Daily School Life Includes:

  • Critical thinking through the Socratic Method
  • Development of interpersonal and leadership skills through a variety of methods

  • Character development curriculum to enhance holistic life success

  • Project-based learning, experimentation and exploration 

  • Goal setting (long and short term), motivation building

  • Entrepreneurship and financial literacy

  • Core academic subjects, along with foreign language and the arts

  • Independent service projects

  • Development of healthy habits, both physical and emotional 

The Valley Leadership Academy Difference

  • Blended microschool offering personalized education and individualized curriculum

  • Character and leadership development

  • Maximum flexibility for students and parents

  • Project-based learning

  • Socratic dialogue

  • Affordable and flexible tuition

Academic Curriculum

In our school, we believe there is no one-size-fits-all curriculum. We will work with families to determine the best curriculum for each student. All students will learn the same concepts, but in ways that best fit their own learning styles and interests. 


At VLA, we seek a holistic approach to education. We care most about helping our students find joy in learning and confidence in approaching challenges. Students will be motivated to achieve mastery of concepts and demonstrate that mastery in a variety of ways. Standardized testing is offered, but not required.

Overcoming Obstacles

Life skills are essential for everyone of all ages, but they are seldom taught, leaving kids to struggle and not know how to persevere or problem solve when they encounter challenging situations. This curriculum provides the necessary lessons to give kids a helping hand at life outside of their core academics. It is the foundation of our learning.

Life Skills by Grade

Grades K-2

Listening, Fairness, Coping Skills, Self Control, Cooperation, Resolving Conflicts, Respect, Integrity, Having a Positive Attitude, Being Responsible, Becoming a Good Friend

Grades 3-5

Being Responsible, Empathy, Coping Skills, Respect, Integrity, Having a Positive Attitude, Perseverance and Personal Best, Cooperation and Teamwork, Resolving Conflicts, Handling Peer Pressure, Becoming a Good Friend, Good Citizenship

Grades 6-8

Confidence Building, Communication, Decision Making, Goal Setting, Managing Personal Resources, Studying Effectively, Problem Solving, Resolving Conflicts, Looking to the Future, Service Learning

Grades 9-12

Confidence Building, Communication, Decision Making, Goal Setting, Resolving Conflicts, Problem Solving, Skills for School and Beyond, Game Plan for College, Game Plan for Work, Getting the Job, On-the-Job Skills, On Your Own, Service Learning