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Welcome to Montessori Academy at Spring Valley!

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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/

Mrs. Justus

 

  • Montessori Academy is located on Pacific Hwy South
  • Our founder received instruction from Dr. Montessori herself
  • Our campus includes a Creek, Pond, and 14 acres of green
  • Our students learn IN our environment
  • Friendship is a natural part of school
  • PreK and Kindergarten students learn addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, AND fractions
  • We have onsite ecology experiments
  • French at all levels: Preschool through 9th Grade
  • Ecology: we raise salmon from eggs
  • Ecology: we release salmon into the Hylebos creek
  • Mentoring: older students teaching younger students
  • Hylebos Creek: older students help younger students release a salmon
  • Preschool: Students learn life skills
  • Preschool: Students learn to pour
  • Middle School: Students learn to comparison shop
  • Exercise and Charity: Students participate in the American Heart Association: Jump Rope for Heart

When should you start private school?

Wall Street Journal: in Preschool: "...increasing enrollments for preschoolers in the year before [Kindergarten] school entry is a worthwhile investment that will have important economic payoffs in terms of ... later earnings." Read the full article

Why Montessori?

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

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