Palm Valley School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: (760)328-0861
  • Palm Valley School (previously Marywood-Palm Valley) is the only Pre-School - 12th Grade independent, coeducational, non-denominational day school in the Coachella Valley area of Riverside County.
  • PVS strives to promote in its students academic excellence, exemplary character, excellent communication skills and self-discovery through experience.
  • The Palm Valley School: develops intellectual abilities through a passion for learning and critical thinking; inspires individual courage, respect, and tolerance; fosters integrity, compassion, and responsibility; nurtures imagination, creative expression and a sense of humor; and encourages a balanced perspective on life through healthy decision-making and personal fitness.
  • The Palm Valley School community (families, staff, and trustees) is committed to an educational environment that reflects these values.
  • Our curriculum empowers our students to be effective citizens as they meet the challenges in an increasingly complex world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1952

Student Body

Total Students398 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 43%
Students by GradePalm Valley School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size18 students
Number of AP Courses15 courses
Average SAT score1191
Average ACT score28
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$18,000
% on Financial Aid
27%
Average Financial Aid Grant$5,000
Admissions DirectorKelly Levy

Sports

Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Football, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFlag Football,
FootballSoccer,
SoftballTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Academic World Quest, ASB Student Leadership, Battle of the Books, California Scholarship Federation (CSF), Cooking Club, Equestrian Club, Junior State of America (JSA), Leo Club, Mock Trial, Outdoor Club, Pi Club, Student Government (Middle and Upper School), Student United Way, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama, Musical Theater, Visual Arts

School Notes

  • Palm Valley School (previously Marywood-Palm Valley) is the only Pre-School - 12th Grade independent, coeducational, non-denominational day school in the Coachella Valley area of Riverside County. PVS strives to promote in its students academic excellence, exemplary character and self-discovery through experience. The Palm Valley School: develops intellectual abilities through a passion for learning and critical thinking; inspires individual courage, respect, and tolerance; fosters integrity, compassion, and responsibility; nurtures imagination, creative expression and a sense of humor; and encourages a balanced perspective on life through healthy decision-making and personal fitness. The Palm Valley School community (families, staff, and trustees) is committed to an educational environment that reflects these values. Our curriculum empowers our students to be effective citizens as they meet the challenges in an increasingly complex world.
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School Reviews

5  7/24/2015
My students started at Palm Valley in fall 2013 as 7th graders. I have been very impressed - the other kids are so friendly and kind, the teachers are responsive, and the curriculum is impressive (my 7th graders are reading The Odyssey in English!) LOVE the after school sports teams and robotics elective!
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