About Our School

Welcome to Valley Center Middle School... Home of the Hornets!


MISSION: The Staff and Students Will Develop the Knowledge, Skills, and Character Necessary for Current and Future Success.

VISION: To Be a Premier School District Known for Excellence in Education, Innovative Instruction, Outstanding Programs, and Dedication to Students.

Welcome to Valley Center Middle School

Welcome to your Valley Center Middle School website, which we hope will provide you a glimpse into life at the place commonly referred to as "VCMS."  We invite you to take some time to explore the site and all it has to offer, and enjoy an opportunity to learn more about our academic programs and co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. 

Your Valley Center Middle School strives to be student-centered in all we do. Through a diversified educational program, we encourage students to develop skills which will help them become life-long, self-directed learners. We believe that we share the responsibility with parents to assist children in developing a positive feeling of self-worth and dignity. We strive to help our students develop appropriate social skills and value the importance of each individual.  Our commitment and dedication to your child is built upon our
CORE Beliefs:

Challenging- A 21st Century curriculum exposes all students with their individualized needs to a variety of  instructional techniques and strategies that provide an ambitious and stimulating learning experience.
Ongoing- Students and staff are instilled to take ownership in acquiring the knowledge and tools to become self-thinkers, collaborators, problem solvers, and life-long learners.
Relevant- Students learn best if they are interested and can relate the information taught as important to their lives. Adjustments are made when possible to promote student interests and enhance their abilities.
Environment- The students and staff are surrounded by a positive setting which allows all individuals the opportunity to reach their potential.

In reaching our goals, students will be exposed to a variety of essential skills, including academic and character traits required in the 21st Century workforce. From character education and a solid foundation in core academics to a wide variety of exploratory and extracurricular activities, your Valley Center Middle School provides an opportunity for all students to be successful.

We are confident that the school year will be a positive learning experience our students will never forget. We invite you to join with us in building a successful future for our students. Your involvement in assisting with school work, monitoring academic performance, communicating with teachers, and getting involved in any of our volunteer organizations will help us create a bright future for our students. We embrace the opportunity in partnering with you as we continue to provide a quality and memorable learning experience.

Pete Bastian