The Valley School

Life at Valley

Growing into our Potential

Growing into our Potential Maintaining the intimate setting and the close-knit community that are the hallmarks of Valley, 2015 brings a campus expansion that bolsters innovation in teaching and enrichment activities for the entire school. The campus refurbishing project will establish newer, larger classrooms; create a library learning center to enrich the student experience; improve effectiveness with a fully-functional administrative hub; and provide a cohesive master plan for Valley’s future.
Snails on Show

Snails on Show Our first graders shared their wealth of knowledge on snails this week with older students around school. They showed off their science learning with live displays of snail weight, diet, habitat, reproduction, and speed. In addition to the science that fills first grade, the class has also worked on snail inspired art, literature and writing.
Valley Alumni Spotlight: Petra Thompson

Valley Alumni Spotlight: Petra Thompson One of class of 1996 alum Petra Thompson’s fondest memories of The Valley School was of the quiet time she got to enjoy in aftercare with Roanna. Growing up in Madison Valley, Petra walked to and from school every day and because both of her parents worked she was lucky enough to spend extra time in what she describes as her “home away from home.” Her relationship with Valley endures today not just in the friendships she made but also in her current role as Valley School Board member.

We talked with Petra during a rare break in her busy schedule working for Fitmob, a fitness technology startup company that launched in Seattle five months ago. Prior to fitmob, Petra spent 9 years at lululemon athletica in leadership and organizational development. We were curious to learn about the path that Petra took from the Valley School to where she is now and to hear about her perspective on and vision for the Valley School today.
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Upcoming Events

Bike/Walk To School Day
Date: 5/6/2015, 8 AM 8:30 AM
Coffee and Conversation with Alan Braun (Pre K -2nd Grade)
Date: 5/6/2015, 8:30 AM 9:15 AM
VALLEY SCHOOL CARNIVAL
Date: 5/17/2015, 12 PM 3 PM
Location: The Valley School
No School- Teacher Professional Development Day
Date: 5/22/2015

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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