What is The V FACTOR?
The V FACTOR is a set of characteristics you possess that compel you to be a self-thinker, a mold-breaker, a non-conformist. It’s what makes you you.
Where others follow a path, you blaze a trail. When others check boxes, you dig deeper. While others inch their way towards accepting the status quo, you take bold, varied steps to greatness.
If you want to discover your V FACTOR, then Vistamar is the high school for you.
These are Vistamar’s core values:
RIGOROUSLY CHALLENGING THE STATUS QUO. If preconceived notions about what good education looks like went unchallenged, Vistamar would not exist. Vistamar was founded with an unswerving commitment to digging deeper and working harder. The school’s program, student body, and cultural ethos are proof that there is a better way to educate high school students. Our courageous students choose Vistamar because they have the desire to challenge convention.
RICH, INTELLECTUAL ENGAGEMENT THAT OPENS THE DOORS TO ANY COLLEGE. Scouring the planet to find the best practices in education has been central to Vistamar’s program, and Vistamar sees program design and innovation as an evergreen opportunity. Our faculty and staff revel in their obligation to advance as learners along with our students by bringing them the richest and most engaging educational experience obtainable. And when our students engage in this way, they have the preparation to land at the college or university of their choosing.
RELENTLESSLY EMBRACING DIVERSITY OF THOUGHT AND EXPERIENCE. Students learn more in an environment where preconceived notions—born of circumstance and upbringing—are continuously challenged by fellow students who come from different backgrounds. They become enlightened and empathetic. Moreover, a diverse student body significantly enhances the educational experience of all students, opening the way to fuller lives and a more robust society. Vistamar’s diverse community is our greatest source of pride, and the voices of our diverse students are Vistamar’s anchor and the beat of our song.
LIVING A HEALTHY AND BALANCED LIFE. The Vistamar program puts reasonable demands on our students: they are challenged and engaged in their education because they are allowed to be teenagers. Their academic, personal, and college goals are always set high, but our students choose how to meet challenges in ways that suit them—with encouragement from their teachers and advisors to find time for sleep, exercise, healthy nutrition, and leisure along the way.
PURPOSEFUL ENGAGEMENT IN THE WORLD BEYOND OUR WALLS. Vistamar’s program, adopted from best educational practices in Europe, Asia, and the United States, is truly globally influenced. Our commitment to global studies is evidenced through student exchanges, travel opportunities, our civic engagement program, and our world language proficiency requirement—all of which are designed to ensure that Vistamar students are prepared to be resourceful in the way they show up as global citizens, and solve real-world situations.