Methow Valley Community School

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  • Expeditionary Learning: Child-centered inquiry and project-based learning in place and nature
  • Intimate, multi-aged classrooms  Integrated character development  Weekly outdoor learning adventures   Locavores Farm-to-Table Program  Art, music, movement, language

School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
Grades OfferedGrades 1-6
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild learning differences
Year Founded1999

Student Body

Total Students15 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 27%
Students by GradeMethow Valley Community School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size9 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,730
Tuition Notes Over 65% of MVCS students receive scholarship assistance. Tuition commitments range from $1000-$6730 per year.
% on Financial Aid
65%
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,500
Admissions DirectorAllison Ciancibelli

School Notes

  • Founded in 1999, the Methow Valley Community School engages students in authentic learning experiences that motivate them to excellence and prepare them to be contributing members of the greater community and world.
  • Our Expeditionary Learning education model is based on the idea that we learn best when we are actively involved. MVCS students have hands-on learning experiences that help them create understanding of various academic subjects. Through engaging in project-based, interdisciplinary learning expeditions that are relevant to their own lives and their larger community, students develop a deeper sense of place, and become active participants in their own academic and character development.
  • We invite you to browse our website and learn more about this unique, small school serving children in grades K - 6. Please keep in mind that no amount of pictures or written text can fully convey the true uniqueness of the MVCS. We encourage you to visit the school, meet the students, staff and families and see for yourself how very special this place is.

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