Announcing a New School!

Welcome to our 2-acre, natural learning paradise in Lehi, Utah

Educational Excellence

The self-directed learning curriculum
is designed by the students and facilitated by skilled mentors.


The students and staff elect school leadership, write bylaws, and execute judgement on infractions.
Yes, the kids really do this!


Alpine Valley Academy is one of the most affordable private schools in Utah.

Proven Educational Experience

Alpine Valley Academy is the first Self-Directed Natural Learning private school in Utah Valley.  We believe it will prove to be one of the best and least expensive private schools in Utah County

AVA is based on the Sudbury Valley School model, which was founded in 1968.  As a “Sudbury school” it is a place where the students are given the gift of time to find and follow their passions.  Where students enjoy a childhood of freedom, respect, and trust. A school that provides the three great freedoms of personal responsibility: Freedom of

 Choice, Freedom of Action, and Freedom to Bear the Consequences of Action. When you have freedom, you learn that you can succeed.  

AVA follows a unique, proven recipe that’s been working for five decades.  Students graduating from this type of school typically get into the college of their first or second choice, are more likely to actually graduate, and more likely to get an advanced degree.  They are also 14-times more likely to launch their own business by the age of 30.  

Opening August 20, 2018

See the Hours, Tuition, and Calendar PDF for more details.

Admissions Interview

Follow the link below to request an admission interview for your family. This interview will provide you the opportunity to determine whether Alpine Valley Academy is right for your family. 

Seeking Mentors

Alpine Valley Academy is also a place that empowers adults to give children the best possible education. If you are inspired by inspiring others, we would love to interview you for one of our staff positions.

Request an Admissions Interview