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Our Highest Priority

Above all else, Valley School is committed to providing a safe education environment for all members of our school community. Our full-time Resource Officer maintains a visible presence on campus, and continuously oversees and evaluates our protocols so as to ensure our adherence to best practices in keeping the school safe. Our campus and buildings are monitored by surveillance cameras during and after school hours.

Crisis prevention is always our goal, but in the case that Valley School experiences an unforeseen emergency, we are prepared. We work regularly with our local first responders—police, fire departments, and emergency healthcare providers—who are intimately familiar with our facilities and grounds. We host FEMA-sponsored professional development opportunities for multiple regional law enforcement groups and receive the most up-to-date security advice from expert agencies in return.

Teachers receive regular emergency response training. They also maintain up-to-date CPR and other life-saving certifications.

It is not only the adults on campus who are well prepared for emergencies. Over the course of the year, Valley School students participate in fire drills, school and bus evacuation drills, tornado drills, and simulated lockdown drills. 

Safety measures you can count on:

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  • Prevention protocols in place

  • Safety management of facilities

  • Security planning for events

  • Regular patrols of buildings and grounds

  • Single-entry campus

  • Surveillance cameras

  • Interior lock-down and evacuation procedures in place

  • Emergency notification system

  • Monitored student arrival and dismissal

  • Safety inspections

Questions or Concerns?

If you have questions or concerns about safety at Valley School please contact: 

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  • Urgent Emergency

    Police/ Ambulance/ Fire
  • Report Concerns

    Resource Officer
  • Head of School Emergency

    Dr. Jonathan Strecker
  • Valley School Nurse

    Christy Goswick

Valley School of Ligonier

Address: 153 Lupine Lane, Rector PA 15677
Mail: PO Box 616 Ligonier, PA 15658
Phone: (724) 238-6652  Fax: (724) 238-6838
In an environment that is safe, challenging, nurturing, and disciplined, Valley School provides a balanced and strong program of study for a diverse group of children. Our goal is to stimulate in each young person lifelong habits of moral behavior, seeking wisdom, and doing good works for others.
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