Marble Valley Academy

5001 Hillsdale Cirlce
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-0916
     Tel: (916)933-5122
Grades: PK - 8 | 187 students
Higher Learning Higher Achievement

School Overview

Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Year Founded 2002

Student Body

Total Students 187 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 5%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Marble Valley Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(uniform with options)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 28 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $8,300
Tuition Notes plus admissions and book fees
Acceptance Rate 85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Dagny Merrill

School Notes:

Marble Valley Academy is a private school with students from pre-school through 8th grade.  Its focus is on higher learning and higher achievement for all students. The curriculum is designed to engender critical thinking and problem solving with a strong emphasis on oral and written communication skills.  The small class size (12-18) allows an environment where students collaborate and share ideas, encouraging the development of adaptability, imagination and entrepreneurship that will set them on a path to success.  “MVA is a place that is truly preparing students for our fast-paced technical future, “ says Gwen Andrus, principal of Marble Valley.  “Being in the community now 11 years, our alumni have become our best advertisements.  They are just succeeding everywhere, not just in school, but as valuable members of society.”

Profile last updated: 08/27/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Folsom Private School (4.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Montessori Manor (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Montessori Manor (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • El Dorado Hills
    Montessori Manor
    Montessori School
    2222 Francisco Dr # 400
    El Dorado HillsCA 95762
    Montessori School
    0.6 mi | Gr. PK-K | 49 students                      
  • Folsom
    309 Montrose Drive
    FolsomCA 95630
    (Roman Catholic)
    4.6 mi | Gr. PK-8 | 342 students                      
  • Folsom
    Folsom Private School
    Alternative School (Non-sectarian)
    116 Coralie Way
    FolsomCA 95630
    Alternative School (Non-sectarian)
    4.9 mi | Gr. 9-11 | 3 students                      
  • Folsom
    216 Natoma St
    FolsomCA 95630
    Montessori School
    5.1 mi | Gr. NS-K | 67 students                      
  • Folsom
    Folsom Montessori School
    Montessori School
    502 Riley Street
    FolsomCA 95630
    Montessori School
    5.6 mi | Gr. NS-K | 18 students                      

School Reviews

6 days ago
I wanted an environment for my kids that had the best of academics while still allowing each of my children to discover how they learn in the best way possible. This is the school! Their retention is amazing. They never want to stay home and the group learning environment there is incredible. I could not be happier with this school. My highschooler was completely prepared and transitioned so easily.
- Posted by Parent
6 days ago
I''m just another parent who tries to provide the very best for my kids and with MVS I''ve found a place where I really feel like their academic, athletic and extracurricular needs are met. Gwen, the head educator there, knows each of my three sons personally and has found a way to keep them engaged every day in learning. As a result?... My boys LOVE school and are testing better than they ever have in every subject - what more can I say.
- Posted by Parent
6 days ago
We now have all of our children in the school after having had negative experiences with both public and other private schools. The education is first rate. What I like best is how my children feel about themselves because of the school. They look forward to going to school. They have not only gained confidence because of their academic success, but their self-esteem has grown because of the way the teachers treat them and help manage student relationships. They really care about my kids as individuals. My children have also had a chance to participate in school sports and music programs that they would not have had at larger public schools. I could not recommend the school more highly. Alan El Dorado Hills, CA
- Posted by Parent
6 days ago
Just started my two kids in the preschool and kinder programs and so far Im loving it but more importantly my kids love it!! The jump out of my car each morning before I can even really say goodbye. We''re talking a 3 and 5 year old here. That really says it all! I would recommend this school to anyone who wants their child to learn all the "stuff" but also wants them to learn to love learning!
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