Message from the Principal

SVA Families,

Welcome to the 2021/22 school year at Spring Valley Academy!

I am honored to serve as the new principal at SVA, and come with determination to provide all students with the opportunity to thrive in a positive school climate with an exceptional learning experience. I’m thrilled to announce that Francisco Solis will be joining the team as our new Assistant Principal.  

Our staff is extremely excited for the return of in-person learning this year, with all students attending classes on campus five days a week. We will continue to follow all State, Local and District health and safety guidelines to ensure a safe environment for all students. As we have learned over the past 18 months, procedures and policies may change frequently as we comply with guidelines, but we are committed to timely communication and are dedicated to the success of all students.

This year, we plan to offer additional resources and opportunities to reconnect students and families to our school community. Please consider joining any of our school-based teams, including School Site Council (SSC), English language Advisory Committee (ELAC) and Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) to provide input and support with decision-making throughout the year.  

I appreciate your involvement in our school community and look forward to our continued partnership!  

With gratitude,
Lauren Basteyns, Principal

Districtwide Announcements:

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LMSV Virtual Learning Academy

Students who are placed on an Independent Study Agreement (ISA) are invited to attend our LMSV Virtual Academy. For an overview and frequently asked questions about Virtual Learning Academy, please click below

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Do you have a heart for children? Join our team!


Home School, Online, and Independent Study

Our Trust Blended Learning program offers families the opportunity to continue with distance learning in a format that works for them. The Trust program offers traditional homeschool, online-only, and blended learning options for families who prefer a less traditional or more home-based learning model. While each model is a bit different, all students enrolled in Trust will participate in daily virtual instruction in addition to independent learning activities.

New to LMSV? Enroll in Trust here. Already enrolled in an LMSV school? Enroll by completing this interest survey. Click here for more information about Trust. 

Why You'll Love Spring Valley Academy

  • Community of Dedicated Educators who Value the Individual Strengths of all Students
  • Options for Elective Classes that allow for and Foster Creativity
  • Strong, Positive Relationship Building across Campus and between Home and School
  • World Language Acquisition
  • Personalized Acceleration
  • Academic, Social, Emotional Development
  • Inquiry-Based, Hands-On Learning
  • Preparation for Advanced High School and University Coursework

Enroll Today!

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Important Information:

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Join the SVA No Place For Hate Club!

Be part of the positive change!

See flyer for details!

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.

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

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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 9:00 am. 

School dismissal: Students will dismiss at 3:35 pm, except for Tuesday our minimum day, which dismisses at 2:30 pm. 

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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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Check out our latest Spotlight Story showcasing what makes Maryland Ave so special! 


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Enjoy this video about amazing students at Spring Valley Academy, an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme School.  Academy enrollment is now open until December 2.


Academy Programs in LMSV Engage Unique Gifts of Each Child

Enjoy this video about student artists and performances at LMAAC. Academy enrollment is now open until December 2.


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