Montessori Academy at Spring Valley

36605 Pacific Highway S
Federal Way, WA 98003-0980
Tel: (253)874-0563
Grades: PK - 8 | 100 students
Spring Valley Montessori School  for Preschool through 8th grade students is situated on 14-acre wooded Campus in Federal Way where students experience  Nature daily through Nature walks and Nature Studies.Students raise salmon from eggs and release the fingerlings into the slamon-run Hyleboss creek going through the Campus. Spring Valley has a strong French program..Spring Valley Montessori also offers  MACTE accredited Montessori Teacher Education Programs at the Early Childhood and Elementary levels.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other Montessori association(s)
State or regional independent school association
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1951

Student Body

Total Students 100 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 46%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade Montessori Academy at Spring Valley Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 20%
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 2 courses
Advanced Courses Montessori teacher education
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(uniform required)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid 25%
Acceptance Rate 98%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Susan Hancock
Admissions Associate Debbie Montgomery

School Notes:

Montessori Academy at Spring Valley provides classes for Preschool through 8th grade students. All early learning takes place initially through the senses. Given a prepared environment, the child will choose, from the varied and rich stimuli present, the tools necessary for his/her own natural growth. The Montessori environment is a positive, stimulating, and enriching environment for children of all ages, all cultural backgrounds, all capabilities and/or gifts. The work process involves attaining skills, refining tasks, developing sensitivities, strengthening concentration, solving problems, and achieving new insights. The goal is to become happy and useful members of society; to achieve the ability to cope" and to "adapt" well, and to gain competence to function in the real world.

Profile last updated: 07/21/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Faith Baptist Christian Academy (2.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Brooklake Christian School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Brooklake Christian School (0.6 miles away)
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  • Federal Way
    Grades: PK-6 | 219 students
    0.6 miles
    629 S 356th St
    Federal Way, WA 98003
    (253)517-8247
    0.6PK-6
    219
  • Federal Way
    Evergreen Christian Montessori School
    Montessori School (Christian)
    Grades: PK-K | 37 students
    0.9 miles
    35507 6th Avenue Sw
    Federal Way, WA 98023
    (253)942-7564
    0.9PK-K
    37
  • Tacoma
    Grades: PK-12 | 74 students
    2.1 miles
    5714 29th St Ne
    Tacoma, WA 98422
    (253)927-7673
    2.1PK-12
    74
  • Federal Way
    Grades: NS-12 | 297 students
    2.1 miles
    33645 20th Ave. S.
    Federal Way, WA 98003
    (253)943-2500
    2.1NS-12
    297
  • Fife
    All Saints School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-2 | 233 students
    2.9 miles
    2323 54th Ave E
    Fife, WA 98424
    (253)922-5360
    2.9PK-2
    233

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