Montessori Academy at Spring Valley for Toddlers 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 salmon-run Hyleboss creek going through the Campus. .Spring Valley Montessori also offers MACTE accredited Montessori Teacher Education Programs at the Early Childhood and Elementary levels.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 79 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,000
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Montessori Academy At Spring Valley ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for:

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
1951
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
79 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
54%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
Montessori Academy At Spring Valley Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
2 courses
Advanced Courses
Montessori teacher education
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
uniform required

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
tuition is paid in 10 monthly payments; tuition assistance available for returning students based on need .
Summer Program Cost
$800
Summer Program Cost Notes
weekly payments of 200 plus registration fee.
% on Financial Aid
25%
Acceptance Rate
98%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Susan Hancock
Admissions Associate
Debbie Montgomery

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports

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.
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 79 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,000
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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