• Hiring Playground Supervision Aides!

    Now hiring part-time supervision aides to work 1.5 hours a day 5 days a week for the 2014-2015 school year. See job posting on our website and on EdJoin. Read More
  • Visit the Classrooms!

    All friends, family, and interested community are invited to learn about an education at IVA. Schedule a visit to the classrooms on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings by contacting the office. Learn first hand about IVA's distinct vision for education. Read More
  • A Free Charter Middle School of LBUSD

    What is unique about Intellectual Virtues Academy? We foster meaningful growth in intellectual character virtues. It's our mission. Read More
  • Welcome 2014-2015 Applicants!

    All incoming students are welcome to join our Orientation from 8am to Noon, Tuesday, August 26. Read More
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Upcoming Events

Wed Sep 03 @12:00AM
First Day of School
Wed Sep 03 @ 8:30AM - 09:30AM
Opening Ceremony
Wed Sep 03 @ 7:00PM -
IVA Board of Directors Meeting

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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