Marble Valley Academy
5.00 (5 reviews)
Marble Valley Academy Photo #2 - Our preschool values a low student/teacher ratio that will not exceed 5:1. The state allows a ratio of 12:1 that most preschools subscribe to. We think that is far too impersonal and ineffective for our youngest minds!
Marble Valley Academy Photo #4 - Marble Valley Sports program is of champion caliber. We participate in the County League of schools near us and produce winning basketball, volleyball, football and cross-country athletes. This photo shows our annual game at Arco Arena (now to be at Golden One Center).
Marble Valley Academy Photo #5 - We have a theater on campus and all of our students are given the opportunity to learn both performing arts and visual arts at Marble Valley Academy. We offer instrumental and vocal instruction as well from professional instructors. Students are able to create masterpieces in our Art Studio on campus.
Marble Valley Academy Photo #6 - At Marble Valley Academy, we believe in learning beyond the text book. Students are engaged in their studies and express their mastery of curriculum in various creative ways. We feel that the learning experience should actually be an experience, not simply memorization and recitation.
Marble Valley Academy Photo #7 - Technology is an important part of our curriculum at Marble Valley Academy. We have a dedicated Technology Teacher that introduces students to the basics such as keyboarding with our Kindergarten students, all the way to coding, programming, robotics and civil engineering with our upper graders. We are 1:1 device capable on our campus as well.
- Higher Learning Higher Achievement.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)|
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool-8|
|Offers Post-Graduate Year||Yes|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Summer Program Details||Link to Summer Program Details|
|Total Students||141 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||15 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||9:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|Average Class Size||15 students|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal|
(uniform with options)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$10,000|
|Tuition Notes||plus admissions and book fees|
|Admissions Director||Josh Rucker|
|Total Sports Offered||7 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, Football, Soccer, VolleyballBasketball, Cross Country,|
Dance, Flag Football,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||3 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
Academic Tutoring, After School Care
Arts and Music Programs:
Performing Groups for Youth
- 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 15 years, our
alumni have become our best advertisements. They are just
succeeding everywhere, not just in school, but as valuable members
- We take great pride in offering the best preschool through 8th Grade educational experience in El Dorado Hills. We hold high value in low student/teacher ratios while exposing our students to an abundance of learning opportunities. Our goal for our students is to leave Marble Valley Academy extremely prepared for any college-preparatory high school experience and beyond. Our success is measurable in seeing our alumni attending prestigious Ivy League colleges, as well as many other Universities throughout the country.
- Marble Valley Academy Mission Statement: To ensure all students uphold academic expectations through experience and the expertise of passionate educators while establishing the core values of our school family - respect, service, honesty, kindness, citizenship.
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We moved to EDH for the sole purpose of our kids attending Marble Valley Academy because our kids were lost and floundering in traditional public school. Marble Valley's small class sizes, minimal homework load, nurturing environment, focus on the thrill and enjoyment of learning (instead of on passing a test or a government-driven curriculum), and desire to do everything possible to make the children feel loved and to see them succeed cannot be paralleled. The principal seeks out my daughter every day at the beginning of the day to say something positive to her so she gets the love and recognition that helps her have a successful day. The teachers will text me pictures or messages to let me know how my children are doing and to communicate any ideas they have that will help. We value MVA, for our children, above all other school choices.
- Posted by Parent - BWS
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!
- Posted by Parent - kapre
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 - lyons
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 - dagen
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 - alanr
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