Virginia International Academy strives to be the benchmark of excellence in US high school preparatory education. We stress the total development of each child: moral, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical. We believe that a person’s character plays a critical role in their success and so we encourage gratitude, dignity, enthusiasm, involvement, independence, maturity and responsibility.
Our Founder’s Vision
“Every summer, when dozens of Chinese parents entrust their junior high school children into my hands, and to VIA , I acutely realize that I also must take on the full expectations of the child’s family and friends…
…There is no doubt that these young students will change the future of China for the better, and quite possibly, the world. Because these students get exposed to the two great civilizations of East and West at a young age, they will become better citizens of the world, and will contribute to its development and its well-being. VIA will strive to help them in the United States in the first year through their varied academic pursuits, their social involvement, their psychological development, their knowledge of how to stay physically fit, and their self mastery. With these skills, our students will be able to fully engage in the full scope of high school academia and it will leave them well prepared for a future of learning and life laid on a solid foundation.
This is my mission. This is VIA ‘s mission.”