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Message from the Principal

Hello! I am very excited to lead, work with and support the students, families and staff of SVA. My name is Mr. T and I am blessed to be the new principal of Spring Valley Academy. I am a product of the East County. I attended elementary and middle school in the La Mesa Spring Valley School District and worked as a Dean at this site many years ago. I am proud to call the East County home for over 40 years.

At Spring Valley Academy we are committed to ensuring that our students receive the best educational experience. We invite and encourage you to become an active participant in our school community through volunteering, joining our PTSA, and attending and supporting our numerous school events. Research clearly supports that when parents/guardians participate and are involved in their child’s education, there is a greater likelihood of academic success for the child. We believe that by working together we provide our children an amazing and successful school experience.

Please reach out to us this school year if you have any ideas, questions, concerns or compliments regarding SVA. I believe in partnering with our families to ensure that all of our SVA Eagles are happy, healthy and learning at the highest levels. This is going to be a fantastic year!

Make it a GREAT day, or not, the choice is always yours!



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Why You'll Love Spring Valley Academy

  • An International Baccalaureate (IB) School
  • IB Programme is a World-Renowned Program with a Focus on International-Mindedness, Project-Based Learning through Inquiry, Action through Service to the Community and World Language Acquisition
  • Great for All Students and Especially Enriching for Gifted Students and those Wishing to Learn or Improve Spanish
  • World Language Acquisition
  • Personalized Acceleration
  • International/Global Focus
  • Service Projects
  • Academic, Social, Emotional Development
  • Inquiry-Based, Hands-On Learning
  • Preparation for Advanced High School and University Coursework

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Important Information:

PE Clothes

7th and 8th grade students may purchase their PE clothes during their PE class with cash or check. The cost is $10 for a shirt, $10 for shorts, $5 for a combination lock or $25 for the whole PE package. For your convenience we have set up a website where parents may pay with debit or credit cards. Just select your items, pay, print your receipt and send the receipt to school with your student.


If you have not already joined PTSA, you can click link below to join SVA's PTSA.

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Spring Valley Academy is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme.

This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School.  These are schools that share a common philosophy - a commitment to high quality, challenging international education that Spring Valley Academy believes is important for our students.

Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP) or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit the IB website.

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Jupiter Grades

Welcome to JupiterGrades!! We're very excited to have 100% of our Spring Valley Academy teachers participating this year. 

Click the link below to be redirected to the JupiterGrades login for Spring Valley Academy.

You should have received an email or letter with information about how to sign up for JupiterGrades.  Students received information in their classes about setting up their accounts.  Please contact any of your student's  teachers to receive information about setting up accounts. 

If you have not received your login information and password, please email

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School Safety and Student Security

If you have information to report about an incident at Spring Valley Academy or for questions regarding school safety, please contact the Principal, Mr. Thompson.

You may make an anonymous report using the information below.

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Need homework for an absent child?

Look on Jupiter Grades and/or email the teachers. 

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Student drop off and pick up at SVA

We recommend using the Rogers Road entrance at the back of our school for the quickest way to drop off and pick up your child from school. Please drive slowly, watching for students at all times.  Safety is always our first priority. 

School begins everyday at 8:45 am. 

School dismissal for grades 5-6 at 3:05 pm everyday, except Tuesday which dismisses at 1:50pm.  Students in grades 7-8 are dismissed at 3:20 pm everyday, except Tuesday which dismisses at 2:15 pm. Students in grades 5-6 will not be allowed to hang out in front of the school after dismissal. These students will be escorted to our supervised Gap Time. 

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SVA 8th Grade Community Projects

Your 8th grade student should be working on the action portion of his/her Community Project.  Have your scholar share information about the project with you.

All 8th grade students at SVA are required to participate in completing the IB Community Project. Students may work individually or in groups up to 3.  While students will be monitored on their progress through their advisory class, it is expected that students will put forth approximately 15 hours of work outside of school in order to complete the project.  Topic exploration begins in their 7th grade year with research and action to be completed during the 8th grade. Projects are expected to be completed (research, action, presentation) by May of their 8th grade year.


District Spotlight

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Students at La Mesa Dale connect with Sadie the Wonder Dog. Enrollment is now open in all of our schools for the 2020-2021 school year. It’s not too late to enroll! Visit


Trust Blended Learning

LMSV is proud to offer Trust Blended Learning, an innovative school program that combines part time independent study using an online curriculum with part time face to face instruction using project based learning in La Mesa.


Transitional Kindergarten

Transitional Kindergarten sets students up for success by building academic, social and emotional skills that will benefit them for a lifetime! Enrollment is now open for TK in the 2020-2021 school year across the district.