Our Curriculum


The Valley Inquiry Charter School curriculum is unique and challenging. We are looking for children who are (or who are willing to become) inquirers, thinkers, communicators, risk-takers, knowledgeable, principled, caring, open-minded, well-balanced, and reflective.

Each of these characteristics are embedded in the mission of the school, the curriculum, the teaching methods, and Valley Inquiry's relationships - both within the school and in the world outside the school.

Students will learn reading and language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, Spanish, music and the arts, technology, and physical, personal and social education. Students are taught how to research new topics, ask thoughtful questions, creatively think through solutions to problems, and gain a broader perspective through learning a second language.

Family plays an important role in the success of each child who comes to Valley Inquiry. It is critical that parents or guardians be willing to engage in the education of his or her child.

An important characteristic of the IB Primary Years Program is the six transdisciplinary themes. These are areas of global significance which create a framework that allows for in-depth investigations (units of inquiry) requiring a high level of involvement on the part of the students. Our Program of Inquiry (POI) details the units of inquiry that will be taught under each of the transdisciplinary themes in each grade throughout the year. Contact us for more details.