Mountain Valley Montessori School
248 Main Ave S, North Bend, WA 98045
Nationally Certified Montessori Curriculum
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My son is thriving! He loves going to school and is blowing my mind academically and socially. He is most certainly an out-of-the-box kind of kid, in some respects, and full on energy in terms of 5 years of age. His teachers appreciate his individuality and respect him as a spiritual being. I simply love this school! THANK YOU for 3 outstanding years!!❤
Mountain Valley Montessori provided an extremely nuturing environment for my two daughters. They had the great privilege of spending two and a half years absorbing the Montessori philisophy, which has created the building blocks for their academic and social success to date. They still love to connect with the friends that they made at the school even though there is a 25 mile distance between them! the girls are able pick up right where they left off 4 years ago when we visit North Bend or their MVM friends come to Seattle! That would not be possible if it weren't for the positive aura that teacher Katy provides for the students in her class. Due to the projects in the garden at MVM we have not gone a year since the girls attended without fresh vegatables in our own garden! Their eating habits are so healthy and the confidence they have to tackle new goals is attributed to what I witnessed in Kay's school. Thank you Katy for all that you have done in the healthy development of my girls! Mind,body and soul!
I would highly recommend this school to anyone versed in and committed to Montessori philosophy. Katy's knowledge and application of Montessori philosophy are impeccable. Her classroom is a peaceful, rich learning environment that immediately engages and attracts children. Her ability to "follow the child" (an approach that many families in our country find counterintuitive and are unable to support at home, but one that truly empowers the child and builds lifelong learners) is clearly the result of her many years in the classroom. My kids love Katy, and have greatly benefited from her ability to provide a safe, calm, multicultural, considered and supportive environment.
I can't imagine a better way for our twin boys to start their education than Mountain Valley Montessori. Aside from the great academic head start the boys learned valuable social skills, gained self-confidence, and developed a genuine love for learning along with respect and admiration for their teachers. Always professional, welcoming, and passionate about what they do... thanks to Katy and her staff for providing such a great environment for early learning here in North Bend.
Our daughter went to MVMS for 3 years and our experience was great. MVMS is a wonderful place where the teachers encourage the individuality of the kids and where they can thrive in a great caring, calm environment. The children, first and foremost, are helped to be shown how to become individuals. How to trust in themselves, listen to their bodies and follow their own minds and own heart. Katy provides excellent guidance to the kids without hovering and doing the work for the kids, again, focusing on independence. Our daughter gained invaluable self confidence that I know she would not have gotten in a traditional preschool or kindergarten. She learned to trust in herself and in her ability to do the work. Our communication with Katy was always open. She is a very honest teacher, and at times maybe didn't say things that we WANTED to hear, but they were things that we NEEDED to hear. Sometimes they weren't the easiest to digest, but as a parent, I appreciated her being honest and in the long run, we were able to work on issues right away because of her honesty. At all times, we felt that the kids' entire well being (not just her learning, but all aspects of their lives) was the priority of MVMS - Katy truly cares deeply about the kids.
MVM's small class size was ideal for my daughter to be appreciated for herself, with lots of room and encouragement to grow and explore. We always felt she was in a safe and secure place where she was respected as a person and learned to respect others the same way. She entered first grade with excellent academic preparation. She continues to use what she learned in Montessori in her reading and math and her fine motor skills which were developed using the Montessori materials. We had an awesome experience there.