If private school is a consideration for your family as you review Kinderlou schools, then look no further than the elite college-preparatory institution that is Valwood School. A short drive of only 13 miles (~20 minutes) from Kinderlou Forest brings you to the combined campus at Valwood.
Valwood School holds accreditation from both the Southern Association of Independent Schools and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the National Association of Schools and the Georgia Association of Independent Schools.
Valwood School is an independent college preparatory school, in Hahira, Georgia, serving preschool, kindergarten, elementary, middle and high School students and their families from all over the Southeast. The academic program is based on the teaching and mastery of the foundational skills necessary for academic and personal success in college and beyond.
Valwood believes that a truly excellent education integrates opportunities to explore a variety of interests while developing a strong academic base. It is this combination of passion and purpose that creates children who are excited about learning.
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Lower School (K-5)
Valwood’s Lower School is where a love of learning begins. It is a community where children develop a life-long love of learning as they build their self-esteem and cultivate their talents; a place where students are provided an atmosphere conducive to learning in a stimulating and nurturing environment. The lower school includes Pre-K through fifth grades.
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Middle School (6-8)
Valwood’s Middle School offers a three-year program, including grades six, seven, and eight, dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge, as well as the intellectual and moral development of students. The middle school years represent a bridge between the security of a teacher-centered Lower School and the rigors of a subject-centered Upper School. Teachers work together to address social, emotional, and academic challenges faced by students during early adolescence.
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Upper School (9-12)
Upper School begins an exciting period in a student’s life. To be sure, grades begin to count for college admission, but perhaps more importantly, students are being prepared to succeed in college. In addition, the Upper School offers many opportunities for challenge, service, and competition in which students discover who they are, and who they want to be. Valwood offers 15 AP courses, 7 college classes taught directly on campus, and 16 varsity, no-cut athletic teams.
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