The Valley School

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309 31st Ave E

Seattle, WA 98112

(206) 328-4475

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Grades: PK - 5

School Type: Private

Student Enrollment: 110

Students Per Teacher: 16

Parent Reviews

19 Parent Reviews for The Valley School

The Valley School teaches children to love learning. Their child-directed program allows teachers to use the strengths and interests of the students to explore all kinds of topics and to integrate math, science, language arts and history into the study of those topics. My children have blossomed there. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/09/13

Correction to the previous post-the school has been board-run for nearly a decade. As is the case for the great majority of independent schools, the board is responsible for the long-term health of the school and the head of school is responsible for day to day operations. The current head is the second ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/23/12

Reportedly, this school is moving from a founder-run private school to a board-run school. The upshot of this change has meant the release of a key administrator and many questions regarding the board and the new administration's ability to work together sincerely as a team for the sake of the children ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/01/12

Wow! Based on the this year's graduates and this year's preschool children, this is an absolutely fantastic school. As we looked at middle schools this past year, we repeatedly heard that they loved Valley kids. They're bring everyone together, and the administrators see them as academic leaders. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/11/11

The "emergent curriculum" of this school sounds good in theory but in practice it means that the instruction and curriculum is not well organized and consistent throughout the grades. You only have to compare the writing samples of the upper school children of this school against those of other private ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 02/12/11

Both of my children attended The Valley School from Kindergarten through 5th grade. They were excited to go to school every single day. Not only did Valley provide a nurturing environment for them to develop confidence and interpersonal skills, it also provided an academic foundation that is allowing ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/24/11

My son is a couple months into his third year at the Valley School and we are really happy with how things are going. Our older child went through Valley School too and loved his experience too. The new director is doing a great job - he's providing strong leadership for the teachers and parents, is ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/27/10

The school is quite unorganized and does not communicate well at all. They do a reasonable job in the lower school, but the upper school is not engaging for the kids and they get bored with the small classes and poorly organized curriculum. Hopefully the new director will turn things around.

Posted by a parent on 08/25/10

Everyday, I am amazed by the teachers at The Valley School. They are talented and dedicated. It is a wonderful school and a delightful parent community.

Posted by a parent on 05/26/10

I have one child at the Valley School and one child who went through the Valley School and is now in middle school. This school strikes a perfect balance between rigorous academics and creating a joyful atmosphere. Both of my children learned to love school and have developed wonderful relationships ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/09/10

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Seattle schools — The Valley School is located at 309 31st Ave E, Seattle WA 98112. 309 31st Ave E is in the 98112 ZIP code in Seattle, WA The Valley School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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