Neskowin Valley School

Neskowin Valley School Photo #1 - At Neskowin Valley School, we strive to instill the desire for life-long learning, and the enthusiasm, confidence, and imagination to sustain it.
Neskowin Valley School provides an invigorating education in small class groupings to children from diverse backgrounds in a beautiful environment on the Oregon coast.
Our purpose is to inspire joyful learning, and to work together with families and friends to model intellectual curiosity, ethical conduct, and responsibility for each other and the natural world.
We graduate alumni who as adults lead accomplished, effective, thoughtful, and principled lives.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.AdvancED
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded1972

Student Body

Total Students43 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Neskowin Valley School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Rubber boots!)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJun. 10 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,250
Tuition NotesNeed based scholarships are available.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorKelly Ellis
Admissions AssociateSarah Creighton

School Notes

  • Building Lifelong Learners!
  • Neskowin Valley School is an accredited, independent elementary school located in South Tillamook County with a curriculum and environment that foster a desire for lifelong learning. NVS enjoys small class sizes, integration of subject matter, hands-on arts and sciences projects, an early, comprehensive approach to literacy, and individualized, varied approaches to learning. The school values outdoor and experiential learning and place-based projects that immerse students in the extensive natural areas of the Oregon Coast

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  • Portland
    Grades: PK-8 | 353 students
    67.6 miles
    1516 NW Thurman Street
    Portland, OR 97209
    (503) 222-1197
    67.6 PK-8

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"[NVS] taught me to be unique and independent and to be who you are and enjoy the people around you and the nature around you and to express yourself in the way you were meant to." Dana Reddekopp-Hulburt, Alum
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The average private school tuition in Oregon is $8,322 for elementary schools and $12,161 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Oregon is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).