The Valley School

Life at Valley


By Marilyn Nicolai, Valley Librarian

In our meeting before the start of the school year, the faculty discussed teaching about the upcoming presidential election. Would teachers handle this contentious election any differently than previous elections? How can we promote Valley’s values of kindness and empathy in an environment where the adult discussion is often angry and insulting? The current state of politics is definitely not following our school rules!

Why A Strategic Plan?

“If I were to ask you to describe The Valley School using single words or short phrases, how would you do it?”

Valley Third Grader is Making a Difference

Moira is a Valley third grader who is happy to be a kid in America, but she understands that not all girls in the world have the chances and opportunities that she has. When she learned about Razia Jan and her Ray of Hope Foundation, she decided this was a way she could make a difference.

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Upcoming Events

Halloween Parade 2:45 p.m.
Date: 10/31/2016, 2:30 PM 3:30 PM
Picture makeups/retakes
Date: 11/2/2016
Coffee and Conversation with Alan Grades PK-2
Date: 11/2/2016, 8:30 AM 9:30 AM
Valley School FUNdRaising Evening Event (adults only)
Date: 11/5/2016, 6 PM 10 PM

We are a pre-kindergarten through 5th grade, independent school located in Seattle's Madison Valley. We carefully attend to the individual development of each child and encourage their innate passion for learning through intellectual exploration, imaginative thinking and the practice of kindness.

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Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.