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About Valley Ridge Academy

Mission Statement:
The community of Valley Ridge Academy is dedicated to creating a safe and nurturing environment that inspires and challenges students while developing lifelong learners through collaboration, citizenship, creativity and reflection.

District Vision:
The St. Johns County School District will inspire good character and a passion for lifelong learning in all students, creating educated and caring contributors to the world.

Fun Facts About Our School

  • Valley Ridge Academy is a Kindergarten – 8th grade school.
  • We currently have about 1600 students serving families in the Nocatee and surrounding communities.  
  • We are a STEAM focused school.  STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Design, and Math.
  • VRA feeds into Nease High School which has the International Baccalaureate Pre-IB/IB Diploma Program.  The IB program has a hard-earned reputation for high standards of teaching, pedagogical leadership and student achievement.
  • In addition to computer labs, our classrooms are set up as follows:
  • K – 2nd grade:  student use of iPads
  • 3rd – 5th grade:  student use of laptops
  • 6th -8th grade:  1 to 1 with laptops in classrooms
  • St. Johns County Character Counts is infused in everything we do.  Our selected students are honored with an award certificate monthly.
  • All students have physical education as part of our curriculum.
  • Our gymnasium accommodates 250 cheering fans.