Academy of Long Beach — from Italy, France, England, New Zealand, Australia, and Philippines, to name just a few. These are in addition the many emails and phone calls I’ve received from across the United States. One thing is becoming very Read More
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