Valley Preparatory School

Tel: (909)793-3063
Grades: NS-8 | 159 students
The mission of Valley Preparatory School is to inspire each student to reach their potential through an enriched, student-centered, college preparatory educational program in grades preschool through eighth.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8

Student Body

Total Students 159 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Valley Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Karen Johnson


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Flag Football, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Athletics, Beginning and Advanced Band, Chess Club, Chorus, Homework Club Athletics, Chess Club, Chorus, Homework Club, Beginning and Advanced Band,

School Notes:

  • The mission of Valley Preparatory School is to inspire each student to reach their potential through an enriched, student-centered, college preparatory educational program in grades preschool through eighth.
  • Valley Prep School is a private school serving Redlands and surrounding cities throughout the Inland Empire. The school environment is enriched by students who come from a variety of geographical, economic, social, and ethnic backgrounds.In addition to the normal curriculum, students in preschool through eighth grade receive instruction in classes including art, music, physical education, technology, French and Spanish. Valley Prep also offers after school programs such as chorus, band, athletics, as well as an after school daycare program.
  • Established in 1957, Valley Prep School, located in Redlands, California, is a coeducational independent day school offering a college preparatory curriculum in grades preschool through eight. The school's four tenets of education are: to be student centered, incorporate active learning strategies, practice holistic instructional approaches, and create a positive and encouraging environment. These goals are essential in creating a well educated person for the 21st century. The school will also continue to promote civic and social values that allow a student to be: a scholar, an athlete, a citizen, and a community member and possess the motivation, confidence and ability to set and achieve his/her own personal goals.

Profile last updated: 12/06/2013

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Arrowhead Christian Academy (2.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Christ The King Lutheran Preschool & Kdgn (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Christ The King Lutheran Preschool & Kdgn (0.1 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Redlands
    Christ The King Lutheran Preschool & Kdgn
    Daycare / Preschool (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-KG | 123 students
    0.1 miles
    1505 Ford St
    Redlands, CA 92373
  • Redlands
    Ahrens Child Care Center
    Daycare / Preschool (Islamic)
    Grades: PK-KG | 76 students
    1.9 miles
    201 N University St
    Redlands, CA 92374
  • Redlands
    First Lutheran Childrens Center
    Daycare / Preschool (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    Grades: PK-K | 120 students
    2.1 miles
    1207 W Cypress Avenue
    Redlands, CA 92373
  • Redlands
    Sacred Heart Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 278 students
    2.1 miles
    215 S Eureka St
    Redlands, CA 92373
  • Redlands
    Target Community Schools
    All-boys  | Special Education School
    Grades: 5-9 | 6 students
    2.3 miles
    710 Church St
    Redlands, CA 92374

School Reviews

Valley Prep has been an outstanding school over the past several years for our daughter. The school offers so many wonderful programs that is not offered in the public school system. With the small classroom sizes and the wonderful teachers, this school was an ideal fit for our daughter and her potential. She loves to come to school every single day and can't wait to tell us about the experiences and classes that she had at school that day. Valley Prep has made her educational experience such a wonderful one and it has allowed her to be the student that she wants to become. We would not send our daughter to any other school as Valley Prep has become her second home.
- Posted by Parent, 10/24/15
Valley Preparatory School provides strong academic programs and wonderful teachers in a safe and friendly environment. Art, music, language, and library are all part of the curriculum. Great technology program too. Small class size is another reason we chose Valley Prep. We couldn't be happier with the school, and so is our child.
- Posted by Parent, 10/24/15
I attended VPS when I was in 7th and 8th grade. I had the most fortunate opportunity to work with exceptional professors. They took a particular interest in me and making sure I would succeed. Being at VPS at such a young age helped me develop critical thinking skills and emphasize them throughout the rest of my education. In terms of sports and extracurricular activities, I took advantage of the year round sports including volleyball and basketball. In music class I first picked up the guitar, and I had continued to explore my own artistic abilities in our art class. I recall all of these memories fondly. Today, I am in medical school on the way to my dreams of becoming a doctor. Without VPS I would not have been the person that I am today and would not have made it as far as I have. I would highly recommend this school to those who are interested in making their children leaders in their own community or leaders in our world.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 07/22/13
Valley Prep is an excellent school for parents who are looking for small class sizes that enables a student to get individual attention, technology advances such as there laptop program, and variety of programs they offer like art, music, and foreign language (french and spanish). The teachers are extremely attentive to your student''s education and teach in a creative way so the students are able to grasp the concept of the subject. They are also very friendly and easy to talk to. One can easily see the students'' eagerness to learn and progress in their education, participation in class and inspiration they gain from their teachers which is proof that Valley Prep is a high quality school that cares for their students future. It is said that Valley Prep is like a second home. I have graduated from Valley Prep and I strongly believe this school prepared me for the rigorous education in high school and has opened up opportunities for me to go to a prestige high school such as the Webb Schools.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 07/15/13

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