Mission and Vision

IVA MISSION: to foster meaningful growth in intellectual character virtues in a thoughtful, challenging, and supportive academic environment.

IVA VISION: to equip students to engage the world with curiosity and thoughtfulness, to know themselves, and to live well.


  1. Sense of purpose: we deliberately align all of our thinking and decision-making with the mission, vision, and values of the school.
  1. Culture of thinking: we ask questions, seek understanding, and practice the habits of good thinking.
  1. Self-knowledge: believing in the importance of self-knowledge, we practice ongoing self-reflection and self-awareness.
  1. Openness and respect: we strive for a strong sense of community marked by collaboration, empowerment, and intentional openness and respect for the thinking of others 
  1. Growth mindset: being optimistic about the potential for personal growth, we embrace challenges and regard failure as an opportunity to learn and improve.

 IVA MOTTO: equipping every student to learn and live well.