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We've received numerous inquires from students, parents, the media, and the general Long Beach community about the
Intellectual Virtues Academy, Long Beach's newest public high school, opening in the fall 2016.

We're excited to introduce you to our program, starting with the Academy's second Informational Night, November 30th, 6:30 p.m. at 3601 Linden Ave, Long Beach.  

You'll learn how the Academy will help to inspire the kind of person your 8th grade students will become.  Our students do not have to commit to a single pathway at this point in their lives, but are allowed to explore and develop how to think-- deeply, carefully, and well.  Our highly supportive, small, and safe learning environment will provide students with ample opportunities to grow as critical and creative learners.  We know that these qualities, fostered by an intellectual virtues model of education are highly sought after by colleges and employers.
Come meet our Founding Directors, as well as current IVA* middle school parents and students.  To learn more about the Academy, see below.

*Intellectual Virtues Academy (IVA) middle school began in 2013, and is founded on the same educational philosophy. 


We're excited to announce that our initial website is up and running!  Visit us at to learn more about our rigorous program, extra-curricular options, and application process. There's also a link to get your questions answered. If you have more questions, we are here for you, email  or call 562.283.4456.
We are currently accepting applications through our website!  The Academy’s application process is separate from the LBUSD CHOICE process so this will not count as one of your three LBUSD choices.  You must submit your applications by January 29th.  
All students are welcome to apply regardless of High School Index or GPA. We believe in an equitable learning opportunity for ALL students. There will be 120 openings for our incoming class.


The Academy has submitted its charter to Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD).  On November 17th, Academy representatives will be presenting to the board about their passion and belief in opening this amazing school. You are invited to attend the board meeting and hear from some of our founding staff and community members, learn more about our program, and show your support. Address: LBUSD Offices 1515 Hughes Way, 1st Floor, Community Room, Long Beach, 5:00 p.m. sharp (typically lasts a half hour to an hour). 
 Tues. Nov 175:00-6:00 p.m.
LBSUD Board Meeting
Show your support!
Mon. Nov 306:30-7:30 p.m.

Information Night 
Learn more, get your questions answered.
Sat. Dec 56:00-9:00 p.m.

Belmont Parade
Miracle on 2nd Street. Bring your IVA spirit and participate in the parade!
Contact Summer Sanders.


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Phone 562.283.4456


Take a TOUR
IVA middle school, offers tours on Tuesdays OR Wednesdays at 9:00 am.

Call 562.912.7017 to  schedule a tour and observe intellectual virtues in action. 

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