Congratulations to our Upper School students and Fine Arts Department on their wonderful performance of James and the Giant Peach Jr.! This musical, based on the Roald Dahl classic, depicts the adventures of young James as he flees an oppressive and cruel existence... Across the ocean... In a giant peach... With his insect friends! The hallmarks of this production are its wonderful songs, lively dancing, quirky characters, and super-creative set and costume design, and our 7-9th graders went above and beyond to meet the challenge. We are so proud of their dynamic performances and devotion to the many elements that brought this piece to life on stage. Thank you to our Fine Arts faculty, who supported our actors, designers, and production crew, and gave our students an incredible taste of the bright lights! BRAVO!
SOAR, Valley School's summer day camps, are a great opportunity to get children and young teens engaged and activated! Guided by experienced and certified educators and content experts, campers will dive into fun-filled days on Valley School’s beautiful 400-acre campus. Three weeks of exciting programs have been designed with all ages in mind. Kindergarten through 3rd-grade campers will participate in theme-oriented crafts, projects, games, stories, and outdoor exploration. Special time will is set aside each day to met the needs of these young campers who benefit from extra moments to snack, rest, and wiggle. Older campers customize their schedules by choosing from our extensive menu of offerings. Many options ensure that teens are able to craft their days around their own unique and developing interests. Possibilities include arts, sciences, sports, cooking, nature, technology, adventure and exploration, volunteerism, etc. These camps provide the perfect combination of guided learning and independent exploration.
SOAR is open to ALL kindergarten through 9th-grade children from ANY school or community. Click on "SOAR at Valley" in the menu above to join us. We’re looking forward to seeing you in June!
Valley School’s new virtual tour has launched online! This year, when it isn’t possible for us to have visitors in the building, this new feature of our website will enable prospective families to become acquainted with our campus, community, and school grounds. Alumni can walk down memory lane while browsing interactive panoramic photos of their beloved alma mater, and current families can share their child’s Valley School experience with friends and loved ones far away. On the menu bar above, click on “Admissions” and then “Virtual Tour” to explore virtual Valley School!
This year, Valley School students, families, faculty, and staff are enjoying our ski program more than ever. After too much time apart, it's fantastic to have organized times to meet up outdoors for a safe activity. Our ski program is one of the ways we foster our Valley Core Values--this is the most fun we can imagine having while also Cultivating Wellness and Building Community!
Valley School has returned to full-time in-person learning, and we are so happy to be together again! Our hallways are buzzing with excitement; our classrooms are alive with curiosity and growth. And from what we hear, a lot of parents are thrilled, as well. But, every family has its own unique circumstances, and so, for those families that prefer it, virtual learning is still an option. These students Zoom into live classes throughout the day so that they are learning alongside their peers, even while at home. Same teachers, same curricula, same friends, but delivered via digital platforms. At Valley School, our goal is to provide exceptional educational experiences in the ways that best accommodate each family's needs.