To get to know Intellectual Virtues Academy, A Long Beach Public High School, we welcome and encourage you to experience the school firsthand at one of our various admission events. If you have any questions or would like to register to attend an event, please contact the front office at 562.283.4456. Personal tours can also be scheduled by calling the main school office, 562.283.4456.
A great place to begin your journey would be to visit during a regular school day. School tours give you a sense of what a regular day looks like at the Academy. You will be able to observe the classroom, witness how students engage with the curriculum and collaborate with each other, and see how our innovative teachers make thinking visible. The tour also includes a brief presentation on the school’s history, mission, and curriculum.
Tours are generally about an hour long. Reservations can be made through the online event page.
Upcoming Tour Dates
Thursday, April 6 at 10 a.m.
Thursday, May 23 at 10 a.m.
Coffee and Conversation with the Directors
We welcome you to connect with the Directors of the Academy over coffee. Bring a friend or neighbor with you to visit our newly renovated high school location, 1637 Long Beach Blvd., and learn about this research-based, intellectually challenging, and supportive academic program from the Founding Directors of the high school.
Upcoming Coffee Dates
Tuesday, April 25 at 10 a.m.
Thursday, May 23 at 10 a.m. (Theme: How to get involved)
Open House for Prospective Families
We invite you to attend one of our open house events to learn more about the Academy’s model of education through various interactive sessions with faculty. Reservations can be made through the online event page.
Upcoming Open House Dates
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 from 6 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 10 a.m. - noon
Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 10 a.m.
Student Shadow Days
Applicants are invited to shadow one of our Leadership students during a regular school day. To coordinate your shadow day, please contact the front office at 562- 283-4456. If you haven’t already submitted an application, please complete the online application here. Space is limited.
Public Lottery- February 23, 2017
A public lottery drawing is scheduled for February 23 and is open to the public. Names are randomly chosen until available spaces are filled. Enrollment is on a rolling basis between April through September, as space permits.
**You can also learn more about the Academy by reading our bi-weekly newsletter, following us on Facebook, or attending a school event open to the public. Check out our online school calendar for information on athletic and Parent Academy events.