I was nervous moving my daughter for 7th grade, but it was a great decision! Nice kids, responsive teachers, a beautiful campus and a real sense of community here. The curriculum is definitely challenging, and I feel like it's worth every penny to have her in a safe, friendly place that is giving her
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Posted by a parent on 10/28/13
Our family has been a part of the Marywood Palm Valley School community for the last 7 years. Having grown up around the best independent schools in Los Angeles, we were so happy to find such an incredible school here in the Valley. MWPV is academically challenging with an emphasis on personal responsibility.
... Read more Every teacher, administrator and the students all know each other's names whether they are in that grade or not. It is wonderful for my kids to walk around campus with that family feel where everyone knows your name. With the smal class size, my boys get the individual attention to help them if needed or more importantly to challenge them further where they are advanced. They are fortunate to have PE, Art, Music, Computers, French, Spanish and additional enrichment classes. Most importantly the environment is such that the kids support each other. Whatever one student excels at, their friends cheer them on in their successes. There is no doubt that MWPV is the educational leader in the Desert. The administration, faculty, trustees, parents and students all work hard together to achieve our common vision to continuly strive for excellence. Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/13/13
Our daughter have excelled at Marywood Palm Valley School. They have attended this school for 9 years and look forward to graduating from this school. They feel safe on the well designed campus. They enjoy having the opportunity to be able to play sports and be in the play at the same time. The academics
... Read more is challenging and moving forward with the times. It's the best of the best!! Check it out!! Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/21/13
My son has gone to MWPV school since Pre-K. He has now finished the fourth grade. I couldn't be more pleased with his growth - acedemically and socially. I received an excellent education from private Catholic schools from 1st grade through the university level. I can honestly say MWPV is providing
... Read more a much better place to learn, grow and flourish as a successful member of society than I ever had. My wife, an educator in the public school system here in the valley agrees that there is no other school better suited to for our son than MWPV. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/25/11
Two years after we left Marywood, our son is finally almost caught up in math to his peers at his public school. It has not been an easy road to make up for Marywood's academic deficiencies and poor management. If you must live in the desert, Marywood may be a reasonable choice, but only if comparing
... Read more it to the weak schools in the area. If we moved back, I would consider Washington Charter, St. Margaret's or Xavier instead. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/14/11
This is the best private school in the desert! The teachers are truly outstanding teaching challenging academic curriculum and keeping the discipline in check. The school's enrichment programs are far above anywhere else with PE each day, art, music, Spanish, French and computers 1 to 2 times per week.
... Read more They have access to every sport and the drama program is outstanding. The school is like a college campus with the collegial feel to it. Outstanding!! We were at another private school and this outperforms any other school here!! Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/05/11
As a 7-year former student of PVS/MPVS, I feel in a position to correctly articulate the school's strengths and weaknesses. It is utterly impossible to get lost among the students at the school considering the small class sizes. This, in turn, encourages the students to engage in the lecture/lab experiment/math
... Read more homework/etc... Although MWPV has small class sizes, through my experience at the school, i have not seen anyone graduate without exceptional social skills. The extracurricular activities help the student find something that interests them and use as a base to jump into the something career-oriented later in life. Yet the extracurricular activities are quite limited in scope, just like the curriculum. Both are based heavily in the humanities. If you have a child that has interest in math or the sciences (including social sciences, MWPV doesnt have classes in economics, psychology, etc..), this probably isnt the best place for him/her. Read less
Posted by a other on 07/01/10
I came to Marywood Palm Valley School in Sept 2008, moving to Palm Springs from Los Angeles after my wife died. I placed my 10-year old girl at Marywood Palm Valley after extensive research of available schools. I had already raised two boys. One was educated at Brentwood School, one of the best in
... Read more the L. A. area. Primary criteria for me were: non-sectarian (but not secular), small classes, quality personnel, small scale school (100's rather than thousands), demanding curriculum but supportive, a sense of decency, decorum and friendliness. I made my judgment and enrolled her. This past year's experience has surpassed my hopes. My child has made great (and good) friends, adjusted socially, and excelled academically. I'm happy she will be able to go to attend through high school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/24/09
We have found this school to be poorly managed, especially at the lower school. Although it is better than most of the public schools in the area, other privates in the Valley are far superior in actual attention to the child's learning experience. We are leaving in June and will not be coming back.
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Posted by a parent on 04/23/09
We have not been at MPV very long as we transferred in from a public new middle school after only 1 quarter. Thank goodness we did. This small but lovely school has been the best thing for my child. Every teacher cares and so does each of the administration. They know my child by name even. WHERE does
... Read more that happen in a middle school in Southern California of 1500 + students? It is EASY to find out your childs grades and attendance by checking the online system. If a parent doesn't know by simply asking their child and fails to access this online system, it is no one's fault, but their own. The small class size allows the teachers to focus on each child and they are not lost in a sea of kids. Expensive? How can you put a price on your childs safety and education? Read less
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Rancho Mirage schools — Marywood-palm Valley School is located at 35525 Da Vall Dr, Rancho Mirage CA 92270. 35525 Da Vall Dr is in the 92270 ZIP code in Rancho Mirage, CA Marywood-palm Valley School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 12.
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