Leader In Me

As a Leader In Me School, Sun Valley Academy creates a loving community of purposeful learning that focuses on the whole child. Learn, love, and lead with us!

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A Whole-Scholar Mindset

The Leader in Me helps students learn how to become self-reliant, take initiative, plan ahead, set and track goals, do their homework, prioritize their time, manage their emotions, be considerate of others, express their viewpoint persuasively, resolve conflicts, find creative solutions, value differences, and live a balanced life.

Instead of focusing on academic measures alone, Leader in Me embodies a holistic approach to education, redefining how schools measure success.


  • Student Behavior
  • Staff Social/Emotional and Teaching Readiness
  • Student Leadership
  • Family Engagement


  • Staff or Student Attendance
  • Supportive School Environment
  • Student Engagement
  • Staff Satisfaction


  • Reading Proficiency
  • Math Proficiency
  • Teaching Efficacy
  • Student-Led Learning

Sun Valley Academy’s 7 Habits for the Leader in Your Student

The concept of the Seven Habits is based on Stephen Covey and has been utilized by millions of people, young and old alike, to make life more rewarding and productive. Highly proactive students recognize that their behavior is a product of their conscious choices. The following is a brief overview of the Seven Habits:

  1. Be Proactive
  2. Begin with the end in mind
  3. Put first things first
  4. Think Win/Win
  5. Seek first to understand, then to be understood
  6. Synergize
  7. Sharpen the saw
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- SVA Parent
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Join The Sun Valley Academy Family Today!

We are enrolling students in grades K-8 for the 2022-2023 school year.
We invite you to come to be a part of the Sun Valley family!