USA Kansas, USA
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Blue Valley Public School

Blue Ribbon

School Facts

  • Number of Students
    1350
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Homestay Accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Not religious
  • Program Length Available
    Fall Semester, Fall Year

School Description

DISTRICT PROFILE
Located in the U.S. “Heartland,” nicknamed for its location in the heart of the country and its kind and caring communities, Blue Valley Schools district consists of five high schools accepting international students. These award-winning high schools offer dual enrollment courses for college credit as well as over a dozen AP options.

FACILITIES
Blue Valley's facilities include gymnasiums, up-to-date classrooms, and a recently introduced Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS), a cutting edge research facility that provides mentorships and dual-credit college courses.

SPORTS AND ARTS
Blue Valley students can participate in sports such as basketball, softball, and American football.
The district’s art students participate in local, regional, and national festivals and competition. Arts options include broadcasting, drama club, and more..

AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
The district’s high schools were named top high schools in Kansas and the US by US News and World Report as well as the Washington Post. The CAPS program received the 2016-17 Exemplary School Award. The district was also awarded the prestigious Governor’s Award and Blue Ribbon Award from the US Department of Education. In 2018, two Blue Valley graduates were named Presidential Scholars.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION
Consistently ranked in the top 100 best cities to live in the US by CNN and Money Magazine, Overland Park is a suburb of nearby Kansas City and is the second largest city in the state of Kansas. Kansas City, only 20 minutes away, features cultural and educational destinations such as the Botanical Gardens and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Visit School Site: Blue Valley Schools
Visit City Site: Overland Park, Kansas

Famous Alumni

• Jack Sock (ATP World Tennis Tour)
• Tara Nott (Olympic Gold Medalist in weight lifting)
• Arash Ferdowsi (Dropbox co-founder)
• Matt Besler (Sporting KC soccer player)
• Christie Ambrosi (Olympic Gold Medalist in softball)
• Andrew Wojtanik (National Geographic World Champion)

  • 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
Diploma Year Offered?
Yes
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
1:19
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
No
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross Country Running, Fast Pitch Softball, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling
Arts
Art, Broadcasting, Drama, Studio Art, Visual Arts
Music
Band, Choir, Orchestra
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, European History, Microeconomics, Physics 1, Psychology, Statistics, US Government and Politics, US History, World History
Languages
Chinese, French, French Language and Culture, Latin, Latin, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
Ballroom Dancing, Book Club, Chess Club, Community Service, Distributive Educations Clubs of America (DECA), Environmental, eSports, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Future Teachers of America, Language Clubs and Honor Societies, Math Team, National Honor Society, Newspaper Club, Peer Tutoring, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Thespian Society
Accepting Students in Grades
No
Ages Accepted
-18
ELTiS Required
215 minimum
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
All notarized application materials and payment must be received by May 15. Deadline for new applications is May 1st. I-20s are processed after May 30th.

Testimonials

This year is definitely one of the best years in my life. Everything has been going so amazing for me.

Bao from Vietnam

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