School Accountability Report Card
Intellectual Virtues Academy of Long Beach
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Jacquie Bryant, Principal
- Principal, Intellectual Virtues Academy of Long Beach
About Our School
IVA aims to nurture the deep personal qualities essential to being an excellent and lifelong learner. Character growth occurs in the context of relationships and are the product of a rigorous and reflective engaement with content. IVA asks students to take an active role in their learning. It does so by offering students excellent teachers who are dedicated, flexible and passionate about practicing educating for intellectual character growth by providing students with rigorous opportunties for struggle and challenge. Our students are learning to find a larger purpose of character growth in the daily struggle of learning. Our parents embracing a new way of getting involved in school and in learning to communicate using the intellectual virtues to connect about learning. I cannot imagine a more fruitful and flourishing environment for middle school students. IVA is at our full capacity with 234 6th through 8th grade students, 26 students in each classroom and 11 dedicated full time teachers. Our small size allows for a personalize small learning community of thinkers and learns who desire to grow in their intellectual character.
Intellectual Virtues Academy is built alongside broader educational movements that include 21st century soft skills, Common Core State Standards, character education literature and studies such as Paul Tough's How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, as well as activities in education and psychology such as "positive psychology", Restorative Justice Practices, Carol Dweck's growth vs. fixed mindset, and Angela Duckworth's "grit." From those movements the mission and vision of the school are clarified in the philosophy and language of intellectual virtues. IVA is able to create an educational program using the tool of these movements. Being a part of aligning all decision- making at school with a clear mission and vision is an educators dream and I am honored to be a part of this school and this movement that equips our students well.
To learn and live well,
Principal Jacquie Bryant Intellectual Virtues Academy
ContactIntellectual Virtues Academy of Long Beach
3601 Linden Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90807-4001