Welcome to Montessori Academy at Spring Valley!
Toddler Preschool - 8th Grade
It is with heavy hearts that we tell you that our Founder--Mrs. Madeleine Justus--passed away at the age of 99½. She embodied the Montessori spirit. She founded our school in 1951, and helped found organizations like Pacific Northwest Montessori Association, and WFIS where schools come together to help each other.
Our school and her family will miss her dearly.
To see pictures and a timeline of her life: http://mrs.justus.muchloved.com/
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Forbes: The Future of Education Was Invented in 1906. "The reason why everything is the way it is in a proper Montessori classroom is simple: it has been shown through repeated experiment to work, in countless classrooms, across cultures, etc...the most recent science backs up Dr Montessori's findings--as well they should since they were drawn from experiment...The future of education is here. It's got nothing to do with laptops. It was invented well over a century ago. What are we waiting for?" Read the full article