Valley Montessori School

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  • Our Mission: Valley Montessori School educates the whole child and inspires a joyful pursuit of learning.
  • Our Values: Authentic Montessori Philosophy VMS is guided by the principles and techniques of Maria Montessori to deliver a rich, engaging learning environment.
  • VMS is accredited by the American Montessori Society and adheres to authentic practices recommended by this organisation.
  • The Child VMS teachers guide children to self-discovery by embracing curiosity, creativity, and individual choice through meaningful work, so that they can realise their own unique journey.
  • Academic Excellence VMS students are encouraged, empowered, and equipped to reach their highest potential.
  • Respect VMS cultivates a harmonious environment of esteem, fairness and value for oneself, the classroom, the community and the world.
  • Building Community & Global Citizens VMS fosters a deep sense of citizenship in the classroom that carries into family and beyond and develops ambassadors of positive change.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1976
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students437 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
34%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeValley Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers55 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorElyssa Bishop

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Cooking, Dance

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Guitar, Piano
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Concord
    Hope Academy For Dyslexics
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: 1-8 | 32 students
    20.3 miles
    5353 Concord Blvd
    Concord, CA 94521
    (925)687-7555
    20.3 1-8
    32
  • Pleasanton
    Hacienda School
    Montessori School
    Grades: 1-6 | 67 students
    5.2 miles
    3800 Stoneridge Drive
    Pleasanton, CA 94588
    (925)485-5750
    5.2 1-6
    67

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