Long Beach’s Best Kept Secret is Doing Big Things

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Get to Know IVA High

IVA High is a fully accredited, tuition-free public High School in Long Beach, California serving grades 9-12. We have a mission to empower students to think well: creatively, critically, and with a capacity for self-growth.

Our learner-centered approach puts students in charge of their high school education, and dual enrollment and paid internships transform learning into action. Students come to IVA High for college prep, STEAM, and limitless options for their future; they stay for smaller, safer learning in a vibrant, caring community.

We are growing our community and are looking for you! IVA High offers the following:

  • Innovative, supportive, challenging and creative community.
  • Class offerings that evolve and grow based on student interest.
  • Paid internships, AP classes, and learner-curated classes that prepare you to make an impact in the world.
  • Dual enrollment classes with Long Beach Community College (LBCC).
  • STEAM classes with specialized Engineering program.
  • PLTW - Project Lead The Way
  • Arts, Athletics & Academics.
  • Life prep skills.

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"It’s great to have the power that your voice is being heard."

-Trent Myles ‘20

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Connect, Contribute & Belong

Experience vibrant and inclusive learning and a caring community at IVA High.

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No one gets lost in a crowd here at IVA High

We offer personalized learning and a powerful community in a smaller, safer high school setting.

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Learner-Centered Approach

IVA High empowers students to take charge of their learning and their life.

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Small School, Big Opportunities

Get ahead with tuition-free dual enrollment with LBCC, paid internships, AP, arts & engineering classes and more.

Our Key Facts
Parent Satisfaction


Parent Satisfaction
Clubs & Sports


Clubs & Sports


Avg. Class Size
(32 CA Avg.)

2021 & 2022

Best School for Diversity (Awarded by Niche)


Faculty with Master's Degree or Higher

7 Yrs.

Consecutive Test Score Growth Above U.S. Average


National Merit Scholars in Long Beach, 2020-21


Student : Counselor Ratio (850 : 1 CA Avg.)

University and Research Partnerships

Long Beach City College
Long Beach City College Advantage Partner
Loyola Marymount University
Professor Co-Founded Middle and High Schools
UC Irvine
Advise Implementation of Intellectual Virtue Model
Calvin University
Designed IV Student Growth Database
Three-year Neurological Study on Teaching for Deeper Learning
Boston University
Two-year Study of Student Intellectual Character Growth
John Templeton Foundation
$3.5 Million Dollar Grant to Develop Character Program
Harvard University
Project Zero Partners With Our IV Institute and PD Program

Where Will Your Curiosity Take You?