All schools are closed through June 19, 2020


Dear Parents:

Governor Inslee announced our public and private schools are required to close through the end of the normal school year (June 19), in an attempt to reduce the impact of COVID-19.

We hope that we will be able to have Summer School; we will have to wait and see what the Governor says.

We've added a new menu to thise website: Online Learning that gives you access to all available school videos. Your child can watch his/her classroom videos as well as the videos for other classrooms. Who wants to have another book read to them, sing another fun song, or learn about interesting places like Africa?! We do!

Before you let your child view our videos or any YouTube videos, we strongly encourage you to turn the YouTube Restricted Access ON. Instructions are available from the link, as well as above in Online Learning > YouTube Security.

Please be safe and stay healthy. We appreciate your support.

Gulsevin Kayihan
Academic Director

Susan Hancock
Finance Director

All Montessori Academy staff



Welcome to Montessori Academy at Spring Valley!

Toddler - 8th Grade

  • 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

Montessori v. Public School